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Publication numberUS20030024950 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/220,057
PCT numberPCT/JP2001/001579
Publication dateFeb 6, 2003
Filing dateMar 1, 2001
Priority dateMar 1, 2000
Also published asDE60129948D1, EP1277666A1, EP1277666A4, EP1277666B1, WO2001064536A1
Publication number10220057, 220057, PCT/2001/1579, PCT/JP/1/001579, PCT/JP/1/01579, PCT/JP/2001/001579, PCT/JP/2001/01579, PCT/JP1/001579, PCT/JP1/01579, PCT/JP1001579, PCT/JP101579, PCT/JP2001/001579, PCT/JP2001/01579, PCT/JP2001001579, PCT/JP200101579, US 2003/0024950 A1, US 2003/024950 A1, US 20030024950 A1, US 20030024950A1, US 2003024950 A1, US 2003024950A1, US-A1-20030024950, US-A1-2003024950, US2003/0024950A1, US2003/024950A1, US20030024950 A1, US20030024950A1, US2003024950 A1, US2003024950A1
InventorsMichinori Yoneyama, Makoto Ichikawa
Original AssigneeMichinori Yoneyama, Makoto Ichikawa
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Inner bag for bag-in-box
US 20030024950 A1
Abstract
An inner bag for bag-in-box capable of increasing an easiness in handling and convenience when a filled inner bag (1) for bag-in-box is handled without an outer box, where reinforced heat sealed parts (5, 5′) formed by cutting out side films (4, 4′) and sealing a front film (6) with a rear film are provided continuously or closely to heat sealed parts (2, 3) on an upper side on/or a lower side of the inner bag, or a holding part is provided formed by sealing the front film (6) with the rear film through or without through the side films (4, 4′) so that a not sealed part (17) between the side films (4, 4′) is formed at or near at least one corner part between the films and the heat sealed parts (2, 3) and so that, when a hand is accessed to the outside of the inner bag (1) through the not sealed part (17).
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1. A gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box whose side film to be folded is composed of a laminated film prepared by laminating multi layers so as a resin layer which is hard to be adhered by heat sealing is arranged at the surface, comprising reinforcing heat sealed parts formed by cutting out side films and sealing a front film with a rear film are provided continuously or closely to heat sealed parts on an upper side and/or a lower side of the inner bag.
2. The inner bag for bag-in-box of claim 1, wherein the front film is adhered by heat sealing with the rear film by cutting out the side film at a corner part or near the corner part.
3. The inner bag for bag-in-box in accordance with claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said inner bag possesses a fin part of triangle shape which is divided from a containing part by a heat sealed part.
4. The inner bag for bag-in-box of claim 3, wherein at least one fin part is cut off.
5. The inner bag for bag-in-box of claim 4, wherein all fin parts locating at the lower side are cut off.
6. A gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box prepared by adhering by heat sealing of one or more sheets of film, wherein said inner bag possessing a holding part formed by sealing the front film with the rear film through or without through the side film so that a not sealed part between the films is formed at or near at least one corner part between the films and the heat sealed parts and so that, when a hand is accessed from the side part of the inner bag, fingers are passed to the outside of the inner bag through the not sealed part.
7. The inner bag for bag-in-box of claim 6, wherein the holding part is prepared on both side of the heat sealed part locates at upper and/or lower side.
8. The inner bag for bag-in-box in accordance with claim 6 or claim 7, wherein said inner bag possesses a cut out part prepared by cutting off one part or all part of film of the not sealed part locating at upper and/or lower side.
9. The inner bag for bag-in-box in accordance with any one of claims 6 to 8, wherein said inner bag possesses a fin part divided by triangle shape, further the holding part is formed on said fin part.
10. The inner bag for bag-in-box of claim 9, wherein all fin parts locating at the lower side are cut off.
11. The inner bag for bag-in-box in accordance with any one of claims 6 to 10, wherein the side film is the laminate which laminate so as resin layer which are hard to be adhered by heat sealing to be arranged at the surface, and the holding part is prepared by sealing without sealing the side film by preparing a punch hole on the side film.
Description
    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0001]
    The present invention relates to an improvement for handling of inner bag for bag-in-box comprising an inner bag which is a molded product made of synthetic resin film and an outer box made of cardboard. More in detail, the present invention relates to an improved inner bag for bag-in-box possessing a gazette part.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    In general, a container composed of an inner bag fabricated by heat sealing of synthetic resin film and an outer box made of cardboard which is prepared for the purpose of filling up, preserving and transferring of fluid such as liquid or powder is commonly called as a bag-in-box, and ones whose capacity are from 5 to 20 liter are broadly used as a container for foods or medicines. These containers are mainly applied for the business use, and actually used as a container for materials of foods or medicines or as a large size container for subdivisional use.
