When you start the packaging process for your products, you’ll wonder what materials you can use for pouch packaging. You want to ensure the materials protect your products and keep them in perfect condition for your consumers. You’ll also want something cost-efficient, easily manageable, and attainable. Here are three standard ones to consider.

Pouch Materials

Once you’ve decided on the design of your packaging, you need to find the right material to turn your vision into a reality. The three standard pouch packaging materials help ensure the safety and sustainability of your products.

Plastic Film

Plastic film packaging is a popular choice for food because this material preserves the product for a long time. You don’t need to worry about traveling long distances or possible exposure to spoiling items. The material is also less susceptible to contamination, giving the product a longer shelf life.

Aluminum Foil

When it comes to aluminum foil bags, manufacturers laminate polythene and a barrier foil of polyester or pure aluminum foil. This process makes your products resistant to chemicals and other unwanted elements.

You can see this form of packaging for coffee and tea products. Additionally, the aluminum holds well against UV light, moisture, and oxygen.

Flexible Film

Flexible film packaging is mainly plastic, but it comes in several different variations. There is polythene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). All materials differ based on the inside lamination, density, and barrier resistance.

Your choice of film will let you fine-tune the material of your product and supply chain. Make sure you review the instructions and materials of each film to see how well they coordinate with your products.

Different Pouch Types

If you deal with custom pouch packaging, you have the luxury of choosing your own design and material for your products. Here are some different types of pouches.


A stand-up pouch is an easy shape to employ. The bottom gusset allows the pouch to hold more product and stand on its own.


You commonly see pillow pouches for chips. This pouch has a bottom, top, and back seal that helps maintain that pillow-like shape.

Center Spout (Stand-Up)

A spout pouch holds liquid products such as beverages, sauces, cleaning, or personal care products. Manufacturers place the nozzle to release the product in the center of the pouch.

Center Spout (Gusset)

The center spout gusset has a brick-like shape. When this pouch is full, it holds an efficient carton shelf placement. You can also see this pouch used for liquid products, such as pudding and puree.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pouch packages and the different materials you can use when preparing your products. At M.A. Patterson Company, we offer a wide range of information for your benefit. Visit our website for more information.