1. What is flow packaging?

Flow packaging is also known as horizontal bag packaging, pillow bag packaging, wing sealing packaging, and roll sealing packaging. The product is moved horizontally along the machine, then wrapped in film and sealed at both ends by the horizontal flow packaging machine.

When your product is flow-packed, you end up with a vertical form fill seal service similar to what bags are produced. It looks like this:

Advantages of shisha tobacco flow wrap machine

2. What types of products are flow packs suitable for?

With the help of a flow packer, any type of solid material can be propelled along a horizontal belt. For example, a chocolate bar, a packet of cookies, a paper towel or scratch card, or even a tightly packed liquid substance can eventually be flow-packed for safe carrying.

There is a flow of small particles wrapped in a vertical form fill seal. This is one of the best of all products. Bags can sometimes simply look like rectangles or squares. It depends on how we create it. Sometimes multiple colors are also used.

3. What will this bag look like?

Traditional bag production process packs are rectangular, although square bags can also be created. Bags can be printed, clear or single color.

flow packaging bags

4. What are the benefits of flow packaging?

Flow packaging protects and protects your raw materials. Good flow packaging confines the packaging around the product so that it is not disturbed by a lot of movement in the packaging. The material used to seal the packaging is also kept to a minimum so that the tail is not too long.

This means that the packaging can be neatly placed in the outer packaging, reducing the amount of required resources and helping with shipping. Fluid packaging can also be used in conjunction with gas flushing. Gas flushing preserves food by injecting a nitrogen mixture into the package.

This displaces the oxygen in the bag. Believe it or not, flow packs keep ingredients longer and allow for protection. The large amount of flow packaging simply reduces the amount of packaging between various types of products; It is kept to a minimum to save time, safety, and even budget.

This is one of the effective ways to carry any kind of packing when you are planning a trip. Supplementary transport resources and mobile transport require similar packaging for ease of movement. Flow packers are very efficient and useful.

It can generate fast and multiple packaged services in less time. Flow packaging can be combined with so-called gas flushing. This helps keep your food longer. You just need to inject and remove the nitrogen mixture before sealing. This enables the displacement of oxygen within the bag.

If you are confused about this, you can google it for a clearer understanding. The sealed bags used in vertical flow packaging are mainly made of polyethylene (PET) or polyethylene (PE) which is a common plastic. It’s very powerful and keeps the product positioned as it is. The Flow packaging machine works very smoothly.

You can follow the following points to understand the function of smoothing. Goods are manually transported to the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt simply carries the goods inside the Flow packaging machine, where the plastic to be packaged is tucked under and over to cover it properly.

It simply takes the conveyor belt to the end of the sealer where the film is actually crimped to seal the goods. After the packaging is completed, wrap the goods with plastic or film to complete the sealing of the goods. Generally speaking, there are about 2,500 to 500,000 packs per day.

So using the Flow packaging machine is very efficient. It provides the most quantifiable solution for the packaging industry. Stream wrapping can sometimes take longer. This is simply because of the size of the product. Normally, it takes about 65 – 70 minutes per case if you count good packaging.


5. What material was used?

Just like vertical form fill seals, the packing material of a flow packer is made up of the following two: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – A common thermoplastic polymer resin of the polyester family, commonly used in liquid and food containers.

Polyethylene (PE) is the most commonly used plastic today. It has several key uses, including plastic packaging. Both are common plastics. They are strong and durable materials that keep the product fresh.

6. How does stream wrapping work?

Products are manually delivered to the conveyor belt. The conveyor belt carries the product into the machine and the film is tucked under and over the product to cover it. It then moves along the conveyor belt to the end sealer, where the film is crimped to seal it and cut the product apart

7. What’s the capacity of your flow wrapping machine?

Generally, we use 2500 to 500,000 packs, although larger quantities can be accommodated. If you need more, please contact us and we can discuss options with you.

8. How long does the procedure take?

Depending on the size, we can pack 65-70 packs per minute.

9. What is the expected cost?

The price depends on the specifications of the work involved. To find out how we can help you design your packaging solutions, and what information we need in order to quote you,

10. Flow wrap vs shrink wrap

Flow wrapping and shrink wrapping are two very different packaging methods. Compared to the shrink wrap, flow wrap has the following advantages:

  • Product moves along horizontal belts
  • The product is wrapped in a transparent film
  • Product runs through the hot aisle
  • The film shrinks to wrap the product, biscuit, chocolate stick, Promotional products, Leaflets, Meat, vegetable, Pharmaceuticals, Bottled beverages
  • Minimal movement
  • Reduced material waste
  • Sealable
  • Protects against dirt and humidity
  • cost-effective
  • Increase storage space

Jochamp provides both flow wrapping machine and shrink wrapping machine to meet all the requirements for our clients, any problems pls contact us.

11. Flow Packaging Printing

Print options are available whether you need something as simple as a product tracking number or a fully branded design. The brand choice will increase the cost of the overall job.

12. Conclusion

Flow packaging is a great packaging method for solid items,