Anti-Static Thermoformed Plastic Insert for Packaging Cartons Used for Shipping Electronic Card Assemblies
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
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.