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1. (WO2018024382) APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR PACKAGING A PRODUCT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/024382    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/061808
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B65B 41/02
B65B 7/16
B65B 7/28
B65B 11/52
B65B 31/02
B65B 43/52
B65B 43/54
B65B 57/04
B65B 61/28
B65B 43/44
B65G 47/28
B65G 47/29
B65B 35/12
B65B 41/14
B65B 41/18
B65B 61/00
B65B 61/02
B65B 61/06
Applicants: CRYOVAC, INC.
PALUMBO, Riccardo
Inventors: PALUMBO, Riccardo
Title: APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR PACKAGING A PRODUCT
Abstract:
An apparatus and process for packaging a product (P) arranged on a support (2) or on a support portion (2') of a continuous support using a packaging assembly (11) configured for tightly fixing a film portion (22) of a plastic film to said support or support portion; a conveyor (3) extends through or in correspondence of the packaging assembly (11) and is configured to move the supports (2) or the support portions (2') inside the packaging assembly (11); a vacuum arrangement (26) is controlled to extract - through the conveyor (3) and through holes in the support or support portion - gas present in the packaging assembly (11) between the film portion (22) and the underlying support or support portion for then forming a vacuum skin packaged product (P).