  • [0003]
    In the meanwhile, recently, for the purpose of severe sanitary controlling of producing environment of foods or medicines, the requirements to protect the contamination of the producing environment by dusts generated from the outer box by picking out an inner bag from the outer box and carrying it alone in into the producing environment is becoming more serious.
  • [0004]
    Therefore, for these inner bag for bag-in-box, the easiness in handling when handled without outer box is becoming strongly required.
  • [0005]
    In the meanwhile, these inner bags for bag-in-box are becoming to be required to have a good handling efficiency when handled without an outer box.
  • [0006]
    The inner bag for bag-in-box can be classified into following two types. That is, one is a molded type inner bag having excellent self-standing ability prepared by a blow molding method or by a vacuum molding method and another one is a film type inner bag which is prepared by thermally sealing of film which is characterized by using smaller amount of synthetic resin. Further, said film type can be classified into a plane bag type and a gazette bag type.
  • [0007]
    Although the self-standing ability of the above mentioned gazette type inner box as a container is not superior to that of a molded type, it is superior to that of a plane bag type, therefore, it is desirably used as the inner bag to be handled without an outer box.
  • [0008]
    But, the gazette type bag-in-box has several problems, and the intensity of it is pointed out as one of the problems.
  • [0009]
    For example, in Japanese utility model laid open publication JP64-9174 (refer to drawing No.7), a gazette type bag-in-box whose gazette part is formed by folding both sides of periphery edge of the bag main-body to inner side is disclosed.
  • [0010]
    As disclosed in said Japanese utility model laid open publication JP64-9174, a bag of gazette shape has following defect. That is, when the bag is filled up by liquid, since the stress is concentrated to the crossing point of crease of folding part of film located to the side surface and a heat sealed part of upper or lower side, the bag is weak against the stress such as inner pressure.
  • [0011]
    In above mentioned Japanese utility model laid open publication JP64-9174, for the purpose to improve above mentioned defect, there is the description that the intensity of the crossing point is improved by preparing an oblique belt shape heat sealed part which traverses from the crossing point of crease of folding part and a heat sealed part of upper or lower side to the voluntary point of the both sides of periphery edge of the bag. The preparation of said oblique belt shape heat sealed part is also useful from the view point to reduce the remaining amount of liquid at the discharging of the liquid, because it is effective to prevent the liquid from remaining between a film and a film at the end of inner bag.
  • [0012]
    However, the effect of preparation of the oblique belt shape heat sealed part is not sufficient. Sometimes, by the strong impact such as falling down, the bag is broken because of lack of intensity. According to the description of above mentioned Japanese utility model laid open publication JP64-9174, the effect of the improvement is only illustrated as follows. Namely, since the tensile tension is dispersed homogeneously, it is possible to use a press discharging method characterizing by discharge the contents by pressing the outer surface of the bag. Further, the triangle part locating at the outside of oblique belt shape heat sealed part is easily opened at the handling of a filled up bag and deteriorate the intensity of above mentioned crossing point.
  • [0013]
    Furthermore, this triangle part disturbs the easiness in handling of the filled up bag, when it is contained into an outer box.
  • [0014]
    Still further, since this triangle part becomes hard and disturbs the self-standing ability of the bag, said triangle part becomes the cause to disturb the self-standing of the filled up inner bag when it is handled without outer bag.
  • [0015]
    By the way, in above mentioned Japanese utility model laid open publication JP64-9174, there is a description to cut off the triangle parts of the lower part of the inner bag for the purpose to improve the self-standing ability of it. However, when the triangle part is cut off, the new problems, that the crossing point becomes more easily opened and the intensity to the inner pressure is affected, are arisen. Such kind of problems can be observed when a laminated film prepared by laminating multi layers so as a biaxial orientated film or a nylon resin layer which are hard to be adhered by heat sealing to be arranged at the surface. And, for the improvement of the intensity of gazette type bag-in-box inner bag, above mentioned problem is an obstacle to disturb said improvement.
