Filling Bags with Different Viscosities
Did you know there is a state of matter between liquids and solids? The term for this substance is known as a colloid. Gels, gelatin, and other liquids with high viscosities can be considered colloids. These unique elements can be found in household items like lotions or pomade, as well as foods like Jell-O or peanut butter. The colloids around us are both helpful and innovative. Consider our guide below on how to best package these thick liquids.
Filling Bottle Bags with Peanut Butter
If you are packaging items like peanut butter, or items with identical viscosities, it is going to be difficult to put it into the bag cleanly. The thick nature of the peanut butter will make it necessary to manually insert it using spoons or scoops. However, we have an easier method;
- Heat the peanut butter in a microwave.
- Remove and stir until it is smooth.
- Place a funnel into the spout of a flip-top bottle pouch.
- Pour the smooth peanut butter into the funnel.
- Wait for the peanut butter to fall into the pouch. To increase the speed of the process, use a spoon to move the peanut butter towards the center of the funnel.
- Remove the funnel, and screw on the cap.
Filling bags with Paint
Paints are designed to be easily dispensed onto pallets or canvases. However, the thickness of the paint can make it difficult to package the product. We recommend our bottle pouches for paint storage as the spout opening makes it easy to dispense the product. Filling these types of bags is easy as cake;
- Using an eyedropper, suck up a portion of the paint from the storage vessel.
- Place the end of the dropper into the nozzle.
- Squeeze the eyedropper and repeat until the pouch is full.
- Screw on the cap.
Filling with Honey
Honey is one of the only foods we know that never expires. However, it can crystallize. This leads to crunchy bits that reduce the appeal of the product. Honey is thick and sticky, so filling pouches with honey is difficult. However, we can assist your understanding of the filling process to reduce the difficulty. We recommend our SlickSeal™ bags as they are the ideal size for single portions of honey.
- Pinch the end of the pouch to increase the opening size.
- Squeeze the honey bottle over the pouch, making sure to not spill.
- Continue until the pouch is 3/4ths full.
- Place the open end on a heat seal.
- Press down on the heating arm and wait for the indicator light to blink three times.
- Lift the arm and remove the bag from the heat sealer.
- Ensure the seal is perfect.
Hopefully, this guide has been beneficial to your packaging process. If you need more assistance on the packaging, consider consulting our packaging information blog section. Our filling with solids blog should be consulted if you are filling your bags with objects like phone cases or wires. Thick liquids and gels may seem difficult to store into pouches, but once you know the technique, it becomes much easier. Learn the best methods of filling bags with different states of matter by browsing our resource guides.