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Pouches are the fastest growing segment of flexible packaging. They offer numerous benefits and options in terms of branding, shelf appeal, functionality and sustainability. Across the retail environment, Stand Up Pouches give dynamic shelf appeal to brands in categories as diverse as ready meals, pet foods, fruit, snacking and confectionery.

Brand owners value the full-face branding, efficient use of shelf space and ease of use throughout the supply chain.

Our in-house pouch making machines enable us to manufacture a full range of Stand Up Pouches in various sizes and materials to suit your product requirements. Our outstanding print and lamination capabilities allow us to offer many decorative and eye-catching solutions such as tactile coatings, paper strip lamination, windows and our own Platinum Print for packaging that really makes an impression and elevates your brand to new heights.

FFP stand up pouches range

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All of our products / materials are made to order, therefore minimum order quantities apply.

Features

HD Printing available
Custom shape and size windows
Dynamic Shelf Presence
Full range of finishing options, including Matt, Tactile lacquers and Paper
Reseal options available
Sustainable options
Ovenable and Microwaveable versions
Lightweighting opportunity
Wide range of formats and sizing
Suited to a wide range of products

Formats

FFP has in-house pouch making facilities and our technical team will work with you to select the correct format to meet your needs.

Doy Stand Up Pouches

Doy

The Doy pouch is the most common type of Stand Up Pouch with a characteristic rounded base. The Doy style enables light-weight products to stand up as the bottom seal acts as ‘feet’ for the pouch.

  • Widths between 100mm and 580mm
  • Heights between 100mm (175mm with zipper) and 520mm
  • Gusset size between 20mm and 80mm
  • Suitable for packaging liquids and fine powders
  • Requires a bespoke die
  • Can come with features such as zips, press closures, hanging holes and rounded corners
  • Laser scoring and tear notches also an option for easy opening

K-Seal Stand Up Pouches

K-Seal

Allows more product to be contained near the bottom of the bag. The seals on both sides rise at a 30-degree angle, taking the pressure off the sides of the pouches to allow for additional volume and reduce the risk of puncture or tear.

  • Widths between 100mm and 580mm
  • Heights between 100mm (175mm with zipper) and 520mm
  • Gusset sizes between 40mm and 90mm
  • Generally ‘K’ seal pouches expand less and so the same volume of product seems to require a slightly taller bag than the Doy Pouch
  • No bespoke die required
  • Can come with features such as zips, press closures, hanging holes and rounded corners
  • Laser scoring and tear notches also an option for easy opening

V-Seal Stand Up Pouches

V-Seal(also known as a Plough Bottom)

The V-Seal has no seal at the bottom of the pouch as the weight of product sits flush on the bottom of the pouch. It therefore does not require the bottom seal to help the pouch stand erect.

  • Widths between 100mm and 580mm
  • Heights between 100mm (175mm with zipper) and 520mm
  • Gusset sizes between 20mm and 40mm
  • Ideal for granular products such as sugar and salt
  • No die required
  • Can come with features such as zips, press closures and hanging holes
  • Laser scoring and tear notches also an option for easy opening

Sustainability

Moving suitable products into pouches can present opportunities to reduce plastic and in turn carbon footprint. Using the right materials, pouches can also offer 100% recyclable solutions.

Light-weighting

Pouches can represent a huge weight saving over other packaging products such as glass, pots / tubs and trays. The weight and space savings in transportation and storage can help in the reduction of carbon emissions.

100% Recyclable Solutions

Addressing the issue of recyclability in packaging, FFP have developed FFPE –an all PE packaging laminate that can be recycled with carrier bags at larger supermarkets, as classified by OPRL. Available as Stand Up Pouches, in reel form or pre-made bags, FFPE offers high barrier solutions where gas flushing is required and can be laser scored if required. The product is strong, flexible and lightweight, providing an exciting alternative for companies looking for a recyclable solution whilst still maintaining functionality and creating vibrant shelf-appeal.

Applications

Nuts and Dried Fruit
Snacking
Confectionery
Sports Nutrition
Food to go
Rice, Pasta & Pulse
Fresh produce
Ready Meal
Protein
Bakery
High Temperature
Pet Treats

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All of our products / materials are made to order, therefore minimum order quantities apply.

Standard Disclaimer

This Declaration of Compliance describes the status of the product(s) specified under General Product Information. The user of the product (or downstream user, if applicable) is responsible for ensuring that the finished food package complies with applicable migration limits in the food itself under actual conditions of use. Furthermore, the food packer is responsible for verifying possible interactions of the product(s) or its components with the foodstuffs (e.g. modification of odour, taste, consistency, migration etc.) which are to be checked prior to use and in function of the end-uses. This declaration replaces all previous declarations for the same specification/ product. It remains valid until a change in the legislation or new scientific information changes the legal status.