Electrostatic discharging at foil packaging machines
After the film sleeve is unrolled and opened, the electrodes discharge it of static on both sides. After the electrostatic charge has been eliminated, the film sleeve can be pulled over the product easily and fully automatically.
Electrostatically compressed packaging is new in the packaging industry, but it is catching on. The idea is that the product to be put inside a package is first reduced in bulk by creative use of static electricity. So, the product occupies less volume for a given weight. That means packages can be much more compact and efficient. It also means shelf-space savings for retailers and consumers.