The future of the Stand-Up Pouch

Posted by on Mon, Apr 6th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

PCI Films Consulting Ltd. has released a report showing the growth of the stand-up pouch in flexible packaging. Stand-up pouches currently have a global demand of 80 billion units, with a growth rate estimated at 5-8 percent per year. The US market only has increased by 50% in the last 5 years.

A number of factors are pushing the growth of the stand-up pouch market.

  • machinery improvements in terms of speed and ability to incorporate items such as zippers
  • improvements in barrier films
  • environmental benefits such as lower storage costs
  • consumer convenience
  • light weight
  • easy to open
  • increase of eating and drinking on the go
  • attractiveness to retailers