Inverting vacuum panels for a plastic container
A sidewall portion of a plastic container (10) adapted for vacuum pressure absorption. The sidewall portion (18) including generally rectangular shaped vacuum panels (32) equidistantly spaced about the container (10). The vacuum panels (32) having, at least in part, a convex shaped surface and a series of equidistantly spaced indents (36) disposed therein. The vacuum panels (32) being moveable to accommodate vacuum forces generated within the container thereby (10) decreasing the volume of the container (10).
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Publication date: 02-20-2008
Applicant: AMCOR LTD (AU)
Inventor: LANE MICHAEL T (US); STEIH RICHARD J (US); GAMBER DANIEL W (US); BROWN RANDALL S (US); JOSHI ROHIT V (US)
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