Pouch Prototyping & Testing

In addition to materials engineering, printing, manufacturing, and pouch converting, we offer pouch prototyping as one of our many value-added services. Our packaging engineers can help you throughout the entire process, from concepting to engineering to production. Our package engineering team will collaborate with you to ensure your stand-up pouches are fully customized for your unique products, creating innovative and realistic pouch prototypes.

Your pouch prototypes can be printed with your graphics and incorporate many consumer-centric features, including:

  • Spouts and fitments
  • Customized shapes
  • Press-to-close zippers
  • Sliders (with or without end clips)
  • Hooded sliders
  • Velcro PRESS-LOK®
  • Rounded corners
  • Tear notches
  • Clear windows
  • Glossy or matte finishes
  • Venting
  • Handle holes
  • Hanger holes
  • Laser scoring
  • K-seals
  • Mitre seals
  • Doyen seals
  • Flat bottom seals
  • Custom-designed gusset seals

Our pouch prototyping and testing services can reduce your overall package development costs and improve your speed-to-market.

Learn more about our stand-up pouches.

Our packaging engineers are highly regarded in the industry as experts in flexible packaging and pre-made pouches, and they have been invited to speak as pouch experts at several industry conferences. Leading brands have worked with our packaging engineers to make the leap to stand-up pouches, utilizing our pouch prototyping and testing services.

A wide array of testing services are available, including:

  • Product compatibility testing – testing to determine which flexible packaging laminations are most resistant to chemical degradation or physical change caused from interaction with the product.
  • Compression testing – subjecting pouches to various air pressure forces for varying lengths of time.
  • Interlayer adhesion testing – verifying that the layers of the packaging film structure meet the required bond level for each application.
  • Seal testing – testing for fusion seals that bond the plastics in the flexible packaging material together on a molecular level, the same way that the plastics in a rigid container are formed.
  • Puncture resistance testing – Using ASTM testing standards, analyzing how much pressure is required to puncture the flexible packaging material.
  • Pour testing – testing for a clean and controlled pour.
  • Tensile testing – sealing the flexible packaging film to itself and testing the amount of force required for the seal to break.
  • Vacuum testing – submitting pouches to the equivalent of 1 atmosphere of external vacuum pressure to ensure that they are hermetically sealed.
  • Burst testing – exposing pouches to internal pressure until they burst to verify the strength of the seals.
  • Drop testing – testing the height from which the pouch can be dropped without failing.

We’ve developed pouches with excellent seal strength and high-performance barrier properties that withstand rigorous burst testing and drop testing.