What is a Stand Up Pouch?

Stand up pouches are the new and innovative way of packaging your food products. Pouches are created using various laminations such as poly and foil. These laminations create the layers that make up the film. The film is then constructed and sealed on the edges and around the bottom to create a stand up pouch.

Stand up pouches are built with several standard features including the bottom gusset, reclosable zipper, tear notches, hang holes and windows. The bottom gusset opens up allowing for the pouch to stand on its own on the shelves and make filling the bag easy and convenient. The reclosable zipper or zip lock helps keep foods stay fresh longer without refrigeration by allowing you to close the bag after each use. Tear notches make the packages easier to open without the need for scissors or a knife. Hang holes are applied and used as an alternative way of displaying them in stores, while clear windows allow you to see what’s inside the pouch.

Why choose Stand Up Pouches?

The list of advantages stand up pouches make them a clear choice when choosing the right packaging for your products. Unlike traditional packaging such as jars and tin cans, flexible stand up pouches use 75% less material and far less expensive than rigid containers. Stand up pouches fold flat when empty taking up less storage space. The lightweight construction also saves you in freight costs. From a marketing perspective, the wide panels of these pouches serve as a great billboard for your branding. Front and back panels can be fully utilized when mass printed. Custom labels can also be applied with ease and allows for a larger space for customizing via hot stamp.

Food Pouches and More

Stand up pouches are popularly used as food pouches, but can also be used to package a wide variety of products. Here is a list of the most commonly packaged products using stand up pouches:

  • coffee
  • tea
  • protein powders
  • baking powders
  • oatmeal
  • snack foods
  • candies
  • pet food
  • pills and pellets
  • rice
  • detergent
  • laundry pods
  • fertilizer
  • seeds
  • cosmetics

Shop our wide selection of stand up pouches today! For additional information about pouches, custom printed bags, custom labels, label application or any of our other products and services, call us and we will be glad to help you with all your food packaging needs.