Category Archives: Band Sealer

Visit Us @ World Tea Expo

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Come visit us at the World Tea Expo June 13-15, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sealer Sales will be at Booth #737 to answer any questions about your packaging projects.  On display will be our CBS-880 band sealer which is an ideal, easy to operate sealer for sealing bags and pouches.  Our CBS-880 band sealer allows companies to significantly increase production without a big capital investment.

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We will be introducing our new WNS-200D direct heat sealer. With its sleek and compact design, the WNS-200D is great for smaller work spaces.   Our WNS-200D is equipped with a digital timer which creates a consistent and reliable seal each time –  the sealing arm is easily activated and will not result in operator fatigue.

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Visit Us @ MJ Business Expo

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Come visit us at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo May 17-19 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, Washington, DC.

Sealer Sales will be at Booth #224 to answer any questions about your packaging projects.  On display will be our CBS-880 band sealer which is an ideal, easy to operate sealer for sealing bags and pouches.  Our CBS-880 band sealer allows companies to significantly increase production without a big capital investment.

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We will be introducing our new WNS-200D direct heat sealer. With its sleek and compact design, the WNS-200D is great for smaller work spaces.   Our WNS-200D is equipped with a digital timer which creates a consistent and reliable seal each time –  the sealing arm is easily activated and will not result in operator fatigue.

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Sharing our booth will be Seco Industries to introduce their new child-resistant pouches.  The new Child-Resistant Technology of Child-Guard is a revolution in the flexible packaging industry. Specially designed for the products that should not be consumed by children or taken without adult supervision, Child-Guard brings tested performance, is customer friendly and ergonomic. This innovative closure system was specifically designed to meet the Poison Prevention Act standards (Title 16 CFR 1700.)  The Child-Guard system uses significantly fewer materials than alternative options for child resistance.

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Industry Highlight: Jerky and Meat Snacks Packaging

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The goal of our industry highlight blogs is to provide actionable ideas with current trends that start up customers can use to make packaging decisions.

Our first industry highlight blog post will focus on the meat snacks industry which is now a $1.5 billion industry in the United States according to market research firm IRI.

The growth rate for jerky products is second only to popcorn.  As Sealer Sales is a One Stop Shop of Sealing Equipment & Supplies, we can help with both the pouches and heat sealers for jerky packaging.

Jerky is a Growing Market

The meat snacks industry is now a $1.5 billion industry in the United States according to market research firm IRI.  According to Progressive Grocer, the growth trends of the jerky industry are being driven by the following factors:

  • Demographics – New brands cater to younger and health conscious consumers looking for convenient and healthy ingredients
  • Craft and artisan brands – People are looking for less mass produced snacks and foods – some experts believe the jerky industry is undergoing the same changes as the craft beer market
  • Jerky is Healthy – Jerky can double as a practical and healthy snack
  • Snacking over Meals – Americans replacing meals with snacks

While the industry is dominated by Jack Link’s with more than 50% of the market, the above trend factors are resulting in large growth rates for brands that offer a new value proposition for consumers – i.e. gourmet or premium brands.  For example, premium brand Krave was purchased by Hershey Co. in 2015 and Hershey expects its 2017 outlook to be positive partly from the growth in sales from Krave.

Packaging Requirements for Jerky Industry

We can offer both flexible packaging as well as heat sealing equipment.

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Barrier bags are absolutely essential for packaging jerky to prevent oxidation and spoilage.   Our best barrier stock bag is our EVOH bag which was manufactured for products that require an extended shelf life.  The bag is equipped with a hang hole and resealable zipper.  In addition, there is a window which allows the customer a sneak peak of the products.  Other stock bag options include:  clear vacuum bags with hang hole and zipper, our clear/gold and clear/black vacuum bags, foil stand up pouches, metallized flat pouches.  For companies just starting out, we suggest choosing a bag from our stock option program and placing a label on the bag.  We can work on quotes for custom bag specifications or suggest really great manufacturers to work with, but there will be minimum quantities (estimate approximately 20,000pcs to start).  If you do want to go the custom route, please fill out the attached survey.

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Once the pouch has been selected, the pouches must then be filled with your product and heat sealed to prevent the bags from being tampered with.  To seal your jerky pouches, we offer a variety of heat sealing equipment that can meet your needs.  Whether you are just starting your production and looking for basic and affordable units or faster production volumes with the option to print a date code or expiration date on the seal line, we can help recommend a heat sealer.  We also carry vacuum sealers which will completely remove oxygen from your bags preserving your jerky product.

