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(11)EP 3 040 004 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
15.01.2020 Bulletin 2020/03

(21)Application number: 15743605.6

(22)Date of filing:  27.01.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A47K 7/00(2006.01)
A47K 10/42(2006.01)
B65D 83/08(2006.01)
B65D 85/62(2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2015/052095
(87)International publication number:
WO 2015/115389 (06.08.2015 Gazette  2015/31)

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POCKET TISSUE PACKAGE

PAPIERTASCHENTUCH VERPACKUNG

PAQUET DE MOUCHOIRS DE POCHE EN PAPIER


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 31.01.2014 JP 2014016399

(43)Date of publication of application:
06.07.2016 Bulletin 2016/27

(73)Proprietor: Daio Paper Corporation
Ehime 799-0492 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • YASUI, Shuta
    Fujinomiya-shi Shizuoka 418-0038 (JP)

(74)Representative: Vossius & Partner Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte mbB 
Siebertstrasse 3
81675 München
81675 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 1 044 894
DE-U1- 9 106 555
JP-A- 2007 244 568
JP-A- 2014 234 220
WO-A1-03/024842
FR-A1- 2 772 009
JP-A- 2013 000 196
US-A- 5 516 000
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates to a pocket tissue.

    Background Art



    [0002] Existing pocket tissues have a structure in which a stack of plies of folded paper tissues are packed in a bag-shaped film package and a paper tissue can be taken out through a slit-shaped dispense opening, which is formed at substantially the center of a package upper surface in the transverse direction and which extends in the longitudinal direction.

    [0003] However, as illustrated in Fig. 5, with existing pocket tissues, a paper tissue is folded in half along the transverse direction of a package upper surface after having been folded a plurality of times along the longitudinal direction of the package upper surface when contained in the package. Therefore, there is a problem in that, in order to make a paper tissue taken out from the package into an easily-usable shape, such as a folded-in-half shape, it takes effort to, for example, temporarily spread and then refold the paper tissue.

    [0004] Accordingly, for example, there have been proposed pocket tissues in which each of rectangular paper tissues is only folded a plurality of times along the transverse direction of the package upper surface (for example, see PTLs 1 and 2). With the inventions described in PTLs 1 and 2, a paper tissue taken out through the dispense opening has appropriate size and shape, so that the paper tissue can be used without refolding.

    Citation List


    Patent Literature



    [0005] 

    PTL 1: Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2013-111328

    PTL 2: Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2013-177181



    [0006] DE 91 06 555 U1 relates to a paper tissue package consisting of a stack of multi-layered multi-length and cross-folded paper towels in a resealable cloth bag which has a top and bottom surface and two narrow longitudinal and two short end faces and an access opening for removing the uppermost handkerchief. The tissue is first folded at two first fold portions which divide the tissue into two thirds and one third. A first end portion is located very close to a third fold portion and a second end portion is located with a greater distance as the first end portion to the third fold portion. The end portions point in the same direction. The first fold portion is directed away from the dispense opening. The tissues lie on the top of each other. WO 03/024842 A1 refers to a packaging wrapper, for handkerchiefs, baby care, household or other hygiene paper tissues and comprising a front wall, a rear wall, a first side wall and a second side wall and two end walls, with a reclosable opening in the area of the front wall, a lid mainly comprising at least part of the front wall covering the reclosable opening, with said lid having an outer side and an inner side, where the lid on its inner side is equipped with a fastening means adapted to successively engage the upper-most lying paper tissue as one after the other of the paper tissues is taken out of the wrapper. FR 2 772 009 A1 refers to a container which is made from a multilayer material, and has an opening flap formed by a perforated line and an adhesive surround which allows it to be reused. EP 1 044 894 A1 relates to a wet tissue package including a plurality of rectangular or square wet tissues which are individually folded and are stacked in a bag-shaped or container-shaped packaging material of which an upper face is formed with an opening for taking out the wet tissues therethrough one by one. One third fold portion is folded at the second fold portion. The tissue is fold so as to provide an equally distributed thickness. US 5 516 000 A refers to a tissue carton especially adapted for use in automobiles. The carton contains a pre-folded (such as c-folded or v-folded) interfolded clip of tissues which dispenses in a pop-up fashion. The end portions are directed away from each other. One end portion is exposed to the outside. The thick portions overlap with the thick portions and the thin portions overlap with the thin portions.

