Global Patent Index - EP 1012043 A1

EP 1012043 A1 2000-06-28 - PACKAGE AND PACKAGING METHOD

Title (en)

PACKAGE AND PACKAGING METHOD

Title (de)

VERPACKUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG

Title (fr)

EMBALLAGE ET PROCEDE D'EMBALLAGE

Publication

EP 1012043 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98929921 A

Priority

  • NZ 9800077 W
  • NZ 32802797 A
  • NZ 32909897 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9855359A1] This invention relates to packages, and methods of packaging, having particular application for free-flowing solids material, such as powders, granulated material and the like. Free-flowing material is contained in a first container (2), mainly formed from substantially impermeable material but including one or more gas-permeable portions (4). The or each gas-permeable portion (4) may be in the form of a longitudinal strip or patch sealing engaged in or integrally formed with the substantially impermeable portion (5). The gas-permeable portion or portions enable the application of a vacuum to the interior of the first container (2) when closed. In the preferred form of package, the first container (2) may be enclosed within an outer container (3) of substantially impermeable material, which container is vacuum sealed. For the packaging of products having stringent hygiene requirements, such as milk powders, the vacuum may be applied to the inner container (2) first and the or each gas-permeable portion (4) sealed with sealing means prior to vacuum-sealing of the inner container (2) within the outer container (3). The packaging method may employ form-filling of the inner container to produce a rectilinear block product which is more conveniently stackable and transportable.

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

B65B 31/02; B65B 31/04; B65B 55/00; B65D 30/08; B65D 30/24; B65D 33/00; B65D 53/08; B65D 75/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 31/04 (2006.01); B65D 75/38 (2006.01); B65D 81/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65D 75/38 (2013.01); B65B 31/04 (2013.01); B65D 81/2023 (2013.01); B65D 81/2038 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9855359A1

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 9855359 A1 19981210; AU 729378 B2 20010201; AU 7942798 A 19981221; CA 2291725 A1 19981210; EP 1012043 A1 20000628

INPADOC legal status


2003-03-19 [R18W] WITHDRAWAL (CORRECTION)

- Effective date: 20021209

2003-03-05 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021219

2003-02-26 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021219

2001-03-21 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: COLBY SYSTEMS LIMITED

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991222

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2000-06-28 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 19991217;LT PAYMENT 19991217;LV PAYMENT 19991217;MK PAYMENT 19991217;RO PAYMENT 19991217;SI PAYMENT 19991217