APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF CUSTOM STAND-UP POUCHES

APPLICATIONS AND BENEFITS OF CUSTOM STAND-UP POUCHES
Authored By Eva

STAND UP POUCHES BENEFIT

There is a reason why brands are ditching rigid packaging and turning to flexible stand up pouches to better promote, protect, and drive sales of their products. From production to purchase, stand up pouches offer multiple benefits to both manufacturers and consumers.

 

 

 

Flexible weight: Pouch packaging in Stand up Pouches offer wide array of benefits to your clients and other end users. We design light weight pouches with wide front and back combined with an eye catching visual impact to the consumers, or add an extra spunk to your shop aisles.

 

Convenience: New plastic films initiates anti fog properties keeping food safe inside the stand up pouches, and stand up bags.

Smart packaging: Modern technology of printing with RFID applications and printed electronics makes the pouches stand out in the shopping racks increasing its shelf life and space.

 

Shelf life extension: Our easy and simple peel functionality in our stand bags, pouches and other forms of stand up bags gives more extra toughness in barrier solution. In addition, shelf life extension is acquired by a special element “polyamide” to any defined structure. A unique element called environmental friendly ethylene vinyl alcohol solutions are induced to give more aroma barrier impact in the bags and pouches.

 

Innovation is the key to our success as it is a continuous process in building flawless packaging solutions for our esteemed clients. By analyzing closely to our stakeholder in the food sectors value chain – retailers, vendors, consumers, converters, resource providers, food production cell, and brand owners, we are capable in producing packaging solution under you able cooperation and guidance.

 

Benefits of Custom Stand-up Pouches

 

 

The biggest advantage of a custom stand-up pouch is its versatility. They can be manufactured in a wide range of sizes with added features such as a tear notch for easy opening, hang holes for in-store pegboard displays and the addition of various types of closures if a resealable stand up pouch is desired. The ability to stand- up comes from adding a bottom gusset during the manufacturing process, which in “packaging speak” means it has a piece of material that lies horizontal to the surface the pouch will be placed on that becomes the base allowing the pouch to stand vertically. Below are some of the most important advantages for stand-up pouches:

Resealability – Stand-up pouches often have a zipper to enhance consumer convenience because stand up pouches usually contain a product that will be accessed multiple times before it is emptied, such as nuts, dog treats, pancake mix, etc. The zipper also protects the remaining contents while being stored after the pouch has initially been opened. Simply stated, a reclosable feature allows the stand up bag to be enjoyed more than once at maximum freshness.

Printability – The materials used to create stand-up pouches lend themselves to eye-catching graphics printed on the pouch. This most common type of printing process is flexographic printing and this process can be used to produce a level of beauty and detail comparable to what was achievable in the past only by the use of a process called roto-gravure. The package becomes an extension of the brand and an important advertising tool. Also, the graphics are reverse printed, i.e., they are printed on the back of the outer layer of material used to make the package. Trapping the print between the layers in the laminate means that there is no risk of contamination from the package to the food.

Packaging Materials – Custom stand-up pouches are typically made up of a laminated structure whereby different layers in the structure provide different protective properties to the package. These properties include the stiffness to be able to stand up, the clarity to be able to optimize the visual impact of the printing and the protective properties to keep the contents fresh. Two important terms to know are WVTR (water vapor transmission rate) and OTR (oxygen transmission rate). These are acronyms that refer to the rate of water vapor and oxygen that passes through the packaging material over time in normal atmospheric conditions. Using the example of a food manufacturer, moisture is a common enemy so they would want a lamination that was designed to keep the WVTR as low as reasonably possible. Because the package is made up of multiple layers of material, and with different types of films having different protective properties, there are many iterations to choose from in the final construction. Special coatings on the films can also be used to enhance protection. The end result is that the combination of film and coating types allow a knowledgeable, experienced manufacturer to “dial-in” the exact type and degree of protection required by each of their customers.

Lightweight – Custom stand-up pouches are extremely lightweight when compared to rigid packaging such as cans or bottles designed to hold an identical volume of product. This is a huge benefit for the manufacturer since the cost of shipping is directly related to the weight of the package. The ratio of product weight to package weight skews heavily toward product weight in flexible packaging that means a manufacturer is able to ship more product per dollar of freight cost. Flexible packaging also takes up less space than rigid packaging, benefiting the manufacturer by allowing them to pack more product per cubic foot of shipping container than with rigid packaging.

Sustainability – The packaging industry, the government and an ever-growing number of consumers are focusing on the impact of packaging on the environment. Flexible packaging has proven itself to be an optimum environmental choice, starting with using fewer resources to produce and having the ability to package the most product in the least packaging possible. Flexible packaging uses fewer resources to produce vs. rigid packaging, generates fewer emissions and creates less waste. For example, producing a flexible pouch for food requires 75% less energy and generates 10% of the CO2 emission than a metal can for the same amount of product.

 

Applications of Custom Stand-up Pouches

 

 

The most common application of stand-up pouches can be found in the kitchen. They include:

Sweet and Savory Snacks

•Nuts

•Granola

•Dehydrated fruit

•Cookies

•Crackers

•Beef Jerky

 

Miscellaneous

•Processed and frozen food

•Beverage Mixes

•Coffee

•Tea

•Outside of the kitchen, custom pouches are seeing big application growth in the following verticals.

 

Outdoor

•Fertilizer

•Insect Control

•Grass seed

•Other lawn chemicals

 

Pet Food

•Dog

•Cat

•Bird

•Fish

 

Other

•Beauty and Personal Care

•Automotive Packaging

•Industrial Packaging

 

 

Custom stand-up pouches access to new markets for new applications are growing every day. The benefits include the lightweight, printability, resealability, and sustainability. More and more, we will see stand-up pouches across many markets and the historical growth rates of adoption of flexible packaging are expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

 



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