Over the past couple of years, Sealer Sales has donated packaging equipment and supplies to San Jose State University to help combat food insecurity on the campus.
Sealer Sales and San Jose State University assistant professor Dan Nathan-Roberts were featured in the Summer 2019 cover story by the American Society of Engineering Education’s flagship magazine, PRISM about food insecurity on college campuses. Hunger has become a campus wide problem and many students are unable to afford dining halls. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimated that some 3.3 million college students potentially eligible for aid, more than half—some 1.8 million individuals—didn’t apply for the benefit in 2016.
Students in the Dan Nathan-Robert’s Work Measurement and Work Design class at San Jose State University learn how to design, produce, test and improve assembly methods for trail mix. Packaging equipment and supplies for the class were donated by Sealer Sales. In addition to manufacturing a real product, more than 1,000 pounds and 3,000 bags have been donated by the class to the campus food banks over the past four years. In addition to combating food insecurity on campus, “students in the class see the positive impact that engineering can have, and our trail mix has become one of the most requested items in the pantries” stated Nathan-Roberts.
Sealer Sales is committed to serving educational and charitable organizations and we are very excited to be able to assist with this project. If you would like to help with this project, please reach out to Sealer Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Nathan-Roberts at email@example.com.
Thank you for your loyalty and for allowing us to serve all of your packaging needs.
In celebration of Independence Day,
Our offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019.
We will resume normal operations on Monday, July 8, 2019.
We hope you enjoy your holiday with family and friends and we especially thank those that serve.
We are introducing a brand new All-In-One L-Bar sealer with shrink tunnel combo, our LST-1616.
This unique All-In-One L-Bar Sealer and Shrink Chamber is compact and quite the space saver.
The LST-1616 is designed for easy and quick shrink wrap packaging. Users can produce products that have a factory fresh clean look and feel. The sealer/tunnel combo creates packages that are free from dust, moisture and fingerprints.
The L-bar measures 15.7″ x 15.7″.
The shrink tunnel is located underneath the L-bar sealer ensuring a small footprint. The machine dimensions measure 44″L x 28″W x 44″H.
Why is using an L-bar sealer important for shrink wrapping?
Sealers designed for shrink wrapping will create a seamless seal (i.e. excess material above the seal is cut off). Once a heat source is applied, and the material shrinks around your product, this will ensure a clean look.
See below and example of what NOT to do….here is a product that used the incorrect sealer to shrink wrap.
When you shrink wrap, the package should not have any seams visible. See below:
If you are planning on shrink wrapping your packages and not sure which sealer works , please contact us or one of our distributors for assistance.
For the month of June, we will be offering 10% off our LST-1616. Use code: PRODUCTOFTHEMONTH
Thank you for your loyalty and for allowing us to serve all of your packaging needs.
Our offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day to honor all the men & women who have served.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday.
Vacuum Sealers remove oxygen from a package prior to sealing the bag. By removing oxygen from the package, vacuum sealing can extend the life of a food package or prevent rust of industrial items. Our vacuum chamber sealers require no external compressor and can vacuum seal liquids and powders. Depending on the bag size, vacuum chamber sealers can also vacuum seal multiple bags at a time.
Learning how a vacuum chamber works may be less intuitive than a nozzle vacuum sealers so we created a quick little infographic to walk you through the mechanics of a vacuum chamber.
- Bag is placed in a vacuum chamber sealer. The open end of the bag should go over the sealing bar.
- Vacuum pump removes oxygen from the vacuum chamber including the oxygen inside the bag. The pressure in the chamber is now lower in the chamber than outside. Because air rushes out of the chamber more quickly than in the bag, this can cause the bag to puff up inside the chamber (pressure in bag is higher than chamber for a short amount of time). This is normal.
- Vacuum sealer seals the bag closed.
- Vacuum sealer then allows the chamber to equalize. This allows the pressure of the chamber to be the same inside and outside of the chamber. The bag (because it is sealed) cannot equalize the pressure along with the rest of the chamber. As a result the atmospheric pressure in the chamber causes the bag to collapse and thus vacuumed.
As a result of this method, vacuum chambers are able to vacuum seal liquids in bags and provides an advantage over nozzle vacuum sealers.
Watch our DZ-500T vacuum chamber in action.
For the month of April, we will be offering 10% off our DZ-500T vacuum chamber.
Our latest post will be a quick refresher on what our “seal and cut” options are on our sealing equipment. There are two types of seal and cut: (1) cutting excess material so that there is a seamless seal primarily used for shrink wrapping and (2) using a trimmer on a sealer to cut a bag that is too long or to make poly tubing.
For shrink wrapping, you will want to create a seamless seal with no excess material above the seal as you will be heat shrinking the material around your product. Either use a hand sealer with a ROUND wire or purchase an L-bar sealer. For more information about shrink wrapping, refer to our previous blog: Shrink Wrapping 101.
For cutting a bag because it is too long, we have various sealers with sliding cutters. Usually there is a blade on the sealer which will trim excess material about 1/4″-1/2″ from the seal line. We carry hand sealers, foot sealers and our newest addition, band sealers with sliding cutters. The band sealer HLC-1120LD which is equipped with a trimmer to cut off excess material!
