Vertical Bagging (VFFS)

What is Vertical Form Fill Sealing (VFFS)?

Vertical Form Fill Sealing (VFFS) is a packing method that forms and packs bags at the same time, vertically – hence its name.

It’s an automatic process that forms flat wound film into plastic bags, fills and seals them. As one bag is sealed, the bottom of the next one is created – so, products are created instantly. And products are weighed as part of the process, so all doses are accurate.

Vertical bagging machines offer different width sizes and directly print products with custom branding, so they’re ready to go in seconds.

What products are suited to VFFS packing?

VFFS packs loose, dry products effortlessly. It lends itself to packing and preserving food – using a process called gas flushing to keep products fresh until they reach the consumer.

A foil laminate layer adds extra protection, too – keeping flavours and fragrances fresh and preventing them from leaking through the film.

Liquids can also be packed using VFFS, for example, creams, lotions and even condiments like mayonnaise.

Less delicate items can even be flat packed to save on space and transport costs.

Other items suited to VFFS packing include:

  • Powders
  • Rubs
  • Spices
  • Sweets
  • Seeds
  • 5 or 10ml liquid samples


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Why choose WePack?

WePack is an expert in VFFS packing. Our experienced team has delivered unique VFFS projects for 28 years.

Plus, we have over 30 years’ experience in contract packing and we’ll work with you to find the simplest, quickest and most cost-effective solution for your products.

We also deliver a complete range of co-packing services and excellent customer service – making us the one-stop shop for all your packing projects.

Contact us for more information on how we can work together to solve your packing problems.

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Benefits of VFFS

VFFS packing is typically time and cost-effective compared with alternative packing methods. And it’s versatile – offering a range of sizes and colours to suit your products.

The additional benefits of VFFS include:

  • Cost-effective for large quantities of products
  • Facilitates effective volume and portion control
  • Lightweight, flat-packed bags save on transit costs
  • Built-in film printing – ready for the shelves
  • Impressive 30-40 bags per minute printing – quicker than alternative methods
  • Built-in gas flushing preserves products for longer shelf life

Size and finish options

WePack produces bags of a range of sizes in a rectangle or square shape. The maximum width is 140mm (although standard widths measure 38mm, 65mm, 100mm and 140mm) and the maximum length is 150mm.

Bags can be produced in white, silver or transparent film and can even be printed with full branding, so your products are ready for the shelves straight from our facility.

Additional sizes can be arranged, however, this will incur a fee to cover the specialist forming tools needed to produce custom bag shapes and sizes.

How much does VFFS cost?

VFFS is a budget-friendly packing method, designed for the quick and convenient packing of a range of dry products and liquids.

Our minimum order fee is £1200 + VAT and additional packing costs will be added to this depending on order quantity and product size.

Visit our costs page to learn more about how our prices are calculated.

Learn more about VFFS

For more information on the technical side of VFFS packing – including a breakdown of the process and material spec – check out our dedicated guide.

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