    Summary of Invention



    [0007] However, with the inventions described in PTLs 1 and 2, when a user takes out one of the stacked rectangular paper tissues by picking an end portion of a short side of the paper tissue or a fold portion of the paper tissue, the paper tissue may be torn along a fold portion. To prevent this, it is necessary to increase the strength of the paper tissue itself. Accordingly, there is a problem in that it is difficult to use a paper tissue that has good usability but has low strength, such as a paper tissue including a moisturizing component.

    [0008] The main object of the present invention is to provide a pocket tissue that allows a folded paper tissue to be easily taken out from a package and to be used immediately after having been taken out and that has good usability. The invention is defined by the independent claims. Dependent claims refer to preferred embodiments.

    [0009] To solve the problem, the invention provides a pocket tissue package comprising a stack of paper tissues each of which is folded at a plurality of fold portions and a film package that contains the stack, the pocket tissue being configured to allow the paper tissues to be taken out from a dispense opening formed in an upper surface of the package, wherein each of the paper tissues includes a first fold portion at which the paper tissue is folded at a half, wherein the first fold portion is located at a position that substantially bisects the paper tissue, a second fold portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the paper tissue folded at the first fold portion, and two third fold portions extending in a transverse direction of the paper tissue folded at the second fold portion, and wherein the third fold portions are located at substantially the same distance from both end portions of the first fold portion and being perpendicular to the first fold portion, so that both end portions are opposed to each other, wherein the stack is formed by stacking the paper tissues each of which has been folded at the third fold portion to be in a state in which the first fold portion is exposed to the dispense opening, wherein each of the paper tissues is contained in the package in a state in which both end portions that are opposed to each other face a surface opposite the dispense opening, wherein each folded paper tissue has a thin portion and a thick portion, and wherein the stack is formed so that the thin portions and thick portions alternately overlap each other.

    [0010] The first fold portion of each of the paper tissues that has been folded at the second fold portion may be disposed parallel to the dispense opening and near the dispense opening.

    [0011] In the stack, the paper tissues may be stacked so that positions of the second fold portions of the paper tissues alternately change between one end portion and the other end of portion of the stack in the transverse direction.

    Advantageous Effects of Invention



    [0012] With the present invention, because a paper tissue can be taken out in a folded-in-half state, a user need not spread and then refold the paper tissue that has been taken out and can use the paper tissue as it is.

    [0013] Moreover, because a paper tissue is taken out in a folded-in-half state, in which the second fold portion and the third fold portion are perpendicular to each other, the paper tissue has a high strength and is not easily torn while being taken out. Therefore, even if the strength of the paper tissue itself is lower than existing paper tissues, the paper tissue is not easily torn while being taken out, and the pocket tissue has good usability.

    Brief Description of Drawings



    [0014] 

    [Fig. 1] Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a pocket tissue according to an embodiment of the present invention.

    [Fig. 2] Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along line II-II of Fig. 1.

    [Fig. 3A] Fig. 3A is a perspective view illustrating an example of a state in which a paper tissue is folded at a first fold portion.

    [Fig. 3B] Fig. 3B is a perspective view illustrating an example of a state in which the paper tissue shown in Fig. 3A is folded at a second fold portion.

    [Fig. 3C] Fig. 3C is a perspective view illustrating an example of a state in which the paper tissue shown in Fig. 3B is folded at a third fold portion.

    [Fig. 4A] Fig. 4A is a perspective view illustrating an example of a state in which a paper tissue according to the present invention is folded at a first fold portion and a second fold portion.

