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1. (EP1301407) COLLAPSIBLE CARTON AND METHOD FOR COLLAPSING

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 00947058 Application Date: 06.07.2000
Publication Number: 1301407 Publication Date: 16.04.2003
Publication Kind : B1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US2000018471 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
B65D 5/355
B65D 5/54
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
D
CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
5
Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
355
specially adapted to be of variable capacity
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65
CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
D
CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
5
Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
42
Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
54
Lines of weakness to facilitate opening of container or dividing it into separate parts by cutting or tearing
CPC:
B65D 5/16
B65D 5/0005
B65D 5/5405
B65D 5/542
Applicants: MEADWESTVACO PACKAGING SYSTEMS
Inventors: AUCLAIR JEAN-MICHEL
Priority Data: 0018471 06.07.2000 US
Title: (DE) ZUSAMMENFALTBARESCHACHTEL UND VERFAHREN ZUM ZUSAMENFALTEN
(EN) COLLAPSIBLE CARTON AND METHOD FOR COLLAPSING
(FR) CARTON APLATISSABLE ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A carton, carton blank and method for packaging one or more articles for example, frozen or chilled foodstuffs comprising a top wall (10) and a base wall (14) interconnected by opposed side walls (12, 16) to define a tubular structure and end walls (18, 20, 22, 24), wherein at least one of the end walls is arranged so as to allow access to the interior of the carton and there further comprises a endless fold line (164) defining a first and second tabular section and an arrangement (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56) which is provided on one or more of said side walls whereby the corresponding one of the carton sections may be collapsed whilst the other carton section remaining substantially.
(FR) L'invention porte sur un carton, une ébauche de carton, et un procédé d'emballage d'un ou plusieurs articles, par exemple des produits alimentaires congelés ou froids. Le carton comporte: une paroi supérieure (10) et une paroi inférieure (14) reliées par des parois latérales opposées (12, 16) formant une structure tubulaire, et des parois d'extrémité (18, 20, 22, 24) dont l'une au moins est conçue pour permettre d'accéder à l'intérieur du carton. Le carton présente en outre une ligne de pliage (164) continue délimitant un premier panneau et un deuxième panneau, et un système de pliage (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56) de l'une au moins des parois latérales permettant de la replier vers l'intérieur et de rapprocher les panneaux correspondants tandis que les autres restent sensiblement en place.
Also published as:
EP1659069DE000060026311PT1301407AU2000260726DK1301407WO/2002/004302