New in 2017 at U.S. Packaging and Wrapping LLC.

We have several exciting developments we are looking forward to in 2017. First and foremost we are happy to be in our new facility with plenty of land for additional buildings and production area. The new facility allows us to offer several new services to all of our valued customers. Below are some new services and opportunities that will be made available in 2017.

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More Products In Stock

Our Arkansas facility is our most centrally located shipping warehouse. The new, larger facility will offer the ability to carry more products in stock to ensure faster shipping times to companies within the central region.

New Website

Since last year, our web developers have been working on a new website design. The new design will offer a fresh new look to our website while staying focused on keeping the site easy to navigate and find products.

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Virtual Showroom

We are going to offer a new virtual showroom to online customers. We are currently working on our new demo room for shrink machines, vacuum sealers, and bag sealers. The virtual showroom will offer a variety of features including the ability to fully rotate machines and easily click on videos and flyers of each machine offered.

Faster In-House Testing

We have always offered in-house testing on the machines we offer. It is a great way for customers to ensure a specific machine is going to accomplish what they desire. Our limited space in our older showroom often hampered the turn-around time for sample testing. If a machine was not in the showroom, we would have to pull a machine off the racks and unpackage and hook the machine up.

The new, larger showroom is going to have our machines easily available to our warehouse crew. The larger showroom will have all of our popular machines available for same or next day testing of samples.

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Contract Packaging

We will begin running a new line of fully automated shrink wrapping machines within a few months. We will offer the ability to shrink wrap tens of thousands of products daily. Minimums will be based on total film usage and detailed later this year. This is a great way to serve potential customers that can not justify a shrink wrap machine purchase or the labor costs required for packaging products.

New Product Lines

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping will also be offering new product lines to better serve customers. We will be increase our strapping machine offerings and packaging tape offerings. We always welcome new product suggestions from new and existing customers.

We are looking forward to an exciting and prosperous year in 2017. Feel free to shop online or call us at 1-800-441-5090 if there is any way we can assist your packaging purchase.

Packaging Machine Summer Savings Sale!

The right packaging machines can help increase production, protect products, and promote brands. We offer a large selection and variety of packaging machines online as well as some custom machines. From now until the end of August we are running a machine summer savings sale. Many of out stock machines are on sale and ready to be shipped out. Check out the machines below for details.

Tabletop L Bar Sealer

Was: $631

Now: $570

The 13″x13″ L bar sealer is an excellent shrink wrap machine for packaging a variety of items including: electronics, books, stationary, soaps, and more! The recommended film for the 13″x13″ L Bar sealer is a 12″ or smaller PVC or polyolefin centerfold. An L bar sealer can also be used with shrink bags as well if preferred. The 13″x13″ L Bar sealer comes with the sealer, film rack, and two replacement sealing wires. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

AVS Vacuum Sealer

Was: $1,995

Now: $1,895

The AVS vacuum sealer is a heavy duty vacuum sealer capable of sealing up to 360 products hour. The AVS vacuum sealer requires a 18 gallon external compressor for optimal packaging speeds. All AVS vacuum sealers come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty and are capable of sealing vacuum bags up to an 8 mil thickness. Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 100 Strapping Machine

Was: $860

Now: $799.99

The Eagle 100 strapping machine 110v is an excellent machine for low to medium production levels. The Eagle 100 can strap up to 30 straps per minute. The Eagle 100 features: adjustable cool down, automatic motor shutoff, instant heat sealing, locking casters, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

TL-1622MK Combo Shrink Wrap Machine

Was: $9,900

Now: $8,999

 The 1622 shrink wrap machine is a plug and play shrink wrap machine capable of packaging over 600 products per hour. The 1622 shrink wrap machine features: Micro Knife sealing wire, auto discharge conveyor, magnetic hold down, adjustable seal time, adjustable tunnel conveyor speed and temp, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000B Stretch Wrap Machine

Was: $6,200

Now: $7,700

The Eagle 2000B stretch wrap machine is a work horse stretch wrap machine capable of all day applications. It is a stock item and can ship within 48 hours of a completed order. The Eagle 2000B features: Chain driven turntable, 110v plug-in, LCD control panel, machine stretch up to 250%, 12 revolutions per minute, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

Eagle 2000BWS stretch wrap machine

Was: $9,350

Now: $8,995

The Eagle 2000BWS is the standard 2000B stretch wrap machine with a built-in scale capable of a 5,000 lb. weight limit. The eagle 2000BWS features: 110v power supply, 3 year manufacturers warranty, automatic load height sensor, max load height of 87″, and more! Call 1-800-441-5090 today with questions or click on the image to shop our online store!

All machines currently on sale are stock items and can typically ship within 48 hours of a completed order while supplies last. Call us at 1-800-441-5090 or visit www.uspackagingandwrapping.com to view all of our products online.

What Vacuum Sealer Do You Need?

Vacuum packaging involves a product being placed inside a plastic package, then removing air from the package and sealing all open ends. Vacuum packaging can often dramatically increase the life of consumable products. It is also an excellent way to protect and preserve non-consumable products.

The proper vacuum sealer is very important when considering the type of vacuum packaging to accommodate company needs. In this post we will go over the different types of vacuum sealers available. If we do not offer the sealer you are looking for, hopefully this will help guide you in the right direction.

Nozzle Vacuum Sealer – A nozzle vacuum sealer is the most common form of vacuum sealer. Most all residential vacuum sealers use a nozzle to remove air. Many commercial operations use high output nozzle vacuum sealers as well. In fact, all of our commercial vacuum sealers offered online are nozzle vacuum sealers.

