When comparing side seals to lap seals, the side seal shrink wrapper provides the most reliability while also meeting all the necessary food standards. Side sealers produce a consistently positive seal to securely shrink wrap delicate bakery goods.
Here are 7 reasons to a side seal shrink wrapper is preferred for bakery products:
Consistently Positive Seals
A consistently secure lap seal is harder to make than a side seal.
Lap seals are prone to open seals due to crumbs and other debris inherent in the bakery environment. Since side sealers do not seal on the bottom of the package, they are impervious to seal contamination from debris.
Side seal defects (open seals) are easier to see than on lap seals.
Use Less Shrink Film
Side sealers use less film because lap seal plows often have to be oversized due to the variation in size and shape of baked goods.
Film Size Flexibility
Lap sealers need precise film sizes which means keeping a variety of sizes in inventory. Side sealers are much more flexible and accommodate different size and shaped packages.
Quick Product Changeover
Changeover between products takes longer on a lap sealer. Side sealers do not require parts for package size changes.
Fewer Changeover Parts
On lap seal shrink wrappers, each product requires an investment in a plow. When size or shape varies, a simple adjustment is all that is necessary on a side seal shrink wrapper.
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