Horizontal Flow Wrapping is a term generally used in the food industry for packaging processed food so that it can be shipped or stored more safely. The basic idea behind this type of wrapping is that a continuous film or fabric is applied over the product so that when the product is opened it flows neatly to the bottom. Horizontal Flow Wrapping is particularly useful for single products like bags, cakes, biscuits, sweet shops and snack machines, where it prevents them from being left out and getting lost whilst still being fresh. The material used in this type of wrapping is typically a roller or a brush with a raised paper pattern on one side. There are two types of Horizontal Flow Wrapping; roller and brush wrap.
How to Choose the Best Benefits of Using a Flow Wrapper
Horizontal flow wrapping with a plastic form fill seal is one of the most common forms of packaging and it has been in use since the 1960s. These types of packaging are not only used for food, but for medical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products as well. In recent years the film has become popular for food packaging, mainly due to the fact that it has a very simple and clean appearance and is more durable than its predecessors. The plastic form fill seal is also capable of providing a very high level of thermal resistance. Another benefit of using this type of packaging is that it has excellent adhesive adhesion properties, which means that the wrapping does not fall off in the case of an accident.
A horizontal flow wrapper can be machine cut to fit the exact specifications of the product or can be individually made according to the customer’s specific requirements. Alternatively, the machine may simply be equipped with a pre-formatted wrapper sheet. This saves the company a lot of time and money, as it means that there is no need to go through the trouble of making custom wrapping sheets for each product. Most packaging machines are equipped with a programmable function that allows a customer to specify the size of the label and also the positioning of the logo.