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Best Equipment for Retail Packaging

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Shrink Wrap Packaging EquipmentI speak with people every day who are looking for the best piece of equipment to use for packaging their product for retail sale purposes. While there are some tools out there that can be used for “general purpose” packaging, most packaging tools are designed for very specific projects. I would like to cover a few popular pieces of equipment that can be used for your own in-house packaging.

At ABC Office, we over over a dozen different types of machines that can be used for packaging. In fact, you can find our entire selection of packaging machines here. We carry gravity drop sealers, band sealers, carton sealers, sleeve wrappers and more. For the sake of time, and keep this article from going on over 20 pages, I am limiting this to the top four most popular categories.

Shrink Wrap (found here) – Shrink wrap is the most popular method of packaging products for retail sale purposes. Shrink wrap machines use special thermoplastic film that literally shrinks down when heat is applied. The process is pretty cool and the thin layer of plastic provides protection, makes items tamper proof and can be used for bundling. We offer three different types of shrink wrap machines:

  • I-Bar Sealers (found here) – Our I-Bar sealers are the most popular tool we offer. They are ideal for low to medium volume packaging needs and they are extremely affordable. The I-bar contains a single element that uses impulses of electricity to seal off the film. When used with centerfold shrink film, the I-bar has to be pulled down to seal all opened sides (usually involves two passes). Most I-bar sealers include a heat gun that is then manually used to shrink down the film.
  • L-Bar Sealers (found here) – These tools are similar to the I-bar but have an “L” shaped impulse sealing blade. This doubles the speed at which you can package products. L-bar sealers can be used with a heat gun or with a shrink tunnel, depending on the speed you need to package products.
  • Shrink Wrap Systems (found here) – These systems usually feature an L-bar sealing blade integrated with a heat tunnel dome. The result is a machine that can cut shrink film around a product and shrink the film down all at the same time. This improves efficiency and speed. This type of system is ideal for medium to high-volume packaging needs.


Bag Heat SealersHeat Sealers (found here)
– Heat sealers, often called bag sealers, are designed to seal the open end of a plastic bag. This includes a variety of plastic films including cellophane, mylar, poly film and much more. Depending on the sealer, they can be used with a variety of thicknesses of plastic. These sealers also come in different sealing lengths and widths. They are used for packaging food, tools, powders, liquids and more. Heat sealers are broken down into two categories:

  • Impulse – Impulse bag sealers are designed for speed and can be used with thinner plastic. They use a sealing element that only heats up when it is sealing a bag. It is quick to cool down and very safe to handle.
  • Direct Heat – These sealers, sometimes called constant heat sealers, use a heating element that needs to warm up and remains hot. They are typically a little less money than impulse sealers and they can be used with thicker plastic.

Vacuum SealersVacuum Sealers (found here) – Vacuum sealers are used to provide an air-tight seal, typically for packaging food or sterile medical instruments. Thanks to an airtight seal, vacuum sealers can be used to dramatically extend the life of food and are excellent for preventing contaminants. We offer two different types of vacuum sealers:

  • Chamber Vacuum Sealers (found here) – Chamber vacuum sealers are extremely popular for packaging food and they are ideal for industrial / commercial level packaging needs. You simply insert your item into the vacuum bag, insert it into the chamber and let the machine do the rest. The chamber sealer will remove all the air inside the chamber, seal the bag and return the atmosphere inside the chamber back to normal. The results are long lasting and professional.
  • External Vacuum Sealers (found here) – External sealers seal products outside the machine. Once an item is placed in the back, the open end is inserted into the machine. The external sealer will then remove the air inside the bag and then seal the bag shut. We offer several different types of external sealers including channel sealers (much like a Foodsaver) and industrial external sealers that use nozzles for removing air.

Clamshell SealersClamshell Sealers (found here) – Have you ever purchased a toy, tools or other items encased in a hard plastic shell? This packaging is referred to as clam shell packaging. In the past this clam shell was held shut by staples. Today clam shell sealers are used to keep this packaging closed. This prevents injuries, rust and is an affordable alternative to staples. The clam shell sealer uses heat (or ultrasonic waves) to melt the plastic together.

