Design and Fabrication of a Polyethylene Sealing Machine for Packaging Unripe Plantain Flour
Authors: Inegbedion F, Ibhafidon AI
DOI Info: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5048442
Heat sealing is one of the most commonly used methods for sealing polyethylene of either a high density or a low density. Local farmers either expose their products without sealing or use sealing machines that do not achieve a perfect seal. To prevent this problem, an affordable heat-sealing machine was designed and fabricated using locally available materials. The polyethylene sealing machine designed and fabricated could seal a package within 10 secs.
Affiliations: Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Nigeria
Keywords: Polythene, Heat-sealing, Unripe Plantain, Local Farmers, Fabrication
Published date: 2021/06/30