Solutions by Machinery Type

Vertical Form-Fill-Seal

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Vertical Form-Fill-Seal

  • One of the first types of equipment to apply zippers inline
  • Items packaged on these systems include shredded cheese, rice, poultry, produce, vegetables, pet treats, and dry goods
  • Produces as diverse as 3-side seal, stand-up, Quad seal, Side Gusset, pillow pouches and Inno-Lok
  • Vertical equipment includes standard vertical form/fill/seal machines, as well as Zipper Tape machines.
  • Zippers can be applied in machine or transverse direction
  • Accepts traditional Press-To-Close or Slider zippers or our new Vector Recloseable Matrix

Horizontal Form-Fill-Seal

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Horizontal Form-Fill-Seal

  • Commonly used to make packages of shredded cheese, crackers, pet treats, and salty snacks
  • Used to produce package styles like three-or four- side seal, stand-up pouches
  • Zipper closures can be applied in machine direction using standard Press-To-Close or Slider-Zipper or our new Vector Recloseable Matrix styles

Pre-Made & Converting (Step 1)

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Pre-Made & Converting (Step 1)

  • Many companies utilize pre-made pouches for automated or semi-automated filling
  • Small and medium-size businesses with limited capital to invest provide a large market for converters with pre-made pouch equipment
  • Available in most package types: from low cost poly bags to three- and four-side seal laminated stand up pouch to Pillow Pouches to side gusseted to Quad Seal Stand-Up Pouches
  • Pre-made pouch machines accept press-to-close or Slider Zippers or our new Vector Recloseable Matrix, providing customers with a means to switch to zippered packaging quickly or test a sample market without the upfront costs

Fill-Seal (Step 2)

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Fill-Seal (Step 2)

  • These systems fill and seal pre-formed zipper pouches

Thermoform

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Thermoform

  • Most often used to add value to packages of sliced meats, hot dogs, cheese and bacon
  • Zipper is applied in the machine direction - either single or double zipper and in multiple lanes
  • Available with Slider zipper, making it easier for the consumer to use and re-use
  • Consumer-friendly package features perforated tear header for easy opening and peel-able seal for tamper evidence

Horizontal Flow Wrap

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Horizontal Flow Wrap

  • Pillow (most common) and 3-side-seal package
  • Zippers may be applied in machine or transverse direction
  • Accepts traditional press-to-close, Slider zippers, Inno-Lok or our new Vector Recloseable Matrix
  • Typical applications include cookies, crackers, cheese, confectionary, produce and overwrap packages used for trayed products

You can add resealable technology at a fraction of the cost of new equipment.

Over the past 25 years, Zip-Pak Systems, our equipment division, has developed more than 700 successful customized retrofits that have enabled packagers to apply resealable technology during the packaging operation.

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