Stand-up Pouches & Bags

Stand-up pouch packaging is one of the fastest-growing packaging formats.

Whether you’re in the food & beverage, nutritional & nutraceutical, household products, pet food, pharmaceutical, or personal care & cosmetic industry partner with us to create customized stand-up pouch packaging based upon your product’s unique formulation, usage, life cycle, and filling equipment.


Flexible packaging, when compared to other package formats, has preferable environmental attributes for carbon impact, fossil fuel usage, water usage, product-to-package ratio, as well as material to landfill. 

¹ Source: Flexible Packaging Association, “A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World” Report, 2018

Stand-up Pouch Packaging Options

TruRenu PCR Pouches

Pouches with post-consumer recycled resin.

TruRenu Recyclable Pouches

Available in barrier and non-barrier formats.

Premade STANDCAP Pouch

Ready-to-dispense, gravity fed premade pouches.

Spouted Pouches

Available with convenient spouts & fitments.

Zipper Pouches

Provide cost-effective, convenient recloseability.

Slider Pouches

Highly convenient & easy to open.

Other Pre-made Pouches

3-side seal, peel & reseal, and wicket pouches.

Premade STANDCAP Pouch for IPA hand sanitizer

Stand-up Barrier Pouches

If your requirements include barrier films that will protect your products from oxygen, light, or moisture, we can provide stand-up pouch packaging to meet the barrier properties that your products require.

Unlike some flexible packaging converters with a menu of standard materials or pouches, we’ll provide customized materials and pouches based on your specific needs. We don’t develop products and try to drive you towards them; we listen to your needs and engineer innovations that will solve your packaging challenges.

Contact us today for assistance from one of our experienced packaging engineers.

Stand Out in a Sea of Sameness

Differentiate your products and capture consumers’ attention with stand-up pouch packaging. Available with convenient features such as recloseable sliders and zippers, tear notch closures, handles, & built-in pour spouts, stand-up pouch packaging can help you drive sales of your powders, granulates, solids, and liquids.


    First stand up oil pouch in the U.S. power sports industry

      Small spouted pouch with disc cap closure

      Converting from Rigid to Flexible Packaging?

      Leading brands have turned to Glenroy when converting from rigid packaging to flexible packaging. If you’re making the transition from rigid packaging to stand-up pouch packaging, let us ease the process for you.

      Stand-up Pouch & Bag Options

      Pouch styles include:

      • Spouted pouches or fitment pouches (including top-spouted pouches and corner-spouted pouches)
      • Stand-up bottom gusset pouches (inserted or folded gussets)
      • 3-side seal pouches
      • Quad seal side gusset pouches (inserted or folded gussets)
      • Box pouches
      • Shaped pouches

      Pouch closure options include:

      • Spouts and fitments
      • Press-to-close zippers
      • Sliders (with or without end clips)
      • Hooded sliders
      • EASY-LOCK by APLIX®
      • Other options available upon request

      Pouch gusset seal types:

      • K-seals
      • Doyen seals
      • Flat bottom seals
      • Custom-designed gusset seals available upon request

      Additional pouch features include:

      • Rounded corners
      • Mitered corners
      • Tear notches
      • Clear windows
      • Glossy or matte finishes
      • Venting
      • Handle holes
      • Hanger holes
      • Mechanical perforating
      • Wicketing
      • Laser scoring or laser perforating

      Fully Customized Stand-up Pouch Packaging

      Our packaging engineers will work one-on-one with you to create customized stand-up pouches based upon your product’s unique formulation, usage, life cycle, and filling equipment. We incorporate a full array of technical services including advanced pouch prototyping, pouch sizing, product/package compatibility testing, burst testing, and drop testing.

      With some of the most extensive in-house premade pouch converting capabilities in the industry, and with machinery that has produced award-winning stand-up pouch packaging, we offer the capabilities and expertise you need to create consumer-centric pouches that stand out.

      Stand-up Pouches & Bags Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

      Do you provide filling of premade pouches?

      No, we design and manufacture premade pouches. We can offer suggestions for pouch filling companies based on the pouch type and product contents.

      Learn more about stand-up pouches.

      What is the minimum order quantity?

      This varies widely depending on the project. Please contact our service team to discuss minimum order quantities.

      Does Glenroy stock premade pouches?

      Glenroy does not currently stock inventory of premade pouches.

      Can you supply prototypes?

      Yes, we excel at creating pouch prototypes. We can even supply prototypes printed with your graphics. Please contact our service team to discuss your project.

      Learn more about pouch prototyping.

      What is vacuum testing?

      Vacuum testing is when a premade pouch is tested by filling it with air and submerging it in a water bath using a plate to hold it under water. 15 to 20 Hg (inches of mercury) is drawn by vacuum on the tank and the tank is inspected for air bubbles. Air bubbles would indicate air is escaping the pouch and identify any leaks.

      Learn more about pouch testing.

      What is your lead time for stand-up pouches?

      Glenroy works hard to get materials to you when you need them. Please let our service team know your timelines and we will work with you. Generally, on new orders, lead times are 6-9 weeks and on repeat orders 5-7 weeks. Raw material availability may impact these time frames.

      What is an inserted gusset?

      An inserted gusset is a two web system, applying a secondary web as the gusset.

      Learn more about stand-up pouches.

      What is a folded gusset?

      A folded gusset is when the gusset is formed by using one web folding into the gusset.

      Learn more about stand-up pouches.

      What is a tap and gland fitment?

      A tap and gland fitment is a push to pour spout where the gland gets welded into the pouch during fabrication. The valve then is applied by pouch filler after the product is filled through gland.

      Learn more about spouted pouches.

      Do you offer pouch venting?

      Yes. Please contact our service team to discuss your project.

      What is wicketing?

      Designed for wicket bagger machines, wicketed pouches are premade pouches with holes at the top designed for hanging on wickets. Wicketed pouches are grouped together and loaded on wickets. This allows them to be loaded onto a wicket bagger machine for filling (or they can also be manually filled).

      What is toll pouching?

      Toll pouching is when packaging film is supplied to Glenroy for pouch fabrication.

      Do you provide toll pouching services?

      Yes. Please contact our service team to discuss your toll pouching project.

      Are you able to provide samples of premade pouches?

      Yes, we have a wide variety of premade pouches that we can send samples of, such as zipper pouches, slider pouches, spouted pouches (also known as fitment pouches), clear stand-up pouches, stand-up pouches with windows, shaped stand-up pouches, 3-side seal pouches, and our innovative Ready Pour tap-and-gland fitment pouches. We also have extensive pouch prototyping capabilities.

      Learn more about stand-up pouches.

      We excel at providing medium to large runs of customized premade pouches. The minimum order quantity is typically 25,000 pouches. Pouches that are large in size may have a lower minimum order quantity.

      We do not supply stock pouches at this time.