Due to its lightweight construction and ease of use, flexible packaging is rapidly growing in popularity. Pre-made pouches and specialty bags are convenient and portable, making them ideal for food, nutraceutical, personal care, beauty, and pet care products.
Is flexible packaging right for your brand?
Versatile and purpose-made, flexible packaging is ideal for a wide range of products. Pouches and bags are easily customized, allowing you to produce unique packaging that meets your customers’ needs. Furthermore, flexible packaging allows you to break the mold on rigid jars, bottles, and boxes to create an impact on the shelf.
Keeps oxygen and moisture out, maintaining freshness and reducing spoilage.
Lightweight package reduces shipping costs, storage space and carbon footprint.
100% print coverage gives designers more space to maximize shelf appeal.
Reclosures keep products safe and protected, while fighting waste.
Easily molded into the shape, size or format needed for your product.
Recyclable and sustainable material options to reduce your environmental impact.
Packaging solutions that meet your needs
Our portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging includes stand up pouches, zip-top pouches, non-resealable pouches, and specialty bags. We use various materials to create these flexible packaging formats, including PET, metalized PET, polyethylene (PE), aluminum, and cosmetic webs. In addition, we offer recyclable PE and post-consumer recycled (PCR) film materials.
Our pouches and bags are completely customizable — we’ll work with you to create a package that meets your exact specifications.
Designed for multiple uses. Formats include stand-up pouches and zip-top pouches.
- Choose from a wide range of closures, including child-resistant closures
- Add gussets, vent-hang holes, tamper evidence, double cut, rounded corners, and custom seals
Ideal for one-time use. Formats include 2- and 3-sided pouches and pillow pouches.
- Add hang holes and tear notches
Specialty formats include tape seal and postal bags, wicketed and medical bags.
- Add zippers, tape, perforations, tamper evidence, hang holes and reinforced headers
We take rolls of film – in a variety of materials, gauges and widths – and manufacture them into roll stock, pre-made pouches, and custom bags. From printing to converting, we have everything needed to customize your packaging in-house. We are SQF Accredited for the manufacturing of food packaging.
Explore flexible packaging features
Perfect for on-the-go and ready-to-use products, flexible packaging has become synonymous with convenience for today’s consumers. Our sustainable flexible packaging solutions help strengthen our customer’s brand and recognition.
We offer a wide range of laminations and materials. Our most common film laminations include:
- Metalized PET/PE
- Cosmetic web – silver/white
We also offer sustainable laminations, including PE/PE, which can incorporate barrier properties. Although these are our most common laminations, custom laminations are available to suit your needs.
Features we can add to flexible packaging include:
- press-to-close zippers, sliders, and child-resistant closures
- tear notches
- hang holes – round and sombrero
- vent hang holes
- double cut
- rounded corners
- custom seals
- transparent or clouded windows
We offer gloss, matte, and soft touch matte finishes. These can be flood varnishes (covering the entire design) or spot varnishes (on certain areas of the design). With our digital capabilities, spot varnishes can also be variable.
Today, flexible packaging is not curbside (bluebin) recyclable in the US. But, you can recycle all-PE flexible packaging with the How2Recycle label at Store Drop-off recycling locations. Most major grocery stores have drop-off locations.
With flexible packaging, it’s important to keep the recycling process in mind. It’s easier for reprocessors to recycle mono-material, all-PE packaging.
To support this demand, we offer mono-material PE/PE laminations and PE monolayer pouches that are recyclable through How2Recycle’s Store Drop-off program. We are members of How2Recycle and the films we use are pre-approved for use.
If a recyclable option is not right for your brand, we also offer compostable, bio-based, and recycled content laminations to help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Yes, our Northbrook, IL site has been SQF Accredited since 2019.
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