Wayne T. Chiappe - Hinsdale IL
Larry R. Ambrose - Apopka FL
Donald P. Dalmon - Winter Park FL
Bernard R. Juskie - Apopka FL
Raymond E. Godwin - Orlando FL
Sardee Industries, Inc. - Alsip IL
An apparatus for packaging articles, such as can ends, in a sleeve drawn from a roll of continuous sleeve material is described. Means are disclosed for feeding the can ends to a packaging location, for segregating the can ends into package-size groups and for inserting the groups into the sleeves. The machine further includes means for feeding the sleeve material to the packaging location, means for retaining the sleeve material at the packaging location and means for clamping and severing the sleeve material to form an individual sleeve. Means for forming and sealing end-flaps on the contents containing sleeve is also disclosed.