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1. (WO2018102113) SEPARATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102113    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/061429
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 15 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B65B 51/30
B65B 9/02
B65B 9/067
B29C 65/78
B65B 35/24
B65B 41/12
B65B 59/02
B29C 65/00
B65B 51/32
Applicants: SEALED AIR CORPORATION (US)
Inventors: ORSINI, Thomas
SIMONELLI, Robert
DURANT, Donald
CHRISTMAN, Russell
GILBERT, John
CENEDELLA, David
KALINOWSKI, Michael
GARCEAU, Mark
Title: SEPARATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGES
Abstract:
A system is capable of forming a flexible package. The system includes a packaging system, an end sealer, and a gas delivery system. The packaging system is configured to form a flexible package and fill the flexible package with an object. The end sealer is configured to form a seal in an end of the flexible package to close the flexible package with the object inside of the flexible package. The gas delivery system is configured to direct a stream of gas toward the end of the flexible package after the seal is formed. In some instances, the stream of gas is configured to make the formed flexible package easily separable by causing at least one of deflection of the end of the flexible package with the seal or an increased rate of solidification of the seal.