Abstract: A pair of opposing side walls (23, 24) are joined by substantially perpendicular bridging walls (31, 32) provided with an outer wall (41, 42) which is spaced from the bridging wall by a longitudinal connecting wall (43) and spaced transverse connecting walls (44). The outer wall (41, 42) is intended to be crushed under the force of a heavy impact. The longitudinal wall (43) is offset from the centre line so that even in the event of a square-on impact the outer wall can still deform inwardly on one side. The inner faces of the bridging walls (31, 32) include a longitudinally-extending support surface bounded by side channels (36, 37) having side faces which are coplanar with the inner faces of the side walls (23, 24). Such an arrangement allows the side walls to flex outwardly within the depth of the channels and provides an improved grip and improved tolerance with respect to the thickness of the protected article.
Abstract: A corner protector, e.g. for a sheet of glass, has a pair of generally triangular side walls connected by a pair of substantially perpendicular bridging walls. The internal faces of the bridging walls are substantially flat and are separated by a recess. Internal channels are provided along the junction between the side walls and the bridging walls. The margins of the side walls which extend between the outer ends of the bridging walls are curved such that they are mutually offset from each other for most of their length. At least one of the side walls contains a through-aperture for receiving an adhesive pad which adheres to the protected article in use to hold the corner protector in place. A finger notch provides access to an edge of the adhesive pad to facilitate peeling in order to remove the corner protector.