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Distributor Highlight: Pack Secure

Distributor Highlight

Sealer Sales has a network of over 100 distributors in North America and we would like to highlight Pack Secure which carries our newest in flexible packaging.

Our newest addition to our stand up pouches is the wider 4oz stand up pouch which offers a unique look.  Given the wider opening, the bag will also be easier to fill.

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We are also proud to offer our black kraft stand up pouch.  This bag is quite elegant for both food and non-food packaging.  Your product is super unique…shouldn’t your bag express that uniqueness?

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Don’t forget that pouches need to be heat sealed to prevent tampering.  To see which sealers that go well with our stand up pouches can be viewed here.

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Specializes in Packaging, Shipping and Warehouse supplies.  Established in 1999.  Location 8261 Market St. Suite M, Boardman OH 44512.  Pack Secure partnered with Sealer Sales several years ago, as they believe our products to be an excellent fit to their product line.

 

 

 

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Come Visit Us at Coffee Fest

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We can offer both flexible packaging as well as heat sealing equipment for your coffee packaging.  Most of our pouches can also be purchased with a one-way degassing valve.  These valves help allow the natural build-up of carbon dioxide in freshly roasted coffee to escape while preventing oxygen, light or moisture into the bag.  There are various coffee bag options available – remember that foil bags will have the best barrier for preventing oxidation.

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  • Foil gusseted bags are the most popular option and will stand upright when filled.  The bags have side gussets which can expand allowing you to package larger items.
  • Stand up pouches are gaining in popularity with coffee roasters; these bags have a bottom gusset which can allow the pouches to stand upright.  Our stand up pouches have a resealable zipper allowing your customer to reseal the bag once opened.
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds with our new square bottom gusseted bags. Now you can get the advantages of a traditional bag along with those of a stand-up pouch. Our square bottom gusseted bags allow even the lowest density product to sit narrow and sturdy on the shelves without ever worrying about tipping over.
  • If simple and inexpensive is what you are looking for, then look no further.  Flat pouches also known as pillow packs are widely used for office and restaurant service.  Ground coffee or powdered mixes can be packed in a pre-set portions to take the guesswork out of measuring each time you prepare a pot of coffee or any drink.

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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 coffee bags, 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.

Remember that if you choose a gusseted bag, a single element sealer such as your typical hand impulse sealer cannot properly seal through all four layers of the gusseted bag.  Do not use a hand or foot or automatic sealer, not even a 5mm sealer. We recommend using a direct heat (constant heat) type of sealer.  Direct heat sealers will maintain constant heat in both jaws.

WNS-200D New Product

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.  For additional units we recommend for coffee bags, please see here.

If you already have your bags and need a heat sealer option, we can test your bags on our sealers and send the samples back to you along with a video demo.  Just contact us!

We will be exhibiting at the upcoming Coffee Fest trade show August 19-21, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  We are the sealing experts so stop by our booth #TT5 and see the sealers we recommend for coffee packaging.  Register at www.coffeefest.com/los-angeles with code 84231 to receive 50% general admission.

New Product Introductions

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We are excited to introduce a couple of products in both equipment and flexible packaging product line.

Our popular FRM-1120LD band sealer now comes in a left to right configuration. Many production lines are built to specific line directions and having a machine that feeds the wrong way can cause unnecessary costs and headaches.   Now, no matter what direction your production line feeds, our FRM-1120LD band sealer can work for you to help you achieve the efficiencies in your production line.

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In our flexible packaging line, we are proud to offer a black kraft stand up pouch.  This bag is quite elegant for both food and non-food packaging.  Your product is super unique…shouldn’t your bag express that uniqueness?

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Don’t forget that this week, we are in Las Vegas for PACK EXPO 2017.  Come visit us and talk to us about your packaging projects.

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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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“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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Hot Stamping Services

Hot Stamp ExampleMake your product stand out with hot stamping.  One of the fastest growing trends in customizing stock bags is hot stamping.  Hot stamping is a dry printing process in which your logo/image is transferred to the bag using heat and pressure.  The ability to apply custom images or text to our inventory items has given customers a new way to attractively enhance the look of their packages without committing to the large minimum quantities required for fully printed projects.  Our affordable plate charges and low minimums make this a great printing alternative and ideal for start-ups or special projects w/ short runs.

Minimum:  1 case (usually 500 or 1,000pcs)
Cost:  $0.19/imprint + plate charges (one-time fee)
Lead Time:  2-3 weeks

Steps for Hot Stamping

  1. Pick a bag size / color for hot stamping (Most of our stock bags can be hot stamped.)
  2. Approve artwork
  3. Approve hot stamp design
  4. Lead Time:  2-3 weeks

Email us at custom@sealersales.com for more information

 

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NEW PRODUCT: DUAL-SHIELD STAND UP POUCHES

DualShield_infoIncorporating a color on both the inside and outside of these bags truly sets our new Dual Shield Stand Up Pouches apart from any other pouch on the market.  However, these bags aren’t just attractive, the are exceptionally functional.  Unparalleled clarity and a high barrier coating are combined to create a perfect viewing panel for any product.  From tea to bath salts to confectionery items, these pouches are sure to be a great marketing asset.

Available Sizes: 4oz, 8oz, 12oz
Colors:  Lavender, Arctic, Mint, Gold, Coral, Maple
Material Structure: 
Side 1: OPP/MCC-PET/CPP
Side 1: OPP/VMPET/CPP
Material Thickness: 
4mil

 

 

NEW PRODUCT: Matte Stand Up Pouches

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Looking for a packaging option that radiates sophistication and leaves a lasting brand impression? Our Matte Series Stand-Up Pouches are sure to attract immediate attention! Available in six gorgeous, eye-popping colors, these pouches feature a zipper, and a smooth matte finish that will accentuate any graphic. Be different, be bold and keep it classy!
Available Sizes: 4oz, 8oz and 16oz
Colors (6 available): Matte Gold, Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Turquoise, Matte Orange, Matte Green
Material Structure(s):

  • PET/INK/AL/LLDPE
  • MOPP/INK/VMPET/LLDPE (Matte Gold)

Thickness:

  • 4.4mil (Matte Gold)
  • 5.0mil (4oz sizes; excluding Matte Gold, Matte Silver, and Matte Bronze)
  • 5.4mil (8oz and 16oz sizes; excluding Matte Gold, Matte Silver, and Matte Bronze)

Ask us about heat sealer options for these stand up pouches as well!

Company Highlight: Standuppouches.net

We work with distributors and partners throughout North America and we would like to highlight standuppouches.net as the go-to website for printing custom stand up pouches.

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standuppouches.net offers small run high quality custom printing (runs as low as 5,000pcs) to help you get on a store shelf, build your brand, get noticed, and/or test market a particular version, flavor, SKU.  If you need larger quantities, standuppouches.net can offer large volumes as well (500,000, or 1,000,000 or more).

FEATURES:

  • Rotogravure Printing – higher quality, lower cost than flexographic.  Easier to understand, explain, make changes and keep printing costs down
  • Small Run, High Quality, Low Cost – small runs with high quality at the lowest total cost
  • Graphics Dept – can hold your hand (virtually) and help your team every step of the way
  • Unique Process – listens to what you are packaging and helps you determine the best structure recommendations
  • Scalable – small volume with high quality as well as large volumes; offer inventory management

 

 

 

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.

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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”)

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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”)

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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