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Container with thermally fused double-seamed or crimp-seamed metal end

A container includes a metal end applied and sealed to an all-thermoplastic container body by a crimp-seaming or double-seaming operation. The metal end has an outer curl joined to a chuck wall that extends down from the curl. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Laminate structure with access openings

A laminate structure is provided for forming a package, where the laminate structure allows for access openings to be provided upon peeling of the layers. The access openings may allow air to be introduced to the contents, such as to cause an exothermic reaction for heating items, or may allow product to be dispensed from the package. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Expandable retail shelf tray

A product shipping and display tray made from a unitary blank is provided. The tray comprises one and preferably two expandable side panel assemblies to take up additional shelf space if desired. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Flexible laminate for packaging with integrated peelable portion

A flexible laminate structure for making a package and methods for constructing such flexible laminate structures are described that provide a peelable portion integral to the laminate structure. An inner ink layer may be printed on the peelable portion that includes a promotional offer, such as in the form of a barcode, where the inner ink layer is not visible to a consumer without first peeling the peelable portion off the package due to the presence of one or more blocker ink layers.. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Mono-web package with tamper-evident tear strip and resealable flap portion

A package and method of making a package are provided, where the package includes a removable flap portion built into one panel and a resealable flap portion built into the opposing panel. The package is constructed such that the removable flap portion overlies the resealable flap portion, and peeling away of the removable flap portion reveals a pressure sensitive adhesive (psa) of the resealable flap portion and also provides a tamper-evident feature. ... Sonoco Development Inc

One-way valve score design

In flexible package, a one-way valve may include a substrate forming a portion of the flexible package and having at least one inlet score, a top sheet having at least one outlet score and secured thereto by an adhesive to define a valve chamber in which the substrate and the top sheet are not permanently adhered to each other, and a liquid film within the valve chamber and adhering the top sheet to the substrate within the valve chamber until a pressure differential exists causing gases to pass through the one-way valve. The inlet scores and the outlet scores may be non-linear, or may be linear scores that are not parallel to each other to prevent the scores from collapsing on themselves and preventing gas flow when the package buckles.. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Container and spout with open-position locking feature

A container and spout assembly in which the spout is pivotally attached to the container. The spout is pivotally moveable between a closed position in which a spout exterior wall is flush with the container sidewall and an open position in which a spout interior wall is flush with the sidewall and spout legs frictionally engage a detent. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Composite container with peelable membrane

A composite container is provided for holding products (e.g., stacked chips). The container includes a tubular body and a peelable membrane. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Integrated one-way valve with polyol film

A one-way valve integrated into a lamination of the kind used as a membrane seal for coffee containers and the like. The valve comprises a top layer, a substrate and a fluid polyol film. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Precision scored wrapper for in home use

A ready-made wrapper that can be used at home to wrap an article such as a snack bar and a method of making same is provided. The wrapper is a precision scored laminate comprising a flexible bottom layer adhered to a flexible top layer at least in part by a pressure sensitive adhesive (psa). ... Sonoco Development Inc

Container for shipping and displaying products

A container that can function both as a shipper and as a retail display is provided. The container comprises a tray and a lid. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Two component shelving system

A two component shelving system for shipping and displaying items is provided. The system has a plurality of shelves, with each shelf comprised of a two fold-down flaps, one from each component, connected together.. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Re-sealable packages with independently peelable lidding member portions

Improved packages and methods for constructing packages are provided that are designed such that the user can peel back a lidding member of the package to reveal an independently peelable portion covering one of the compartments. The independently peelable portion is a layer of the lidding member that maintains the respective compartment in an unopened (sealed) condition until the user independently peels that layer off to access the items in that compartment. ... Sonoco Development Inc

Cooking bag with removable print web

A cooking bag enclosing a food item to be cooked therein is disclosed. The cooking bag may include a foil pouch having a foil pouch interior surface defining a food pocket therein for receiving and storing the food item and isolating the food item from an ambient atmosphere surrounding the foil pouch. ... Sonoco Development Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225869

