Patent Number: 6,293,394

Title: Pouch-shaped form of packaging

Abstract: A packaging pouch (10) with an integral drinking straw or pouring spout (38,42) and an easy-to-open protective region providing access to the drinking straw or pouring spout, features a first compartment (32) to accommodate the contents e.g. a drink and--separated in a fluid-tight manner--a second compartment (34) to accommodate a tube part (42). The tube (38, 42) leads from the first compartment (32) to the second compartment (34) and is joined in the transition region to the pouch (10) in a fluid-tight manner and features a valve element for opening and closing a through-flow channel (37). At the end projecting into the second compartment the tube features a closure (44,46) which is closed in a fluid-tight manner when the pouch is in the unopened state and contains a valve element (58, 56) which, under the action of pressure from the side, frees a through-flow channel (37) and which closes automatically.

Inventors: Marbler; Claude A. (Phalsbourg, FR), Walter; Juris (Schaffhausen, CH), Ziegler; Andreas (Stetten, CH)

Assignee: Alusuisse Technology & Management, LTD

International Classification: B65D 77/28 (20060101); B65D 77/24 (20060101); B65D 085/72 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018