Heat sealers are helpful tools on warehouse floors, in many companies and even in residential kitchens. Even in your home you’ll find more uses for your heat sealing machine once you’ve read the tips below.
The applications are vast and this article will empower you to make the most of your device.
What is a Heat Sealer?
In short, this machine seals materials by using heat. The seal is usually done on thermoplastic materials and this can be as part of commercial packaging or helping to seal a bag with food you want to put in your freezer.
The melting of the substance results in an effective barrier, much better than tying a bag closed. From reducing messes to keeping items inside safe from the effect air or moisture can have on it, there are many reasons to start using these devices.
What Can You Seal?
The types of bags and products you can seal will always depend on the heat sealer model you picked. Features like the temperature range and the sealing methods will determine which substances will effectively melt and result in a proper seal.
Common products you’ll find mentioned in heat sealer manuals are:
- Laminate aluminium film
- Bags made of paper-poly coated substances
In these categories you will find a range of sizes. The design of the machine will determine the size bags you can use. Also, browse accessory lists because the market provides companies and consumers with innovative options, such as stand-up pouches and netting, all meant to simplify your workflow.
Uses of Heat Seal Machines—Domestic and Commercial
The application of these machines is impressive. We simply highlight a few to help you start getting creative about how to utilise yours to the full.
Having an easy solution for food storage is one of the main uses of heat sealers in today’s households. It keeps items fresh and make an airtight bag so the contents can’t spoil easily.
Spending a little money on the sealer is easily justified by factors like:
- Saving money by buying fresh produce in bulk and freezing for use later on
- Reducing wastage, since less food will spoil each month
- Spend less on snacks by buying in bulk and sealing small amounts in bags for lunch boxes
For some of these tasks, it’s important to also draw out the air and create a vacuum inside. Therefore, buying a vacuum sealer is usually best for home use.
Sealing While Moving Around a Job Site
You may only be used to heat sealers for commercial use that’s large and used in one spot. However, the industry has developed and now there are innovative designs that workers can carry with them. Wherever in a warehouse or manufacturing plant they need to seal something, they can do it on the spot.
Upgrade Your Company Packaging
Packaging is one of the key elements in impressing your clients. They start analysing your products even by its wrapping and exterior.
Of course, designing custom packaging is a nice idea, but very expensive. Using a heat sealer, you can create bags of the appropriate size, so it has a professional look. Also, you’re allowing customers to see what they’re buying at the first glance, so they can focus on the features and love what they see.
Adding a branded label is all you need to make a good first impression.
Whether you enjoy crafts as a personal hobby or have started earning an income from selling your wares, a heat seal machine can be your new best friend.
Fragile craft items, or products you want to protect from air and moisture, can quickly be sealed into a protective bag for storage until you gift it, use it or take it out to show others.
For those who sell, a sealed bag is a simple, yet effective and professional, packaging option. It works whether you’re sending items by courier to online buyers or setting up a stall at a local market. Your clients will know their purchases have been safe from tampering, water and other shoppers’ oily fingers.
For your garden at home, or even if you’re in the agricultural industry, a heat sealer makes quick work of creating a pouch to keep seeds safe for storage. The sealed bag won’t let airflow or moisture affect the seeds, so there’s no contamination. The same, quality seed can be taken out when needed for planting when the season’s right.
Does your company or household have a heat sealer? Are you using it to its full capacity to your own benefit yet? Or perhaps you realise it’s the tool you should have invested in a long time ago?
You’ll soon see why it’s an asset for many and if you have tips for others on optimising their use, please share in our comments section.