Six pack rings for beverage cans
Six pack rings for beverage cans
Paperboard basket
Paperboard basket
Plastic six-pack carrier
Plastic six-pack carrier

A multi-pack also known as multipack is packaging that combines or holds multiple items or smaller packages.

Functions

Multi-packs can be used to:

Methods

A wide variety of materials and procedures are available to combine items or packages into a multi-pack.[3][4][5][6] This can include shrink film, pressure sensitive tape, paper overwrap, adhesives, paperboard carriers, plastic clips, etc.

Beverages

Beverage cans and bottles are sold in multi-packs such as six packs, twelve packs, and cases of 24.[7] These can be paperboard baskets, paperboard overwraps and cartons, corrugated fiberboard boxes, HDPE plastic handles, six pack rings, and shrink packs.

Other uses

A wide variety of items and packages are combined into multi-packs for sale.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ "Leaner and Greener". Beverage World. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ "Third Party Testing: 6Pak Can Carriers Provide 95-98% More Protection". PakTech. 2011-07-01. Archived from the original on 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ US 5685428, Herbers, Dennis Michael; Erspamer, John Paul & Dirksing, William Paul, "Unitary Package", published 1997-11-11, assigned to The Procter and Gamble Co. 
  4. ^ US 5409127, Stratford, James T.; Schoonveld, Alan H. & Weaver, David A., "Multi-pack container assembly", published 1995-04-25, assigned to Berry Iowa Corp. 
  5. ^ US 5667070, Miret, Emili Requena, "Device for carrying containers", published 1997-09-16, assigned to Riverwood International Corp. 
  6. ^ US 5788302, Barrash, Marshall J. & Ferguson, Earl B., "Bottle carrier", published 1997-09-16, assigned to The Coca-Cola Company 
  7. ^ "Interest In Multipacks Picks Up". Food & Beverage Packaging. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-05-02.