Form Fill and Seal machines are packaging machines that form a bag, fill it and seal the package on a single machine. This technology has revolutionised packaging solutions for businesses around the world.
Using sophisticated technology, FFS machines are programmed to produce consistent bag sizes and volume of product. Form Fill and Seal machines are also versatile enough to package various different products requiring different packaging formats. Working with speed and precision, FFS machines help save money and time, whilst cutting down waste and improving hygiene and efficiency for packaging companies and manufacturers in many industries, including food, medical and pharmaceutical, technical, and cosmetics.
As packaging needs differ from company to company and product to product, there are a range of FFS machines to suit different requirements:
Vertical Form Fill Seal Machine (VFFS)
VFFS machines offer businesses a fast and efficient automated packaging solution for a wide range of products, particularly within the food industry. Products are fed into a plastic film tube through the machine’s vertical conical tube and the outer edges of the film are sealed to create a bag, whilst a sealing bar is used to clamp the bottom and top edges of the plastic to create a sealed bag.
Stick Pack and Sachet Machines
Stick pack and sachet machines are another extremely versatile FFS packaging solution, accommodating a range of sizes, shapes and speeds and suitable for an extensive range of products in small or sample volumes, including sauces, liquids, cosmetics, gels, granules, seasonings, powers, tablets and wipes.
Horizontal Flow Wrapper Machines
Horizontal Flow Wrappers or HFFS machines are commonly used within pharmaceutical and food industries, particularly for packaging fruits and vegetables, along with pastries, snacks and some frozen foods. Products are fed into a roll of film horizontally, with bag length and sealing controlled by the machine to ensure consistent packaging.
Choose the right Form Fill and Seal Machine
To arrange a quote for your packaging requirements, or for advice in choosing a suitable FFS seal, you can contact Intamac Packaging Systems, who supply an extensive range of packaging solutions to customers throughout the UK. Call 01420 593682.