Patent Number: 6,170,237

Title: Process and device for packaging elongate products and packages producedthereby

Abstract: A process and device for packaging elongate products where a packaging material is drawn from a supply in a transportation direction includes sealing around the elongate products longitudinally and transversely. The packaging material is delivered in the form of a partial tube having one open longitudinal side and one closed longitudinal side, and a width between the open longitudinal side and the closed longitudinal side. A plurality of first transverse seals are made across the partial tube, extending less than the width of the partial tube, to form a plurality of transverse pockets in the tube and the elongate products are inserted into the pockets. A plurality of second transverse seals are made to form a transverse sealing seam across the full width of the tube. A seal is made on the open longitudinal side of the partial tube to form a longitudinal sealing seam.

Inventors: Wipf; Alfred (Jestetten, DE)


International Classification: B65B 9/08 (20060101); B65B 9/06 (20060101); B65B 011/00 (); B65B 011/50 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013