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1. (WO2018203027) EASY OPEN CLOSURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203027    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050375
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Feb 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B65D 17/28
Applicants: CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CROWN PACKAGING MANUFACTURING UK LIMITED
Inventors: HALL, Jason
TACHET, Cedric
Title: EASY OPEN CLOSURE
Abstract:
A metal closure (201) for seaming onto the end of a container, the closure (201) comprising a centre panel (202) defined by a circumferential score (102, 203), a tab (106, 205) fixed to the panel (202) by a rivet (105, 206) formed in the panel (202), and two spaced apart, elongate raised beads (208) formed in the panel (202). The tab (106, 205) has a heel portion radially inside of the rivet (105, 206) and a nose portion (108, 207) radially outside of the rivet (105, 206) and adjacent to a radially inner edge of the score (102, 203), such that lifting of the heel portion forces the nose portion (108, 207) into contact with a region of the panel (202) adjacent to the radially inner edge of the circumferential score (102, 203), thereby causing the closure (201) to fracture partially along the score (102, 203). The beads extend with a circumferential component of direction, and each has an end terminating under the tab (106, 205) radially between the rivet (105, 206) and the score (102, 203).