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Anti-Static Thermoformed Plastic Insert for Packaging Cartons Used for Shipping Electronic Card Assemblies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060015D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kreh, PS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes an anti-static, thermoformed plastic insert for use in packaging cartons typically used for shipping electronic card assemblies having electrostatically sensitive components. The insert is preferably fabricated in a single-piece manner and is designed to have a plurality of elongated bubbles on each surface perpendicular to the edge of each packaged card assembly to provide a resilient cushion. The improved insert is further provided with a plurality of ribs to define slots for supporting the packaged electronic card assemblies in a parallel fashion. Fig. 1 shows a top view of insert 10 having hingeable panels 11, 12, 13, 14 and end flap 15.

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Anti-Static Thermoformed Plastic Insert for Packaging Cartons Used for Shipping Electronic Card Assemblies

This article describes an anti-static, thermoformed plastic insert for use in packaging cartons typically used for shipping electronic card assemblies having electrostatically sensitive components. The insert is preferably fabricated in a single-piece manner and is designed to have a plurality of elongated bubbles on each surface perpendicular to the edge of each packaged card assembly to provide a resilient cushion. The improved insert is further provided with a plurality of ribs to define slots for supporting the packaged electronic card assemblies in a parallel fashion. Fig. 1 shows a top view of insert 10 having hingeable panels 11, 12, 13, 14 and end flap 15. The panels and end flaps result from providing suitable scores 18 for creating a rectangular structure which conforms to the size of the card assemblies and the main shipping carton. During the thermoforming process of the plastic insert, a plurality of elongated bubbles 16 and a plurality of ribs 17 are formed. The bubbles 16 are located on each surface perpendicular to the edge of each packaged card assembly once insert 10 is placed in a carton and formed into a rectangular structure. Fig. 2 shows a side view of insert 10 having bubbles 16 suitably located in each of the hingeable panels 11, 12, 13 and 14. A side view of ribs 17 is also shown. Fig. 3 shows an end view of insert 10 having a plural...