  • [0016]
    Further, another problem is pointed out. Namely, since an adequate hand hold part is not attached to the inner bag, the handling of it is not so easy, especially when a filled up inner bag is picked up and removed from an outer box or is carried without outer box. For the purpose of easiness in handling of an inner bag, as shown in FIG. 21, the inner bag for bag-in-box to which a hand hold is attached is disclosed in Japanese Patent Laid Open Publication 2-8763. In this case, a heat sealed part is formed on the upper part of gazette type inner bag, and further a heat sealed part is formed so as a front film and a rear film become one body at the corner part of the inner bag. And said heat sealed part can be held by a hand. However, according to said reference invention, since whole upper side of the bag is sealed by heat in a straight line at the forming process of a heat sealed part of the corner part, there is no space to thrust a finger into. Therefore, the problem that the heavy load is burdened with a finger is pointed out.
  • [0017]
    Additionally, at the filling up process, in a case when an inner bag is set to an outer box after contents are filled up into the inner bag, there is also a problem same as mentioned above.
  • DISCLOSURE OF THE INVENTION
  • [0018]
    The structural feature of a gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box is characterized as that the side film which is folded from both side edge part to inner side is inserted between a front film and a rear film at the gazette part. A heat sealed part of an upper or lower side is consisted of two heat sealed parts. That is, one is the heat sealed part locating at the center position where the front film and the rear film are faced and said front film is adhered with said rear film directly by heat sealing (this part is called as a heat sealed part), and another one is the heat sealed part locating to the outer side where the front film or the rear film is adhered with the side film by heat sealing. At the preparation of the heat sealed part of upper side or lower side, said two heat sealed part are prepared continuously to form a straight line. Generally, the surface and the reverse surface of the film which consist of a gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box are usually made of thermo fusable film, and the films of the side surface are sealed by heat and adhered each other at the folded part of upper or lower side. In a case when a laminated film prepared by laminating multi layers so as a biaxial orientated film or a nylon resin layer which are hard to be adhered by heat sealing to be arranged at the surface is used, for the purpose to improve the intensity of inner bag, films of the side surface are not sealed by heat and not adhered each other.
  • [0019]
    The present invention is carried out to dissolve above mentioned problem that a conventional bag-in-box has. The first object of the present invention is to improve the intensity of the inner bag without spoiling the self-standing ability of it when a filled up inner bag for bag-in-box is handled without an outer box. The second object of the present invention is to provide an inner bag for bag-in-box whose easiness in handling and convenience are improved.
  • [0020]
    The first invention is the invention which is preferable to be applied to a gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box whose side film to be folded is composed of a laminated film prepared by laminating multi layers so as a resin layer which is hard to be adhered by heat sealing is arranged at the surface. The important point of the first invention is an inner bag for bag-in-box comprising reinforcing heat sealed parts formed by cutting out side films and sealing a front film with a rear film are provided continuously or closely to heat sealed parts on an upper side and/or a lower side of the inner bag. In a case of above mentioned inner bag for bag-in-box, it is desirable that the front film is adhered by heat sealing with the rear film by cutting out the side films at a corner part or near the corner part. In a case of above mentioned inner bag for bag-in-box, it is further desirable to divide the containing part for contents by heat sealed part so that forms fin parts of triangle shape. At least one of said fin parts of triangle shape can be cut off, and it is desirable to cut off all fin parts of triangle shape locating at the lower part.
  • [0021]
    The inner bag for bag-in-box to which a reinforcing heat sealed parts formed by sealing a front film with a rear film are provided has following strong points based on above mentioned structural feature, that is;
  • [0022]
    (1) At the heat sealed part on an upper side or a lower side of the gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box, a front film is adhered by heat seal with a rear film by cutting out side films, and when abnormal stress caused by careless falling down of the inner bag is loaded to the bag, the breaking of the side films near the heat sealed part on an upper side or a lower side is prevented by this structural feature, and further the load burdened to the top heat sealed part can be reduced.
  • [0023]
    (2) Further, at the corner part or near the corner part, side films are cut off and a front film is adhered by heat sealing with a rear film, and by this structural feature, the reinforcing effect described in (1) becomes more remarkable and the damage of a side film caused by the contact with the inner surface of an outer box can be prevented. And, since the heat sealed parts at the corner part can be used as the holding part, it is convenience for loading and unloading of the filled up inner bag from the outer box, transferring of the filled up inner bag or for discharging of the contents contained in the inner bag.
  • [0024]
    (3) The amount of the remaining liquid after whole contents in the inner bag is discharged can be reduces by making the inner bag gazette shape having fin parts divided from the containing part by the heat sealed part. And at the forming process of a reinforcing heat sealed part, even if the cutting off width of a side film is wider than the width of an upper or lower heat sealed part, the cut out part is existing in the fin part, and the leaking of the contained liquid does not occur.
