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Frequently Asked Questions

Fluxosealers™ Induction Cap Sealing

What is Induction Cap Sealing?

Induction sealing is a simple process by which an aluminum foil disc is sealed on the mouth of a bottle to ensure the safety of the product inside. This is done by placing the foil disc inside the cap and allowing the bottle to pass under the induction sealer after the filling and capping process. Plastic bottles are becoming the preferred choice for companies to pack their products in and induction sealing is what keeps it that way. There are many benefits such as airtight sealing, faster sealing, customer confidence and much more..

Induction Sealing is now a preferred choice of seal for all products that are packed in bottles with a cap to ensure the product safety from spillage and contamination. The induction seal is constructed such that it evenly seals the rim of the container while the container is capped and the seal is electronically heated. This ensures proper and uniform adhesion of the seal to the bottle mouth.

Now how does this keep the freshness of the product intact in the bottle?

The induction sealing process seals the container with an aluminum foil coated with a suitable polyethylene film that melts while heating and fuses with the bottle mouth upon cooling. This cooling takes place when the bottle exits out from the induction sealer. The process forms an Airtight Seal. It is also noted that due to the Airtight Seal, the products freshness or aroma is maintained in the container increasing the products packaged shelf life and hence gaining consumer confidence.

Is Induction Seal a Strong Seal?

Yes! This is indeed a strong seal when sealed with the right induction sealing equipment. This works on the principle of understanding what is the parameter of the induction seal such as foil thickness, sealing layer thickness, application, product nature, etc.. We, at Arshad Electronics understand these parameters and provide the FLUXOSEALER, our range of induction cap sealers that seal containers making them airtight and have a strong seal.

We also encourage our clients to conduct a drop test and a check of seal strength. This strength of seal is very important as mostly considering the transportation methods used today in India that may face accidental fall of bottles/boxes, bumpy roads, improper handling, etc.. This is vital as if a product leaks, the entire batch has to be recalled incurring additional transportation and handling charges resulting in substantial losses.

Why is Induction Sealing a better choice?

Leak proof sealing:

The induction seal provides contact uniformly on the mouth of the container thus providing 100% seal. This eliminates product recall costs due to leakages in containers. Also it provides safety and air tight sealing to users of bottled pesticides and chemicals while handling and before usage.

Increased shelf life:

The induction seal forms an airtight barrier to preserve product freshness, reducing spoilage and evaporation for increased shelf life.

Pilfer Proof:

An induction sealed container discourages a pilferer and makes the product a less likely target.

Tamper Evident:

After the induction sealing process, the induction foil will show evidence that the product has been tampered with or any other substances has entered into the container during post packaging processes.

Enhanced Customer Confidence:

The user sees the seal's integrity and feels secure that the product is unadulterated and fresh. This enhances customer confidence in the product.

Facts about Induction Sealing

There are a few basic facts we need to know about induction cap sealing and that is the factors that are vital to the sealing process. These factors are:

  1. Foil Structure
  2. Neck Surface
  3. Neck Diameter
  4. Dwell Time
  5. Closure Torque

Foil Structure:

Many induction wads have different types of layers for basic and special applications. These layers contain an aluminum foil that is vital as this is the medium of heat transfer from the sealer to the poly-laminate sealing film. There are various range of gsm of the foil available in the market. However, We recommened 20 - 35 gsm. Foils below this range require less heating but must also have a low temperature heat sealable layer and used for high sealing speeds with a smaller neck diameter.

Neck Surface:

To achieve a perfect and uniform sealing, the plane surface of the mouth of the container must be uniform and smooth. This will ensure that when the induction seal lands on the mouth surface, it lands with uniform contact to the mouth. Thus resulting in 100% perfect seal.

Neck Diameter:

The sizing of the induction sealer depends on the diameter of the induction seal. This means that the larger the diameter, the more heating is required.

Dwell time:

The induction sealing process is done when the aluminum foil is heated by the electromagnetic flux lines from the induction sealer and that heat is transferred to the sealing layer that touches the bottle mouth. This melts the sealing layer forming a weld. This is done within seconds and the time needed for the process is call the Dwell Time.

Closure Torque:

This is the amount of pressure needed to be applied by the cap to the bottle in order to make sure the foil is perfectly landed on the bottle mouth, thus assisting the sealing process.

What can be Induction Sealed?

Induction sealing can be done on any type of container that has a cap. Hence induction sealing is also known cap sealing. Container mouth surface must be uniform. This ensures a proper and even seal. The cap of the container must close fully and apply proper pressure or torque to the wad on the container mouth after closure.

List of Type of Containers that can be Induction Sealed:

  1. HDPE Bottles
  2. HDPE Jars
  3. LDPE Bottles
  4. PET Bottles
  5. PolyPropylene (PP) Jars
  6. PolyPropylene (PP) Bottles
  7. Glass Bottles