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Frank B.,Packaging Corporation of America
Packaging Technology and Science | Year: 2014

The past 130+ years of research into the production of corrugated packaging has produced a tremendous wealth of information about the structural dynamics of corrugated boxes in use and in failure. Most of the studies in this area were published in the journals of the paper industry. However, much of the current work on corrugated fiberboard packaging now comes from individuals with a focus on corrugated packaging as a whole rather than on the corrugated paper or structures that comprise the packaging material. Because of the difficulty in accessing or identifying some of the previous art, more recent studies may tread ground well covered by others decades earlier. This review focuses on the process of box compression and the utility of box compression testing, bringing previous work back to the fore to provide useful background for current studies. It examines the conditioning and testing process in detail, discusses the state of the art in compression estimation, and explores various parameters that affect box compression strength that are not captured in most current industry models. It also looks at how box compression results are related to field performance of boxes in unit loads. In the process, it identifies many areas for fruitful new research. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source


Patent
Packaging Corporation of America | Date: 2014-11-17

A display hutch includes a hutch blank and a plurality of shelf blanks The hutch blank includes a back wall and at least two side walls. The back wall includes a plurality of back-wall slots. The at least two side walls include a plurality of side-wall slots. The plurality of shelf blanks includes a plurality of side tabs and one or more back tabs. Each of the side tabs is inserted into a respective side-wall slot and attached to the hutch blank. The plurality of shelf blanks and the hutch blank are configured to lay K.D. flat with the plurality of shelf blanks attached to the hutch blank. Each of the one or more back tabs is configured to be inserted into a respective one of the plurality of back-wall slots to form a plurality of shelves. The plurality of shelves is configured to support product for display.


Patent
Packaging Corporation Of America | Date: 2013-01-24

A container includes a first blank and a second blank. The first blank includes a first plurality of panels and a first plurality of flaps integrally formed from a first sheet of material. The first plurality of panels includes a first side panel, a second side panel opposing the first side panel, a back panel, and a front panel. The first plurality of flaps define a bottom of the container and a first portion of a top of the container. The front panel includes a window portion. The second blank includes two or more panels and two or more top flaps integrally formed from a second sheet of material. The two or more panels include a cover front panel and a first side panel. The two or more top panels define a second portion of the top of the container. The cover front panel is attached to the window panel.


Patent
Packaging Corporation Of America | Date: 2010-03-08

A container comprises a front panel including a stationary front portion and a removable front portion separated by a first line of weakness. The container comprises a rear panel including a stationary and a detachable rear portion separated by a second line of weakness. The container comprises a first and an opposing second side panel separated from the removable front portion by third and fourth lines of weakness. The container comprises a top front major flap extending from the removable front portion and hingedly coupled to the removable front portion by a first fold line. The container comprises a top rear major flap extending from the rear panel and hingedly coupled to the stationary rear portion and the detachable rear portion by a second fold line. The container is configured to be converted into a display configuration.


Patent
Packaging Corporation of America | Date: 2015-09-11

A method of forming a blister package with product in one method includes providing a blister card. An interior portion of the blister card is removed so as to form an opening. A blister pack is inserted into the opening. The blister pack includes a front surface, a plurality of walls extending continuously from the front surface, and at least one flange extending outwardly from the plurality of walls. The blister pack forms at least one undercut in an interior thereof. The product is placed into the interior of the blister pack. A plug is placed into the at least one undercut of the blister pack so as to close the interior of the blister pack. The plug is of the same size and shape as the interior portion of the blister card.

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