Packaging Corporation of America‘s patented container design for liquid-filled bags features a unique handhold configuration with inner shield flaps to prevent spillage. The container includes front and back walls, side walls, and top flaps that overlap to create a secure handhold. GlobalData’s report on Packaging Corporation of America 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 Packaging Corporation of America, Magnetic lids was a key innovation area identified from patents. Packaging Corporation of America's grant share as of March 2024 was 81%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Container for liquid-filled bag with spout and handhold

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Packaging Corporation of America

A newly granted patent (Publication Number: US11919686B1) discloses a unique container design for housing a liquid-filled bag with a spout. The container features at least four walls, including front and back walls with removable portions that define a spout-receiving opening. Additionally, the container includes inner shield flaps, top flaps with handhold openings, and a configuration where the handhold is offset from the inner shield flaps along the length of the container. The design allows for easy handling and pouring of the liquid contents.

Furthermore, the patent details variations in the design, such as different lengths of the inner shield flaps, positioning of the handhold in relation to the front and back walls, and the inclusion of an outer front wall panel with removable portions. These features enhance the functionality and user-friendliness of the container, making it suitable for various liquid storage and dispensing needs. The patent also mentions the option of wrapping the container in a polymeric film for added protection and durability. Overall, the patented container design offers a novel and practical solution for safely storing and pouring liquids from a bag with a spout.

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