  • [0025]
    (4) And, in a case when the film composing an inner bag is a hard material, since the presence of the fin part prevents easiness in handling at insertion of the filled up inner box into an outer box, at putting on the lid and further deteriorates the self standing ability of the bag, it is desirable to cut off the fin part previously to avoid such kinds of inconvenience.
  • [0026]
    The second invention is the invention which is desirable to be applied to a gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box prepared by adhesion by heat sealing of one or more sheets of film and the important point of the invention is illustrated as follows. That is, the important point of the second invention is an inner bag for bag-in-box providing a holding part formed by sealing the front film with the rear film through or without through the side film so that a not sealed part between the films is formed at or near at least one corner part between the films and the heat sealed parts and so that, when a hand is accessed from the side part of the inner bag, fingers are passed to the outside of the inner bag through the not sealed part. For the purpose of further improvement of the easiness in handling and convenience of the inner bag for bag-in-box, it is desirable that the holding part is prepared on both side of the heat sealed part locates at upper and/or lower side. Furthermore, it is more desirable to provide a cut out part prepared by cutting off one part or all part of film of above mentioned not sealed part locating at upper and/or lower side, because the load to be burdened with a finger can be reduced when the bag is held by a hand. Still further, it is desirable to prepare a band shape sealed part at the voluntary position from the edge of the heat sealed part locating at upper and/or lower side to the outer periphery part, prepare a fin part divided by triangle shape and provide a holding part to the triangle fin part. Said triangle fin part which locates at the lower side can be cut off, and by cutting off it, the self standing ability of the inner bag when it is handled without an outer box can be improved.
  • [0027]
    In the case of the gazette shape inner bag of the present invention, the front film is adhered by heat sealing with the rear film so that a not sealed part is formed at or near at least one corner between the heat sealed part. The inner bag is designed so as the finger can pass through from the not sealed part of the front film and the rear film when a hand is accessed from the side part of the inner bag to the gap between the front film and the side film or the rear film and the side film. Therefore, the bag can be held by hand without burdening the load to fingers. And it is desirable to provide a holding part composed of the heat sealed part of the front film with the rear film to the both side of the heat sealed part so as the inner bag can be held by both hands.
  • [0028]
    When a single film or a multi layered film which has a heat adherent resin layer such as polyethylene or polypropylene on the both surfaces is used alone as the side film, the front film and the rear film can be adhered by heat sealing through side film at the corner part. Therefore, for the purpose to form a not sealed part of side films, it is only needed to seal with a seal bar used for the sealing of upper or lower side possessing a cut out to form a not sealed part. When a laminate which is prepared so as a resin layer that is hard to be adhered by heat seal such as a polyamide resin layer or a biaxial orientated film to be arranged on the surface is used as the side film, for the purpose to adhere a front film with a rear film by heat seal, a part of the side film is cut off by circular or oval shape (punch hole) and the reverse side of the front film is adhered by heat seal with the reverse side of the rear film without through the side film. It is desirable to prepare plural punch holes to improve the intensity, and preferably, the distance among punch holes can be make wider and make it a not sealed part so as to allow the insertion of fingers.
  • [0029]
    As mentioned above, easiness in handling of the inner bag of the present invention can be improved by forming a holding part prepared by adhering the front film with the rear film by heat seal so as to form a not sealed part between at least one corner part and heat sealed part, and said not sealed part is located at the corner part or near the corner part. However, when the amount of the contents is over than 10 litter, films of higher intensity is used and the toughness of the inner bag becomes stronger. Therefore, when a filled up inner bag is picked up by holding a holding part, the film at the not sealed part is bent toward inner side and sometimes a finger is caught between films. To reduce the load to the finger, in the present invention, for example, a not sealed part is prepared on upper or lower side and prepare a cut out part in a part of said not sealed part. Throughout the cut out part, fingers can pass through and can hold the holding part provided to upper or lower side. And by above mentioned structural feature, the handling of the inner bag becomes very easy, that is, easiness in handling, for example, picking out the inner bag from the outer box, carrying the inner bag or discharging the contents from the inner bag is improved. Further, also the work to insert the inner bag filled up with the content to the outer box becomes very easy. By preparing a cut out part, a hole is prepared on upper or lower side, and hereinafter this cut out part can be described as a handle hole. Surrounding the handle hole, the not sealed part can be remained or can not be remained. In a case that the not sealed part is not remained, a hole is formed after all side is sealed by heat and the hole can be used as a handle hole.
