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.
- 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
- Handle holes
- Hanger holes
- Laser scoring
- Mitre seals
- Doyen seals
- Flat bottom seals
- Custom-designed gusset seals
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.