UFP Industries. has filed a patent for a knock-down container designed for storing and shipping durable goods. The container includes a pallet, vertical posts, and a top frame that can be easily assembled and collapsed for efficient shipping as components. GlobalData’s report on UFP Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on UFP Industries, Clamshell-type preformed packaging was a key innovation area identified from patents. UFP Industries's grant share as of January 2024 was 70%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Knock-down container for durable goods containment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: UFP Industries Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20230365299A1) describes a knock-down container designed for durable goods containment. The container includes a pallet for supporting the goods, a plurality of vertical posts extending from the pallet, and a top frame that can be collapsed for shipping. The top frame consists of corner supports, end members, and side members that can be pivoted to collapse the container for shipping. Additionally, the container features transverse support members for connecting the side members in the squared configuration. The design allows for easy assembly and disassembly of the container for efficient storage and transportation of goods.

Furthermore, the knock-down container includes features such as transverse braces, legs with wheel wells, stacking receivers, corner receivers, and strap loops for securing the goods to the pallet. The end assemblies of the container have stacking targets for receiving stacking members from the top frame. Connectors with flanges and fasteners are used to secure various components of the container. The design also includes vertical posts for supporting the top frame and ensuring stability during transportation. Overall, the knock-down container offers a versatile and efficient solution for storing and transporting durable goods, with a focus on ease of assembly and collapsibility for shipping purposes.

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