Double bag vacuum insulation panel for steam chest molding

A double bag vacuum insulation panel for use in a temperature assured shipper made in a steam chest molding machine is provided. The double bag vip comprises a porous core, a heat sealable inner envelope and an outer bag. ... Sonoco Development Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203881

Package opening support

A package, such as a bag or stand-up pouch, is described that includes a built-in opening support that can be actuated by the user to maintain the package in an open or wide-open configuration, thereby preventing or reducing the need to manually keep the front and back panels of the package separated as product is accessed. The opening support may be disposed near the opening end of at least one of the front or back panels and may be designed to be moved from an inactive position to an active position. ... Sonoco Development Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183805

Tub insert system for top loading washer

A washing machine tub insert system is provided that prevents the wash tub from impacting the washing machine cabinet during shipping and handling. The tub insert system may be made from a bottom panel and an insert that lock together. ... Sonoco Development Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183197

Removable ramp for reels and spools

A reel for winding cable comprising a drum, a first flange, a second flange and a ramp removably affixed to a flange. The ramp extends around part of the drum adjacent the inner side of the first flange. ... Sonoco Development Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166379

Fold open face seal package

A fold open face seal package is provided. The package may comprise a one or two-piece thermoformed blister adhered to a backing card. ... Sonoco Development Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156516

Repositionable merchandising strip

A repositionable merchandising display strip is provided. The display comprises a thin, flat body and a layer of adhesive on the front and back surfaces of the body. ... Sonoco Development Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131015

Temperature controlled cargo containers

Temperature controlled cargo containers may include thermal masses conditioned to temperatures above and/or below a target temperature. Example thermal masses may include plates including phase change materials, such as eutectic materials. ... Sonoco Development Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131014

Temperature controlled cargo containers

Temperature controlled cargo containers may include thermal masses conditioned to temperatures above and/or below a target temperature. Example thermal masses may include plates including phase change materials, such as eutectic materials. ... Sonoco Development Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121088

Composite container with peelable membrane

A composite container is provided for holding products (e.g., stacked chips). The container includes a tubular body and a peelable membrane. ... Sonoco Development Inc

05/04/17 / #20170121086

Integrated package opening feature

A package is described that includes a laminate structure with a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is adjacent a compartment of the package and includes a predefined cut through which access is provided to the contents of the package. ... Sonoco Development Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113868

Convection based temperature assured packaging system

A packaging system for a temperature sensitive payload is provided. The system includes side panels and end panels forming a product compartment. ... Sonoco Development Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113830

Composite container with separator for forming multiple compartments

A composite container is provided for holding one or more products (e.g., snack foods, toys, etc.) in separate compartments within the same container. The container includes a tubular body defining a first end and a second end, and the tubular body extends radially inward at a predefined location between the first and second ends to form a ledge. ... Sonoco Development Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112303

Cylindrical container and serving bowl

A cylindrical container for holding snack foods and other items that can be transformed into a serving bowl is provided. A container system comprising a cylindrical container and flexible panels that can be assembled into a serving bowl is also provided.. ... Sonoco Development Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079449

Two piece collapsible display hutch

A two piece, easy-to-assemble hutch for shipping and displaying items is provided. The hutch comprises two laterally opposing, hinged sidewalls, one or more elongated horizontal front panels, a rear wall and shelves made of two halves. ... Sonoco Development Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061834

Tamper evident tag

A tamper evident tag is provided having a sealant layer, and ink layer and an oxygen barrier layer. The tag may be a film-based tag incorporating a color shifting ink layer located in the sealant layer and a bar code in the ink layer. ... Sonoco Development Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059383

Liquid measuring and dispensing container

A dual chambered dispensing bottle that utilizes gravity and bottle geometry to precisely dose a desired amount of a liquid.. . ... Sonoco Development Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056906

Liquid dispenser with replacement insert

A liquid dispenser having a replaceable liquid reservoir is provided. The dispenser may comprise a reusable body or shell, a reusable pump mechanism and a replaceable insert. ... Sonoco Development Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036836

