It’s hard to imagine that packaging has changed much over the past few decades, and yet advances in packaging technology are common. One of the more recent flexible packaging options available to manufacturers and distributors is the stand up pouch. As the name suggests, stand up packages are bags or pouches that stand independently for improved display and storage. In a way, stand up packages are like the perfect marriage of the bag and the bottle – the package is flexible but also sturdy. So, how are stand up pouches used?
In reality, the uses for stand up pouches are almost limitless in the packaging industry. Manufacturers are increasingly turning to stand up packaging for a multitude of products that include food and non-food solid items as well as liquids. Even the technology of stand up pouches has advanced over the years, and today you’ll find these packages available with spouts making them ideal for beverages or other liquids. Stand up pouches are also made with built-in zipper seals so they can easily be re-sealed to keep food items fresh. As you can see, there are many benefits to using stand up bags. Let’s take a closer look at how these packages are an excellent choice for liquids, foods, and even non-foods.
Stand up pouches are easily constructed from food safe materials so you can rest easy knowing your liquids and foods are safe for consumption. With custom-printed labels and features such as punch holes for hanging, these packages can be displayed and stored in a variety of settings. Business owners love the flexibility of being able to store these packages on a shelf or from a hook, but stand up pouches are even more versatile than that. Stand up pouches are fully customizable so you can package your products in eco-friendly materials as well as materials that protect contents during transportation, handling, and long-term storage.
Another benefit of stand up pouches is affordability. Though often overlooked by the consumer, the cost of packaging directly impacts the cost of the item purchased. Stand up pouches can cost as little as 15 cents each making them a great choice for low cost packaging of a wide variety of products. Plus, because they are pouches, they can easily and efficiently be packed in boxes to save on distribution and transportation costs of food and non-food items.
Given the flexibility and versatility of stand up pouches, they make an excellent and cost-effective packaging alternative for many of the products you find in the consumer industry from juices, sauces, and liquid laundry detergent to spices, nuts, and seeds and everything in between. Stand up pouches have even been used for