Global patent index - EP 0971813 A1

EP 0971813 A1 2000-01-19 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECORATING ARTICLES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECORATING ARTICLES

Title (de)

METHODE UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM DEKORIEREN VON GEGENSTÄNDEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE DECORATION D'ARTICLES

Publication

EP 0971813 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98957023 A

Priority

  • GB 9803607 W
  • GB 9725593 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9928114A1] A method of decorating a pre-formed plastics article (A) which comprises feeding the article (A) through a painting station (6) for application of at least one coating layer and subsequently, while the or each layer is still wet, passing the coated article through a decorating station (10) comprising a roller (16) which is placed in temporary contact with a moving band of reelable sheet material (18). In one arrangement, the roller (16) is provided with raised surfaces for ornamenting the article (A) through the sheet material (18). Alternatively or additionally, the sheet material is crumpled before introduction to the plain or decorated roller (16) to provide various surface decorations to the article. An apparatus for decorating a pre-formed article by the method is also disclosed. An article having a pleasing hand finished appearance is produced. The articles to be decorated may be plain or ornamented pre-formed articles made by any convenient technique.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B29C 59/04; B05D 5/06; B29C 43/22; B44C 1/24; B44D 5/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B05D 5/06 (2006.01); B29C 43/22 (2006.01); B29C 59/04 (2006.01); B44C 1/24 (2006.01); B44D 5/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B29C 59/046 (2013.01); B05D 5/06 (2013.01); B29C 43/222 (2013.01); B29C 59/04 (2013.01); B44C 1/24 (2013.01); B44D 5/10 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9928114A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9928114 A1 19990610; AU 1345199 A 19990616; EP 0971813 A1 20000119; GB 2333974 A 19990811; GB 9725593 D0 19980204; GB 9826770 D0 19990127

INPADOC legal status

2001-11-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20010327

2001-01-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20001116

2000-01-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990824

2000-01-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE