EP1619131A1 - Cardboard box and method for its production - Google Patents

Cardboard box and method for its production Download PDF

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EP1619131A1
EP1619131A1 EP20050014875 EP05014875A EP1619131A1 EP 1619131 A1 EP1619131 A1 EP 1619131A1 EP 20050014875 EP20050014875 EP 20050014875 EP 05014875 A EP05014875 A EP 05014875A EP 1619131 A1 EP1619131 A1 EP 1619131A1
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Alfio Bernini
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Litocartotecnica IVAL SpA
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
    • B65D5/56Linings or internal coatings, e.g. pre-formed trays provided with a blow- or thermoformed layer
    • B65D5/563Laminated linings; Coatings
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B31MAKING ARTICLES OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER; WORKING PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31BMAKING CONTAINERS OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31B2105/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers made by assembling separate sheets, blanks or webs
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B31MAKING ARTICLES OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER; WORKING PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31BMAKING CONTAINERS OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31B2120/00Construction of rigid or semi-rigid containers
    • B31B2120/40Construction of rigid or semi-rigid containers lined or internally reinforced

Abstract

A cardboard box (1), made of cardboard in which the surface (1a,2a) that lies inside the box is reflective.

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  • The present invention relates to a cardboard box and to a method for producing it.
  • It is known that boxes intended particularly but not exclusively for cosmetic products are currently commercially available which have a mirror applied to the surface of the lid that is designed to face the inside of the box.
  • In this way, when the user opens the lid in order to access the contents of the box, he can use the mirror.
  • Currently known boxes provided with a mirror are produced by using fine materials, and the cost of the application of the mirror is absorbed without problems within the total cost of the product, but in a box made of cardboard the presence of an applied mirror would entail an unacceptable cost increase.
  • The aim of the present invention is to devise a cardboard box and a method for obtaining it which have a low cost though allowing the user to view himself in the mirror after opening the lid.
  • The proposed aim is achieved by a cardboard box, according to the invention, characterized in that it is made of cardboard in which the surface that lies inside the box is reflective.
  • A method for obtaining the box according to the invention is characterized in that it comprises the steps of:
    • transferring onto a smooth surface of a cardboard sheet from a lacquered film;
    • transferring onto said surface from a metallized film;
    • die-cutting and folding the sheet prepared in the preceding steps.
  • Further characteristics and advantages of the invention will become better apparent from the description of a preferred but not exclusive embodiment of the invention, illustrated by way of non-limiting example in the accompanying drawings, wherein the only figure is a view of box in the open condition.
  • With reference to the figure, the reference numerals 1 and 2 designate respectively the container and the lid of the box according to the invention, which is provided by working on a sheet of cardboard in which the surface that is intended to form the inside 1a of the container and 2a of the lid is reflective, while the other surface is opaque.
  • At the internal surface of the lid there is also a colored border 2b, which can assume for example the same coloring as the outer surface of the thin card and frames the surface 2a so as to give the feeling of a true applied mirror.
  • A method for obtaining the described box comprises a first step, which is provided in a per se known manner by working with a normally- used machine, for transfer onto a surface of a sheet of cardboard, treated so as to be particularly smooth, from a lacquered plastic film.
  • The extremely thin layer of lacquering that is deposited from the film onto the surface of the cardboard constitutes the optimum preparation for performing the second step, which consists in a transfer, again obtained in a known manner, onto the previously treated surface, from a metallized plastic film; the film thus deposited is the film that provides the sought reflective effect.
  • The presence of the border 2b is obtained with a third step of the method, which consists in transferring, again in a known manner, said border from a colored plastic film so as to superimpose it on the previously provided reflective surface.
  • Conventional steps for die-cutting and folding the sheet obtained in the preceding steps lead to the obtainment of the box.
  • Obviously the box can have any shape and dimensions, and it is noted that the invention has characteristics of very low cost and is suitable for obtaining decorations of any kind on the reflective surface.
  • The described invention is susceptible of numerous modifications and variations, all of which are within the scope of the appended claims: thus, for example, the box can have any kind of decorations, or even have no decorations, on its reflective internal surface.
  • In turn, the method might not comprise the first step of transfer from a lacquered film, starting directly with the step for transfer from a metallized film.
  • A per se known printing step can be introduced in the method if the outer surface of the box provides for the presence of lettering or pictures.
  • The disclosures in Italian Patent Application No. MN2004A000018 from which this application claims priority are incorporated herein by reference.
  • Where technical features mentioned in any claim are followed by reference signs, those reference signs have been included for the sole purpose of increasing the intelligibility of the claims and accordingly, such reference signs do not have any limiting effect on the interpretation of each element identified by way of example by such reference signs.

Claims (5)

  1. A cardboard box (1), characterized in that it is formed by means of cardboard in which the surface (1a,2a) that lies inside the box (1) is reflective.
  2. The box according to claim 1, characterized in that it comprises colored decorations on the reflective internal surface.
  3. A method for obtaining a cardboard box according to one or more of the preceding claims, characterized in that it comprises the steps of:
    - transferring onto a smooth surface of a cardboard sheet from a metallized film;
    - die-cutting and folding the sheet prepared in the preceding step.
  4. A method for obtaining a box according to claims 1 and 2, characterized in that it further comprises the steps of:
    - transferring onto a smooth surface of a sheet of cardboard from a lacquered film;
    - transferring onto said surface from a metallized film;
    - die-cutting and folding the sheet prepared in the preceding steps.
  5. A method for obtaining a box according to claims 1 and 2, characterized in that it further comprises the steps of:
    - transferring onto a smooth surface of a sheet of cardboard from a lacquered film;
    - transferring onto said surface from a metallized film;
    - transferring onto said surface from a colored film of decorations that cover said surface only partially;
    - die-cutting and folding the sheet prepared in the preceding steps.
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US4768701A (en) * 1987-03-23 1988-09-06 Gabbard Elbert S Multidimensional decorative element
US5330056A (en) * 1993-05-18 1994-07-19 Rocha Daniel De Package for cosmetic articles
FR2823719A1 (en) * 2001-04-23 2002-10-25 Cosmetech Europ Sa Packaging for cosmetic product sample comprises upper panel, hinged lid and cosmetic container, upper panel comprises central removable part with lower mirror surface

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US4768701A (en) * 1987-03-23 1988-09-06 Gabbard Elbert S Multidimensional decorative element
US5330056A (en) * 1993-05-18 1994-07-19 Rocha Daniel De Package for cosmetic articles
FR2823719A1 (en) * 2001-04-23 2002-10-25 Cosmetech Europ Sa Packaging for cosmetic product sample comprises upper panel, hinged lid and cosmetic container, upper panel comprises central removable part with lower mirror surface

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP2174877A1 (en) * 2008-10-02 2010-04-14 GI.BI.EFFE S.r.l. Cardboard box, with a removable part having a mirrored surface

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