I hope this has helped answer a few of your packaging questions. Because this is such a huge topic, you may still have additional questions. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 or post your question as a comment. We have decades of experience with these machines and would love to help you out.

Minipack Freestanding Chamber Vacuum Sealers

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Minipack MVS 52X Freestanding Chamber SealerIf you’re in the food handling or food packaging industry, you probably use or are in need of a vacuum sealer. Vacuum sealers (found here) provide a very sanitary and professional packaging option for foods such as pork, poultry, beef, fish, vegetables, fruits, cheese and more. These systems prolong the life of food, prevent contamination and allow food to be frozen without suffering damage. The list of benefits is long. If you’re business needs to package a lot of food regularly and on a daily basis, you may want to consider using a freestanding chamber vacuum sealer.

Freestanding chamber sealers are commonly used for commercial / industrial levels of packaging and they usually sit on casters for added mobility. Many feature dual sealing bars, allowing the operator to package multiple pouches simultaneously. If you’re looking for a specific brand, I highly recommend you look at Minipack. Minpack-Torre (parent company name) is based out of Italy and they manufacture a wide range of packaging products including chamber vacuum sealers, channel sealers, shrink wrap machines and more.

Minipack chamber sealers are some of the most reputable machines on the market. Unlike many cheaper machines that require fine tuning and are made using cheap components, the Minipack sealers are made using thick gauge stainless steel, seamless basins, easy-to-clean components, Busch pumps and much more. The quality, design and craftsmanship is unprecedented. We have been selling Minipack chamber sealers for over a decade and our customers are always happy with the results. I should also mention that they are very easy to set up and use.

I would like to go over some of these freestanding sealers. These are sorted by price and mostly by size.

  • Minipack MVS 65X Freestanding Chamber Vacuum SealerMinipack MVS 45LXII (found here) – This is the smallest of the Minpack freestanding chamber sealers. It has a chamber that is 18.5” x 18” and it has two sealing bars. This allows it to be used for sealing larger or multiple smaller items. This is very similar to the tabletop MVS45X.
  • Minipack MVS 52X (found here) – This is a great mid-range chamber sealer. It has a sealing area of 20” x 21” and has dual sealing bars that measure in at 21” long. This is ample room for sealing a variety of food, medical supplies and much more.
  • Minipack MVS 52XP (found here) – Do you like the MVS 52X, but need a few additional features? Consider the MVS 52XP. This sealer as the ability to store up to 100 custom programs and includes a printer that will print the item name, pricing, coding, date, ingredients and more.
  • Minipack MVS 50X (found here) – On the larger end of the spectrum, the MVS 50X has a large 26” x 20.5” sealing area. Equipped with two sealing bars, a Busch pump and the ability to package at a rate of 3 cycles per minute, this vacuum sealer is ready to take on the tough jobs. Thanks to a large sealing area and dual sealing bars, this machine can crank out several small pouches a minute.
  • Minipack MVS 65X (found here) – The Minipack 65X is the largest single chamber vacuum sealer offered by Minipack. It has a large 29” x 27” chamber that can hold just about any pouch you want to use. Using a 3hp Busch R5 oil rotary pump, this vacuum sealer can crank out food packaging quickly and efficiently. The end results look amazing.
  • Minipack MVS 52X-DV (found here) – Do you need a chamber sealer that has some serious output capacity? Consider the MVS 52X-DV. This is a dual chamber freestanding chamber sealer. It is essentially two MVS 52X machines linked together. Each chamber measures in at 20” x 21” and each chamber has dual sealing bars. This is an impressive chamber sealer and is perfect for businesses that package a lot of food per day.

So what are some common options you can get with a freestanding Minipack sealer? Some options include a tray for sealing liquids, an inert flush kit (must be factory installed) and an evacuation filter kit (must be factory installed). If you don’t see an option listed here that you need, call us at 1-800-658-8788. We can get a lot of these machines customized for specific needs / uses. You can find our entire selection of vacuum sealers here and vacuum sealer bag supplies here.