  • [0030]
    In the present invention, for the purpose to prevent the leak of the contents in the inner bag which is caused by preparing the cut out part, it is desirable to prepare a band shape heat sealed part at the voluntary position from the edge of a heat sealed part locating at upper and/or lower side to an outer periphery part, and prepare a fin part divided by triangle shape. And by providing a holding part to the triangle fin part, the contents do not remain in the corner part at the discharging operation, further it acts as a protector of the side film at the transferring operation of the filled up bag-in-box. Further, by cutting off the triangle shape fin part located at the lower side, the self standing stability of the inner bag, which is important when the inner bag is took out, is improved so that the inner bag is easily contained in the outer box.
  • [0031]
    The gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box of the present invention is the gazette shape bag prepared by inserting a side film which is folded to inner side between the front film and rear film and whose surrounding part is sealed by heat and having tucks at the side part, however, it is possible to use a cylinder shape film instead of the front film, rear film and the side surface film, both sides of the cylindrical film are fold to inner side, and to adhere the upper corner part with the lower corner part by heat sealing without forming a heat sealed part on a side part.
  • BRIEF ILLUSTRATION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0032]
    [0032]FIG. 1 is the plane view of the folded state of one example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the first invention.
  • [0033]
    [0033]FIG. 2 is the plane view of the folded state of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the first invention.
  • [0034]
    [0034]FIG. 3 is the plane view from the bottom of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 2 in which liquid filled up.
  • [0035]
    [0035]FIG. 4 is the plane view of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the first invention.
  • [0036]
    [0036]FIG. 5 is the plane view from the bottom of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 4 in which liquid is filled up.
  • [0037]
    [0037]FIG. 6 is the plane view of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the first invention.
  • [0038]
    [0038]FIG. 7 is the example of the conventional gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box on which oblique heat sealed parts are formed.
  • [0039]
    [0039]FIG. 8 is the example of the conventional gazette shape inner bag for bag-in-box from which the outside parts from oblique heat sealed parts are cut off.
  • [0040]
    [0040]FIG. 9 is the plane view from the bottom of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 7 in which liquid contents is filled up.
  • [0041]
    [0041]FIG. 10 is the plane view from the bottom of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 8 in which liquid is filled up.
  • [0042]
    [0042]FIG. 11 is the plane view of the folded state of one example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention.
  • [0043]
    [0043]FIG. 12 is the plane view of the folded state of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention.
  • [0044]
    [0044]FIG. 13 is the plane view of the folded state of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention to which cut out parts are formed.
  • [0045]
    [0045]FIG. 14 is other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention showing the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 13 from which triangle fin parts locating at lower position are cut off.
  • [0046]
    [0046]FIG. 15 is the perspective view of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 14 in which liquid is filled up.
  • [0047]
    [0047]FIG. 16 is the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention showing the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag to the corner part of which a punch hole is formed.
  • [0048]
    [0048]FIG. 17 is the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention showing the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag which abbreviate to form a heat sealed part at the both sides.
  • [0049]
    [0049]FIG. 18 is the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention which abbreviates to form a heat sealed part at the sides, showing the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag.
  • [0050]
    [0050]FIG. 19 is the partial plane view of the other example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention showing the folded state of the inner bag to the corner part and near the heat sealed part of which punch holes are formed.
  • [0051]
    [0051]FIG. 20 is the partial plane view of another example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention showing the folded state of the inner bag to the corner part and near the heat sealed part of which punch holes and also cut out parts are formed.
  • [0052]
    [0052]FIG. 21 is the conventional inner bag for bag-in-box with handle parts.
  • THE BEST EMBODIMENT TO CARRY OUT THE INVENTION
  • [0053]
    The present invention is illustrated more in details.
  • [0054]
    As the materials of the bag used in the first invention, a laminate such as a laminated film or a co-extruded film is used according to the required ability. As a laminate to be used, a laminate having following structural feature can be mentioned. That is, a film having relatively high mechanical strength such as biaxial orientated polyamide, biaxial orientated polyester or biaxial orientated polypropylene or a resin layer not to be easy sealed by heat e.g. polyamide resin layer is arranged to be the outermost surface layer, and a polyolefin resin layer to be easily sealed by heat such as polyethylene or polypropylene is arranged to be the inmost layer, can be mentioned. When it is necessary to add further ability to these laminate, an adequate functional film can be voluntarily added to the laminate. For example, when a barrier ability against oxygen gas is necessary, a silica evaporated film or copolymer of ethylene-vinylalcohol (EVOH) can be added, and when a light shielding ability is necessary, an aluminum foil or an aluminum evaporated film can be added to the laminate. That is, adequate multi layered film, which is a laminate, is voluntarily selected according to the use. For example, a laminate film composed of polyester, aluminum foil and polyethylene, a co-extruded multi layered film of EVOH and polyethylene or a co-extruded multi layered film of polyamide, EVOH and polyethylene can be mentioned. Further, these films can be used alone or can be used by overlapping with polyethylene single film without sealing, however, not intending to be limited to them.
