When you’re looking for the ideal bag for your food product, you’ll want to make sure that not only does the packaging look great, but that it also protects against moisture and oxygen to ensure optimal freshness. Pouch bags meet all of the aforementioned characteristics, and are great for a number of different food products.

Multipurpose and Ideal for
Many Foods

Pouch bags used to package food products are designed to accommodate a large variety of different products, including dry and frozen foods. Many food-processing companies choose pouch bags as their preferred method of packaging products such as:

  • Snack foods
  • Candy
  • Coffee
  • Spices
  • Pet treats
  • Frozen foods
  • Tea
  • Granola and cereals


Pouch bags are available with a number of different applications, and are custom produced in accordance to every client’s specifications. For example, pouch bags can be made of several types of laminated film to protect contents from moisture, and to enhance freshness. The exact film type is selected based on the food that goes into the bag. They can be re-sealable to ensure freshness, opaque or transparent for your preferred aesthetic, and more. You’ll also have the option to choose between bags that are gusseted on the sides or on the bottom. Each feature has its unique benefits, and every little detail is taken into consideration when creating the specs for the end product. Ultimately, just like your food is unique in taste, look and texture so too each pouch bag is unique.

Another thing is the gusset. Your poly bag can be gusseted at either the bottom or the side (or both!), each effective for different uses. Want to know which one suit you best? That all depends on where your product will be displayed in retail stores. Will it be the shelf or the hanging rack…or maybe the freezer?

Take a look at some of the most common varieties, structures and features of stand-up pouches:

  • Spouted
  • Press-to-close zippers/re-sealable
  • Flat bottom
  • Side gusset
  • Lay-Flat Pouches
  • Bottom gusset
  • Foil finishes
  • Variety of laminations
  • Moisture barrier


When you work with Star Poly to design the packaging for your food product you’ll have a variety of options to choose from to ensure your packaging looks exactly the way you envisioned it. Star Poly offers:

  • Printing: Have your brand or logo printed in up to 10 colors on your poly bags.
  • Size and thickness: We can manufacture bags of any size in thicknesses from 1MIL to 8 MIL.
  • Film Usage: We offer bags that can be made with specialty films like Foil Nylon, and PVDC coated PET. In additions to the foils, we carry transparent, translucent, or opaque materials, allowing you to customize your pouches in a variety of styles.
  • Barrier Protection: Choose between different levels of barrier protection for maximum freshness and longer shelf life.

Using stand-up pouch bags for food products can offer many benefits—customization, optimal freshness, and versatility just to name a few. Contact us today to request a sample or to discuss your stand-up pouch with one of our packaging specialists!