Form Fill Seal Packaging theory:
Form fill seal machines are the most revolutionary packaging equipment initially made in the mid 1930’s. A typical form fill seal machine , it starts with a roll of printed or clear film webbed on a paper core of either 3 inch or 6 inch. Form fill seal equipment could either be
a. Vertical form fill seal
b. Horizontal form fill seal
I. Applications of Vertical form fill seal machines: Food , Powders , Chemicals , Liquids, & Hardware.
Vertical form fill seal machines are mostly used for packaging objects which are not fragile and under 4” or less in diameter or linear length. For example Vertical form fill seal machines are used for packaging solids like grains, lentils, rice, chips, popcorns, cheese , coffee beans, cereals, dry fruits, snack food, extruded food products.
II. Applications of Horizontal form fill seal machines: donuts, biscuits, fruits, vegetables, chocolate bars, phone cards and disposable cutlery.
Horizontal form fill seal machines are mostly used for packaging objects which are larger than 4” in diameter or linear length ; or they are too fragile to be weighed and packaged on a vertical form fill seal machine.