Composite foldable package

  • US 8,381,908 B2
  • Filed: 09/09/2011
  • Issued: 02/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A composite package for containing articles comprising:

  • a paperboard portion having a first panel, a second panel and a third panel, said second panel joined to said third panel along a hinge;

    a first plastic component carried by said first panel, said first plastic component including a first flange secured to said first panel, said first plastic component includes a first pocket, said first flange extending around at least a portion of a periphery of said first pocket, said first flange secured to said first panel, wherein said first panel includes an inner surface and an outer surface, said first flange secured to said inner surface of said first panel, said first pocket extending from said first flange through an opening in said first panel;

    a second plastic component carried by said second panel and said third panel, said second plastic component including a second flange sandwiched between said second panel and said third panel, said second plastic component being configured to selectively interfit with said first plastic component, said first plastic component and said second plastic component shaped to cooperatively define an article containing space when interfitted with one another, wherein said first flange includes a first periphery and said second flange includes a second periphery, said first and second plastic components being integrally joined to each other along a portion of said first periphery and a portion of said second periphery; and

    wherein the package is movable between a closed position in which said first plastic component is interfitted with said second plastic component to cooperatively define said article containing space and an open position in which said first plastic component and said second plastic component are separated to provide access to an interior of said article containing space.

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