Bright Innovations Unveiled in Heat Sealing Techniques for Food Items

Feb 04,2020

The technique of heat sealing is gaining prominence in food vacuum bags. Stakeholders in the ever-expanding food industry are creating demand for heat sealing bags in vacuum packaging applications. Owing to these growing trends, packaging companies are introducing vacuum sealer bags in transparent and printed options to meet specific requirements of end users. For instance TedPack - a supplier of flexible packaging bags and pouches, excels in the production of biodegradable heat sealing vacuum food bags to contribute toward sustainability. This is evident since adoption of sustainability is helping packaging companies to bolster their credibility credentials.

Growing concerns about plastic and its environmental impact has created quite a stir and hence manufacturers are introducing biodegradability in heat sealing bags, though the demand for plastic vacuum heat sealing bags is anticipated to diminish at a slow rate. Likewise, there is a constant demand for PET, PP and PE heat sealing bags. To cater to the convenience of consumers, manufacturers are introducing tight ziplock in heat sealing bags to effectively prevent airflow.

Companies Invest in Commercial Bag Closures to Keep Bakery Goods Fresh

Automation is one of the key buzz words, especially in the rapidly growing packaging landscape. Similarly, new innovations in automatic bagging and sealing machinery have helped manufacturers to streamline the production of heat sealing bags. Automatic bagging and sealing machinery has leveraged the packaging of ready-for-boxing products. Packaging companies are increasing R&D to build machinery with multiple closing options that are suitable for packing of various food items such as flatbreads.

Innovations in sealing machinery has given rise to heat sealing bags with multiple seal closures, which serve as a suitable solution for premade bags. This trend has also opened up opportunities for manufacturers dealing in bag sealers for packages-per-minute requirements. On the other hand, heat sealing bags are gaining prominence in airtight sealing applications. This demand is further fuelled since consumers have created a need for fresh products. Companies are investing in commercial bag closures so that heat sealing bags can keep bakery ingredients fresh and safe. Thus, bakery applications are generating incremental opportunities for companies in the heat sealing bags market.

Semi-automated Bag Sealer Machines Create Incremental Opportunities for Manufacturers

Companies in the packaging industry are making provisions to invest in cutting-edge machines to manufacture heat sealing bags. Likewise, companies are investing in bag sealer machines to cater to the needs of stakeholders in the food industry. Semi-automatic band sealing machines are acquiring popularity for the production of heat sealing bags. Manufacturers are also tapping opportunities in pre-formed heat sealable pouches since innovations in pouches are catching the attention of customers. For example, inverted stand up pouches are gaining dominance in the personal care, cosmetics and food sector to prevent degradation of spreads and sauces.

With the help of advanced bag sealer machines, manufacturers dealing in heat sealing bags are aiming to achieve errorless sealing in various applications. On the other hand, band sealers play a crucial role to make heat sealing bags tamper evident. Unlike traditional band sealers, manufacturers are pervasively using tamper-evident bag sealers to allow line stoppages in heat sealing bags, without melting through the package.

Sealable Flexible Packaging Paper as Innovative Material in Heat Sealing Bags

Heat sealing bags are a boon for stakeholders in various end markets. However, the advantages of ultrasonic sealing are posing a threat to heat sealing. Ultrasonic sealing is being highly publicized since it provides tight seals, higher output and also offers the ability to monitor seal quality. Hence, manufacturers are innovating new packaging materials in heat sealing bags. For instance, Feldmuehle - a well-established paper mill in Germany, manufactures heat-sealable flexible packaging paper in high white, glossy and matte surfaces. Thus, heat sealing bags and pouches are made with heat-sealable reverse side and can be easily integrated in the existing packaging lines.

Mylar bags are gauging growth in heat sealing technology. Continuing evolution and development of stand-up pour spout pouches and packaging technology has triggered the demand for mylar bags. Heat sealing bags are being developed into heat sealable spout bags that are moisture proof and are available with twist caps. Companies are increasing efforts to develop heat sealing bags that are puncture resistant and odour proof.

Fresh Lock Packaging Caters to Hassle-free Packaging of Nuts & Dry Fruits

Bright innovations in heat sealing bags such as three-way heat seal and novel heat-sealed strips are creating revenue streams for packaging companies. Heat sealing bag manufacturers are tapping opportunities for chocolate packaging to create solutions in which consumers need not spoil their hands while eating the chocolate.

Fresh lock packaging is also growing popular amongst heat sealing bag manufacturers. Manufacturers are increasing focus on the needs of stakeholders that produce nuts and dry fruits. Novel heat sealing bags are being developed so that food producers can package nuts and dry fruits without worrying whether the moisture of the dry fruits may degrade the nuts. Companies are innovating in plastic bag sealers to focus on the needs of stakeholders in food packaging. They are developing hand-held sealers that are lightweight and offer manoeuvrability for the production of heat sealing bags.

FDA Clearance for Heat Sealing Bags Leads to Increased Food Safety

Another driver that is gaining the attention of manufacturers is quick pulse heat (QPH) sealing. Machinery manufacturers in UK are gaining expertise in this novel technology to manufacture heat sealing bags. State-of-the-art bagging equipment has helped packaging companies to improve production and achieve materials efficiency. Impulse heat seal is growing more popular than crimp heat seal in the QPH space.

Food fresh vacuum storage bags offer versatile packaging for food products. Vacuum storage heat sealing bags are gaining increase demand as consumers are growing increasingly aware about food safety. Hence, packaging companies are increasing efforts to avail FDA clearance to bolster their credibility in the global market landscape with the help of novel heat sealing bags. To achieve FDA approval, manufacturers are developing heat sealing bags that are BPS (Bisphenol S) / BPA (Bisphenol A) free.