Cold Seal Packaging and Coatings

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Cold seal packaging is a process used for packaging products such as food products and medical products. This kind of packaging only uses pressure to seal products without heat or with minimal heat.

Without the use of heat for packaging, this process is energy efficient. Products will also be free of problems like discoloration or deformation from heat.

This process uses natural rubber latex as its main component. Natural rubber latex is what provides the cohesive feature. This latex is combined with proprietary synthetic emulsion to give that high-performance sealing.

Some Advantages of Cold Sealing

Cold sealing provides an unyielding seal. This means that products that are sealed are less likely to be contaminated since the seal is tight. This seal is also resistant to moisture hence the product will remain as fresh as it was during packaging for a long time.

The process of cold seal packaging is a quick process. This means that more packages can be sealed by few operators. The process is also known for reducing reject wastes, ghosting, streaking, and foaming. Machine startup time is eliminated so that processing will be faster and efficient.

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As noted above, the process of cold sealing do not use any heat; this makes the packaging machines more energy efficient. Without the use of heat for the packaging process, this will eliminate any undesirable effects that might occur on the final result.

Thermoforming

Effects such as discoloration, curling, or distortion of thermoformed parts are minimized by this process.

This kind of packaging was designed to improve efficiency across all stages of operations.

The cold seal coatings are equipped with a visual indicator that enables pattern registration. This eliminates the process of using dyes or pigments that may have some adverse effects.

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Cold seal technology uses a special coating that will only stick to each other and almost nothing else. Using this anti-blocking system, it gives the seal a lower cling to other surfaces and a smoother unwind release for easy usage.

Using this smart logic, seals are more consistent and stronger, and this provides high-quality seals for the products.

Cold seal packaging has been commonly used to seal products that require high standards of hygiene and other safety measures. Some of the products that utilize cold seal packaging include food and medical products.

Food Packaging

This kind of technology is used to package foodstuff like baked food or frozen food that require different types and sizes of packages. While packaging food products, rubber-based adhesives are the best option to use because they are robust and consistent.

Hermetically sealed packages, such as cereal bars, granola bars, and coffee packaging, will have a special coating that is specially designed to meet the safety standards of the products.

Medical Packaging

For this kind of products, a non-allergenic, water-based acrylic synthetic is used for packaging. The packaging materials are specially designed to endure the harshness of the medical packaging industry.

These seal coatings can also be used specifically to seal serializable and non-serializable wraps that are used on bandages and other medical equipment.

Cold seal technology comes in three forms that include synthetic rubber adhesive, water-based adhesive, and rubber adhesive. Each of the types is designed to meet specific standards.

Shared Warehousing vs. Dedicated Warehousing

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The Upside of Shared Warehousing

Every business has differing needs and when you are searching for a solution to store your products and meet storage requirements, there are two types of warehouses to examine. There is the dedicated warehouse, often a perfect solution for the bigger, long-standing business and the shared warehouse.

The dedicated warehouse is a space owned or rented solely by your company. The rent is the same amount every month. You and your company are responsible for the overall operation and are in complete control over the space, including the managing of staff and overhead costs.

These costs are fixed regardless of the volume of orders.

The shared warehouse is a space where more than one company stores their products and it is managed by a third party. Many smaller companies may look toward the advantages of a multi-client warehouse because it offers cost-effective and flexible storage.

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You may have reservations about sharing space with other companies in a shared warehouse, however, there are more advantages than disadvantages. Here are three of the advantages:

Cost

The costs for the warehouse space, including personnel and facility management, are shared by all the companies using the space. You pay for the space that you use; no worries of a half empty warehouse taking up resources.
Shared warehouses eliminate the need for you to hire employees to pack, store and ship your products. You are not paying full-time wages if there is only part-time work. Costs can differ between dedicated warehousing companies, too.

Shared Resources

This does not mean that you and the other companies will be sharing each other’s products. Sharing resources means that your products can be stored in the specific way they need to be stored; such as refrigerated or temperature controlled.
If your business requires specialized tools, equipment or packing, the costs are divided among the customers, reducing the overall expense.

Knowledge and Expertise

You will have access to the most up-to-date management systems. These warehouses are usually managed by logistic experts who focus on maximizing space management, reducing costs and have the expertise and knowledge of dealing with multiple products.
They are familiar with how to manage freight correctly and in a timely manner. You are also able to monitor your inventory with online reporting and this ultimately will benefit your customers.

Shared warehousing is especially advantageous for companies that are just starting up, have a product that fluctuates in demand or has a small clientele base. If your business requires several distribution points versus one large facility than shared warehousing is an optimal solution.

Contracts

Contracts for shared warehousing can be shorter which offers flexibility for your needs.

The costs for these warehouses are spread more equally across the companies that use the space. Most costs in storing products fluctuate with the time of year and the demands of the customer. This affects the volume and activity levels of your product.

Shared warehousing allows your business to adjust to these cyclical changes without finding yourself with a half empty warehouse that costs your business unnecessary expense.

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