Environment-Friendly: Recyclable Stand Up Pouches Are Taking Over The Market

Sustainability credentials of stand up pouches are well-known. This is why stand up pouches have quickly risen in popularity as a packaging option for everything from soups to snacks.

Due to their lightweight nature, stand up pouches are less costly to transport, creating fewer emissions compared to rigid packaging options. Stand up pouches require fewer resources to produce, and they also take up less space in landfills. But, let’s imagine what would happen if they didn’t take up any space at all? Recyclable stand up pouches are a hot new trend, and they present an affordable and sustainable way to package your product.


Benefits Of Switching To Recyclable Stand Up Pouches From Rigid Packaging

Recyclable stand up pouches offers multiple benefits and opportunities for cost savings compared to rigid packaging. You can fit up to ten times the number of units in a single truck, significantly reducing both distribution costs and harmful emissions. Fewer materials are needed to produce recyclable stand up pouches, and fewer resources (such as electricity) are used.


Recyclable Pouch Fill and Seal Machine


Switching To Recyclable Stand Up Pouches From Other Flexible Packaging

If you are currently using non-recyclable stand-up pouches—or any other kind of non-recyclable flexible packaging—you can also benefit from making the switch to a recyclable pouch. Consumers are expecting brands to follow the trend set up by big names like Nestle, LEGO, and  Kraft Heinz.

These big brands have announced that they will commit to offering 100% recyclable, compostable, or reusable packaging within the next few years.

The majority of consumers care whether or not the products they buy come with sustainable packaging—and they’re willing to switch loyalties to a brand offering that sustainability.

The Nielsen Global Report on Corporate Social Responsibility, which polled 30,000 consumers worldwide, found that 55% of global consumers are willing to pay more for products from companies that are “committed to positive social and environmental impact.” Further, 52% of respondents said that their purchasing decisions are influenced by whether or not it uses sustainable packaging.


Recyclable or biodegradable?

Stand up pouches are made from laminated barrier films. Different layers of film are sealed together to create a structure that can be formed into a stand-up pouch or any other type of flexible bag while creating barrier properties to keep the contents fresh.

A stand-up pouch can be recyclable, but it cannot be biodegradable, even when it’s made from kraft material. There are many good reasons why these pouches are not biodegradable, and they have to do with how well the product inside is protected.


Biodegradable packaging breaks down when exposed to light and air. However, one of the most significant advantages of stand up pouches s that their laminated layers of barrier film and opaque finish block out light and air, which extends the shelf life of food and protects it from spoilage or contact with harmful outside contaminants.

This is the difference between your standard brown paper bag and a kraft stand up pouch. Food in a paper lunch bag cannot stay fresh at room temperature for an entire week. But in a food-grade, FDA-approved, reclosable stand-up pouch, food products will remain fresh because air, moisture, light, and pests are locked out for an extended period.


Packaging solution

If your brand is willing to switch from rigid packaging to recyclable stand up pouch, you are going to need a cost-efficient packaging solution. Nortech Packaging ROO-100 Pre-Made pouch Fill & Seal Machine can handle a wide range of pouch sizes and any pouch type, including recyclable pouches.

The ROO-100 is compatible with all standard filling systems, and it is applicable in any industry. Click on the link to learn more!

Trends and Impressions from Pack Expo 2019

Pack Expo 2019 has ended, and it is about time we wrap up our impressions. We got the chance to showcase Nortech Packaging and Tishma Technologies’ latest achievements in the field of packaging machinery, and we also got familiar with the latest industry trends!

The packaging industry is evolving, new technologies emerge, and these are the most exciting trends we noticed.


Industry 4.0 is the next big thing

Industry 4.0 refers to the Internet of Things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and smart manufacturing. Last year it all seemed like just an idea, but today it is a reality. We believe that this trend of obtaining and utilizing data to improve processes will be on the constant rise, thanks to the continued development of sensor technology.


Robotic automation is the future

Each manufacturer dreams of an efficient, cost-effective, and accurate production line. Robotics automation is making this possible. Nortech Packaging regularly utilizes robots for case erecting, case loading, product collating, bundling, palletizing and depalletizing. Modern sensor systems allow for the expanded use of robotics for various applications, from safety solutions for collaborative robots to vision-based robot guidance systems.



Future-Proofing automatic print inspection

One more significant trend was improving quality control and print inspection for packaging labels. Packaging types are becoming increasingly complex, and the frequency of artwork changes and promotional offers is rising. Manufacturers are facing a challenge: reducing or eliminating any errors in the coding and packaging of products. Reducing errors is especially important in industries where these kinds of mistakes can cause a risk to consumer health. Tishma Technology will continue to respond to these kinds of challenges with our integrated code printing, serialization, labeling, and inspection solutions!


Our exhibits

This year at Pack Expo you got to chance to see FOUR of our latest packaging solutions built and designed to increase your efficiency: TT-50 Vertical Cartoner, TT-1200 Top Load Case Packer, TT-1300 Side-Load Case Packer, and ROO-100 Pre-Made Pouch Fill & Seal Machine. Watch the video below, and take a look at the small part of the Pack Expo atmosphere and learn more about our cartoning, case packing, and pouch filling solutions!