We at Econo-Pak specialize in flexible packaging solutions, and we proudly offer a complete selection of vertical form fill seal (VFFS) packaging services suited for a multitude of markets and applications. VFFS processes provide safe and flexible packaging solutions that maximize our clients’ cost efficiency and customer success.
As its name implies, vertical form fill sealing operates by using a vertically fed machine that forms, fills, and seals the packaging on a vertical plane. VFFS packages incorporate longitudinal fin seals at the back of the product and have two further seals at the ends of the package.
VFFS lends itself to easy customization. Clients can add gussets to package bottoms for additional space capacity or to create stand up pouches. VFFS packaging may also include other features like zippers and tear notches. The sealing material (film) usually consists of a variety of materials ranging from polyethylene and cellophane to foil and paper laminates.
VERSATILE AND ECONOMIC PACKAGING
Econo-Pak has both high-speed continuous motion and intermittent motion VFFS packaging machines that can produce a wide range of bag sizes and weights.
VFFS processes start with a single sheet of packaging film rolled around a cylindrical core. The VFFS packaging machine then transfers the film from the roll to the forming collar, which folds the film into the appropriate shape. The mating parts of the film pass through vertical seal bars, which extend and create the vertical fin seal at the back of the pouch.
Upon obtaining the required packaging length, operators or automatic/semiautomatic processes fill it with product. After successful product insertion, horizontal seal bars close, seal, and cut the films into individual packaging units.
All VFFS machines perform the same basic functions; however, various models offer different levels of performance, allowing clients to customize packaging rates, hole punch, fin seal, lap seal, nitrogen flush, film roll dimensions, and final package dimensions, among other optional features.
Our automated VFFS baggers offer numerous advantages. Typically used to package powders, solids, or liquids, these vertical form fill seal machines achieve speedy production and cost-effective sealing without expensive materials.
A COMPLETE RANGE OF PRODUCTS
VFFS packaging is ideal for retail portions and sample-sized pouches alike. We maintain a 240,000-sq.ft facility and are capable of handling products of all varieties, including but not limited to:
- Trail mix
- Chocolate products
- Hard candy and mints
- Gummy candy
- Drink mixes
- Baby products
THREE GENERATIONS OF QUALITY
Family-owned since its inception, Econo-Pak offers full-service packaging at the industry’s highest levels of quality. We run three shifts a day, producing orders in nearly every size. Whether you need vertical-form seal services or wish to choose from our range of other packaging options, our over 200 different packaging machines are ready to fulfill your order.
Econo-Pak meets or exceeds the industry’s most stringent standards. Our facility is approved by the FDA, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Swift Silliker, and Safe Quality Food (SQF). We are also fully certified to provide USDA Organic, Gluten Free, SEDEX, and Kosher products.
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DIVERSE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
We offer a broad variety of contract packaging services, working with inventory like vitamins, seeds, and pouch fillings to all other types of products. Our goal is to get our customers’ products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible while meeting or exceeding the industry’s highest standards of quality.
Our contract packaging solutions cover almost every packaging need. With over 240,000 total square feet of production floor space and 200 different packaging machines, we can meet the specifications of virtually any project — regardless of size or scope.