  • [0055]
    In the present invention, the heat sealed part of upper and/or lower side indicates the part where a front film is directly adhered by heat seal with a rear film at upper and/or lower side. In the present invention, a cut out part is prepared to a side film continuously or closely to said heat sealed part, and a reinforced heat sealed part is formed by adhering a front film with a rear film by heat sealing. As the shape of the cut out part, any shape such as circular or oval shape can be used, and for the purpose to improve the mechanical strength plural numbers of cut out parts can be prepared. In this case, it is desirable to prepare a cut out part on the corner part or closely to the corner part.
  • [0056]
    Still further, it is desirable to provide a heat sealed part at the position from the edge part of heat sealed part locating at upper and/or lower side toward the side periphery part, and to divide the containing part for contents by said heat sealed part, because the amount of remaining liquid can be reduced by dividing the containing part. And, it is further desirable by the reason mentioned above to cut off and remove the triangle shape fin parts that is divided by said heat sealed parts.
  • [0057]
    The first invention will be illustrated more readily according with the drawings.
  • [0058]
    [0058]FIG. 1 is the plane view of the folded state of one example of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the first invention.
  • [0059]
    In FIG. 1, 1 is an inner bag, 2 is a heat sealed part of the upper side, 3 is a heat sealed part of the lower side, 4, 4′ are side films which are folded, 5, 5′ are reinforcing heat sealed parts which exist closely to the heat sealed part of the upper side, 6 is a front film of the inner bag and 7 is a heat sealed part which divides a containing part and a fin part. By preparing holes previously to each folded side films 4, 4′, and by sealing lower side, the reinforce heat sealed part is formed by adhering the front film with the rear film by heat sealing at the hole position. And, in the drawings, 8 and 10 are a crossing point of the heat sealed part of the lower side and the side film, 9 and 11 are crossing point of the heat sealed part of the upper side and the side film, 13 is a heat sealed part of the side periphery, 14 is a rear film and 15 is a spout.
  • [0060]
    [0060]FIG. 2 is the case of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 1 to which a corner heat sealed part 16 is formed by cutting out the side film near the corner point. FIG. 3 is a plane view from the bottom of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 2 in which liquid is filled up. In addition to the reinforced heat sealed part 5, 5′, since the front film and the rear film of the bag are becoming one body, even if the impact is added, the side film near the heat sealed part does not spread and the mechanical strength is improved.
  • [0061]
    [0061]FIG. 4 is the shape showing outer part of the heat sealed part 7 which divide a containing part and fin part is cut off.
  • [0062]
    [0062]FIG. 5 is the perspective illustration from the bottom side of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 4 in which liquid is filled up. Same as to FIG. 1, a front film and a rear film of inner bag are adhered by heat sealing and become one body at the reinforcing heat sealed parts 5, 5′, therefore, even if the impact is added, the side film near the heat sealed part does not spread and the mechanical strength is improved. Further, the inner bag can stand up by itself stable, because the fin part is cut off.
  • [0063]
    [0063]FIG. 6 is another example of the present invention. This drawing shows the example that the all fin parts are cut off.
  • [0064]
    [0064]FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 are the plane view of the conventional inner bag for bag-in-box. FIG. 9 is the perspective illustration from the bottom side of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 7 in which liquid is filled up, and FIG. 10 is the perspective illustration from the bottom side of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 8 in which liquid is filled up. The inner bag for bag-in-box shown in FIG. 9 and FIG. 10 have a weak point that the side films near the heat sealed part is easily open and the mechanical strength against the inner pressure is not so strong.
  • [0065]
    Further, the second invention will be illustrated more readily in accordance with the drawings.
  • [0066]
    [0066]FIG. 11 is the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag for bag-in-box of the second invention. In FIG. 11, 17 is the not sealed part, 2 is the heat sealed part of the upper side, 3 is the heat sealed part of the lower side, 13 is the heat sealed part of the side periphery, 12 and 12′ are the folding line of the side film, 15 is the spout, 4 is the side film and 6 is the front film. In a case of this inner bag for bag-in-box, when a hand is inserted from the side part, a finger can pass through from the not sealed part 17 and can hold the corner heat sealed part. Regarding the lower side, it is also possible to prepare a not sealed part and to seal it.