Our most basic and least expensive sealer is our hand sealer – if you are looking to do to seal about 15 packages per minute, we would suggest this option.  Otherwise, our band sealers will be our most efficient method for sealing plastic bags.  Band sealers operate via conveyor.  The operator would feed his or her bag into the machine and release.  The band sealer will then take the bag via conveyor through the sealing process.  Some of our band sealers are equipped with printers so you are able to print a lot code or expiration date on them. Operator would just have to feed the bag so the process is much less tiring than a hand sealer.  Here is a video demo of how our band sealer operates.  Kooee Snacks, a premium brand focusing on 100% grass fed beef combines their jerky with trail mix. The company uses our FRS-1120W band sealer in order to seal and date code their bags.

Do you have a  jerky product that needs assistance with packaging options?  If so please contact us and we would be glad to assist you.  If you already have your bags and need a heat sealer option, we can test your bags on our band sealers and send the samples back to you along with a video demo.  Just contact us!

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Visit Us @ Natural Products West Expo

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Come visit us at the Natural Products Expo West from March 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center!

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Revere Flexpak will be at Booth #5158 to answer any questions about your packaging projects.  On display will be the CBS-880 band sealer which is an ideal easy to operate sealer for sealing stand up pouches.

About Revere Flexpak:
Industry leader of stock and flexible packaging and labels. Our job is to make your products look great. With in-house prepress, plate making and multiple presses, we manage the production process from start to finish. Different products have different needs, from oxygen or moisture barriers to UV light protection. Our decades of experience ensure you get the packaging solution you need. Sustainable 100% LED printing & facility. Roll film – convert to bags, pouches, bar & bottle wraps.

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Highlighting our Custom Band Sealer with 30mm Seal Width

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While we stock many different models of heat sealers, we know that the need arises for some custom machines.  Kernel Season’s approached us about a band sealer with a wide seal.  Our stock band sealers offer  8mm (.31″), 15mm (.59″), or 20mm (.78″) seal widths but Kernel Season’s wanted a wider seal.  Working with Kernel Season’s request, we were able to special manufacture a band sealer with a 30mm (1.18″) seal width.  This width is perfect for bags with a hang hole as the band sealer will seal below and above the hang hole preventing any leakage.

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We carry the largest stock of band sealers, but if you do not find what you are looking for, don’t fret as we can help you with custom options.  Our expertise and customer service team are second to none.

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While in college, Kernel Season’s founder Brian made popcorn—night after night. It was fluffy, healthy and fast to make… but it always tasted the same. One evening, a thought popped into his head: there has to be a way to shake up the flavor of his favorite snack. Brian started creating fun and bold spice mixtures to toss into his popcorn.  After college, Brian took Kernel Season’s to the next level by teaming up with experienced flavor experts to perfect his recipes.  Kernel Season’s is now America’s number one brand of popcorn seasoning.  It is available in over 15,000 stores nationwide including Walmart, Kroger, Target, and Safeway.

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Bag Sealed with our CBS-880 30mm Seal Width Band Sealer

KOOEE!® Super Snacks Uses Sealer Sales Band Sealers

Packaging World reports that San Francisco based company, KOOEE! uses Sealer Sales band sealer – FRS-1120W to seal their innovative “double-compartment” pouch pack.  Our FRS-1120W is a free-standing band sealer capable of stamping a lot or expiration code on each bag for better traceability.

KOOEE! Super Snacks uses 100% grass-fed beef, no added sugar, and no added hormones or anitbiotics.  Products can be found at retailers such as The Fresh Market, Wegmans, Amazon and several independent health foods stores in the New York and SF Bay area.

Read more here.

Sealer Sales, Inc is the preferred equipment provider for many food and industrial manufacturers.  Our value-priced equipment is reliable and all equipment and spare parts are stocked out of our Northridge (Los Angeles), CA warehouse.

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California Crisps Seals with our Band Sealers!

California Crisps based in Los Angeles, CA uses our HL-M810 band sealer in order to create their beautiful packaged dehydrated fruits – 100% FRUIT, No Sugar Added, No Preservatives, No Sulphites.  We are partial to the Pineapples Crips ourselves!

SEALER SALES VIDEO SERIES: Band Sealer Maintenance – How to Use Dry Ink Coding

Part II of our Sealer Sales Band Sealer Maintenance Video Series will show you how to use the dry ink coding function on your Sealer Sales band sealer to print on the seal line.

The feature is easy to use and made even easier with our video instruction.  Print lot codes, expiration dates, and much more!

Band Sealers: Embossing or Dry Ink Coding

Our band sealers offer two different methods of applying a message to the seal line: Embossing or Dry Ink Coding.  Use our chart below to help you determine which method works best for your customer needs.

We also include examples of both embossing and dry ink coding.

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