It’s a beautiful morning here in Chicago and Pack Expo has begun!
Come visit our booth E-8950.
Don’t forget: PACK EXPO 2016 is coming up and we are offering free registration! PACK EXPO is the largest packaging trade show in the world and is a unique opportunity to see the latest trends in the industry as well as talk to leading experts in the field.
Come by and visit our booth (E-8950). We will be showing our latest equipment including the FRM-1010 band sealer. If you’re new to packaging, don’t worry! Come by and chat. Let us know what you’re planning to package and we can point you in the right direction. Our equipment caters directly to small and medium sized business like yours and we have many years of experience
We recommend taking a look at Packaging Digest’s recent article, “The ‘pouch-ization’ of the world,” citing that global demand for flexible plastic pouches is expected to rise 6.2% annually to $37.3 billion in 2018. The article states that the U.S. flexible plastic pouch (i.e. stand up pouches, foil gusseted bags, flat pouches, etc) growth is being driven primarily due to the U.S. consumer demanding increasing convenience and portability of product. Pouches also tend to be smaller and thinner than glass, paper and metal packaging and will use 60% less plastic and be 23% lighter. We couldn’t agree with Packaging Digest more! Over the past few years, we have seen an incredible demand for flexible packaging, particularly in the form of stand up pouches. Stand up pouches maximize shelf space over traditional boxes and cartons and bottles but also minimize costs of freight and warehousing since these pouches ship flat.
Looking for a custom pouch? If your customer is considering switching to a flexible packaging product, Sealer Sales can help you determine the best type of packaging that will work for your customer. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a survey which will help us determine which type of pouch will work best for your customer. Feel to also browse our stock bags especially if your customer is not ready to go the custom route. For a start-up business, we carry a variety of stock stand up pouches in smaller quantities (250pcs – 1,000pcs) in a variety of sizes and colors allowing your business to still provide unique packaging that stands up w/o the set up costs of custom pouches.
Don’t forget! Heat sealers would be required to heat seal your customer’s pouch to prevent tampering. We are the go to sealer source and can offer a variety of equipment that will assist you. See our recommended sealers for stand up pouches!
Take a look at some of the units that are available for the medical / dental market. We will be demonstrating these units and more at PACK EXPO in Chicago. Click on the icon below for free registration
Make your own poly bags with our hand sealer with sliding cutter (Model: KF-210HC). The sealer can also be used for non medical packaging as well. The unit is an 8″ hand sealer with a 10mm wide serrated seal line. Sealer is portable. Matching optional film roller is also available.
Excellent unit for sealing sterile bag & tubing. The 10mm wide seal width provides excellent protection. Sealing and cooling times can be preset with a digital control panel. Unit is also equipped with a counting timer to keep track of packages sealed.
As we expected, UPS announced rate increases which will take into effect December 26, 2016. FedEx is also expected to make similar announcements later this month. Please keep this in mind as you are working out shipping rates with your customers.
UPS 2017 Rates Information
Effective December 26, 2016, the following changes will take effect:
Our FS-Series line of foot sealers offers great bang for your buck! The units are available in sealing lengths 14″, 18″, and 26″. What is unique is the 8mm wide seal width. Most of our other foot sealers offer a max 5mm seal width. The 8mm wide seal can seal thicker materials than our standard 2mm foot sealers. Unit is equipped with a working table so your bag has some place to rest. Our FS-Series are priced to offer an excellent value proposition. Ask one of our distributors about these awesome sealers today!
We are experts in heat sealers – no other company comes close to our depth of knowledge and ThomasNet agrees with us. We’ve been in the sealer industry for over thirty years so we know a thing or two.
ThomasNet – the leading B2B database for sourcing suppliers publishes buying guides in many different industries including one on sealing equipment. [Visit ThomasNet.com to download the free white paper.]
Sealer Sales is listed as a resource in the ThomasNet Sealing Equipment Buying Guide and we couldn’t agree more. Our Resources page is full of relevant information on what type of heat sealer works best for your application.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, one of our knowledgeable customer service reps is available to help answer your questions. Send us a quick e-mail at email@example.com.
CONGEAL MEANS TO COOL UNDER PRESSURE.
Hand / Foot Impulse Sealers
The hand or foot sealer is a manual sealer. What this means is that the congeal step or dwell step needs to be added into your sealing process to make a proper seal. Hold the jaw down for a couple of seconds after the timer light has gone off to set the seal. This will ensure a proper seal and will also allow the sealer to cool down before the next seal. This will ensure longevity of the heating elements.
Auto Impulse Sealers
We recommend the congeal (cooling) setting to be at least 2x greater than the heat setting. This will ensure that the seal has ample opportunity to set and cool under pressure. This will also allow the heating element to cool as well. The most important step for the longevity of auto sealers is having the appropriate congealing time. Most customers skip the congeal setting in order to get a higher ppm (packages per minute) but this will only lead to problems – broken element and PC Board.