Iowa Food Packaging Equipment For Precise Pouch Zipper & Tear Notch Alignment

Apr 17, 2024

If your manufacturing company has turned to pouch packaging, machinery from Iowa-based Pack & Inspect Group (855-232-1850) offers the zipper positioning and tear notch alignment you can count on for optimal retail appearance, customer convenience, and company profit margins.

Curious to know how to choose the right tear notch for your custom packaging? The answer depends on the dimensions of your seal zone and whether your packaging has a zipper and/or a hang hole.

For expertise in precision zipper positioning and tear notch alignment for pouch designs, reach out to the experts at Pack & Inspect Group, the Midwest's go-to company for all strategies and machinery related to packaging, inspection and product handling:


Find the right tear notch and zipper alignment technologies for your pouch packaging needs when you partner with Pack & Inspect Group. The company represents world-class packaging brands to offer you a comprehensive array of options you can evaluate and select under their guidance for the machinery built to achieve your goals.


While most consumers don’t think twice about the little indent or slit that directs the opening tear on their bag of coffee, snacks, or pharmaceuticals, there is in fact a science to the relationship between top seal, zipper, and tear notch positioning.

Should your pouch's tear notch be placed too close to the zipper, your target customer will have difficulty opening their product. Improperly chosen tear notch styles can interfere with your product's graphics, text, logo, and overall appearance. With the important role packaging plays in consumer buying habits today, it's vital your pouch functions as it should and looks symmetrical and appealing compared to competing options in the store.

Pack & Inspect Group represents packaging brands that offer today's most precise, customizable tear notch and zipper alignment. And they're here to spill the tea.


Two of the brands Pack & Inspect Group recommends for perfect packaging precision are the Junapack line of intermittent rotary fill-and-seal pre-made pouch machines, and packaging machinery from UVA Packaging, a division of the Dutch VDL Group.

The Junapack line offers manufacturers a selection of fill-and-seal pouch machines with value-added customization features - including tear notches - to optimize processes while ensuring the best performance for the end user.

Featuring a captured cam drive, these low-maintenance models allow for smoother operations at higher speeds. Junapack’s patented ‘no jam’ pouch feeder delivers pouches in the correct upright position so the machine’s encased grippers can quickly grab packaging for sanitary filling up to 2 inches below the intended zipper placement, and then send the items along for zipper fitting, notching, and sealing.

The Vertical Form Fill & Seal (VFFS) machinery from UVA Packaging offers flexible product design and rapid changeovers to produce a wide variety of pouch (or bag) styles.

The UVA Newton TX Series, for example, uses intermittent technology for packaging flexibility that can accommodate multiple bag styles and zipper types per machine.

This model is known for being exceptionally economic and efficient, occupying 70% less floor space than conventional DOY packaging technologies and completing up to 100 bags per minute.

If you're looking for better cost efficiencies on precision zipper and tear notch alignment for your pouch packaging needs, look to Pack & Inspect Group for a comprehensive line of options and the expertise you can rely on to select the right technologies.

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