We recently sat down and had a conversation about sealing equipment for flexible packaging with David Marianac, President of ABC Packaging Direct (www.standupouches.net).
David Marianac and his team at ABC are experts at helping customers determine what type of flexible packaging you should be investing in. The Standuppouches.net Blog is full of incredible information from what type of packaging you should be using to the latest industry trends. We highly recommend this as a go to source for anything related to flexible packaging.
David’s new podcast, Ditch the Box, offers guests from all over the packaging world including yours truly at Sealer Sales to discuss trends in the industry. The most recent episode focuses on the sealing aspect of flexible retail packaging.
What exactly goes on behind the scenes of sealing a flexible package? What do you need to know when it comes time to make decisions regarding the seal of your flexible packaging? We highlight some of the main points to keep in mind when it comes to seals and sealers. Listen to the full episode here:
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When shopping around for a heat impulse sealer, the two most important questions you will need to answer are:
Q: What sealer size should I purchase?
A: How wide is your bag? This one is easy. If your bag is 6″, then you will need a sealer that will fit your 6″ bag. The closest size to that is our 8″ hand sealer.
Seal Width Examples
Next Q: What seal width should I choose?
There are a variety of seal widths that a sealer can make. There are two types of heating elements: round or flat. The round wire is mainly used to cut and seal with no excess material above the seal. Depending on the width of the flat wire element, sealers are available in 2-3mm, 5mm, 8mm, or 10 mm. If you are sealing thicker materials, you may want to choose a wider seal width for better heat penetration. Please download our seal width guide for a better idea of the type of seal width you should choose. The most basic seal width is 2mm and if you are sealing a general poly bag, the 2mm seal width will do the trick.