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Wrap Around Carton Sleeving Machines: The Variety

Carton Sleeve Packaging Solutions

Carton sleeves are used to wrap around a single container or a multipack or products, or clusters. The sleeve cartoning or say carton sleeving is a new form of cartoning solution that, sometimes, a traditional automatic cartoning machine can not fulfill. This post is written to cover various available automation solutions for the carton sleeving of different products.

Pre-Glued Sleeve Cartoning

Pre-Glued Sleeve Cartoning Machine


The pre-glued sleeve cartoning machines are usually capable of the sleeve cartoning of a single container such as a single tray. In most cases, trays are end-loaded into the erected per-glued sleeve blanks. The containers to be sleeved can also be round, oval, rectangular trays, and pods.

The disadvantage is that packaging formed by pre-glued sleeve cartoning would possibly be not tight enough and also it may not be feasible for objects with special and non-regular shapes.



Wrap Around Cartoning

Cartoning Sleeve Wrap Around Machine


An alternative for the carton sleeve is, without having the sleeves pre-glued, is the wrap-around cartoning.

The sleeve, without being pre-glued, is erected primarily folded into a half-opening form, while on the meanwhile objects are introduced to the sleeve from the end-side.

Wrap-Around Cartoning is carried out by a specially customized automatic cartoning machine and the glue sealed flap would always face top during the process – which means, in order to have the glue flap on the bottom of the package, objects should be introduced to the sleeve horizontally transposed, or say, with upside facing down.



Wrap-Around Sleeving – by a Sleever

The fact is that there is a specifically designed packaging machinery called Wrap-Around Sleever to fulfill the carton sleeving of both single or multipack containers, regardless of shape, numbers of layers and columns, and among other features.

wrap around cardboard sleeve machine

Containers, let them be a single tray, dairy cups, tin can, or a cluster (multipack), are introduced to the wrap-around sleever in a collated way.

The wrap-around sleever feed sleeve blanks directly onto each tray (or others) by a rotary vacuum erector, after which process a series of guides and functional parts will wrap the sleeve around the product and seal the sleeve with hot melt glue on the bottom.

This is the most efficient way for sleeve wrap-around packaging compared with the former two solutions in terms of adaptability, output, tightness of packaging formed…



ELITER’s Wrap Around Carton Sleeving Machines

From Wrap-Around Sleeving Cartoning Machine, customized based on our Horizontal End-Load Cartoning Machine to Fully Automatic Wrap-Around Sleever, which stands for our market-leading position in the innovation of wrap-around sleeve packaging machinery,

Our experienced engineering team and professionals are at your disposal to enhance packaging automation into your business to boost your efficiency.

Check the following blog posts to find more info about cardboard sleeving and our automatic carton sleeving machines

Or get in contact with our team directly to ask for your personalized solutions.

About the Authors

Zixin Yuan
Digital Marketing Coordinator
* Graduate of Ningbo University

Zixin Yuan gots her Graduate's Degree in International Business from Ningbo University. She is CEFR C2 certified in English with CPE by Cambridge University and responsible for digital marketing at ÉLITER Packaging Machienry.
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Zhiwei Bao
Company Owner
* Msc.
* University of Granada
* University of Vigo
* Interdisciplinary expertise in packaging, SME management, international business
* Past experience at Hapag-Lloyd, ZIM and Kuehne+Nagel

Company owner at ÉLITER Packaging Machinery, a mark of Huaneng Machinery. He is the third generation of the family business. He got the Msc. degree from the University of Granada and University of Vigo. He worked at several world´s leading companies in international shipping including HLAG, ZIM and K+N before taking over the family business in packaging automation.                           
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