Flexible packaging structure with a built-in opening and reclose feature

A flexible packaging laminate is formed to have a built-in opening and reclose feature by forming the laminate as a two-part structure having an outer structure joined in face-to-face relation with an inner structure. Score lines are formed in both structures to enable an opening to be formed through the laminate by lifting an opening portion (e.g., a flap or the like) of the two structures out of the plane of the laminate. ... Sonoco Development Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036380

Method for transferring bottom labels and wraparound labels into an injection mould and device, suitable for this purpose, for producing injection-moulded parts provided with bottom labels and wraparound labels

A method is proposed for transferring a bottom label and a wraparound label into an injection mould for producing an injection-moulded part provided with the labels, in that the bottom label is arranged on the end side and the wraparound label on the lateral side of an insert die and the insert die equipped with the two labels is introduced into the mould cavity of the moulding tool, after which the bottom label is deposited on the bottom and the wraparound label on the lateral surface of the mould cavity of the moulding tool, in order to back-mould them with a plastics material injected into the mould cavity. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps of:—providing an insert die, the end side of which has a central portion and a circumferential portion adjoining the central portion radially on the outside, wherein the central portion protrudes further in the direction of the free end of the insert die in the axial direction of the latter than the circumferential portion, such that the cross section of the insert die narrows in the direction of its free end, at least in the circumferential portion of its end side;—applying the bottom label both to the central portion and to the circumferential portion of the end side of the insert die and applying the wraparound label to the lateral side thereof such that the wraparound label projects beyond the end, fining the end side, of the lateral side of the insert die in the direction of the free end thereof;—introducing the insert die equipped with the two labels into the mould cavity of the moulding tool;—detaching the wraparound label from the lateral side of the insert die and applying same at least to the lateral surface of the mould cavity of the moulding tool;—detaching the bottom label from the end side of the insert die and applying same to the bottom of the mould cavity of the moulding tool, wherein the peripheral region of the bottom label is turned down from the circumferential portion of the end side of the insert die onto the bottom of the mould cavity of the moulding tool, such that it internally overlaps the edge, facing it, of the wraparound label; and—extracting the insert die from the mould cavity of the moulding tool. ... Sonoco Development Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032453

Part assembly verification and shipping container labelling system

A system and method is provided for enabling a parts supplier to verify that a customer's part or part assembly requirements are satisfied and for creating a label for a shipping container in which the parts or part assemblies are shipped to the customer. The system also verifies that the label matches the parts and/or part assemblies that have been loaded into the shipping container.. ... Sonoco Development Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029187

Easy-open media wrapper

A structure is described for forming a wrapper, e.g., for print media, where the structure includes a line of weakness for facilitating a user's tearing of the wrapper to access the contents. The line of weakness may include a first line of weakness portion that extends along a fold line of an envelope fold forming one of the front or rear or right sides of the wrapped package, as well as a second line of weakness portion that extends substantially perpendicularly to the respective longitudinal fold lines and a connecting line of weakness portion that extends between the first line of weakness portion and the second line of weakness portion and is disposed at a non-zero angle with respect to each. ... Sonoco Development Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021586

Laminate structure with access openings

A laminate structure is provided for forming a package, where the laminate structure allows for access openings to be provided upon peeling of the layers. The access openings may allow air to be introduced to the contents, such as to cause an exothermic reaction for heating items, or may allow product to be dispensed from the package. ... Sonoco Development Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008665

Container with thermally fused double-seamed or crimp-seamed metal end

A container includes a metal end applied and sealed to an all-thermoplastic container body by a crimp-seaming or double-seaming operation. The metal end has an outer curl joined to a chuck wall that extends down from the curl. ... Sonoco Development Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008658

Storage cup for use with composite container

A package is defined to retain a first product and a separate ingredient. The package includes a hollow tubular body and first and second end closures sealed to the ends of the tube. ... Sonoco Development Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001827

Zero turn radius reel

An easy-to-maneuver reel for carrying wound product is provided. The reel comprises at least one flange that can rotate independently of the drum.. ... Sonoco Development Inc








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