Finding the Right Vacuum Sealer Bags & Pouches

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Vacuum Sealer Bags & PouchesIf you own a vacuum sealer, you may be in the process of trying to track down the right bags for your machine. While you may already know exactly what you need, many people out there get confused by the wide selection available. Not all vacuum sealer bags will work with all machines. You need to buy the right bags for the right machine and for the right job. At ABC Office we offer a wide selection of vacuum sealer bags and pouches (found here). I would like to help you figure out exactly what you need.

Before I go into the types of bags that are available, I would like to cover the three main types of vacuum sealers used today. These are:

  1. Chamber Vacuum SealersChamber Vacuum Sealers (found here) – These sealers are some of the most popular and common for the commercial packaging of food. Rather than the bag sitting on the outside of the machine, the bag goes inside of the machine. A vacuum, inside the chamber, removes the air before sealing the bag shut. Once sealed, atmosphere is returned back to the chamber. The result is a precision sealed product and extremely professional results. This is commonly used for packaging beef, pork, poultry, fish, chicken, cheese, fruits, vegetables and much more.
  2. Channel Vacuum Sealer BagsChannel Vacuum Sealers (found here) – Channel vacuum sealers are on the entry-level end of the spectrum. These are the sealers, such as FoodSaver, that are used for home vacuum sealing needs or very light volume packaging needs. These sealers require the bag to be placed in the sealing jaws of the machine. Air is then removed using a channel vacuum system. Once the bag has been emptied of air, the bag is sealed shut. These systems are primarily used with food, although they can be used for other items.
  3. Nozzle Vacuum SealersNozzle Vacuum Sealers (found here) – These sealers are used for light, medium or high volume vacuum sealing (depending on the machine). These sealers are often used for packaging food, but are also extremely popular for packaging medical devices, tools and supplies. Many, due to the nature of the non-moving parts, can be used in a clean room environment. These sealers can come in very wide and large formats. They use a nozzle that is inserted into the bag to remove the air. Once the air has been removed, the nozzle retracts and the bag is sealed. Products packaged using a nozzle vacuum sealer are very professional.

Now that we’ve established how the different types of vacuum sealers work, I would like to provide you with a list of the times of supplies you may want to use. I will label which types of machines these supplies work with. First off, chamber vacuum sealers and nozzle sealers use the same bags.

Chamber / Nozzle Vacuum Sealer Bags:

  • Standard Chamber / Nozzle Bags (found here) – These are your standard square bags with an open end. They are often referred to as pouches. These are by far the most common bags used with chamber sealers and nozzle sealers. These bags are sold in bulk quantities, are available in a variety of sizes and come in 3 mil and 4 mil thicknesses.
  • Tear Notch Vacuum Sealer Bags (found here) – These bags are typically used with food and have a tear notch at the top. When the bag is sealed shut, the tear notch makes it easy (without scissors) to open the bag up. These bags come in several different sizes (although not as big as the standard bags) and come in 3 mil thicknesses.
  • Zip Lock Vacuum Sealer Bags (found here) – These bags work with chamber and nozzle sealers like standard bags, but feature a zip lock top. This is especially nice for packaging foods that may need the packaging to be opened and re-closed multiple times. These bags are made using a 3 mil FDA approved plastic. These bags are also commonly used with medical instruments.
  • Sous Vide Boilable Sealer Bags (found here) – These are vacuum sealer bags designed to withstand a lot of heat, up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit to be precise. Sous Vide involves boiling the food while still in the pouch. The end result is extremely tender meat and food that has been slowly cooked in its juices. The end results are some of the most flavorful and succulent food you will ever taste.
  • Vacuum Sealer Tubes (found here) – Don’t want to settle on any specific size bag? You may want to consider vacuum sealer tubing. These tubes consist of a specific width rolled up into a large roll of film. This allows you to cut the length of the bag to the size you need. Widths range from 8” up to 20” and each roll is 500 feet long.

Channel Vacuum Sealer Bags:

  • Channel Vacuum Bags (found here) – These bags have a special texture to them to help them collapse and shrink when air is removed using a channel vacuum sealer. These are the types of bags that will work with a FoodSaver, a Seal-A-Meal, A Foodshell or a Minipack Cyclone vacuum sealer. These bags will work with most brands of channel vacuum sealers.

