04396449 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 3 patents.

A method for reducing wax build-up on a sealing equipment where a heated element, such as a hot wire, cuts through and seals adjacent layers of thermoplastic material containing thickened thermoplastic sections. The wax build-up is related to the contact between the cutting and sealing wire and the thermoplastic material. The improvement results from a proper shaping of the cutting and sealing wire, by regulating the rising height and profiling of the wire through the film and thickened sections, and by employing relatively high wire travel speeds whereby it is possible to take advantage of the shrink back characteristics resulting from the orientation already built into the thermoplastic material, so that minimum contact between the wire and the thermoplastic material is realized.

Title
Cutting and sealing process for thermoplastic materials
Application Number
6/310935
Publication Number
4396449
Application Date
October 13, 1981
Publication Date
August 2, 1983
Inventor
Dennis R Tumminia
Midland
MI, US
Agent
L E Hessenaur Jr
Assignee
The Dow Chemical Company
MI, US
IPC
B32B 31/18
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