DS Smith has been granted a patent for a shipping and reshipping packaging unit with a unique closure system. The packaging body and closure panel are held together by a closure strip with separable and permanent segments, ensuring secure adhesion. The adhesive strip is covered by a peelable protector for easy opening. GlobalData’s report on DS Smith 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 DS Smith, Multi-pack shrink wrapping was a key innovation area identified from patents. DS Smith's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Shipping packaging with adhesive closure strip and peelable protector

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: DS Smith Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11858700B2) discloses a unique shipping and reshipping packaging design that includes a packaging body, closure panel, and adhesive closure strip. The innovation lies in the closure strip, which features at least one severable segment and one permanent segment joined by a weakening line. The strip also contains a rectilinear adhesive strip covered with a peelable protection layer. Each closure strip comprises at least three segments, with the permanent segment connected to the packaging element through a folding line. The packaging can be formed by folding and optionally gluing a pre-cut blank, which includes panels joined by folding lines, a closure panel, and closure strips.

Furthermore, the patent details various configurations of the packaging, such as the closure panel being independent of the packaging body or integral with at least one closure strip. The closure panel can also be integrated with the packaging body in the open position. The design allows for easy opening and resealing of the packaging, enhancing convenience for users. Additionally, a pre-cut blank for creating the packaging is described, featuring panels joined by folding lines and closure strips with severable and permanent segments. This innovative packaging solution aims to improve the efficiency and usability of shipping and reshipping processes, offering a secure closure mechanism while ensuring ease of use for consumers.

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