    [Fig. 4B] Fig. 4B is a perspective view illustrating an example of a state in which the paper tissue shown in Fig. 4A is folded at third fold portions.

    [Fig. 5] Fig. 5 is a perspective view illustrating a state in which a paper tissue of an existing pocket tissue has been folded.


    Description of Embodiments



    [0015] Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. Note that the scope of the invention is not limited to examples illustrated in the drawings.

    [0016] In the following description, the thickness direction of a pocket tissue 1 illustrated in Fig. 1 is defined as the up-down direction, a short side of the upper surface of the pocket tissue 1 extends in the front-back direction (the transverse direction), and a direction perpendicular to both of the up-down direction and the front-back direction is defined as the left-right direction (the longitudinal direction).

    [0017] As illustrated in Fig. 1, the pocket tissue 1 according to the present embodiment has, for example, a substantially rectangular-parallelepiped shape that is elongated in the left-right direction. As illustrated in Fig. 2, the pocket tissue 1 includes a stack 20 in which a plurality of paper tissues 2 are stacked and a package 3 that contains the paper tissues 2.

    [0018] Each of the paper tissues 2 has a ply-structure in which two or three pieces of thin paper are stacked.

    [0019] The material pulp of the thin paper is a mixture of NBKP (Nadelholz Bleached Kraft Pulp / Bleached Kraft Pulp of Softwood) and LBKP (Laubholz Bleached Kraft Pulp / Bleached Kraft Pulp of Hardwood). Although the material pulp may include an appropriate amount of recycled pulp, preferably, the material pulp includes only NBKP and LBKP in view of texture and the like. In this case, the composition of the material is preferably, NBKP:LBKP = 20:80 to 80:20, and more preferably, NBKP:LBKP = 30:70 to 60:40.

    [0020] The basis weight of a piece of thin paper included in each ply of the paper tissues 2 according to the present invention is preferably in the range of 9 to 25 g/m2, and more preferably in the range of 10 to 15 g/m2. If the basis weight is less than 9 g/m2, although preferable in view of improvement in softness, it is difficult to properly obtain a sufficient strength that allows the paper tissue to be usable. Conversely, if the basis weight is greater than 25 g/m2, the entirety of the paper is rigid and has stiffness and a rough texture. The basis weight is measured by using a method in accordance with JIS P 8124 (1998).

    [0021] Preferably, the thickness of the paper tissue 2 according to the present invention in a 2-ply state is in the range of 100 to 160 µm, and more preferably in the range of 120 to 140 µm. If the thickness is less than 100 µm, although preferable in view of improvement in softness, it is difficult to properly obtain a sufficient strength as a paper tissue. If the thickness is greater than 160 µm, the paper tissue has a rough texture and a user feels stiffness during use.

    [0022] The paper thickness is measured, after sufficiently moisturizing test pieces under the conditions according to JIS P 8111 (1998), by using a dial thickness gauge (thickness measurement device) "PEACOCK G-type" (made by OZAKI MFG. CO., LTD.) under the same conditions. The paper thickness of each ply of paper tissues is measured, without separating the paper tissues.

    [0023] To be specific, after checking that there is no dirt, dust, or the like between a plunger and a measurement table, the plunger is lowered to the measurement stage, the dial of the dial thickness gauge is moved to adjust the zero point. Then, the plunger is raised, a test piece is placed on the test stage, the plunger is gradually lowered, and the gauge at this time is read. At this time, the plunger is just placed on the test piece. The plunger has a terminal portion made of a metal and having a flat circular surface that has a diameter of 10 mm and that perpendicularly contacts a paper surface, and a load at the time of measuring the thickness is about 70 gf when the thickness is 120 µm. The thickness is the average obtained by performing the measurement ten times.

    [0024] The paper tissue 2 is, for example, a moisturizing paper tissue made by impregnating thin paper with a moisturizing agent in a predetermined ratio.