A nozzle vacuum sealer has a vacuum pump connected to a nozzle that is inserted into each vacuum package. The vacuum pump connected to the nozzle removes the air from the package and a heat sealer seals the open end of the vacuum package. Many home use nozzle vacuum sealers have a built in vacuum pump that often requires several seconds to remove all air from each package. Commercial nozzle vacuum sealers often have an external vacuum pump that increases air removal time.

In the video below, a commercial nozzle vacuum sealer is being used with an external compressor. The seal time is set to 3 seconds with a 6 second cool down.

Vacuum Skin Sealer – In vacuum skin packaging, a vacuum chamber is used to press and clamp film together and remove air from the package. Vacuum skin packaging and thermoforming are a similar process. Both are often found in high speed production facilities.

Two rolls of film are used and clamped together within a vacuum chamber. Once air is removed from the vacuum chamber, two clamps close and seal the two plastic films.

Termoforming – A type of vacuum packaging very similar to vacuum skin Thermoform vacuum sealpackaging. The primary differences between thermoforming and skin packaging is the film forming and plastic commonly used in each process. Thermoforming is very popular in cheese packaging, sliced lunch meats, smoked sausages, etc. The advantage of vacuum skin packaging and thermoforming is the high oxygen barrier film used. The film is excellent for preserving and prolonging consumable food.

Chamber Vacuum Sealer – This form of vacuum sealer commonly uses vacuum bags loaded into a chamber to Chamber Vacuum Sealerremove air. Once the air is removed from the vacuum bag, a seal is made to close the open bag end. A chamber vacuum sealer is an excellent option for meat cuts, liquids, cheeses, and a variety of other products.

These are the primary forms of vacuum sealers used in commercial vacuum sealing. We sell a wide selection of vacuum sealers available in different sizes with multiple options. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us online or by phone at 1-800-441-5090.

Vacuum Packaging with U.S. Packaging and Wrapping LLC.

U.S. Packaging & Wrapping LLC. is proud to announce a new line of vacuum packaging products. Vacuum packaging is an excellent addition to our food packaging product line. Though vacuum packaging is often used for food packaging there are a variety of other uses for vacuum packaging. Common uses for vacuum packaging include: Food packaging, electronic packaging, biotech applications, medical applications, aerospace, and more!

Vacuum packaging is a much need addition to our extensive shrink wrap packaging selection. Many customers want oxygen completely removed from product packaging. Shrink wrapping does not offer that option. Shrink wrap often requires small vent holes to allow air to escape from packages after heat is applied. Vacuum packaging is the best option for removing oxygen from packages. The removal of oxygen can increase shelf life, preserve products from oxidation, prevent rust, and offer many other benefits.

Because of these many benefits, we are now offering a full line of vacuum sealers and bags with a variety of options to choose from. All of our vacuum sealers are commercial vacuum sealers for heavy duty use. All vacuum sealers can seal 300 to 360 products per hour. See below for the differences between the vacuum sealers we offer.

Seal Width

The seal width is a common difference of vacuum sealers. The seal width will be a factor in determining the cost of the machine, the weight of the machine, the size of the machine,  and the maximum vacuum bag width that can be used.

Internal or External Compressor

We offer machines with either internal or external compressors. The vacuum sealers with external compressors cost less and typically last longer. The recommended tank size for an external compressor should be a 15 gallon tank or larger. This will ensure the recommended 110 psi is maintained throughout production.

Vacuum sealers with internal compressors are an excellent option for production lines with limited space. The built-in compressor is an internal working

part within the machine. Because of this, the sealers with internal compressors generally do not last as long.

Gas Flush

The ability for a machine to offer gas flush is another factor in vacuum sealer cost. Gas flush is a form of modified atmosphere packaging. An inert gas (Commonly Nitrogen) is inserted into the vacuum packaging to increase shelf life. The inert gas takes place of or is mixed with oxygen to slow down the breakdown of products from oxygen.

These three factors are the main factors that determine the price of our vacuum sealers. All of our sealers are made in America and include a 2 year limited warranty. Click on the link to view our commercial vacuum sealers.

 

Aside from the vacuum sealer being used, another important factor when vacuum packaging is the vacuum bag. Vacuum bags can come in a variety of thicknesses and features offered. We wanted to be sure and offer a large variety of sizes and features to meet most vacuum packaging needs. See a list of vacuum bags below.

Smooth Vacuum Bags

Smooth vacuum bags are the most common bags used in vacuum packaging. We offer them in 3 mil thicknesses and 4 mil thicknesses. The 3 mil thickness is the most common thickness used. It is ideal for most vacuum packaging applications. The 4 mil bags are great for products with sharp corners and edges. We offer sizes from 5 inches in width up to 22 inches wide.

Channeled Vacuum Bags

Channeled vacuum bags or embossed vacuum bags have a rough texture when touched. The channels allow air to easily escape the bag when being sealed. Channeled vacuum bags are also supposed to offer an increased oxygen barrier. Sizes are available online from 6 inches wide to 16 inches wide.

Tear Notch Vacuum Bags

Tear notch vacuum bags are smooth vacuum bags with an easy-to-open tear notch that is consumer friendly. All tear notch vacuum bags are available in 3 mil thicknesses in widths from 4 inches to 12 inches wide.

Vacuum Zipper Bags

Vacuum zipper bags offer an easy-to-open tear notch, a hanger hole, as well as a re-closable zipper to easily store opened products. All vacuum zipper bags are available in 3 mil thicknesses in widths ranging from 6 to 12 inches.

If you have any questions about of vacuum packaging products call us at 1-800-441-5090 or visit www.uspackagingandwrapping.com.