Display pack and packaging method and apparatus

  • US 7,726,480 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2006
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/24/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A display pack for a product, comprising:

  • a first and a second overlaying corrugated cardboard sheets, the first cardboard sheet having a first upper facing, a first lower facing and a first inner corrugated member with first corrugations between the first upper and first lower facings, the second cardboard sheeting having a second upper facing, a second lower facing and a second inner corrugated member with second corrugations between the second upper and second lower facings, the first and second overlaying corrugated cardboard sheets having an outer peripheral edge and an original thickness, at least one of the cardboard sheets defining at least one opening;

    at least one container having a flat insertion portion and a chamber portion for holding the product, the insertion portion being sandwiched between the two cardboard sheets and the chamber portion protruding from a plane of the cardboard sheets via the opening, the overlaying cardboard sheets having an inner portion extending around the opening and covering the insertion portion, and a peripheral area extending from the inner portion to and including at least a segment of the outer peripheral edge; and

    an adhesive between the first and the second corrugated cardboard sheets in at least a portion of the peripheral area to adhere the two corrugated cardboard sheets,wherein the inner portion has substantially the original thickness, and the peripheral area of the first and second overlaying corrugated cardboard sheets having a portion of the first upper facing, the first inner corrugated member, the first lower facing, the second upper facing, the second inner corrugated member, and the second lower facing is crushed more than approximately 50% of the original thickness.

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