Vacuum Packaging: What You Need To Know

Packaging or sealing products in an airless environment have been long an effective way to protect items or enhance shelf life. But it is always worthwhile checking to see that your vacuum packaging is being done correctly and efficiently.

Firstly, which type of machine is right for you? Broadly speaking, there are two types of machines – the domestic vacuum sealer and the commercial vacuum chamber.

The domestic machine (like our VH329 vacuum sealer $101.75 +gst) is a very cost-effective entry level machine and will cover all the basic household needs, such as food storage improvement, through drawing the air directly out of the bag using the built in pump. We have a range of these ‘out of chamber’ vacuum sealers that can increasingly handle more work load and speed to use before the need to move to a commercial chamber machine.

Vacuum packaging
Vacuum packaging

The vacuum chambers (beginning with our VH43 model $3,261.30 +GST) are all European made to the highest international standard. With these machines, the product is bagged, placed inside the chamber and air extracted from the chamber and the vacuum seal bag.Once the vacuum is created, the seal bar heats and seals the bag. The atmospheric pressure is then

Once the vacuum is created, the seal bar heats and seals the bag. The atmospheric pressure is then restored to the chamber causing the bag to cling tightly around its contents. There are a multitude of sizes and options available with our vacuum chambers including gas flushed and ‘soft air’ features, which allow perfect packing of delicate items.

For an environment where speed and output matter, it’s possible to put multiple bags inside the chamber at once, and some machines have double chambers allowing the next bag to be put in place while the vacuum sealing is underway in the alternate chamber (see image).

Double vacuum chamber
Double vacuum chamber

The second part of the equation is the vacuum bags themselves. Not all vacuum bags are created equal! Type is important but so is quality. These bags are not simply a poly bag. Acceptable quality bags should be sealed on 3 sides and need to have multiple layers, (including nylon), and satisfactory micron thickness to provide the maximum barrier to oxygen which will preserve the packed item.

One must also be sure to use the correct bag variant. Due to the method of pumping the air out of bags, the domestic (‘out of chamber’) machines must always use bags that have specially designed channels in the plastic film. These channels give an unrestricted pathway for the air to flow out, and allows wrinkle free packaging. The vacuum bags for the commercial vacuum chamber machines are flat and smooth and present the packages item very professionally, for example, meat, fish, and small good.

Whilst the commercial vacuum chambers are somewhat more expensive than the domestic, there are considerable savings to be found using the flat bags which should be considered when making your initial purchase.

We welcome any calls or visits to discuss you or your customer’s specific requirements. With a wide variety of machines and bag types and sizes, we’ll make sure you get the most efficient size machine and the perfect bags to use with them.

For further details, contact us or to speak with a sales consultant by calling (03) 9428 1652.

You can see the original PDF here.

Vacuum Pack Bags: Product Update

Vacuum pack bags
Vacuum pack bags
  • 70 um flat bags for commercial use and vacuum chamber machines.100 um ribbed bags for heavy duty and external vacuum seal machines.
  • 100 um ribbed bags for heavy duty and external vacuum seal machines.
  • Vacuum roll bags/tubing for domestic vacuum sealers.Extensive range of vacuum machines, chambers, and packers are available.
Vacuum pack bags
Vacuum pack bags

Extensive range of vacuum machines, chambers, and packers are available.

Vacuum pack bags

Vacuum pack bags
Vacuum pack bags

For further details or to speak with a sales person, call (03) 9428 1652 for new pricing and sizing information. Alternatively, you contact us here.

You can also view the original PDF here. Or view our range of vacuum sealing products.

Wholesale Plastic Bags: Stocked At Venus Packaging

When looking to package your product, the choice can be difficult. Venus Packaging has a quality reputation as a plastic bag supplier and food bag supplier across the packaging industry. Venus can provide expert assistance and guidance on the purchase of bulk supply plastic bags, including poly bags, and resealable bags, to suit your individual application. Plastic bag options and applications are listed below:

Watch the video on Venus Wholesale Plastic Bags here.

