Wet Sachet Specifications
Please note the following specifications are a guide for suppliers of sachets for insertion into Pacific Magazines publications.
Suppliers/manufacturers must submit samples for testing by Pacific Magazines Production staff and if approved it is the supplier's responsibility to ensure that actual product supplied for insertion is identical to the samples submitted and approved.
For each 1ml of fill, the sachet's internal area must be at least 8 square cm.
The sachet must be free from excessive air, as much air as possible needs to be removed prior to sealing.
Under a compression test, sachets must withstand at least 3,300 psi (1,500 kg) of pressure for 10 seconds and subsequently 2,200 psi (1,000 kg) for a minimum of 5 hours.
Minimum overall size required for binding = as per magazine specifications*
Maximum overall size for binding = as per magazine specifications *
Maximum total weight for individual sachets, including fill = 20 grams
The quantity of liquid fill must remain the same throughout the production run.
Sachets must be packed in nested cartons for ease of unpacking.
To enable automatic feeding on insertion equipment, sachets must be packed so they do not curl or stick together.
If more than 1 deck of sachets is packed in a carton, each deck must have a strong cardboard base so they will sit stable on the base.
All sachets to be packed the same way up and the same way around.
Sachet cartons to be strong and tailor made for a tight fit.
All cartons must be accurately labelled indicating product, quantity and host publication
Approval of Trial Samples
A minimum of 200 samples to be supplied as per the above specifications
for pressure testing and a binding trial before full production of the sachet for the magazine.
Due to the mechanics of tipping-on inserts, there may be occasions where a very small quantity of magazines is bound without the insert. As such it would be advisable NOT TO run wording offering a sachet within the magazine.
Please be advised that the client takes responsibility for all costs incurred (including reprint of magazine run) if wet sachets are faulty at time on insertion.