Stand-Up Bags and Pouches Key Terms
Learn stand-up bags vocabulary to choose the best productMany businesses are turning to stand-up pouches and bags because they are convenient and look good on the shelves. Stand-up pouches can hold a wide variety of products and they come in many shapes and sizes. If you are thinking about using stand-up bags for your products, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the related terminology. This can help you to determine whether you want a zipper pouch or a spout pouch, for example, or to see whether you can use stock sizes or require customization.
Square or round bottom gusseted bags
Zipper pouchesZipper pouches have grooves at the opening of the bag. These grooves fit together to make a closed bag. This is ideal for products that can go bad from exposure to air.
Stock sizesBag companies offer a set of stock sizes, which you can then personalize with your company's logo. You simply choose which size best suits your needs. If none of the stock sizes is quite right, you'll have to order custom bags, which can be more costly.
Spout pouchesSpout pouches have a plastic spout in them to allow liquid to pour out. Companies that sell liquid products may want to consider packaging them in spout pouches rather than plastic bottles because the pouches are more environmentally-friendly.
Microwavable pouchesUse microwavable pouches to package ready-to-eat food products, such as stews, curries and sauces. Consumers simply microwave the pouch and can then pour the contents onto rice or pasta.
Self-heating pouchSelf-heating pouches are a relatively new concept. Food is sold in pouches along with a heating pack, which can heat the food when the consumer is ready to eat it.
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