  • [0067]
    [0067]FIG. 12 is the plane view of the folded state of the inner bag for bag-in-box of another Example of the present invention. In FIG. 12, 18 is a cut out part and 7 is a oblique heat sealed part. When the inner bag is hold by the finger passed through the not sealed part of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 11, since sometimes the film of not sealed part cuts into the finger, FIG. 12 is the Example to avoid said problem and to reduce the load to the finger by preparing a cut out part (handle hole) 18. And, for the purpose to prevent the leak of the contents in the inner bag from the cut out part (handle hole) 18, a heat sealed part 7 is prepared obliquely from the edge part of the heat sealed part to the outer periphery part. By preparing the cut out part (handle hole) 18, it becomes possible to hold the heat sealed part of the upper side easily and certainly without burden.
  • [0068]
    [0068]FIG. 13 is the plane view of the other Example of the present invention, to the lower part of which a oblique heat sealed part 7 is prepared. By preparing the oblique heat sealed part 7 at the lower part, it becomes possible to reduce the amount of remaining liquid in the inner bag at the discharging of the contained liquid in the inner bag. Further, it is possible to prevent the damage of the inner box caused by rubbing of the side surface film at the transferring action of the filled up inner bags for bag-in-box.
  • [0069]
    [0069]FIG. 14 is the plane view of the inner bag for bag-in-box from which a triangle shape fin part formed by preparing a oblique heat sealed part at the lower side. And by cutting off said triangle shape fin part, the self-standing ability of the inner bag filled up with liquid is improved.
  • [0070]
    [0070]FIG. 15 is the perspective view of the inner bag for bag-in-box of FIG. 14 in which liquid is filled up. It is clearly understand from FIG. 15 that the film locating at the both side of the upper heat sealed part can expand to front and rear direction, and the filled up inner bag can be easily lifted by inserting fingers into handle holes. If the handling holes are not prepared, it is not so easy to lift the large capacity inner bag of 20 liter around, because the high load is burdened to the fingers.
  • [0071]
    If the laminate which laminate a biaxial orientated film or a nylon resin layer which are hard to be adhered by heat sealing are arranged at the surface is used as a side film, a front film and a rear film can be sealed by heat and adhered each other without sealing the side film by preparing a punch hole on the side film. FIG. 16 is the plane view of the inner bag for bag-in-box using a laminate arranging a resin layer which is hard to be sealed by heat on the surface as a side film. In FIG. 16, a punch hole is prepared at the corner of the side film, the front film and rear film forms the reinforcing heat sealed part 16 by being sealed by heat together with without sealing the side film throughout the punch hole, and a cut out part 18 can be prepared between a heat sealed part and a corner heat sealed part so as the cut out part acts as a handle.
  • [0072]
    [0072]FIGS. 17 and 18 are the plane view showing the other examples of the present invention. These examples are showing the cases abbreviating the sealing of the side part. These bags show the following case, that is, the both ends of the cylindrical film such as an inflation tube or a cylindrical tube formed by back sealing method is folded to inner side so as to form tucks and upper and lower part are adhered by heat sealing. FIG. 17 shows an example that a handle hole is prepared at the upper triangle shape fin part of the inner bag that abbreviating the preparation of the sealing at the side part, further another handle hole is also prepared at the lower triangle shape fin part of the inner bag. FIG. 18 shows an example that a reinforcing heat sealed part 16 is prepared by a punch hole closely to the upper corner and a handling hole is prepared at the upper triangle shape fin part, further, the lower triangle shape fin part is cut off.
  • [0073]
    Furthermore, FIGS. 19 and 20 are the partial plane view showing the other examples of the present invention. FIG. 19 shows an example that a reinforcing heat sealed part 16 is prepared by a punch hole at the corner part and closely to the end of the heat sealed part by making a punch hole, and FIG. 20 shows an example that a cut out part 18 is prepared between reinforcing heat sealed part 16 prepared by two punch holes shown in FIG. 19. In FIG. 19, since the part between two holes is not sealed, it is possible to hold the bag for bag-in-box by piercing fingers throughout this not sealed part. As shown in FIG. 20, the bag for bag-in-box can be hold more easily by preparing a cut out part 18.
  • EXAMPLES AND COMPARATIVE EXAMPLES
  • [0074]
    The first invention will be illustrated in more detail according to the Examples, however, not intended to be limited to these Examples.
  • Example A and B and Comparative Example C and D
  • [0075]
    The self-standing test and the dropping test of the container are carried out on Example A and B of the present invention corresponding to FIG. 2 and FIG. 4 and Comparative Example C and D corresponding to FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 which are the conventional type container. The self-standing ability and the intensity for dropping of these containers are compared. The materials of these inner bag are the double bag using linear polyethylene mono film of 60 μm thickness as an inner layer and using laminated film composed of 15 μm thickness nylon film/60 μm thickness linear polyethylene mono film as an outer layer. The capacity of the inner bag is united to 20 liter.
