TECH BITES

Technical posts and videos from Greener Corporation that help you solve problems and optimize your entire packaging process on horizontal flow wrappers and vertical form/fill/seal baggers. Learn how to improve:

  • Part Designs for Sealing Jaws, Knives, Formers, & more
  • Problem Solving & Preventative Maintenance
  • Training
  • Quality Improvement & Cost-Saving Projects

TECH BITES

Publicaciones técnicas y videos de Greener Corporation que lo ayudan a resolver problemas y optimizar todo su proceso de empaque en envolvedoras horizontales y envasadoras verticales de formado / llenado / sellado. Aprenda a mejorar:

  • Diseños de piezas para mordazas selladoras, cuchillas, formadores y más
  • Resolución de problemas y mantenimiento preventivo
  • Entrenamiento
  • Proyectos de mejora de la calidad y ahorro de costos

Running Sustainable Packaging Films on Flow Wrappers & Vertical FFS Baggers

Are you planning to test or convert to sustainable packaging films on your flow wrappers or vertical form-fill-seal baggers? Your current machine set-up and components may not provide quality results with these paper-based, recyclable, or compostable materials.

This Greener Tech Bite outlines steps in your packaging process that you should evaluate and adjust before running these new films. You’ll find links to resources for:

Machine Set-Up

Sealing Jaw & Former Design

Standard Operating Procedures

Training

Compared with your current film, sustainable materials may:

be thicker or stiffer

be more easily damaged

or require a different, and perhaps narrower, sealing temperature range

Their machinability and sealability differences can impact everything from film unwind and package formation through to the finished, cut and sealed package.


Package Formation

Sustainable materials may bend and fold differently and be more easily wrinkled or damaged, causing cutting and sealing problems and poor package appearance.

Follow these links to review package formation adjustments and former designs that will help accommodate these differences:

 

Flow Wrappers

 

 

Vertical Baggers

 


Sealing and Cutting

The set-up and design of your sealing jaws and knives should also be evaluated and adjusted for the new film.

 

For Flow Wrappers and Vertical Baggers

Carbon Impressions

These resources on carbon impressions will help you identify sealing and cutting problems and develop solutions.

Heat

This Tech Bite will help you maintain more consistent sealing temperatures across the face of your jaws.

Sealing Jaw Design

Your sealing jaws should be designed for the specific characteristics of the new, sustainable material.

Standardization

Standardizing this jaw design across wrappers, lines, and facilities will help ensure consistent, quality results.

 

More Resources for Flow Wrappers

Clearance & Pressure

Knife Set-Up & Sealing


Working With Greener

Greener can work with you at any point on your sustainable film project, even in the early, conceptualization stages. In addition to recommending and delivering revised component designs, we can:

Provide remote or on-site Technical Service

Help you develop revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Present Training programs to implement the new SOPs

These case studies, though they do not involve sustainable films, demonstrate the full-process support that Greener can provide:

Package Diagnostics

SOPs & Training


For more technical resources specific to your project variables, contact Greener Corporation. We develop and deliver full process solutions, worldwide.

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