We offer a wide selection of bags. If you don’t see what you need here, give us a call at 1-800-658-8788. We have a lot of sources and can usually find what you need. We only carry high quality and high-grade vacuum sealer bags. Thanks for reading!

Best Cleanroom Vacuum Sealers w/ Gas Purge for Medical Packaging

Friday, May 10th, 2013

AmeriVacS CAVN Cleanroom Medical Vacuum SealerWhen it comes to packaging products such as medical tubing, tape and other medical supplies, it is helpful to use a vacuum sealer that is designed for use in a clean room. For many of these packaging applications, a gas purge system is required to keep things as sterile as possible. At ABC Office we recently added several new vacuum sealers (found here) that are cleanroom safe, many of which include a gas purge. I would like to explain how these work and point you to a few models.

When medical supplies, devices and accessories are being packaged, cleanliness is an absolute must. Tubing, tape and supplies have to be sterile for the safety of the patient. For this reason, there are many vacuum sealers designed to be used in a particle-free clean room. These sealers are clean, sterile, don’t produce particles, are electrostatic safe and comply with the strictest cleanroom requirements. They are also designed to work in a temperature and humidity controlled environment.

I mentioned earlier that many people like to package medical devices, supplies and accessories with a gas purge system. So how does this work? A gas purge flushes the bag being sealed with an inert gas and removes life-giving oxygen, which can sustain the life of a lot of nasty bacteria and other things you don’t want on your medical instruments. The inert gas is almost always nitrogen.

AccVacs E 1500G Cleanroom Medical Vacuum SealerThe process of sealing a bag is extremely fast. Simply insert your supplies / items into the bag, insert the top of it into the sealer and activate it. Most cleanroom vacuum sealers include a foot pedal. The seal created is usually around ¼” thick, which is more than enough to maintain a solid seal. Most of these vacuum sealers allow you to adjust the seal time, volume removed / added and much more.

Before I list some of our new clearoom vacuum sealers, which include a gas purge, I would like to point out our entire selection of external bag sealers here.

I am going to sort these vacuum sealers by price:

  • AccVacs E 1000G (found here) – This sealer includes a gas purge system and a built-in compressor. It can handle bags up to 10″ wide. It is clean room compatible and includes an electronic footswitch. This is one of the most affordable options we offer.
  • AccVacs E 1500G (found here) – This machine is very similar to the above-mentioned machine, but has a 15″ wide sealing width. This is more than enough sealing length for most medical bag packaging needs. It produces a ¼” seal and is clean room compatible.
  • AccVacs E 2000G (found here) This clean room safe vacuum sealer has a 20″ sealing length and is available in a white unit and a stainless steel unit. As is the case with the above two mentioned models, this sealer has a retractable nozzle and digital smart controls.
  • Mighty Mutt MPV-18 (fond hear) – This clean room ready vacuum sealer has been around for years and is a time-tested classic. It has a 17.5″ sealing length and produces a 0.25″ seal. This sealer is tough.
  • AccVacs E 2500G (found here) – If the above mentioned vacuum sealers are just too small for your packaging needs, consider this model. It has an extremely wide 25″ sealing length while still providing a gas purge ability, ¼” seal and clean room compatibility. This sealer works great on a table.
  • AccVacs E 3000G (found here) – This massive 30″ vacuum sealer is excellent for packaging medical supplies, tools, devices and accessories in bulk. It can be used with huge bags and is still clean room compliant. It is fast, effective and still produces a nice ¼” seal along the entire width of the bag.
  • AmeriVacS AVN Series Sealers w/ Gas Purge (found here) – These AVN sealers are designed to be plugged into an existing compressor or compressed air outlet. These sealers are nice because they are very quiet and come in sealing widths ranging from 20″ all the way up to 50″!
  • AccVacs E 3500G (found here) – This sealer is available in a standard gas purge version and in a touch screen version with gas purge. This is the largest AccVacs brand sealer available that is clean room safe. This sealer is 35″ wide. If you need something bigger, you will need to go with the AmeriVacS AVN.
  • AmeriVacS CAVN Series Sealers w/ Gas Purge (found here) – These sealers are available in either a 20″ or a 30″ design and include built-in compressors and gas purge systems. These sealers are designed for commercial / industrial use on a daily basis and are some of the heaviest-duty clean room compliant vacuum sealers we offer.

