Packaging Materials: Which is right for you? - Readability Ltd

What type of pouch packaging is right for your product?

The world of product packaging can be a minefield. With so many different requirements to satisfy, it is essential that you choose the right type of packaging material for your printed stand-up pouches.

What material should you choose?

Plastic, aluminum foil, biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP), bio-plastics, or something else?

At Readability, we are here to help you choose the right pouch material type for your product.

We are experts in printed packaging solutions, and offer a complete bespoke service, helping you to make the right choice.

Digitally printed coffee and tea pouches

Our table below can provide a quick guide to help you make the right choice for your application. 

ECOLUX/MET

Barrier: Very High
Finish: Silver
Use: Recyclable Pouches, Spouted & Non Spouted
Good for:
  • Protein Powders
  • Preworkouts
  • Food
  • Vitamins & minerals in capsule or powder form

ECOLUX/WHITE

Barrier: High
Finish: White
Use: Recyclable Pouches, Spouted & Non Spouted
Good for:
  • Protein Powders
  • Preworkouts
  • Food
  • Vitamins & minerals in capsule or powder form

PET/ALU/PE

Barrier: Ultra High
Finish: Silver
Use: Spouted & Non Spouted Pouches
Good for:
  • High alcohol content drinks
  • Long shelf life dry tea/coffee
  • Dehydrated food & beverages

METPET/PE

Barrier: High
Finish: Silver
Use: Spouted & Non Spouted Pouches
Good for:
  • Dry pet food
  • Personal care products
  • Powder detergent
  • Meat and fish

PET/PEVOH

Barrier: High
Finish: Clear/White
Use: Spouted & Non Spouted Pouches
Good for:
  • Dried fruit & nuts
  • Personal care products
  • Powder detergent
  • Meat & fish

PET/PE

Barrier: Medium/Low
Finish: Clear
Use: Non Spouted Pouches
Good for:
  • Non degradable foods
  • Pasta
  • Synthetic materials
  • Garden products

PE/PEEVOH

Barrier: High
Finish: Clear
Use: Non Spouted Pouches
Good for:
  • Dried fruit & nuts
  • Personal care products
  • Powder detergent
  • Meat & fish

METOPP

Barrier: High
Finish: Silver
Use: Flow Wrap/Printed Film
Good for:
  • Long life shelf snacks
  • Crisps
  • Popcorn
  • Cereal bars

BOPP

Barrier: Low
Finish: White
Use: Flow Wrap/Printed Film
Good for:
  • Pet treats
  • Short shelf life dry snacks
  • Non degradable lightweight products

If you’re still unsure about which pouch material type you should be using, speak to our friendly and helpful team of printed packaging experts today, on 01440 712273.

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