    [0025] The moisturizing agent may be any moisturizing agent that is generally used. Specific examples include polyhydric alcohols, such as glycerol, diglycerol, propylene glycol, 1,3-butylene glycol, and polyethylene glycol; saccharides, such as sorbitol, glucose, xylitol, maltose, maltitol, mannitol, and trehalose; glycol-based agents and their derivatives; polyols, such as cetanol, stearyl alcohol, and oleyl alcohol; and liquid paraffin. One of these agents can be used, or two or more of these agents can be used in combination. The moisturizing agent may further include, for example, any of the following substances: amino acids, such as glycine, aspartic acid, arginine, alanine, cystine, and cysteine; plant extracts, such as aloe extract, hydrangea extract, angelica extract, quince extract, cucumber extract, field horsetail extract, tomato extract, rosa canina extract, luffa extract, lily extract, and astragalus extract; plant oils, such as olive oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, almond oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil, camellia oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, and evening primrose oil; vitamin; hydrolytic collagen; hydrolytic keratin; hydrolytic silk; chitosan; urea; honey; royal jelly; sodium hyaluronate; ceramid; scualane; and vaseline.

    [0026] The present invention can be also applied to wet tissues.

    [0027] The package 3 may be any package that is used for ordinary pocket tissues. To be specific, the package 3 is made of, for example, a thermoplastic resin film, such as a polyethylene film or a polypropylene film.

    [0028] A dispense opening 3a is formed in the upper surface of the package 3, and a user can take out the paper tissues 2 one by one by inserting his/her fingers into the dispense opening 3a and picking one of the paper tissues 2 contained in the package 3.

    [0029] For example, as illustrated in Fig. 1, the dispense opening 3a is a slit that is formed by tearing the upper surface of the package 3 along a perforation line, which is formed in a substantially central portion in the transverse direction so as to extend between both ends of the upper surface in the longitudinal direction.

    [0030] Hereinafter, referring to Figs. 3A to 3C, a method of folding the paper tissue 2 to be contained in the pocket tissue 1 will be specifically described.

    [0031] As illustrated in is Fig. 3A, the paper tissue 2 is folded in half at a first fold portion 10, which is located at a positon that substantially bisects the paper tissue 2.

    [0032] The paper tissue 2, which has been folded in half, is folded further at a second fold portion 11 extending in the longitudinal direction (Fig. 3B). Finally, the paper tissue 2 is folded at a third fold portion 12, extending in the transverse direction of the paper tissue, into a shape such that the first fold portion 10 faces outward as illustrated in Fig. 3C.

    [0033] As illustrated in Fig. 2, the paper tissues 2, each of which has been folded by the method described above, are stacked and contained in the package 3 so that the positions of the second fold portions 11 alternately change between one end portion and the other end portion of the stack 20 in the front-back direction, that is, the first fold portions 10 of each pair of adjacent paper tissues are opposed to each other and the first fold portions 10 are disposed parallel to the dispense opening 3a and near the dispense opening 3a.

    [0034] When using the pocket tissue 1, a user can pull out the paper tissue 2 easily by picking a part of the first fold portion 10 with his/her fingers, because the first fold portion 10 is disposed parallel to the dispense opening 3a and near the dispense opening 3a.

    [0035] While a user picks and pulls out the first fold portion 10, a force is applied to the paper tissue 2 in such a direction that the second fold portion 11 and the third fold portion 12.are stretched due to frictional resistance between the dispense opening 3a and the paper tissue 2. Therefore, when completely pulled out from the package 3, the paper tissue 2 has a folded-in-half shape that can be easily used.

    [0036] As illustrated in Fig. 3C, the folded paper tissue 2 has a thin portion and a thick portion. However, as illustrated in Fig. 2, because the stack 20 is formed so that the thin portions and thick portions alternately overlap each other, the thickness of the entirety of the pocket tissue 1 is appropriately uniform.

    (Modification)



    [0037] Figs. 4A and 4B illustrate a modification of the method of folding the paper tissue 2 according to an embodiment of the invention.