I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with too many different machines, but these are all solid units and can all be used in a clean room. If you need more information, have some questions or simply need a quote, please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788. We have been selling these for years and have specialists that should be able to help you out.

Do you have one of these machines or do you have experience packaging medical supplies? Post your thoughts as a comment. I would love to hear from you.

Packaging Pizzas – Should You Use Shrink Wrap or a Vacuum Sealer?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Pizza Packaging MachinesI had a great conversation with a customer yesterday who was interested in packaging his own pizzas. He had a small startup business and was only looking at packaging about 50 pizzas a day for retail sale. He was looking at several machines to package his 10″ and 12″ pizzas. He asked me, “Should I be using shrink wrap (found here) or a vacuum sealer (found here) for my pizzas?” This is how I answered him.

To begin with, I asked him what he was doing with the pizzas. He said he was packaging them for retail sale and needed professional packaging for sanitary purposes, preservation and professional presentation. These are all important when it comes to packaging food. While a good answer, this still isn’t enough information to answer the Shrink Wrap or Vacuum Sealer question. I then went on to explain why people use one or the other.

Shrink Wrap for Pizzas – Shrink wrap is one of the most common methods used for packaging pizzas. It is fast, looks great and is relatively affordable. One thing I let the customer know is that you need to use Polyolefin film (found here) when packaging pizzas. It is approved by the FDA for direct contact use with food. PVC shrink film is not. Shrink Wrap helps keep the food together (for presentation purposes), keeps it from drying out and also helps provide a barrier from outside contamination.

Shrink wrapping a pizza, however, is not good for long-term preservation. Shrink wrap is excellent for refrigerating a pizza, for use in displays and for a customer carrying the food home. It does not, however, provide adequate protection in a freezer. Most people, especially in a pizza retail environment, will be eating the purchased pizza the day they purchase the pizza or shortly thereafter. This is why shrink wrap is still extremely popular for packaging pizza. Shrink wrap is ultimately great for refrigerator preservation purposes.

Vacuum Sealers for Pizzas – Vacuum sealers are for pizza manufacturers that intend on distributing their pizzas to grocery stores and other food outlets. Vacuum sealers provide pizzas with excellent preservation. Vacuum sealers remove almost all of the air from the vacuum bag ensuring long term preservation. The vacuum seal bag also prevents the pizza from frost burn. I recommend that a cardboard backing be used or the pizza will loose its shape during the packaging process.

So which machines did I recommend? Before we established the type of packaging he needed, we went over these four machines for packaging his 10″ and 12″ pizzas:

  • AIE I-bar Sealer Shrink Wrap Machine (found here) – This machine is excellent for packaging a few dozen to perhaps a few hundred pizzas a day. It can be used with polyolefin film. Just be sure you get a machine that is the right size for your pizza. In this case, I recommended the 18″ model. Simply insert your pizza, seal the two open sides and use the heat gun to shrink the film.
  • Minipack Galaxy Shrink Wrap Machine (found here) – This machine is excellent if you need to package a pizza in a very short amount of time. Simply insert your pizza into the film, pull down the hood and let the machine do the rest. While the hood is down, the Galaxy will cut the film around the pizza and blast it with air to shrink the film.
  • Compack 5800 Shrink Wrap Machine (found here) – If you need a larger sealing area, the Compack 5800 is a great option. Like the Galaxy, it quickly packages products in seconds. It can be used, depending on the speed of the operator, to package 8-10 pizzas per minute. This machine has a great track record with our customers.
  • Minipack MVS 45X Vacuum Sealer (found here) – This is a vacuum sealer that can be used to vacuum seal pizzas in a very short amount of time. It is Italian-made and features high-quality components. It is a great machine to have for vacuum sealing pizzas on a daily basis.

The customer told me he was not selling directly to the public and needed something for longer-term food preservation purposes, so he ended up going with the Minipack MVS 45X vacuum sealer. At ABC Office we offer a huge lineup of shrink wrap machines and vacuum sealers. We are bound to have a machine that will fit your business’s needs. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to your pizza packaging questions.

