Bag Sealers - Seal Thickness Chart
Bag sealers come in a variety of styles and sizes. Determining the right bag sealer the first time will keep from slowing production times and causing future headaches. Read our post titled bag sealers - read before buying to help in choosing the right bag sealer for your application. This post is related to choosing the right seal thickness. The products being packaged and the materials being used will determine the seal thickness needed for packaging.
View the quick reference chart below to help ensure you are purchasing the right sealer for the materials and products being sealed. Not all materials and products are covered in the chart below. If additional assistance is needed feel free to contact us with questions prior to making a purchase.
Seal Thickness Chart
|Seal Thickness||Thickness in Inches||Common Materials Sealed||Common Products Sealed|
|Round wire <1mm||.039||pvc, polyolefin, cellophane, polyethylene 2 mil and under||stationary, dog treats, cosmetics, books|
|Flat wire 2mm||.078||polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvynl up to a 4 mil thickness||nuts and bolts, hardware, products up to 20 lbs.|
|Flat wire 5mm||.196||polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl, mylar, polyurethane, laminated kraft, laminated PET (coffee bags) up to a 8 mil thickness||food products, products with minimal liquid, pointed products|
|Flat wire 10mm||.393||polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl, mylar, polyurethane, laminated PET (coffee bags) up to a 12 mil thickness||liquid products, sharp tools, large and heavy products|
|Jaw Sealer 25mm||.984||polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl, mylar, polyurethane, laminated PET (coffee bags) up to a 20 mil thickness||heavy metal products, tools, products with sharp and pointed edges|
|Double Sealer||varies||polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl, mylar, polyurethane, laminated PET (coffee bags) up to a 20 mil thickness||chemicals, large liquid packages, large bulk items|
We offer all bag seal widths listed on the chart above. Call (1-800-441-5090) and we will assist you with finding the best sealer in the seal thickness you need.