Almost every industry today relies on form fill seal (FFS) packaging machines. And why not? These pouch packaging machines are fast, accurate,economical and versatile solutions that automatically boost efficiency and profitability.
Greater speed and versatility are the major benefits of FFS systems. For example, snack producers demand systems that have the versatility to package different products and provide fast changeover between many different packaging formats.
Let us walk you through form fill seal packaging machines, and discuss how they work.
What are form fill seal packaging machines?
As the name suggests, form fill seal packaging machines are automatic packaging machines that form the package, fill it with a wet or dry product, and sealit closed. They mainly use flexible film to form the primary packaging such as a pouch or bag, but aseptic cartons are also produced with FFS technology.
Form fill seal packaging machines use a reel of flexible material (paper, film or laminates of paper/film/foil) andeither form it into a tube and then seal and fill it at regular intervals, or fold it lengthwise andseal it at right angles to the fold to form a series of pockets which are filled and closed.
Types ofFFS packaging machines?
FFS machinesare broadlyof two types:
1. Vertical form fill sealmachines(VFFS), in which the material is formed into a circular section tube over aforming collar
2. Horizontal form fill sealmachines(HFFS), in which the material is formed into a rectangular section tubethrough a forming box. HFFS also cover horizontal versions of sachet packing machines, blister pack machines, four side seal machines and thermoform fill and seal machines.
Advantages of FFS Technology
Disadvantages of FFS Technology
Applications of FFS packaging machines
The applications of FFS packaging machines are endless. Almost any product that can be packed and marketedin flexible pouches can be packaged by such machines. FFS machines can be used to pack a whole gamut of food, pharm and other products ranging from:
Pouch/Bag formats with FFS technology
Versatility to form and fill a variety of container formats is a strong point of FFS technology. The options include:
FFS technology from Nichrome
Nichrome is India’s pioneer and leader in FFS technology. For over four decades, Nichrome has innovated automatic packaging solutions for varied applications across Food, Pharma and other industries.Vertical packaging machines, horizontal packaging machines, integrated packaging solutions – Nichrome is the packaging machine manufacturer who can deliver them all.
Nichrome offers a wide range of VFFS and HFFS packaging machines, and can even customise solutions for specific requirements. For enterprises big and small, for applications existing and emerging, Nichrome offers infinite possibilities in integrated, automated packaging solutions - as it partners with customers through the complete lifecycle, offering application-specific solutions, backed by dependable service and support.
Based in Pune, India, Nichrome’s sales & service network spans India and the world. Nichrome has presence in 45 countries and more than 7000 successful installations worldwide.
Having first started in Pune in 1948, Nichrome established itself in the world of packaging in 1977. Today the company incorporates 37 years of experience in providing innovative packaging solutions throughout a wide array of industries and applications. Nichrome provides packaging solutions for specific product lines with its high quality and flexible machine lines ranging from its food packaging machine lines to its liquid packaging machine product lines.
Nichrome has developed a versatile range of machines that can meet the packaging specificities of a varied range of products. Nichrome emphasizes on giving complete support to our customers, from consultation and development of the machine as per client requirements, to production of the packaging machine and providing extensive after sales service. Nichrome is dedicated to providing the highest production rates, maximum accuracy and consistent pouch quality as per each individual client’s requirements.