Lightweight plastic container and preform

  • US 9,850,019 B2
  • Filed: 12/19/2016
  • Issued: 12/26/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A plastic preform for making a blow molded container, comprising:

  • a closed bottom portion;

    a lower portion extending upwardly from the bottom portion; and

    a neck portion extending upwardly from the lower portion, the neck portion including a support flange having an upper and lower surface;


    a tamper-evident formation; and

    a dispensing opening at an upper end of the neck portion, the dispensing opening having a top;

    wherein a weight of the neck portion is 3.0 grams or less; and

    a vertical distance from the top of the dispensing opening to the lower surface of the support flange, including the threads and the tamper-evident formation, is 0.58 inches or less.

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