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What Type of Gusset is Right For My Pouch?

Dec. 4, 2019
Vega stand up pouch

As we've mentioned before, stand up pouches have become an explosive flexible packaging trend that offers optimal branding and shelf presence, as well as convenience for consumers. In addition to printing and laminating the pouches, Associated can also construct your stand up pouch in-house. 

However, there are some things you may need to consider when it comes to pouch construction. Check out our quick guide on how to choose the right gusset or stand up pouch style for your product:

 

Doyen Style Gusset (Rounded Bottom) doyen gusset stand up pouch

This is the most common style of stand up pouch, and the front, gusset, and back are continuous. The Doyen Style Gusset pouch has seals on both sides and around the bottom gusset and is a great choice for products that weigh one pound or less. 

 

K Skirt Style Gusset 

The front, gusset, and back are continuous, so there k skirt style gusset stand up pouch is no seal at the gusset. The K Skirt Style Gusset pouch has seals that rise from a thirty-degree angle on both sides of the pouch. This type of seal helps the stand-up pouch to stand more sturdily while keeping the pouch visually appealing. This style is a great choice for products that weigh one to five pounds.

 

Plough Style Gusset plough style gusset stand up pouch

The front, gusset, and back are continuous, so there is no seal at the gusset. A Plough-Bottom stand up pouch can hold more weight than the Doyen pouch and the K Skirt Style pouch and is commonly used for products weighing more than one pound. This style of pouch is a great choice for granular products, like salt or sugar, that weigh five pounds and up. A Plough Style Gusset pouch can also be referred to as Plough-Bottom pouch, Corner Seal stand up pouch, and W Fold style pouch.

 

2 Side Seal (Folded Bottom) 2 side seal stand up pouch

Described as a two-sided seal because two sides are sealed while the bottom remains folded with no gusset or reinforced bottom. This highly economical pouch is a great choice for holding low volume products and "sample size" products. It can also be referred to as a Flat Barrier Bag. 

 

3 Side Seal (Reinforced Bottom) 3 side seal stand up pouch

Described as a three-sided seal because all three sides are sealed. This highly economical, reinforced bottom pouch is a great choice for packaging powder, granulated goods, and liquid products. It can also be referred to as a Flat Barrier Bag. 

 

Whatever your product, our team of experts can create a perfect packaging solution for you. Contact us here or request a quote online to get started today!