    [0038] The paper tissue 2 is folded at the first fold portion 10 and the second fold portion 11 in the same way as shown in Figs. 3A and 3B, and then is folded at third fold portions 13 and 14 (Fig. 4A) that are located at substantially the same distance from both the left and right end portions of the first fold portion 10 and are perpendicular to the first fold portion 10. Thus, as illustrated in Fig. 4B, the paper tissue 2 has such a shape that the first fold portion 10 faces outward and both end portions of the first fold portion 10 are opposed to each other at a position overlapping a central portion of the first fold portion 10.

    [0039] As with the paper tissue 2 according to the present embodiment, the paper tissues 2, each of which has been folded by the method, are stacked and contained in the package 3 so that the positions of the second fold portions 11 alternately change between one end portion and the other end portion of the stack 20 in the front-back direction, that is, the first fold portions 10 of each pair of adjacent paper tissues are opposed to each other, the first fold portions 10 are disposed parallel to the longitudinal direction of the dispense opening 3a and near the dispense opening 3a, and both end portions of the first fold portion 10 that are opposed to each other face a surface opposite the dispense opening 3a.

    [0040] Also when using the pocket tissue 1, a user can pull out the paper tissue 2 by picking the first fold portion 10 with his/her fingers. When completely pulled out from the package 3, the paper tissue 2 has a folded-in-half shape that can be easily used.

    [0041] A distance over which a user has to move the paper tissue 2 from a position at which the user picks the first fold portion 10 to a position at which the paper tissue 2 is completely pulled out from the package 3 is shorter than that of the arrangement according to Figs 3A to 3C. Therefore, the paper tissue 2 can be pull out more easily and a force applied to each fold portion can be further reduced. As a result, the paper tissue 2 is more unlikely to be torn.

    [0042] As illustrated in Fig. 4B, the folded paper tissue 2 has a thin portion and a thick portion. However, as illustrated in Fig. 2, because the stack 20 is formed so that the thick portions and the thick portions alternately overlap each other, the thickness of the entirety of the pocket tissue 1 is appropriately uniform.

    [0043] The pocket tissue 1 according to the present invention described above allows a user to take out the paper tissue 2 in a folded-in-half state. Therefore, a user need not spread and then refold the paper tissue and can use the paper tissue 2 as it is.

    [0044] Because the paper tissue 2 is folded in half at the first fold portion and is further folded at the second fold portion 11 and at the third fold portions 12, 13, and 14, the paper tissue 2 has a high strength and is not easily torn while being taken out. An excessive force is not applied to a fold portion, and, even if the strength of the paper tissue itself is lower than that of existing paper tissues, the paper tissue is not easily torn while being taken out. Therefore, the pocket tissue 1 is particularly suitable for soft paper tissues, such as lotion paper tissues.

    [0045] Because the paper tissue 2 is taken out by picking the first fold portion 10, which is folded in half, a plurality of pieces of thin paper that are stacked in the paper tissue 2 are not separated from each other, so that the paper tissue 2 can be easily taken out.

    [0046] The present invention is not limited to the embodiment and the modification described above, which can be modified as necessary within the scope of the present invention.

    [0047] The paper tissues 2 may be contained so that the longitudinal direction of the dispense opening 3a is perpendicular to the direction of fibers of the paper tissue 2. In this case, when pulling out the paper tissue 2 by picking the first fold portion 10, a force is applied to the paper tissue 2 in a direction parallel to the direction of the fibers. Accordingly, the strength in the pulling direction is increased and the paper tissue 2 is more unlikely to be torn when taken out, and the usability is further improved.

