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1. WO2020183199 - INSERT D'EMBALLAGE

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Claims

1. An insert for a package, the package comprising a sleeve and the insert received in the sleeve, the insert being movable between retracted and extended configurations and comprising:

a carrier having first and second walls defining a passage therebetween, the first wall defining an interior surface that faces the passage, and an exterior surface that faces away from the passage;

a band extending around the first wall of the carrier and through the passage; and

a first member located inside the passage when the insert is in the retracted

configuration and attached to the band at a first coupling location inside the passage;

wherein at least a portion of the band that overlies the exterior surface of the first wall is exposed for attachment to the sleeve of the package at a second coupling location on the exposed portion of the band;

such that when the insert is received in the sleeve and the band is coupled to the sleeve at the second coupling location, the carrier and the first member are movable between the retracted configuration in which the carrier and the first member are housed in the sleeve, and the extended configuration in which the carrier and the first member protrude from the sleeve, wherein the first member protrudes from the sleeve to a greater extent than the carrier in the extended configuration.

2. An insert as claimed in Claim 1 , wherein the first and second coupling locations are at opposite ends of the carrier when the carrier and the first member are received in the sleeve in the retracted configuration.

3. An insert as claimed in Claim 2, wherein the second coupling location is at an end of the carrier adjacent to an opening of the package through which the carrier protrudes in the extended configuration, when the carrier and the first member are received in the sleeve in the retracted configuration.

4. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the carrier comprises first and/or second edges that join the first and second walls of the carrier.

5. An insert as claimed in Claim 4, wherein the carrier comprises at least one slit that extends partially along the first and/or second edge of the carrier.

6. An insert as claimed in Claim 5, wherein the carrier comprises a first slit that extends partially along the first edge of the carrier and a second slit that extends partially along the second edge of the carrier to facilitate bending of the insert along its longitudinal axis.

7. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the second wall of the carrier comprises a foldable bonding flap for attaching to the first wall of the carrier.

8. An insert as claimed in Claim 7, wherein the bonding flap comprises an adhesive strip.

9. An insert as claimed in Claim 8, wherein the adhesive strip comprises a removable protective cover.

10. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the carrier comprises a folded sheet.

11. An insert as claimed in Claim 10, wherein the first edge of the carrier is defined by a fold between the first wall and the second wall and the second edge of the carrier is defined by a fold between the second wall and the bonding flap.

12. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the first wall of the carrier comprises grooves that extend at least partially along edges of the band.

13. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, comprising a second member coupled to the carrier.

14. An insert as claimed in Claim 13, wherein, when the insert is in the extended configuration, the first member extends beyond a second end of the carrier, and wherein the second member extends from a first end of the carrier opposite the second end.

15. An insert as claimed in Claim 13 or Claim 14, wherein the second member is coupled to the second wall of the carrier.

16. An insert as claimed in Claim 15, wherein the second member is continuous with the second wall of the carrier.

17. An insert as claimed in any of Claims 13 to 16, wherein the combined length of the carrier and the second member is substantially the same as the length of a sleeve into which the insert is to be provided in use.

18. An insert as claimed in any of Claims 13 to 17, wherein an end of the second member comprises a lip arranged to drive an article out of the sleeve when the carrier and the first member are moved from the retracted configuration to the extended configuration.

19. An insert as claimed in any of Claims 13 to 18, wherein the second member comprises a window arranged to align with a window of the sleeve when the insert is received in the sleeve in use.

20. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the band is attached to the first member, and/or attachable to the sleeve, by means of an adhesive.

21. An insert as claimed in Claim 20, wherein the band comprises one or more adhesive strips for attaching the band to the first member and/or the sleeve.

22. An insert as claimed in Claim 21 , wherein the one or more adhesive strips comprise a removable protective cover.

23. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein one or more of the carrier, the first member and the second member are substantially planar.

24. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the first member comprises a foldable pull tab.

25. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the first member comprises support formations for supporting an article.

26. An insert as claimed in Claim 25, wherein the support formations are arranged for supporting a gift card or a bank card.

27. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the carrier is configured to restrain the band against lateral movement.

28. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein the carrier comprises a pull tab receiving portion for receiving a folded pull tab of the first member, optionally in the form of a cut-out.

29. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein one or more of the carrier, the first member and the second member are formed of a flexible material.

30. An insert as claimed in any preceding claim, wherein one or more of the carrier, the first member and the second member are formed of cardboard.

31. An insert as claimed in Claim 29 or Claim 30, wherein one or more of the carrier, the first member and the second member is formed from a sheet having a thickness between about 0.005 and about 2 mm, preferably between about 0.01 and about 0.5 mm, and most preferably between about 0.05 and about 0.2 mm.

32. A package comprising an insert according to any preceding claim and a sleeve, the insert being arranged in the sleeve, and the band of the insert being bonded to the sleeve at the second coupling location on the exposed portion of the band, such that the carrier and the first member of the insert are movable between a retracted configuration in which the carrier and the first member are housed in the sleeve, and an extended configuration in which the carrier and the first member protrude from the sleeve, wherein the first member protrudes from the sleeve to a greater extent than the carrier in the extended configuration.

33. A package as claimed in Claim 32, wherein the package comprises a first article supported by the first member, wherein the first article is substantially hidden by the sleeve when the carrier and the first member are in the retracted configuration and is revealed when the carrier and the first member are in the extended configuration.

34. A package as claimed in Claim 33, wherein the package comprises a second article supported by the second member.

35. The package of Claim 34, wherein the second article and the second member are arranged in the sleeve such that a lip provided at an end of the second member is configured to drive the second article out of the sleeve when the carrier and the first member are moved from the retracted configuration to the extended configuration.

36. A package as claimed in Claim 35, wherein the second member of the insert and the sleeve each comprise a window, and wherein the window of the second member of the insert and the window of the sleeve are aligned when the insert is received in the sleeve and the carrier and the first member are in the retracted configuration, such that information provided on the second article can be viewed through the windows.

37. A package as claimed in any of Claims 33 to 35, wherein the sleeve is an envelope.

38. A method of manufacturing a package, the package comprising an insert as claimed in any of Claims 1 to 31 and a sleeve, and the method comprising:

arranging the insert in the sleeve; and

coupling the insert to the sleeve at a second coupling location on the exposed portion of the band member, such that the carrier and the first member of the insert are movable between a retracted configuration in which the carrier and the first member are housed in the sleeve, and an extended configuration in which the carrier and the first member protrude from the sleeve, wherein the first member protrudes from the sleeve to a greater extent than the carrier in the extended configuration.