Stand Up Pouches and Bags
- Deliver increased versatility, handling both liquid and solid contents
- Provide the ability to tailor barrier performance to the product and filling technology
- Can be fitted with a wide variety of tamper-evident and resealable closures
- Recyclable and biodegradable options available
Better on the shelf and your bottom line.
Consumer expectations of convenience and quality have changed. Stand up pouches are no longer a new trend in flexible packaging—they’re the gold standard for maximum shelf impact and consumer appeal.
Whatever you’re packaging, Emmerson Packaging’s high quality stand up pouches put a spotlight on your premium product, offering greater on-shelf impact by displaying more of what you sell.
Stand up pouches are the cost-conscious, environmentally friendly, flexible choice for maximum brand impact.
Table Of Contents:
- WHAT FORMS OF PACKAGING CAN STAND UP POUCHES REPLACE?
- WHICH FILMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STAND UP POUCHES?
- WHICH FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STAND UP POUCHES?
- IS MY PRODUCT A GOOD FIT FOR STAND UP POUCHES?
- WHAT SIZES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STAND UP POUCHES?
- HOW WILL MY GRAPHICS LOOK ON A STAND UP POUCH?
- SUSTAINABLE & ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY STAND UP POUCHES
- READ MORE ON OUR BLOG
What forms of packaging can stand up pouches replace?
Stand up pouches can replace most types of rigid packaging and can be used as a more alternative to many kinds of flexible packaging. The biggest consideration is whether or not a stand up pouch works for your product and your shelf space—and most often, it makes much better use of your retail real estate.
We see stand up pouches most often replacing bag-in-box packages and traditional lay-flat pillow packs. They also commonly replace plastic tubs or bottles and metal cans.
Which films are available for stand up pouches?
The most common structure for a stand up pouch is a polyester/polyethylene (PET/PE) lamination, as it runs well on most equipment and is very economical. These laminations offer high barrier control and product safety equal (or even superior) to rigid packaging.
As part of our commitment to sustainability, we’ve recently introduced an HDPE/HDPE lamination that performs as well as the common PET/PE structure, but is completely recyclable. Our customers love it because it helps them achieve their sustainability goals without compromising on performance, appearance, or feel. Learn more about SmartPack™ here.
We also produce a shelf-stable biodegradable film that can be used in the production of stand up pouches and bags. Learn more about SmartPack-BDG™ here.
Stand up pouches are also available using our MicroPack™ film to create convenient microwaveable packages that busy consumers love.
Which features are available for stand up pouches?
Since stand up pouches come in so many shapes and sizes, you can choose from a variety of convenience features to make your bags stand out even more on the shelf! We can help you select the perfect closures (like press-to-close, sliders, or hook-to-hook), fitments, and handles for maximum consumer appeal. Our stand up pouches and bags are available in various finishes—glossy, matte, or matte and gloss combos. You can add even more convenience by making your stand up pouch microwaveable with our MicroPack™ film, allowing consumers to steam their food right in the bag.
What sizes are available for stand up pouches?
Our minimum size for a stand up pouch is 4” x 6”, and maximum is 17” x 22.5”. We can work with you to design virtually any size or shape of stand up pouch within that range.
Is my product a good fit for a stand up pouch?
Stand up pouches are an excellent choice to package many types of products, both liquid and solid. Liquids like soups and sauces pair perfectly with flexible stand up pouches, and granular solids like nuts, candies, frozen vegetables, and pet food can all benefit on the shelf from a well-designed stand up pouch.
How will my graphics look on a stand up pouch?
Even better! With stand up pouches, you don’t have to contend with seals interrupting the panels. Our R&D and graphics departments will work with you to transform your existing graphics and make them flexographic-friendly, and build a dieline appropriate for the product you choose.
Plus, we print in jaw-dropping HD, using computer-controlled ink blending, dispensing, and matching in 10 colours at 175 line screen. We’ve won 15 awards for our premium quality printing from the Flexographic Technical Association, and we’re excited to work with you to create a stunning flexible package.
Sustainable & environmentally friendly stand up pouches
Stand up pouches are more sustainable and better for the environment than rigid packaging. They take less material and less energy to produce. Since they are so lightweight, producers who opt for this type of packaging enjoy reduced transportation costs and cut down on emissions created in getting their products from plant to warehouse to shelf.
Our stand up pouches and bags are also available in environmentally friendly recyclable and biodegradable films.
SmartPack™ technology gives stand-up pouches the premium performance and feel of a traditional PET/PE lamination, but is fully recyclable as #2 or #4, the most widely accepted plastics in recycling programs across North America. Learn more about SmartPack™ here.
Our innovative SmartPack-BDG™ film was developed to take sustainability on the shelf a step further. SmartPack-BDG™ is both Earth-safe and shelf-stable. It has been tested and validated against ASTM D5511, and only begins to break down within active landfill conditions—promising a smaller environmental footprint without compromising on performance and safety. Learn more about SmartPack-BDG here.