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Form-Fill-Seal

Form-fill-seal machines are machines that form the package, fill it with a wet or dry product and seal it closed. Most FFS systems use flexible film to form the primary package, such as a bag or pouch. But gable-top and aseptic cartons are also created in a form-fill-seal operation. And most blister packs are produced with a thermoform/fill/seal machine, a close cousin.

FFS machines might fill the package from the top or the side.

The final step can include a 3- or 4-sided seal. For many years, heat sealing has been the preferred method to perform the crucial final step. One trend we’ve seen in this market is for ultrasonic sealing, which is suitable for heat-sensitive products, permits sealing through liquids and uses a narrow sealing band to reduce excess and save on material use.  More recently, ultrasonic developments include the forming of logos for branding or other graphics into the seal area. For more on this, see www.packagingdigest.com/ultrasonic

For thermoform-fill-seal applications in the healthcare arena, vision inspection has been integrated for confirming product loading and positioning in the formed cavities, detecting seal imperfections, and discovering contaminants. Vision inspection is also being integrated for the real-time verification of two-dimensional (2D) bar codes that may be printed onto packages in line in preparation for meeting FDA’s Unique Device Identification requirements, sister publication Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News reports.

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The newly designed Massman HFS-IM Intermittent Motion FlexPack flexible pouch-filling machine accommodates a wide range of package sizes at speeds from 35-60 pouches per minute.

 


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Piab offers two new suction cups designed for opening bags in the consumer and food industry.


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Phoenix Engineering has been in business for 25+ years and is here to help with your packaging needs.


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Plastics Machinery Group is known as an industry-innovator with the ability to think outside of the box and leverage technology to its clients' benefits' by creating a competitive advantage and quality machines.


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For over 50 years, Wrapade has built high-performance, pouch packaging machines.


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We offer you the very highest quality remanufactured, not rebuilt, vertical, form, fill, seal packaging machinery in the industry.


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Universal Packaging has been designing and manufacturing automatic, vertical, form, fill and seal packaging systems since 1971.


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PMB was formally founded in 1946 even though the abbreviation has been in existence since 1935.


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our destinationTo provide the ultimate in food packaging solutions, everywhere. our journey
  • We add value to our customers business by finding more efficient ways to package and process food products.

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Our Rollstock machines package a wide range of products efficiently and cost effectively. Our machines are completely designed, manufactured, and assembled in Kansas City.


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Rennco LLC, located in Homer, Michigan, was established in 1969.


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Over 90 years experience in providing quality, dependable, high performance packaging equipment and integrated packaging systems for food and non-food products.


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Pacmac, the machine division of Packaging Specialties, Inc. was created in 1978 to provide our printed film customers additional help with their packaging machinery.


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Liquipak Corporation manufactures (forms, fills and seals) packets of liquid and semi-liquid products. We serve markets ranging from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to household products and industrial lubricants.


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The success of a packing machine is mainly determined by the ease and the efficiency with which it achieves the production targets.