Stand Up Pouches – A Great Addition to Flexible Packaging Solutions

Maximize Shelf Appeal by Turning to Stand-Up bags

Pouches use much less material than other traditional packaging methods like corrugated cartons or laminated boxes. The bags can be customized to meet your every need, but you need to understand why stand up pouch can be very beneficial for your business. Understanding how stand-up pouches are made can be cheaper and run more efficiently than you may think.  Continue reading this to know about stand up pouches in detail. 

The first thing to remember about stand up pouch is that they consist of co-extruded material from 3- layer, 5-layer, 7-layer, 9-layer or material could be a single monolayer and laminated with a number of other film structures from pet, nylon, metalized pet, foil bags etc. Can be printed up to 10 colour line or printed with your logo or design, so has the potential to really make an impact on retail shelves. 

Pouches are made from a continuous web of material where the first step in the production process of a stand-up pouch happens when it goes through a set of plows that folds the material into a w-shape gusset into the bottom so the pouch will be able to stand up. 

Once the gusset is formed vertical seals are then made along the pouches side and the re-closable zipper is pressed into the same area to seal the ends and flattens out. The laminated pouch is then cut apart vertically through the centre of the side seals to create the finished stand up pouch. Stand up pouches are becoming more and more popular options for liquids, dry chemicals, pet foods, personal care products, granular products like cereal, sugar, salt.

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