BlastBag’s innovative waste containment bag sealed by PMG’s Vertrod sealer helps to protect the environment.

With a strong focus on developing a product that protects the environment, BlastBag turned to PAC Machinery Group’s Vertrod for a powerful heat sealing machine that would aid in the creation of their polyethelene bags.

Vertrod’s 96in sealer has helped to get the innovative company BlastBag of LaPorte, Texas, off and running. BlastBag, creates polyethelene containment devices that fit on the heads of heat exchangers to contain wastewater.

Lee Wallace, vice president of operations for BlastBag, who has worked in the chemical industry for over 20 years, says that he chose the Vertrod machine to perform the heavy-duty sealing needed to create the bags for BlastBag.

“PMG’s Vertrod machine is integral to BlastBag,” says Wallace. “The 96in Vertrod is longer than normal and gives more heat which allows us to use thicker material and make longer seals for BlastBag. We could not live without PMG’s support both in the sales and technical areas.”

The BlastBag allows for wastewater to be collected until it can be routed to a choice of containment for proper disposal. The BlastBag contains overspray and protects equipment, piping and people. The BlastBag is used for heating industries, chemical plants, refinement facilities and power generation plants. The bags can also be used for other kinds of applications such as general pipe cleanout, vapor traps and dust control.

“Most companies do not always have a way to trap the wastewater, so wastewater seeps into the ground,” says Wallace. “Now, with the BlastBag, wastewater is contained until it can be properly disposed of. The BlastBag helps to protect the environment, the personnel operating the machinery and the equipment itself.”

PMG fosters strong relationships with businesses to ensure our customers are well supported.

“Not only do we provide technical expertise but we work side-by-side with businesses to develop and craft solutions that fit their application,” says Serge Berguig, president of PMG.

PAC Machinery Group (PMG), based out of San Rafael, California, is comprised of three long-time packaging machinery companies. Member companies include Vertrod, creator of thermal impulse sealing; Audion Automation which makes automatic baggers, shrink and skin packaging machines; Converting Technology Inc., which manufactures a wide variety of stock and pre-printed bags; and Packaging Aids Corporation which manufactures vacuum gas flush sealers, vacuum chambers, and specialty bag sealers since 1962.