  • [0076]
    The method for self-standing test of the container is illustrated as follows. That is, an inner bag of 20 liter capacity is filled up with 20 liter of water is settled without an outer box, then the floor is inclined to the front and rear direction and the right and left direction of the inner box. The incline angle of the floor when the inner bag tumbles down is measured. The test is repeated for five times. The results are summarized in Table. 1.
  • [0077]
    The method for the dropping test of the container is illustrated as follows. That is, an inner bag of 20 liter capacity is filled up with 20 liter of water is fallen down to the floor, and the height that the inner bag is broken and the broken position are measured. The test is repeated for five times. The results are summarized in Table. 2.
    TABLE 1
    Comparison test results of Self-standing ability
    Inclined angle of floor for a bag tumbling down
    20 liter of water is filled into a bag of 20 liter capacity
    Measuring number: n = 5
    inclined angle for the bag tumbling down
    (degree)
    specimen front and rear direction right and left direction
    Example A 10˜15 10˜20
    Example B 20˜25 20˜25
    Comp. Example C 10˜15 10˜20
    Comp. Example D 20˜25 20˜25
  • [0078]
    [0078]
    TABLE 2
    Comparison test results of the dropping test
    Height for breaking
    20 liter of water is filled into a bag of 20 liter capacity
    Dropped down from the bottom surface
    measuring Temp.: 20 C., Measuring number: n = 5
    height for bag breaking
    specimen (m) broken position of bag
    Example A 1.0˜1.5 bottom crossing point
    Example B 0.8˜1.2 bottom crossing point
    Comp. Example C 0.5˜0.7 bottom crossing point
    Comp. Example D 0.3˜0.5 bottom crossing point
  • [0079]
    According to these test results, following facts are become clear. That is, from the results of Table 1, it is clearly understood that the self-standing ability of Examples A and B are not spoiled in comparison with that of Comparative Examples C and D. Further, from the results of Table 2, the inner bag of Comparative Examples C and D breaks at lower height than that of Examples A and B, and the breaking position is the crossing position of lower heat sealed part and side film. Therefore, it is obvious that the intensity for dropping of Examples A and B are superior to that of Comparative Examples C and D.
  • [0080]
    Possibility for the Industrial Use
  • [0081]
    As mentioned above, in the inner bag for bag-in-box of gazette shape, the first invention is an inner bag for bag-in-box comprising reinforcing heat sealed parts formed by cutting out side films and sealing a front film with a rear film are provided continuously or closely to heat sealed parts on an upper side and/or a lower side of the inner bag. And according to the first invention, when abnormal stress caused by careless falling down of the inner bag is loaded to the bag, it is possible to prevent the breaking of the side films near the heat sealed part on an upper side or a lower side and can reduce the load to the top heat sealed part without spoiling the self-standing ability of the container, that is the substantial mechanical strength of the bag can be improved.
  • [0082]
    According to the present invention, at the corner part or near the corner part, side films are cut off and a front film is adhered by heat sealing with a rear film, and by this structural feature, the damage of a side film caused by the contact with the inner surface of an outer box can be prevented. And, since the heat sealed parts at the corner part can be used as the handling part, it is convenience for loading and unloading of the filled up inner bag from the outer box, transferring of the filled up inner bag or for discharging of the contents contained in the inner box.
  • [0083]
    Further, although the upper fin part does not have influence on the self-standing ability of the inner box directly, it is possible to be cut off as well as the lower fin part so as to improve the self-standing ability by making the center of gravity lower, or not to be cut off so as to be used as a handle part when the bag is handled. Furthermore, it is possible to prepare a partial heat sealed part or a full heat sealed part.
  • [0084]
    According to the second invention, by preparing a not sealed part or a cut out part at upper and/or lower side, the heat sealed part in the corner part can be used as a handle part, consequently it brings excellent effects such as easy work, good handling and convenience in cases when a filled up inner bag is lifted without an outer box, transferred or the contained liquid is discharged.
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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/105
International ClassificationB65D33/02, B65D77/06, B65D30/08, B65D30/20, B65D33/06
Cooperative ClassificationB65D33/06, B65D33/02, B65D77/065, B65D77/062, B65D31/10, B65D31/02
European ClassificationB65D77/06B, B65D33/06, B65D31/02, B65D31/10, B65D77/06B2, B65D33/02
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