Coding Solutions to Integrate with Bag Packaging Machines and Form, Fill and Seal Machines
Bagging machines fill and seal bags mostly made of paper or plastic. Bagging machines are mainly used for powder and granular materials used in the construction and fertilizer industries, or in the food industry for the packaging of products such as flour, starch, sugar etc.
From pillow to four-sided to block-bottom bags, innovation in packaging design is ever changing, as are the vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines used to fill them. The selection of an optimal coding technology is dictated by bag innovation, code appearance and content needs.
Choosing the right coding technology for your bag
Bag design features
TTO is typically the ideal coding solution for bag applications as it is designed to print high quality codes on flat, thin, flexible films. Printing on roll stock before bags and pouches are formed allows the printed film to be formed into different bag types such as zipper, 4-sided, gusseted, stand-up and other pouch variations. Zippers, fitments, gussets and package seals provide benefits to consumers and help the package stand out on the shelf. However, they all present unique challenges for TTO in the packaging line, especially if they are already part of the package before they are printed.
With a number of different bag features, considerations and coding technologies to choose from, achieving high quality coding on your bag filling line requires thoughtful planning. Videojet offers three proven coding solutions for snack producers that address your unique needs: thermal transfer overprinting, continuous ink jet and laser. Learn more….