As all food companies and most industrial companies are aware, the most common way that a ZipSeal bag is produced for packaging applications is termed "tamper evident."
- A Tamper Evident ( TE ) pouch is open on the bottom and closed above the zipper so that when the product is placed inside and the bottom is heat sealed, the entire package is securely closed and a section of the package, "the tear strip," above the zipper must be removed in order to expose the zipper and allow the contents to be removed after the zipper has been exposed and separated.
- Open Zipper End ( OZE ) pouches are common because of the plastic zipper polyethylene bags sold in supermarkets for a wide variety of uses. We produce a wide range of open zipper end pouches including the world?s smallest at 3.4" x 4.0" up to an aluminum foil open zipper end style pouch that is 18" x 28" and the world?s largest ZipSeal clear bag that is 26" x 36" made from a strong durable two layer material, more than 5.0 mils thick.
The focus of this page is on ZipSeal™ that are produced with both ends "open." Some may ask, "Why would you even produce a bag that is open on both ends?"
- The true value of an Open Both Ends ( OBE ) zipper pouch is in the very significant labor savings when loading product into the pouch. When the ZipSeal is closed, it must be manually separated, the product must be inserted then the zipper must be carefully pressed closed again. The most effective, efficient, and reliable ZipSeal closure is the carefully mated closure that was welded into the pouch during the manufacturing process. Thus there is both a significant cost in terms of time and labor as well as a possible loss of quality when using a standard open zipper end pouch to open and place product inside.
We do our best to insure product quality in terms of ZipSeal™ by using the highest grade locking type ZipSeal available. In fact, Impak Corporation has several other types of plastic zipper that are used for specific customers including dual track, leak resistant, string style, and our latest version for powdered products.
The primary value of a zipper pouch that is open on the zipper end and NOT tamper evident, is that there is NO heat sealer required to complete the packaging operation. A company that desires to ship a product in a ZipSeal bag that is "ready to be open end" may find it most efficient to use a pouch that is open on both ends, insert the product and seal the bottom.
Our very efficient band sealers can do this and emboss a lot code or other critical information into the seal while achieving production throughputs of at least 1,000 pouches per hour.
For a low cost/low volume solution, one of our 5.0mm manually operated hand sealers at a price well below $100.00 can provide the same solution.
*ZipSeal is a trademark of IMPAK Corporation.
|***TAMPER EVIDENT ( TE )***|
|Dimensions:||6.5" x 7.0" O.D.|
|Style:||Tamper Evident Mylar® ZipSeal bag.|
| P/N 25MG06507TEZ|
ONLINE ONLY SPECIAL!!! 1 CASE (1000) @ $58.00
|***OPEN ZIPPER END ( OZE )***|
|Dimensions:||12.0" x 13.0" O.D.|
|Style:||Open Zipper End Mylar® ZipSeal bag.|
| P/N 25MG1213OZE|
ONLINE ONLY SPECIAL!!! 1 CASE (100) @ $16.90
|***OPEN BOTH ENDS ( OBE )***|
|3.5"x 5.125" O.D.
Open Both Ends w/ ZipSeal