- Published on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 17:36
TAIWAN – A local company has developed what it claims is a revolutionary range of ‘flexible bottles’, or the “prefect” stand-up pouch to replace the PET bottle and other packaging formats in the race to meet the environmental requests of consumers.
In contrast to the traditional stand-up pouch, S-Pouch Pak Co. Ltd made a tube as body and sealing not one but two gussets - one at the bottom and one at the top with the spout - into the tube. The pouch not only looks like a bottle, it also stands more perfect and stabile and doesn’t tip over when half emptied as most of the triangular tapered traditional stand-up pouches do.
The company claims that this revolutionary S-Pouch design has more advantages as it can be filled up to 90-97% of the pack height or in other words the same content offers a reduction in pouch size of up to 20%, resulting in 15-20% material reduction in comparison to the already eco-friendly standard stand-up pouch.
The S-Pouch can be made from any film material while the spout, positioned outside the printed area (as it is sealed in the top gusset), is made from a food grade material. S-Pouches are available in sizes from 200ml up to 5,000ml.
The H-, J- and Z-Pouch
Besides the S-Pouch, the company has also developed the H-Pouch, the J-Pouch and the Z-Pouch.
With a one-hand carrier-handle at the top, the S-Pouch, now baptized H-Pouch, is easy to carry with one hand, while the pouch is suitable for packing 2000ml to 5000ml, with a relevant large sized spout.
The J-Pouch is essentially the jar shaped s-pouch, representing a really jar shaped flexible packaging. The J-Pouch has, like the S-Pouch, a nearly 100% filling capacity, a spout in the upper left side, and a carrier-handle on the other side. It pours liquid as easy as a glass jar, up to the last drop.
To meet the requirement for convenience in snack-packs, the company added a zipper to the S-Pouch design, resulting in a most unique zipper pouch ever made. The so called Z-Pouch not only has the full filling capacity of the S-pouch and its flat base, but also a reclosable zipper on the upper side, which opens as wide as the size of the bag.
About S-Pouch Co. Ltd
Starting in 2003 as a converting machinery manufacturer, S-Pouch offered many a converter solutions equipment, especially in the bag making manufacturing process. At that time they also started to develop the revolutionary design for the s-pouch.
It took more than 7 years of development and testing to find the correct way to manufacture this bag, resulting in a revolutionary improvement of the stand-up pouch with spout.