HLC-1120LD is suitable for sealing all types of thermoplastic materials and bags. This unit is equipped with a trim scrap system for trimming excess material. The vertical configuration is ideal for sealing stand up pouches and liquid-type products.
Send your material for us to test on the HLC-1120LD band sealer!
We are offering 10% off our HLC-1120LD band sealer in the month of March. Use product code: PRODUCTOFTHEMONTH on our website.
We are excited to introduce a couple of products in both our equipment and flexible packaging product line.
Our popular W-300DAT(S) series of table top direct heat (constant heat) sealers is now available with a straight vertical serrated seal line for those looking to match seal types on your current bag. The W-250DATVS still has the same great features found on our W-300DAT(S) units.
- Consistent seals each time (equipped with a 6 second timer)
- Strong 15mm wide seal – vertical serrated seal example below
- German equipped temperature controller
- PTFE coated jaws for easier cleaning
- Footswitch allows for hands free operation
- Protector bars around the sealing jaws
On our flexible side, we have added a child resistant stand up pouch that is both child resistant and tamper evident. Our stock stand up pouches are labeled with instructions for adult use (see below). These foil pouches are specifically designed for low oxygen, low moisture vapor and UV resistant. The bags comply with ASTM D3475.
- Child resistant
- Tamper evident
- Maximize shelf life
- Protect your flavor profile
- Uncompromised barrier protection
- Material structure: 5mil foil
Custom printing is also available. Contact your local distributor for more information.
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Tagged child resistant bags, child resistant stand up pouches, Direct Heat Sealer, New Product, stand up pouches, w-300dat, w-300dats
Our February product of the month is our channel vacuum bags. Our channel vacuum bags are specifically designed for out of chamber vacuum machines. Using a vacuum bag can extend the shelf life and flavor of your food as well as prevent freezer burn and dehydration loss.
We want to highlight long time customer, Boss Mouse Cheese, headquartered in Traverse County, Michigan. Boss Mouse Cheese first approached us more than seven years ago looking for a high quality channel bag for their artisan cheeses. The bag quality was important as Sue Kurta, head cheesemaker, was producing small batches of cheese.
Since then, Boss Mouse Cheese has added a famous smoked butter (Rachel Ray loves it!) all packaged in Sealer Sales’ channel vacuum bags. Thank you Boss Mouse Cheese for your unwavering loyalty. If you would like to try Boss Mouse Cheese, visit their website here: http://bossmousecheese.com/ You might regret trying the smoked butter…it’s quite addicting!
We are offering 10% off our channel bags in the month of February. Use product code: PRODUCTOFTHEMONTH on our website.
Don’t forget that these vacuum bags must be used on a out of chamber vacuum sealer in order for the full benefits of food preservation and dehydration loss to take place. Visit our site for channel type vacuum sealers.
Read more about Sue Kurta and Boss Mouse Cheese:
Boss Mouse Cheese website
Boss Mouse Cheese’s Sue Kurta, Traverse Magazine, March 2015
Smoked butter is a thing and you can get it from this Michigan cheesemaker, MLive, January 2018
While most of our customers are familiar with our extensive product line with heat sealers, they may be surprised to hear about our inflatable void fill solutions. This month, we would like to highlight our YC-Series YC-03FD Air Pillow Machine.
What is void fill packaging? Void fill materials are used to fill spaces in packages after the item is placed in its outside packaging and can help fill empty space or voids in the package. This also will protect the packaged item from moving around too much and getting damaged during shipment.
Our air pillow machine, YC-03FD is an on-demand inflatable void fill system designed to meet diverse product needs. The unit is an easy to use, cost effective air pillow machine. Air pillows can be reusable and are cleaner than peanut or paper packaging.
- Adjustable speed and up to 145 5″ x 8″ air pillows per minute. This allows your business to get more packages out the door with less down time at each station
- External compressor NOT required
- Versatile Film Options: We offer 5″ x 5″ and 5″ x 8″ air pillows but the YC-03FD is capable of inflating all types of air pillow film with 3″ core
Versatile Film Options: We offer 5″ x 5″ and 5″ x 8″ air pillows but this air pillow machine of inflating all type of air pillow film with 3″ core
This machine can be purchased outright without any sales contracts. There will be no minimum purchases which means you get the air pillow you need without any obligations or increasing film buying demands.
As a special we are offering a 10% discount this month with the code PILLOW when purchased on our website
We are highlighting our value chamber vacuum sealer, HVC-260T in this month’s Product of the Month series. The HVC-260T is an inexpensive workhorse vacuum chamber that can be used to vacuum seal almost anything including liquids. Remember the unique feature for vacuum chamber sealers is no external compressor is required so this unit is basically a plug and go unit.
As a special we are offering a 10% discount with the code FALLBACK when purchased on our website. Don’t wait as this code expires at the end of the year!
- Impulse seal – sealing length: 10″
- Heavy duty 1/4 hp oil pump
- 10” removable seal bar
- Compact unit
- Stainless steel construction
- Easy to use digital control panel and easy to read pressure indicator
- No external compressor required
Easy Maintenance with Removable Seal Bars
Strong Enough Vacuum to Crush Soda Cans
We also carry a wide range of a vacuum bags and offer custom sizes should you need.