    Industrial Applicability



    [0048] With a pocket tissue according to the present invention, a paper tissue is not easily torn when a user takes out the paper tissue, and the user can use the paper tissue, which has been taken out, without spreading and refolding the paper tissue. Therefore, the pocket tissue can be used particularly as a pocket tissue that has high usability. Reference Signs List

    [0049] 
    1
    pocket tissue
    2
    paper tissue
    3
    package
    3a
    dispense opening
    10
    first fold portion
    11
    second fold portion
    12, 13, 14
    third fold portion
    20
    stack



    Claims

    1. A pocket tissue package (1) comprising a stack (20) of paper tissues (2) each of which is folded at a plurality of fold portions and a film package (3) that contains the stack (20), the pocket tissue package (1) being configured to allow the paper tissues (2) to be taken out from a dispense opening (3a) formed in an upper surface of the package (3),
    wherein each of the paper tissues (2) includes a first fold portion (10) at which the paper tissue (2) is folded at a half,
    wherein the first fold portion (10) is located at a position that substantially bisects the paper tissue (2),
    a second fold portion (11) extending in a longitudinal direction of the paper tissue (2) folded at the first fold portion (10), and
    two third fold portions (13, 14) extending in a transverse direction of the paper tissue (2) folded at the second fold portion (11), and
    wherein the third fold portions (13, 14) are located at substantially the same distance from both end portions of the first fold portion (10) and being perpendicular to the first fold portion (10), so that both end portions are opposed to each other,
    wherein the stack (20) is formed by stacking the paper tissues (2) each of which has been folded at the third fold portion (13, 14) to be in a state in which the first fold portion (10) is exposed to the dispense opening (3a),
    wherein each of the paper tissues (2) is contained in the package (3) in a state in which both end portions that are opposed to each other face a surface opposite the dispense opening (3a),
    wherein each folded paper tissue (2) has a thin portion and a thick portion, and
    wherein the stack (20) is formed so that the thin portions and thick portions alternately overlap each other.
     
    2. The pocket tissue package(1) according to Claim 1, wherein the first fold portion (10) of each of the paper tissues (2) that has been folded at the second fold portion (11) is disposed parallel to the dispense opening (3a) and near the dispense opening (3a).
     
    3. The pocket tissue package(1) according to Claim 1 or 2, wherein, in the stack (20), the paper tissues (2) are stacked so that positions of the second fold portions (11) of the paper tissues (2) alternately change between one end portion and the other end of portion of the stack (20) in the transverse direction.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Taschentuchverpackung (1), die einen Stapel (20) von Papiertaschentüchern (2), von denen jedes an mehreren Faltabschnitten gefaltet ist, und eine Folienverpackung (3) aufweist, die den Stapel (20) enthält, wobei die Taschentuchverpackung (1) konfiguriert ist, es zu ermöglichen, dass die Papiertaschentücher (2) aus einer Abgabeöffnung (3a) entnommen werden, die in einer Oberseite der Verpackung (3) ausgebildet ist,
    wobei jedes der Papiertaschentücher (2) einen ersten Faltabschnitt (10) aufweist, an dem das Papiertaschentuch (2) an der Hälfte gefaltet ist,
    wobei der erste Faltabschnitt (10) an einer Position angeordnet ist, die das Papiertaschentuch (2) im Wesentlichen halbiert,
    wobei sich ein zweiter Faltabschnitt (11) in eine Längsrichtung des Papiertaschentuchs (2) erstreckt, das am ersten Faltabschnitt (10) gefaltet ist, und
    wobei sich zwei dritte Faltabschnitte (13, 14) in eine Querrichtung des Papiertaschentuchs (2) erstrecken, das am zweiten Faltabschnitt (11) gefaltet ist, und
    wobei die dritten Faltabschnitte (13, 14) im Wesentlichen im selben Abstand von beiden Endabschnitten des ersten Faltabschnitts (10) angeordnet sind und zum ersten Faltabschnitt (10) senkrecht sind, so dass beide Endabschnitte einander gegenüberliegen,
    wobei der Stapel (20) durch Stapeln der Papiertaschentücher (2) gebildet wird, von denen jedes am dritten Faltabschnitt (13, 14) gefaltet worden ist, so dass es sich in einem Zustand befindet, in dem der erste Faltabschnitt (10) zur Abgabeöffnung (3a) freiliegt,
    wobei jedes der Papiertaschentücher (2) in der Verpackung (3) in einem Zustand enthalten ist, in dem beide Endabschnitte, die einander gegenüberliegen, zu einer Oberfläche gegenüber der Abgabeöffnung (3a) weisen,
    wobei jedes gefaltete Papiertaschentuch (2) einen dünnen Abschnitt und einen dicken Abschnitt aufweist, und
    wobei der Stapel (20) so ausgebildet ist, dass sich die dünnen Abschnitte und dicken Abschnitte abwechselnd überlappen.
     
