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1. (WO2018041697) CONTAINER FOR A TOBACCO RELATED PRODUCT
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CLAIMS

1. Container (1 ) for a tobacco related product (8), comprising at least a base portion (2) and a top portion (3) defining at least a first closable compartment (4) for storing the tobacco related product prior to use by a consumer and a second closable component (7) for storing the tobacco related product after use by a consumer, wherein at least one wall portion (5) of the container (1 ) comprises a thermochromic material as an integral part, and wherein the thermochromic material is configured for undergoing a visible color change in a temperature range between 0°C and 10°C for providing information on a preferred consumption condition of the tobacco related product, and wherein the at least one wall portion (5) does not constitute an enclosure of the first compartment (4).

2. Container (1 ) according to claim 1 , wherein the thermochromic material is configured for undergoing a first visible color change in a first temperature range between 5°C and 10°C and a second visible color change in a second temperature range between 0°C and 5°C.

3. Container (1 ) according to claim 2, wherein the second visible color change reverses the first visible color change.

4. Container (1 ) according to any of the preceding claims, wherein the at least one wall portion (5) is part of or constitutes at least one of the base portion (2) and the top portion (3).

5. Container (1 ) according to any of the preceding claims, further comprising a cover element (6) configured to be attached to or being attached to the base portion (2) or to the top portion (3), wherein the at least one wall portion (5) is part of or constitutes at least one of the base portion (2), the top portion (3) and the cover element (6).

6. Container (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the thermochromic material is a thermochromic plastic composition comprising one kind of, a combination of or a formulation of thermochromic pigments.

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7. Container (1 ) according to claim 6, wherein the thermochromic plastic composition comprises from 1 to 10 percent by weight of the thermochromic pigments.

8. Container (1 ) according to claim 1 in combination with claim 5, wherein the first closable compartment (4) is defined between the base portion (2) and the top portion (3), wherein the second closable compartment (7) is defined between the cover element (6) and the top portion (3) and wherein the at least one wall portion (5) is part of or constitutes the cover element (6).

9. Container (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the wall portion (5) is part of an external surface of the container (1 ).

10. Container (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the thermochromic material is a reversible thermochromic material configured for undergoing a reversible color change.

1 1 . Container (1 ) according to any one of the preceding claims, further comprising an irreversible thermochromic material configured to undergo an irreversible visible color change, when exceeding a predetermined threshold temperature.

12. Method for manufacturing a container (1 ) for a tobacco related product according to any one of the claims 1 to 1 1 , comprising the steps:

Providing thermochromic pigments capable of showing a visible color change in a temperature range between 0°C and 10°C;

Providing a plastic precursor mix by mixing the thermochromic pigments with a plastic precursor batch with 1 to 10 percent by weight of the thermochromic pigments in the plastic precursor mix;

Injection molding at least a part of at least one of a base portion (2), a top portion (3) and a cover element (6) of the container (1 ) from the plastic precursor mix; and

Assembling the container (1 ) using at least two of the base portion (2), the top portion (3) and the cover element (6).

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13. Method for manufacturing a container (1 ) for a tobacco related product according to any one of the claims 1 to 1 1 , comprising the steps:

Providing thermochromic pigments capable of showing a visible color change in a temperature range between 0°C and 10°C;

Providing a plastic precursor mix by mixing the thermochromic pigments with a plastic precursor batch with 1 to 10 percent by weight of the thermochromic pigments in the plastic precursor mix; and

Providing at least one of a base portion (2), a top portion (3) and a cover element (6) of the container (1 ) and inserting it into a mold;

Insert molding a wall portion on at least one of the base portion (2), the top portion (3) and the cover element (6) inserted into the mold from the plastic precursor mix; and

Assembling the container (1 ) using at least two of the base portion (2), the top portion (3) and the cover element (6).

14. Use of a thermochromic material configured for undergoing a visible color change in a temperature range between 0°C and 10°C as an integral part of at least one wall portion (5) of a container (1 ) for a tobacco related product for providing information on a preferred consumption condition of the tobacco related product, wherein the container (1 ) comprises a first closable compartment (4) for storing the tobacco related product prior to use by a consumer and a second closable component (7) for storing the tobacco related product after use by a consumer, and wherein the at least one wall portion (5) does not constitute an enclosure of the first compartment (4).

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