Hopefully this information helps you out. Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Best Fish Vacuum Sealers (External & Chamber)

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Fish Vacuum Food SealersWhether you are an avid fisherman or are trying to package fish for retail sale, you can benefit from using a vacuum sealer. Vacuum sealers can dramatically extend the shelf life of fish by as much as 3 times or more and helps to prevent and cut down on freezer burn. There are a lot of machines out there, so which fish vacuum sealer should you buy? Here are a few tips that may help you out.

To begin with, you need to determine how much fish you will be packaging per day. If you are only packaging a few to a few dozen, an external sealer is probably all you need. If you are packaging a few dozen to a few hundred a day, you will probably need what’s known as a chamber vacuum sealer.

We have found that Minipack (made in Italy) produces some of the most reliable, effect and durable vacuum sealers. They make a wide range of vacuum sealers. Their sealers can be used to remove 99.9% of the air from a vacuum-sealing bag and they produce a durable seal that holds up well.

Here are some of the models I would personally recommend to our customers:

Best External Fish Vacuum Sealers

  1. Minipack Cyclone 30 Vacuum Sealer – This sealer is extremely reliable, has a good track record and can easily package fish. It has a 13″ maximum sealing width.
  2. Minipack Cyclone 40 Vacuum Sealer – This sealer is great for the packaging and sealing of fish. It has a 17″ maximum sealing width.
  3. Minipack Cyclone 50 Vacuum Sealer – This sealer, much like the smaller Cyclone 30 and Cyclone 40, is perfect for packaging fish, meat, fruits and more. It has a 21″ sealing width.

Best Chamber Fish Vacuum Sealers

  1. Minipack MVS 20 X Chamber Sealer – This sealer is a entry-level chamber sealer, but still features high-quality components and a great build. It isn’t as large as the MVS 31 X, but can still be used to package cut up fish.
  2. Minipack MVS 26 X Chamber Sealer – This vacuum sealer features a nice 11″ x 16″ x 4″ chamber sealing area and is extremely easy to set up and use.
  3. Minipack MVS 31 X Chamber Sealer – This chamber sealer is perfect for packaging fish. It has a 12.5″ x 9.5″ x 3.75″ chamber dimension that can easily handle a lot of fish.
  4. Minipack MVS 35 X Chamber Sealer – This vacuum food sealer has both a great chamber width and height (13″ x 11.75″ x 7.5″). This can be used to package multiple pieces of fish in a bag.
  5. Minipack MVS 45 X Chamber Sealer – This vacuum sealer is perfect for commercial packaging of fish and has a nice chamber area of 18.5″ x 16″ x 4.5″.

Each of these vacuum food sealers can be used to efficiently package fish and have been proven to have a great track record. I would personally recommend these sealers for anyone interested in packaging and preserving fish for either personal or retail use.

You can find our entire selection of vacuum food sealers here.  Feel free to ask our vacuum sealer specialists questions by calling 1-800-658-8788.

Can You Vacuum Seal Liquids In A Bag?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Chamber Vacuum Food SealerA customer recently asked me if it was possible to vacuum seal liquids in a bag for storage, mailing and retail purposes. The customer informed me that they thought it would probably make a huge mess. I let the customer know that it was not only possible, but a lot of people do it. I’ll explain.

To begin with, chamber vacuum sealers are frequently used to package liquids. Not only does it not make a mess, but it is also extremely easy to do. The end results look great and are completely airtight.

Our main chamber vacuum sealer manufacturer, Minipack, manufactures a special stainless steel angled base designed to keep a bag, containing liquids or powders, upright and supported during the sealing process. If you are ordering a machine, be sure to let us know that you are using it for liquids. This adjustable angled base can be later purchased if you already own a Minipack chamber sealer.

Trying to vacuum seal liquids using an external sealer, or a flat base chamber sealer, can produce some pretty messy results. If you already have a chamber sealer, and don’t have an angled base, you may still be able to vacuum seal liquids by using plastic blocks to support the bag during the sealing process.

Not all liquids, however, can be vacuum sealed. We had a customer a few months back ask us if we could vacuum seal wine. We had them send in some samples and we tried packaging the wine in some special Mylar vacuum seal bags. After a few days the carbonation caused the bags to expand to an unstable state. You will not be able to safely vacuum seal any carbonated liquids.

