Global Patent Index - EP 1027082 A1

EP 1027082 A1 2000-08-16 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STERILIZING A PACKAGING SHEET MATERIAL

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STERILIZING A PACKAGING SHEET MATERIAL

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM STERILISIEREN VON PACKSTOFFBAHN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE STERILISATION DE FEUILLE D'EMBALLAGE

Publication

EP 1027082 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98956888 A

Priority

  • EP 98956888 A
  • EP 9806846 W
  • EP 97830555 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9921593A1] The method of sterilizing a packaging sheet material involves the steps of applying hydrogen peroxide to a packaging sheet material, and irradiating the packaging sheet material with light, including at least one UV wavelength between about 200nm and 320nm. The method also has an intermediate step of removing hydrogen peroxide from the packaging sheet material, after the step of applying hydrogen peroxide and before the step of irradiating the packaging material, whereby to target synergy between the UV light and hydrophilically absorbed hydrogen peroxide in any microorganisms present on the packaging sheet material. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also disclosed.

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

A61L 2/10; A61L 2/18; A61L 2/20; B65B 55/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/10 (2006.01); A61L 2/18 (2006.01); A61L 2/20 (2006.01); B65B 55/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61L 2/186 (2013.01); A61L 2/10 (2013.01); A61L 2/208 (2013.01); B65B 55/04 (2013.01); A61L 2202/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9921593A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE DK ES FR GB IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9921593 A1 19990506; AT 216599 T 20020515; AU 1336999 A 19990517; BR 9813144 A 20000815; BR 9813144 B1 20100921; CN 1135116 C 20040121; CN 1278186 A 20001227; DE 69712207 D1 20020529; DE 69712207 T2 20021031; DK 0919246 T3 20020812; EP 0919246 A1 19990602; EP 0919246 B1 20020424; EP 1027082 A1 20000816; ES 2174211 T3 20021101; HK 1033746 A1 20041119; HU 0004161 A2 20010328; HU 0004161 A3 20010828; HU 228222 B1 20130228; ID 24482 A 20000720; JP 2001520963 A 20011106; RU 2000113195 A 20050120; RU 2217360 C2 20031127; TR 200001162 T2 20000921; UA 64767 C2 20001016

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-12 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20020126

2001-08-29 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010717

2000-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000524

2000-08-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT CH DE DK ES FR GB IT LI NL PT SE