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1. (WO2017017637) CIGARETTE PACKET

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/017637    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/054521
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65D 85/10
B65D 77/26
B65B 19/02
Applicants: G.D S.P.A.
Inventors: LI VIGNI, Angelo
A packet (1) of cigarettes (2) or other smokable articles, a method for making such packet and a packing machine for packing such packet, wherein each of said smoking articles having a first and a second end (201, 202), is elongate in shape and extends along a longitudinal direction, said packet comprises: a group (3) of cigarettes, a sealed wrapper (4) enclosing the group (3) of cigarettes, made from a film (401) of thermoplastic material and having an extraction opening through which the cigarettes (2) can be taken out, a sealing panel (402) applied to the opening of the sealed wrapper (4), a reinforcing element (5), made of thin cardboard, located inside the sealed wrapper (4) in contact with the group (3) of cigarettes to surround it at least partly, and having a front wall (501), a rear wall (502), a first and a second side wall (503) and a bottom wall (504) positioned at a first end of the reinforcing element (5), in contact with the first end (201 ) of the cigarettes (2). The rear wall (502) of the reinforcing element (5) has a first and a second portion (513A, 513B) which are spaced along a direction transversal to the longitudinal direction and having a short side (514A) contiguous with the bottom wall (504) and a long side (514B) joined to the first or the second side wall (513), respectively.