Flow Wrap Machine
Flow Wrapping, or Horizontal Form-Fill and Seal (HFFS) is the process of making a horizontal bag from a single roll of film. Heat is applied to the bottom and ends of the film to form a sealed, flexible package already filled with products. Flow wrap packaging is used for a variety of products from food and bake goods to regular household items and stationary.
What Is Flow Wrapping?
Flow wrapping is a technique that allows products to be sealed using a single continuous roll of film in conjunction with flow wrapping machinery. Products are conveyed along a horizontal line and flow wrap is heat sealed at either end.
Flow wrapping is also often referred to as FFS (Form Fill Seal), as well as pillow-pouch wrapping, fin-seal wrapping, or crimp-seal wrapping. Our flow wrap systems have been designed with quality, durability, production performance and economy in mind. Our models can also be interfaced with a variety of automatic feeding systems.
How Flow Wrapping Machinery Works?
Unwrapped packs move along the conveyor belt horizontally, and are then wrapped in film and sealed at both ends. Heat is applied to both the bottom and ends of the film in order to form a flexible and sealed package that will be filled with products.
Materials Used With Flow Wrapping Machinery
Flow wrapping machines are designed for use with OPP films, Polyethylene, and Polyolefin, with appropriate sealing head modification. These are durable materials that keep products fresh and protected. Products that have been flow wrapped also benefit from protection from outside contamination, whether that is from moisture, harmful UV rays or dust. They are also protected from direct handling.
Main Benefits of Flow Wrapping
Flow wrap is a versatile product used to wrap solid products in a protective seal or for unitizing lose products for retail. Available in both automatic and semi-automatic formats PACKMACHINE has the right flow wrap machine to fit your packaging needs.
An Added Layer Of Protection
Flow wrapped products benefit from an added layer of protection from outside contamination. This contamination can be in the form of dust, moisture or harmful UV rays. Flow wrapped products also benefit from less direct handling. This limits “pick through” damages that can occur at retail. Available in varying thicknesses and composition, PACKMACHINE has the flow wrap film that is right for your packaging solution.
Flow Wrap Is Customizable
Flow wrapped products provide excellent opportunities for increased branding. Clear flow wrap films provide customers with an unobstructed view of your products. Optimal for produce packaging, these clear films can increase product visibility and improve retail sales.
Flow wrap packaging machines offer a high speed, automated alternative to traditional bagging practices. Flow Wrap equipment is a perfect packaging solution for products packaging from speeds up to 70 packs per minute.
Fast Change Overs
Flow wrapping equipment is easy to change over from one packaging size to another. The integrated conveyor systems are easily adjustable guides that adjust quickly to the needed width. Flow wrap film rolls use corrugated cores that make swapping film sizes simple. The on-board computer systems can store multiple pack specifications that can adjust trim lengths and belt speeds at the touch of a button.
Our performance packaging machines will help transform your productivity
Automatic Horizontal Flow Wrap Machine
Automatic Case Erectors are designed to automatically form, fold and seal the bottom of corrugate boxes, requiring no operator involvement. Pair an automatic case erector with a case sealer for a complete form, fill and seal packaging solution.
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Down-Paper Type Horizontal Flow Wrap Machine
Semi-Automatic Case Erectors can handle a wide range of box sizes. Semi-Automatic Case Erectors require some operator involvement to move cases through the machine. The case erectors can work with case sealers to improve case packing efficiency.
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