Stand Up Pouch Filling and Sealing

How do I open and fill a stand-up bag?

Please find below a simple how-to video showing just how easy it is to hand fill a stand-up bag. After the bags are filled they can be heat sealed to achieve a tamper-evident seal.

What Do I Need?

  • Stand up bags of your choice
  • Spoon or funnel to fill the bags
  • Your desired contents
  • A clean workspace

Three Simple & Easy Steps:

  1. Open the pouch from the top by pulling apart the zipper
  2. Fill bag with desired contents
  3. Reseal the zip lock closure

That’s it!

The pouch can now be heat sealed above the zip lock closure for an airtight, tamper evident seal.

 

How do I heat seal a stand up bag?

Heat sealing the bags give your customers the ultimate satisfaction that their product is safe and the assurance that their product is fresh and had never been opened. However, keep in mind, not all stand-up bags are heat-sealable. The bags must have a heat-sealable laminate interior for this process to work. All Copious Bags® products can be heat sealed

What Do I Need?

  • Stand up bags of your choice
  • A flat smooth work surface
  • A manual heat sealing machine (or check out our ‘Can I use a flat iron or a household iron to seal a stand-up pouch?’ page.

Simple & Easy Steps:

  1. Set the machine to a lower setting and adjust higher if needed*.
  2. Fill the bag with desired contents (avoid getting any product into zipper area and do not over fill the bag).
  3. Gently run your fingers across the zipper to close the bag securely.
  4. Place the top of the filled bag between the seal bars, just “above the tear notches’.
  5. Press down gently for approximately 2-3 seconds and release.

That’s it! …the pouch now has a finished, tamper-evident seal.

Please Note:

*If the bag does not seal properly, begin to slowly adjust the temperature higher until a complete seal is achieved.

**Heat sealing is an optional feature and is not required to use Copious Bags® stand up pouches as they all have a reclosable zip lock closure. To seal a large quantity of bags, it is recommended to use a commercial impulse sealer.

Can I use a flat iron or a household iron to seal Copious Bags® stand-up pouches?

You actually can. All Copious Bags® products can be heat sealed. However, keep in mind, not all stand-up bags are heat-sealable. The bags must have a heat-sealable laminate interior for this process to work.

What Do I Need?

  • Stand up bags of your choice
  • A clean, sterilized flat iron, or household iron

4 Simple Steps:

  1. Set the flat iron, or household iron to a lower setting and adjust higher if needed*.
  2. Fill the bag with desired contents (avoid getting any product into zipper area and do not overfill the bag).
  3. Gently run your fingers across the zipper to close the bag securely.
  4. Place the top of the bag between the paddles of the flat iron “above the tear notches’, press and hold firmly for approximately 5-10 seconds, and release.

Voila! That’s it…the bag has an airtight, tamper evident seal.

Please Note:

*If the bag does not seal properly, begin to slowly adjust the temperature higher until a complete seal is achieved.

**Heat sealing is an optional feature and is not required to use Copious Bags® stand up pouches as they all have a reclosable zip lock closure. To seal a large quantity of bags, it is recommended to use a commercial impulse sealer.

How do I open the pouch after it’s been heat sealed?

All of Copious Bags® pouches have convenient tear notches on either side of the pouch (above the zipper) for super easy opening. At the tear notch, simply tear straight across to open the bag. Then pull the zipper closure apart for access to the content, and then re-zip the bag for reuse.

Please Note:

*Heat sealing is an optional feature and is not required to use Copious Bags® stand up pouches as they all have a reclosable zip lock closure. To seal a large quantity of bags, it is recommended to use a commercial impulse sealer.

Can I package oily or wet products in Copious Bag® stand up pouches?

This is a tricky question. The answer is yes and no; kraft stand up bags can be used to package oily and wet products. However, they are not specifically designed to handle water and are not waterproof. Kraft stand up bags are made with an outer layer of uncoated natural kraft paper. Paper in and of itself is not waterproof so when oil or water gets on paper…it stains.

We all know this. But how is this so, when you see so many products such as bath salts, body creams, body scrubs, and many other high oil content products being packaged in these kraft bags with no oil or water stains evident. It all comes down to how careful you are with the handling and filling the bags.

Three things to keep in mind when packaging oily and wet products (in kraft pouches):

  • The outer layer of the bag is made of uncoated natural paper (oil & water on paper will stain).
  • Oil or water that gets in the zipper line will not allow the bag to close securely causing leakage.
  • These bags are not designed to handle 100% liquid products.
  • Bags made with a layer of aluminum foil offer the best barrier protection.

If you require a stand-up bag that is airtight and waterproof, the Matte Frost Collection is your best option. The matte frosted pouch is ideal for products that are stored and used in the bath and kitchen. They are perfect for bath scrubs, bath salts, herbs, spices, and other specialty items you want to keep dry and free from moisture.

How do I expand the bottom gusset so that the pouch stands on its own?

To open and expand the bottom gusset of our 4 and 8 oz stand up bag can be done by hand. Simply open the zipper and slip your hand into the bag and carefully rotate your hand inside. Allow your fingers to begin expanding the interior of the bag until it stands on its own.

For the smaller 1 and 2 oz sized bags, open the zipper and use your fingers to begin expanding the bag. You may then need to insert an smooth object such as a wooden spoon to rotate inside until the bag is fully expanded.

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