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1. US20040118507 - Method of manufacture of a light-weight gusset frame

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What is claimed is:

1. A method of manufacturing a composite frame for a gusset for a bag, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a substrate of moldable synthetic material;
(b) adhering a non-stretchable, wear-resistant material to one surface of the substrate;
(c) making at least one incision through a central region of at least the wear-resistant material; and
(d) molding the substrate and adhered wear-resistant material to form a composite frame blank having a raised peripheral region surrounding a depressed central region, with the wear-resistant material on the raised side of the frame blank.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the wear-resistant material comprises a high-denier content fabric.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein the wear-resistant material is a nylon or poly/nylon combination.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the wear-resistant material is a non-woven synthetic material.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the moldable synthetic material of the substrate is ethyl vinyl acetate foam.
6. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of (e), prior to step (c), adhering an adherent material to the other surface of the substrate.
7. The method of claim 6, wherein the adherent material comprises one half of a hook-and-loop fastener fabric.
8. The method of claim 7, wherein the one half is the loop half of the hook-and-loop fabric.
9. The method of claim 1, further comprising the step of molding in the raised region of the blank at least one indentation corresponding in configuration to an external component to be mounted on the frame.
10. The method of claim 1, further comprising the steps of:
(f) trimming the excess from the exterior periphery of the raised region of the frame blank; and
(g) cutting an opening through the central depressed region of the frame blank to form a border portion of the depressed region around the interior periphery of the raised region.