    2. Taschentuchverpackung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei der erste Faltabschnitt (10) von jedem der Papiertaschentücher (2), der am zweiten Faltabschnitt (11) gefaltet worden ist, parallel zur Abgabeöffnung (3a) und nahe der Abgabeöffnung (3a) angeordnet ist.
     
    3. Taschentuchverpackung (1) nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei die Papiertaschentücher (2) im Stapel (20) so gestapelt sind, dass sich Positionen der zweiten Faltabschnitte (11) der Papiertaschentücher (2) abwechselnd zwischen einem Endabschnitt und dem anderen Endabschnitt des Stapels (20) in die Querrichtung ändern.
     


    Revendications

    1. Paquet de mouchoirs de poche (1), comprenant une pile (20) de mouchoirs en papier (2), chacun d'entre eux étant plié par une pluralité de sections de pliage, et un film d'emballage (3) contenant la pile (20), ledit paquet de mouchoirs de poche (1) étant prévu pour permettre le retrait de mouchoirs en papier (2) par une ouverture de distribution (3a) formée dans une surface supérieure de l'emballage (3),
    où chaque mouchoir en papier (2) présente une première section de pliage (10) où le mouchoir en papier (2) est plié en deux,
    où la première section de pliage (10) est située à un emplacement partageant le mouchoir en papier (2) sensiblement en deux moitiés,
    une deuxième section de pliage (11) s'étendant dans le sens de la longueur du mouchoir en papier (2) plié sur la première section de pliage (10), et
    deux troisièmes sections de pliage (13, 14) s'étendant en travers du mouchoir en papier (2) plié sur la deuxième section de pliage (11), et
    où les troisièmes sections de pliage (13, 14) sont situées sensiblement à la même distance des deux parties d'extrémité de la première section de pliage (10) et sont perpendiculaires à la première section de pliage (10), de telle manière que les deux parties d'extrémité sont opposées l'une à l'autre,
    où la pile (20) est formée par empilement des mouchoirs en papier (2), chacun d'entre eux ayant été plié sur la troisième section de pliage (13, 14) pour être dans un état où la première section de pliage (10) est exposée à l'ouverture de distribution (3a),
    où chaque mouchoir en papier (2) est contenu dans l'emballage (3) dans un état où les deux parties d'extrémité opposées l'une à l'autre font face à une surface opposée à l'ouverture de distribution (3a),
    où chaque mouchoir en papier (2) plié présente une partie mince et une partie épaisse, et
    où la pile (20) est formée de sorte que les parties minces et les parties épaisses se chevauchent l'une l'autre de manière alternée.
     
    2. Paquet de mouchoirs de poche (1) selon la revendication 1, où la première section de pliage (10) de chaque mouchoir en papier (2) ayant été plié sur la deuxième section de pliage (11) est disposée parallèlement à l'ouverture de distribution (3a) et à proximité de l'ouverture de distribution (3a).
     
    3. Paquet de mouchoirs de poche (1) selon la revendication 1 ou la revendication 2, où, dans la pile (20), les mouchoirs en papier (2) sont empilés de sorte que les emplacements des deuxièmes sections de pliage (11) des mouchoirs en papier (2) varient de manière alternée entre une partie d'extrémité et l'autre partie d'extrémité de la pile (20) dans la direction transversale.
     




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