Poly bags

Low-density polyethene bags (LDPE) (poly bags) are a popular choice for everyday bagging of bakery goods, fresh produce, clothing, componentry, and many retail and online products/deliveries. These bags come in a variety of thicknesses to suit your packing needs. Bakery produce, for example, would use a lower micron poly bag, and garden supplies a higher micron bag. These bags can be sealed with any type of heat sealer. In the poly bag range of bags, we stock over 100 sizes.

Poly bags
Poly bags

Resealable bags/Press seal bags/ Magic seal bags

Wholesale Plastic Bags
Wholesale Plastic Bags

Press seal bags have a profile on both sides of the top of the bag which lock the two sides of the bag together and can be sealed and reopened many times. The bags come in two standard thicknesses and are also available with write-on panels. Our bags can come made to order if required. Press seal bags are used broadly across the multimedia/photography, electrical & trade, handicrafts, food service and retail industries. Venus brand Magic Seal Bags have been in the market for well over 30-years and can be relied upon for high-quality performance.

Vacuum pack bags/ Vacuum seal bags

Vacuum pack bags
Vacuum pack bags

We stock both flat bags and channel/embossed, Vacuum Seal Bags, both providing a professional, and tamper-proof finish for items such as fish, meats, and small goods. The vacuum pack bags for the commercial vacuum chamber machines are flat and smooth. The vacuum pack bags for the out of chamber machines contain channels which allow the air to escape during the vacuum sealing process. Our vacuum seal bags come in rolls or as ready-made bags.

Polypropylene (PP) bags

Wholesale Plastic Bags
Wholesale Plastic Bags

Polypropylene bags (PP bags) provide a crystal clear presentation for many products; including greeting cards, clothing, confectionery, snack foods, and cosmetics. Polypropylene bags are suitable for use of most heat sealers. In this range, Venus offers the open ended PP bags and also self-seal PP bags (with a 38mm lip with an adhesive strip and peel-off backing). PP bags can be sealed with a Venus Impulse Sealer.

Produce rolls and produce bags

Wholesale Plastic Bags
Wholesale Plastic Bags

Produce rolls, ideal for butchers, fruit shops, and bakeries, are available as a ready-made bag or on rolls for convenience. Several different sizes are available.

Plastic shopping bags and patch handle bags

Wholesale Plastic Bags
Wholesale Plastic Bags

Singlet shaped polyethene shopping bags for supermarkets, greengrocers, and retailers. These plastic shopping bags are white with a textured finish and come in four different sizes. These bags are made from printable, high molecular, high-density polyethylene (HMHDPE). Each pack is block sealed in 250’s with a hanging hole and perforated for easy dispensing.

Patch handle bags, with built in extra support around the handle, are produced in high quality, strong, flexible, and printable plastic with a kidney shaped handle. These shopping bags provide a quality 100-micron thickness, are available in three sizes, and produced in low-density polyethylene (LDPE). These bags are stocked in white.

For further details or to speak with one of our sales consultants.

Phone: (03) 9428 1652

Email: venus@venuspack.com.au

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Wholesale Plastic Bags: Stocked At Venus Packaging

When looking to package your product, the choice can be difficult. Venus Packaging has a quality reputation as a plastic bag supplier and food bag supplier across the packaging industry. Venus can provide expert assistance and guidance on the purchase of bulk supply plastic bags, including poly bags, and resealable bags, to suit your individual application. Plastic bag options and applications are listed below:

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Vacuum Pack Bags Now In Stock!

Vacuum pack bags

  • 70 mm flat bags for commercial use and vacuum chamber machines.
  • 100 mm ribbed bags for heavy duty and external vacuum seal machines.
  • Vacuum roll bags/tubing for domestic vacuum sealers.

Vacuum pack bags

Vacuum pack bags

Vacuum pack bags

Extensive range of vacuum machines, chambers, and packers are available.

For further details or to speak with a sales person:

Call (03) 9428 1652 for new pricing and sizing information. Alternatively, you can reach us at www.venuspack.com.au