Machines that, in a single operation, transform printed or unprinted film rollstock into pouches, bags, or sachets, before filling them with product, and sealing them via heat, ultrasonically or other means, in either a vertical or horizontal orientation.

Bagging or pouching equipment that works in a horizontal orientation to form bags or pouches from roll stock film. Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal (hf/f/s) equipment makes a vertical cut in a horizontal flow of film to form individual pouches and bags. After forming and filling, bags are sealed via heat, ultrasonically or another method.

Bagging or pouching equipment that forms individual bags or pouches from roll stock film in a vertical orientation. Vertical Form/Fill/Seal (vf/f/s) machines draw the film over a forming collar to create a vertical tube of film. The machines then horizontally cut and separate the tube into individual bags, filling the bags or pouches with product before sealing. The top seal of one bag becomes the bottom seal of the next bag. Commonly used for free-flowing, fragile, or hard to handle products in the food industry, such as potato chips, in combination with weighers.

Equipment that is incorporated into vertical or horizontal form/fill/seal equipment that applies a reclosable strip or feature to individual packages. The reclosable feature allows consumers to open and re-seal the bag or pouch using a zipper or reclosure feature, rather than having to permanently rupture the package seal.