We know food safety is critical to your business’ success. That’s why Summit Packaging partners with you to make sure that your products are safe to eat, fresh on arrival, and expertly packaged.
Why a vacuum packaging bag?
Food vacuum packaging is a great way to preserve freshness, extend shelf life, and reduce waste. Food vacuum packaging is done by using a vacuum sealer, of which there are many options to fit your production. Vacuum bags are made of multiple layers of film and come in a variety of thicknesses. The pressure difference between the inside and outside of the package causes air to be drawn out, creating a vacuum within the flexible packaging. This process seals the product from oxygen and moisture while keeping it fresh.
Vacuum packaging machines
Summit reps first get to know your business and then recommend a product or solution. That's why we have a large variety of vacuum sealers for every type of product and level of production.
Most bag sealers are wire sealers that make a 5mm – 10mm wide seal. But your production needs might differ. The best choice for your next bag sealer will be determined by the type of bag used, the food product, and the post-packaging needs of the finished product.
Vacuum packaging is one of the best ways to ensure freshness and extend shelf life. There are many kinds of vacuum packaging available, including traditional vacuum packaging where a partial to full vacuum is pulled within the pouch or film and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). MAP is used to reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches the food inside the package. This slows down spoilage and extends the shelf life of the food.
Types of vacuum packaging bags
Vacuum bags come in different thicknesses and sizes. Smooth bags are available in various thicknesses and sizes. Vacuum bags usually come in a 3, 4, or 5-mil thickness. For most products, the 3-mil thickness is ideal, because it is sturdy enough to get a reliable seal for long-term storage. The type of vacuum sealing device being used determines the type of bag that can be utilized. However, if the product has sharp edges, such as bone or pointed metal objects, then a thicker material may be needed.
Summit offers vacuum packaging bags for all your needs, including:
- Channeled vacuum bags
- Vacuum zipper bags
- Notched vacuum bags
- Meat/seafood vacuum bag
- Bone Guard bags
- Barrier shrink bags
Food vacuum pouches
Stand-up food vacuum packages are a popular choice for many different types of food products, from bulky items like trail mix to liquids like chicken broth. Each product is unique, and each requires specific capabilities for health and safety standards and to work within your production line. That's why we work with multiple vendors to ensure we get the best packaging products available.