Global patent index - EP 0980834 A1

EP 0980834 A1 2000-02-23 - Package with child deterrent means

Title (en)

Package with child deterrent means

Title (de)

Kindersichere Verpackung

Title (fr)

Emballage à l'épreuve des enfants

Publication

EP 0980834 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98202479 A

Priority

EP 98202479 A

Abstract (en)

The present invention is directed to a package (10) for containing at least one unit of a consumer product, preferably at least one detergent tablet, said package being made out of a mono-axially oriented film which is folded and closed by at least one longitudinal seal (12) and two distal seals (11), the package being characterized in that said film orientation is substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal seal (12). In one preferred embodiment of the present invention, the package further comprises rectilinear cuttings (13) at the distal sealed extremities (11) of the package and a notch (15) which is located along the package longitudinal seal (12). This notch (15) is for use as a tear-propagating means, which allows an adult to initiate a tear along the film and easily open the package thanks to the orientation of the polymer molecules. Most preferably, the longitudinal seal (12) is flat-folded onto the package surface, and must be unfolded before use of the notch (15). <IMAGE>

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

B65D 75/58

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65D 33/00 (2006.01); B65D 65/30 (2006.01); B65D 65/40 (2006.01); B65D 75/20 (2006.01); B65D 75/58 (2006.01); B65D 75/62 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 75/5827 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 0980834 A1 20000223; AU 5000799 A 20000214; BR 9912302 A 20010417; CA 2336403 A1 20000203; JP 2003516278 A 20030513; WO 0005148 A2 20000203; WO 0005148 A3 20020926

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