Westrock. has filed a patent for an article carrier with unique features for packaging items securely. The carrier includes a main panel with article retention structures and a side panel connected by an arcuate fold line. This innovation aims to enhance packaging efficiency and protection. GlobalData’s report on Westrock 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 Westrock, Multi-pack shrink wrapping was a key innovation area identified from patents. Westrock's grant share as of January 2024 was 54%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent filed for article carrier with arcuate fold line

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Westrock Co

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240034532A1) describes an innovative article engaging carrier for packaging items. The carrier includes a main panel with article retention structures, a side panel hingedly connected to the main panel, and an end panel connected to the main panel. The connection between the main panel and the side panel is defined by an arcuate fold line, allowing for easy engagement of articles. The carrier also features engaging teeth for securing articles, with fold lines converging with hinged connections for added stability. Additionally, the carrier includes abutment tabs and end panels with unique configurations to enhance the packaging and presentation of items.

Furthermore, the patent application details various configurations of the article carrier, including different hinged connections, abutment tabs, engaging teeth, and fold lines. These features are designed to provide structural integrity, ease of use, and efficient packaging of articles. The carrier design allows for customization based on the size and shape of the items being packaged, ensuring a secure and visually appealing presentation. The inclusion of corner bumper panels, obliquely oriented hinged connections, and non-circular fold lines demonstrates the versatility and adaptability of the carrier for various packaging needs. Overall, the article engaging carrier described in the patent application offers a novel and practical solution for packaging items securely and attractively.

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