Global Patent Index - EP 1256520 A1

EP 1256520 A1 2002-11-13 - Straw wrapping machine, method and product using a plastic film wrapper

Title (en)

Straw wrapping machine, method and product using a plastic film wrapper

Title (de)

Vorrichtung zum Einhüllen von Trinkhalmen, Verfahren und Produkt unter Verwendung einer Plastikfolie

Title (fr)

Machine pour envelopper la paille, procédé et produit utilisant un film plastique

Publication

EP 1256520 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01401045 A

Priority

EP 01401045 A

Abstract (en)

A machine (10) and a method for wrapping an elongated object, such as a drinking straw (11), with a plastic film are disclosed. The machine (10) has a drive for continuously advancing a thin narrow film strip from a supply roll (16) to a wrapper loading and forming station. The wrapper loading and forming station has a trough former (29) for folding the advancing film strip into a film trough (21). An inserting device positions spaced-apart elongated objects, such as the drinking straws (11), into the film trough of the advancing film strip (21) for engagement by the film trough (21). The objects are supplied by a dispenser and disposed in a pre-oriented manner to be grasped by the inserting device. The film trough (21) is advanced through sealing and severing stations wherein individually wrapped elongated objects or straws (11) are produced. <IMAGE> <IMAGE> <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B65B 19/34; B65B 9/06; B65D 75/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65B 9/067 (2012.01); B65B 19/34 (2006.01); B65D 75/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B65B 19/34 (2013.01); B65B 9/067 (2013.01); B65D 75/12 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1256520 A1 20021113

INPADOC legal status


2003-06-18 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030416

2002-11-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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