Pouch Bags: A Packaging Option Here to Stay

As a leading manufacturer of automated packaging machinery, BPI has had the opportunity to see many different types of packaging solutions come and go. We’ve seen the rise and fall of clamshells, blister packs and shrink wrap; but there’s one type of packaging that we believe is here to stay — pouch bags.

Pouch bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as sachet, doy packs, pillow, quad-seal, three-side seal and more, making them perfect for a wide range of packaging applications. 

Whether you need to package a few small items or an entire product line, there’s a pouch bag that’s fit for the job. And because they’re made from flexible materials, pouch bags are easy to store and transport – meaning you can save valuable space in your warehouse or store.

Pillow Bag

A VFFS bagger from BPI is perfect for pouch bag packaging because it can automatically fill and seal the pouches quickly and efficiently. Our machines can also accommodate a range of pouch sizes, so you can be sure that your product will fit properly in the bag. Additionally, the VFFS bagger creates a strong seal that will keep your product safe and fresh.

Industries Benefitting from Pouch Bags

Pouch bags have a number of different applications, the most common of which are in the food and beverage industry. However, pouch bags can also be used in a number of other industries, including the cannabis and candy sectors.

In the food and beverage industry, pouch bags are often used to package single-serve items. This is because pouch bags are a great way to package foods and drinks that need to be consumed on the go. Pouch bags are also ideal for packaging items that need to be kept cold or hot. For example, many people use pouch bags to package juice boxes, yogurt cups and other snacks.

In the cannabis industry, pouch bags can be used to package a variety of cannabis products, such as gummies, flower and chocolates. Pouch bags provide a discreet way to store and transport cannabis products without being too cumbersome. In addition, pouch bags can be heat sealed to prevent any odors from escaping.

Cannabis growers and processors can benefit from using pouch bags to package their products. Pouch bags are airtight and keep cannabis products fresh, which is important for maintaining the quality and potency of the product.

In the candy industry, pouch bags can be used to package several different candies. Pouch bags are a proven way to showcase candy products while keeping the candy fresh and preventing it from becoming stale or chewy. In addition, pouch bags can be decorated with colorful graphics or stickers that will appeal to consumers. 

Pouch Bag Materials

There are a variety of materials used to create pouch bag packaging. The most common are polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP). 

PET is a clear, lightweight material that is resistant to impact and tearing. It is often used for items that require a moisture-resistant seal, such as snacks and pet food. 

HDPE is a durable, opaque material that is also resistant to impact and tearing. It’s typically employed for heavier items or products that need to be stored in cooler environments. 

PP is a strong, translucent material that can withstand high temperatures. It is often used for microwavable items or products that will be exposed to heat.

Eco-Friendly Options

Pouch bags aren’t just versatile and convenient; they can also be eco-friendly. Many pouch bag manufacturers offer options made from recyclable materials, so you can feel good about using them as part of your sustainable packaging solution. And if you’re looking for an even more sustainable option, you can opt for biodegradable or compostable pouch bags.

For a packaging solution that’s versatile, convenient and potentially eco-friendly, pouch bags are the way to go. Contact BPI today to learn more about our automated packaging solutions, including VFFS baggers for pouch bags. We’ll be happy to help you find the correct fit for your business needs.