UFP Industries has been granted a patent for a knock-down container design that can be easily assembled from a pallet, side support members, and a collapsible top frame. The container is ideal for storing and shipping durable goods, with the top frame capable of transitioning between a capping position and a collapsed configuration for shipping. GlobalData’s report on UFP Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11873134B2) discloses a knock-down container designed for durable goods containment. The container comprises a pallet for supporting the durable goods, a plurality of vertical posts, and a top frame that can be collapsed for shipping as a component. The top frame includes corner supports, end members, side members, and a transverse support member for connecting the side members. The container is versatile, allowing for easy assembly and disassembly, making it ideal for shipping and storage purposes.

Furthermore, the knock-down container features a pallet with supports, transverse members, and end assemblies with stacking receivers and corner receivers. The container also includes vertical posts and a top frame with corner supports, end members, and side members that can be collapsed for shipping. Additionally, the container design includes features such as transverse braces, legs for support, wheel wells for accommodating wheels of durable goods, stacking targets, strap loops for securing goods, and connectors for attaching various components. Overall, the patent highlights an innovative and practical solution for durable goods containment, offering a versatile and efficient container design for various shipping and storage needs.

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