Abstract: A method of manufacturing a container having a plurality of side panels, a floor panel having corner sections, and a side panel forming an enclosure having an open top. Each side panel includes a web having a perimeter, an edging attached to the perimeter forming a pocket, and a frame having two ends. Each side panel has a first side and at least two lateral sides.
Abstract: A length of woven plastic fabric in tubular form is advanced from a source of supply while telescoped over a separator plate which maintains the two plies of the tubular stock in separated relation. A heated knife blade aligned vertically with the downstream end of the separator plate is reciprocated vertically to sever the tube stock into bag blanks. The severed edges on the upstream side of the heated knife remain separated rather than being heat sealed together by the heated blade. The severed blank is impaled on needles mounted on an endless chain which conveys the blanks laterally through a sewing machine and/or a sealing mechanism for securely closing one end of the blanks. Thereafter successive blanks are conveyed to a stacking device which disengages the blanks from the needle chain and stacks them horizontally one upon another.
Abstract: A method of providing net bags with wicketing flaps at their mouth ends. A series of net bags are fed forward in a path with the bags extending transversely of the path and spaced longitudinally with their mouth ends aligned. As the bags are fed forward, a tape is secured to one wall of the mouth ends of the bags, extending from bag-to-bag and projecting beyond the mouth edge of the bag wall to a free edge spaced outwardly of the mouth edge of the bags. The tape is severed between the bags to provide a flap, the flap being adapted to receive a wicket for holding a plurality of the bags in stacked assembly.