Tag Archives: sealing stand up pouches

“Pouch-ization” of the world

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.

 

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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 custom@sealersales.com 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.

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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!

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Refresher Course: How to Use a Heat Sealer

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A Conversation with ABC Packaging Direct (www.standuppouches.net)

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).

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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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Distributor Highlight: Doug Care Equipment

Sealer Sales has a network of over 100 distributors in North America and we would like to highlight Doug Care Equipment which has a dominant online presence in packaging and food processing equipment.

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Looking for packaging or food processing equipment? You can find food processing equipment, vacuum packaging and vacuum sealers, shrink wrap machines and other types of bag sealing machines used by both industry and home packers & processors at Doug Care Equipment’s website.

Looking for our highly sought after FRM-1120LD band sealer?  Talk to the folks at Doug Care.  

We recommend the FRM-1120LD band sealer for your small and large bags…the FRM-1120LD can do it all!

 

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Stand Up Pouches…what sealers should I choose?

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For your stand up pouches, we suggest using either a 5mm impulse sealer or a direct heat sealer (constant heat sealer).  We offer a variety of equipment at various price points and all the sealers listed here will work with your pouches…choose based on the width of your stand up pouch.

Download our stand up pouch sealer recommendation guide.

…for your most basic needs…

If you are just starting out your production and looking to seal sample sizes, these options will work the best.  Affordable and easy to use with very few moving parts.

FS-200 FS-300_revised

FS-205 / FS-305
easy to use / 8” and 12” lengths
seal width – 5mm (0.20”)

KF-150CST 6” jaw / 2 temp settings seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

KF-150CST
6” jaw / 2 temp settings
seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

….for quicker sealing

These two options (THS & W-300DAT) utilize a foot switch for faster production. (Hands get mighty tired after a full day of sealing).

THS-200 / THS-300 / THS-400 foot switch activated / 8”, 12”, and 16” seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

THS-200 / THS-300 / THS-400
foot switch activated / 8”, 12”, and 16” seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

W-300DAT table-top model / foot switch activated seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

W-300DAT
table-top model / foot switch activated
seal width – 15mm (0.59”)

….fastest production volumes…

Band Sealer – Our fastest option yet!  Simply place your bag on the conveyor.  Adjustable temperature and speeds available.

ertical continuous band sealer seal width – 8mm (0.31”) 15mm option

ertical continuous band sealer seal width – 8mm (0.31”) 15mm option