About Vertical Form-Fill-Seal VFFS Packaging Machines

Packaging machines are intriguing. They can be utilized to pack an extensive variety of items in many, many ways. This post is about only one of the many types, the vertical-form-fill-seal machine, or the VFFS  packing machine.

Efficient Packaging

VFFS machines are very flexible machines. A wide range of products can be packed efficiently and effectively, and can be attractively presented – from your favorite coffee to hand-crafted ravioli,  from a selection of fresh veggies to frozen fish. And of course,  insecticides, detergents and marbles are also packed in bags.

used vffs machine

The 1st vertical form-fill-seal machines were built in the middle of the last century. The development of this used packaging machinery, which was partly made possible by the introduction of plastic packaging materials, was an effective answer to the increasing demand for the mechanization of all possible aspects of the production processes.

Here are some benefits and uses of VFFS machines:

  • Broadly deployable
  • Materials
  • Low cost
  • Printing
  • Air-tight
  • Efficient output

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Wide Range of Products

Vertical form-fill-seal machines are suited to a broad range of products that can be divided into the following four main groups:
  • bulk goods, varying from nuts and cookies to bolts and screws;
  • powders, such as ground coffee and dehydrated milk;
  • grains or granulate, such as detergent;
  • liquids: usually one-time (portion) packages such as ketchup, mayo, salad dressing or bath gel, for example.

VFFS machines are used by companies that need the equipment. You can contact a trusted company that sells used packaging equipment.

Buyer Recommendations

The prices of VFFS machines range from around $35,000 to over $415,000. The most affordable vertical form-fill-seal machines are intermittent machines that have limited output possibilities & a relatively small format range.

A higher price  generally means greater flexibility, a higher speed, and more possibilities  for expansion. When purchasing a new machine, it is of the greatest  importance to carefully consider what the machine has to be able to do  and what is expected in the future.