Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Co patented a storage and transport container made of sheet metal to prevent electrostatic charging of plastic receptacles. The container is easily produced, transported, and reusable multiple times. The design includes plug-in connections for easy assembly and disassembly. GlobalData’s report on Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Co gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Co, Plastic recycling was a key innovation area identified from patents. Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Co's grant share as of January 2024 was 47%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Tray for plastic receptacles made of sheet metal

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH and Co KG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11873150B2) discloses a unique tray design for plastic receptacles. The tray comprises an essentially orthogonal flat tray bottom made of one-piece sheet metal, with side panels connected by corner connectors. The tray also includes detachable side walls made of sheet metal to prevent electrostatic charging of stored plastic receptacles. The base of the tray features a wall section, base section, and insertion surface, providing stability and ease of use.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as hook-shaped connecting projections on the side walls, sockets for locking straps on the tray bottom, and the ability to stack trays on top of each other. The design allows for customization with different materials like aluminum or steel, varying dimensions, and configurations to accommodate different storage needs. The tray's innovative construction, including spring elements and corner connectors, enhances durability and functionality, making it a versatile solution for organizing and storing plastic receptacles efficiently.

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