So why do people vacuum seal liquids? For one, it is fairly cheap compared to other containers. Secondly, because air is removed, the shelf life is significantly extended. Vacuum sealing liquids is also great for storage purposes.

You can find our entire selection of chamber vacuum food sealers here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our vacuum sealer specialists. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about vacuum packing liquids.

Best Minipack Vacuum Sealers – Chamber & External

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Minipack Chamber Vacuum SealersLooking for a reliable, high quality vacuum sealer that will stand the test of time? Vacuum sealers have the potential of extending the life of food by up to 3-5 times longer than unpackaged food.These machines can be used to package fruits, vegetables, meat and more.

The motors in vacuum sealers, especially chamber sealers, go through a lot of strain. Many chamber sealers can remove as much as 99.9 percent of the air. A cheap motor can quickly overheat, and after hours of use, can sustain serious damage.  If you are going to be packaging food on a regular basis, you need a sealer with commercial / industrial qualities.

Minipack vacuum sealers, both chamber and external, are considered to be some of the best models available today. These vacuum sealers are Italian engineered and built. The metal casing is extremely durable and the wire sealing components are tough.

One of the most differentiating designs found in the Minipack chamber sealers are the bins. The bins are made from a solid, seamless design, which is ideal for cleanup and sanitation. This makes Minipack chamber sealers ideal for packaging liquids, powders and other materials. We have even had customers use Minipack chamber sealers for vacuum sealing entire chickens.

Here is a list of some of the most popular Minipack models our customers like to buy:

External Sealers:

Chamber Sealers:

You will find our entire selection of Minipack Vacuum Sealers here.

Introducing: Minipack Cyclone 30, 40 & 50 External Vacuum Sealers

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Minipack Cyclone Vacuum SealersWe are proud to announce the addition of the Minipack Cyclone series of external vacuum sealers. This includes the Cyclone 30, 40 and 50. All three of these new sealers are very similar in functionality, with the biggest difference being the sealing width. The Minipack Cyclone vacuum sealers can be used to package food and other products.

Minipack is well known for their line of shrink-wrap machines. Their line of vacuum sealers are just as well designed and manufactured.

The Cyclone series of sealers are designed to not only last the test of time, but are also designed to be very easy to set up and use. Nobody likes having to tinker around with a machine to get it to work properly. The Cyclone vacuum sealers work well right out of the box.

You may find these three new sealers here:

Top 7 Best Vacuum Sealers for Food Packaging

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Chamber-Style Vacuum SealersVacuum sealers are a fast, effective and reliable way to package food. There are a lot of vacuum sealers out there. Which models are best for your home or business? This can be a difficult choice, especially with so many cheap “As Seen On TV” models and sub-par imported designs.

I will give you a few recommendations on vacuum sealers that have proven themselves to be reliable and have a good track record with our Service Department.

First of all, you should be aware that there are two different types of vacuum sealers. These two designs are:

External – External sealers are the most common in-home machines used today. They consist of a bag, used to hold food, with one open end. The open end is inserted into the machine where the air is removed and the bag is sealed.

Chamber – Chamber sealers are used for higher-volume industrial and commercial packaging. Food is placed in a bag, after which the bag is placed in the chamber. Air is removed from the chamber, the bag is sealed and the food is packaged.

These are my top 7 vacuum sealer recommendations based on customer feedback and track record. This includes both chamber and external designs:

  1. Minipack MVS 31 (Inexpensive. Great for low to medium-volume use. Most popular model sold.)
  2. Minipack MVS 45 (Wider chamber than MVS 31. Great for low to medium-volume use.)
  3. Minipack Food Vac (Great for home and small-volume use.)
  4. Minipack MVS 65 (Great for medium to high-volume use)
  5. Aline AVS-20 (Great for medium to high-volume external bag use.)
  6. Minipack Mini 2010 (Great for low to medium-volume home use & external bag packaging.)
  7. Minipack MVS 50 (Great for medium to high-volume use)

You can find our entire selection of vacuum sealers here. Have a question? Leave me a comment.

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