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Steps You Should Know With Heatseal Process

Updated on April 6, 2010

Heat Sealing Is A Crucial Process To Enjoy Long Term Benefits Of Your Goods

Heat sealing is a crucial process to enjoy long term benefits of your goods. If you want to maintain the quality of your materials, heatseal is the first step that you need to take. By properly following the steps in sealing, you can ensure optimum packaging, superior results and better-looking products. If you want to know more about the whole process, read on the article below and master the steps of the technology.

  1. Determine the Heatseal Configuration

    The first of the steps you must know is to determine the finished packaging that you want. You can choose from the different sizes and shapes available. Do you need a wide, narrow, shaped or just a simple seal? Know the specific needs of the material you will place, whether it will hold liquid under pressure or nominal seal.

  2. Select the Heatseal Band

    The heatseal band selection comes with material compositions, thickness and heat absorption of the jaw. If you are not sure about this, just remember the general rule. It states that the thickness of the heatseal band is proportional to the material you need to seal. During these steps, you need to know the correct width and configuration of the band to create the desired effect.

  3. Determine your Mode of Sealing

    You can accomplish the heatseal with different methods. Once you are through with the first two steps, it is time to know the modes to use. You can accomplish the task using constant heat or impulse. Each will have a different process based on the type of machine you have.

  4. Place the Material in the Machine

    Once you know the mode of sealing to use, you can now place the materials in between the sealers. Sometimes, they call these as the upper and lower sealers. When your material is ready, you can press the button to start the heatseal process. You can have cue in the form of light, indicating that heat is in process. Some machines give the signal twice whereas some only do it once. During this step, never touch the sealers of the machine. They are too hot and may cause burns.

  5. Cooling Process

    After the red light or the heatseal process, a long cue follows indicating the cooling process. During this time, the heated materials cool down which seals the film. Although this involves cooling, it is still not safe to touch the sealer arms, as it can still burn your skin. When you finish the step, lift the sealers to release your material.

  6. Checking the Quality of the Seal

    Last of the steps of heatseal involve the checking of the quality of the seal. You can do this by pulling the edges of the plastic. If the seal remains intact, it means that you have a successful work. Otherwise, you need to repeat the steps above.

Most heatseal steps will need few minutes per item. The time you spend largely depends on the thickness of your sealing sheets and the efficiency of the machine. When you follow the steps above, you will have a heat-sealed item in no time.


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