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Vacuum Sealing Machine
Vacuum sealing machines serve a host of purposes and allow you to safely package food, pharmaceutical goods and other materials into tightly-sealed bags with the air removed from the inside. There are many different vacume bag sealing machines on the market to suit a wide range of requirements and budgets, they are often referred to as vacsealers.
These vacuum sealer machines fall into two main categories:
- Internal or chamber vacuum sealers the bag is placed inside the chamber where the air is removed using a vacuum pump, ideal for smaller, wet, dry or liquid products.
- External, nozzle or probe type machines are ideal for larger plastic bags. These are more suitable for dry products but not for liquids.
Vacuum packing machine removes air or oxygen from the package prior to sealing. This involves placing the product in a plastic bag, removing air from the inside, and sealing the pack. The purpose of vacuum packing is to remove oxygen to extend the shelf life of foods and or reduce the size of the package.
Aerobic bacteria requires oxygen so the aim of vacuum packing is to remove this oxygen from inside the bag to reduce the growth of the bacteria slowing down decay. Vacuum packing is therefore used for fresh or dried foods to extend the shelf life for vegetables, meats, fish, nuts, cooked meat, cheese, coffee, etc.
Vacuum sealers are also used to prepare food for the French gourmet Sous Vide cooking method where ingredients are vacuum sealed in a bag that is cooked in hot water under controlled conditions.
Vacuum packing can be used to reduce the volume of non-foodstuff items, like example, pillows, cushions, clothing and ink cartridges.
The level of vacuum can be controlled to prevent damage to delicate items like potatoes crisps and the oxygen can also be replaced with an inert gas like nitrogen in order to reduce exposure to bacteria.
What are the benefits of vacuum sealing?
Some people won’t believe it, but vacuum sealing has actually been around since the 1940’s. A German inventor by the name of Karl Busch invented vacuum sealing as a way to preserve food at home, but vacuum sealing didn’t actually come to commercial use until the 1960’s. A relatively new product, the market had not yet recognized the infinite benefits and value vacuum sealing could deliver. Today, no matter what industry: food, medicine, electronics, aviation, there is literally no limit to the numerous types of products improved by the benefits of vacuum sealing.
What is vacuum sealing?
The process of vacuum sealing is fairly simple. It is a method of removing air from a package before sealing. Basically, items to be sealed are placed in a plastic bag. Air is then sucked from the bag and the bag is then sealed. The vacuum created by the sealer prevents anything from permeating the bag and therefore keeps the items protected. Perishable goods also stay fresher. Keeping products fresh is just one of the many benefits of vacuum sealing.
Numerous benefits of vacuum sealing
- Removes Air – Keeps items dry. With food items it is particularly important as it keeps food free from bacteria growth.
- Preserves Integrity – Keeps items free from dirt, mold, germs, improper handling and any other environmental contaminants.
- Moisture Protection – Protects against accidental spills and temperature variances that are common in workplace environments.
- Fast Process – Vacuum sealing with the proper machine and materials is a very quick and efficient method of packaging any type of product.
- Tamper Evident – Consumers and workers see when the integrity of the product seal has been broken and compromised.
- Saves Space – Vacuum sealing is one of the smallest types of packaging. This is not only helpful for precious shelf space, but saves on precious shipping and cargo space.
- Increases Shelf Life – Vacuum sealing helps keep products fresher for longer. Perishable goods such as beef can have their shelf life extended from 1-2 weeks, to up to 6 weeks. Cosmetics and pharmaceutical shelf lives benefit as well!
- Improves Consumer Confidence – Consumers will be more confident by both the appearance and tamper evidence that professional vacuum sealing delivers.
How long does vacuum packed last?
Vacuum packing allows it to stay good for up to 3 - 5 times longer than that has been stored in supermarket bought packagings such as bags or plastic containers.
|Shelf Life||Conventional Storage||Vacuum Packed|
|FROZEN||6 - 12 months||2 - 3 years|
|REFRIGERATED||1 - 2 days||2 weeks|
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