Gusseted bags have remained the most popular packaging choice for coffee roasters throughout the years. The narrow profile is optimal for utilizing reduced space and the block-like shape ensures a clean, uniform look across each shelf. Although the use of these bags was typically constrained to the coffee industry, the addition of the consumer-friendly square-bottom option has this style quickly breaking into various other markets in a big way. Sometimes referred to as block-bottom, box pouch, flat-bottom, or box-bottom, our square-bottom gusseted bags are making an impression on industries that never would have given this style a thought in the past.
A traditional gusseted bag either needs to be manually formed then filled or the product needs to be heavy enough to force the bottom to fold over on its own. Aside from coffee, the other products packed in gusseted bags were usually limited to baking mixes, protein powders, sugar/sugar substitutes, salts, nuts, grains, or other dense products. Manufacturers of lighter products that take up larger spaces like teas, popcorn, cookies, herbs, dehydrated foods, chips, candies, and dried fruits leaned more towards stand up pouches because of their standing capabilities. However, the five-panel construction of our square-bottom bags creates an easy-open, easy-fill, flat-bottom package that stands effortlessly making this box shaped option perfect for any product.
Stand-up pouches have long been the go-to packaging option for many food manufacturers. Their ability to stand securely on shelves regardless of size along with the resealable zipper option made them a popular trend that isn¡¯t letting up anytime soon. With a wider front and back panel, companies can make use of maximum branding space with labels, stamping, or printing. Zippers, tear notches, and hang holes are considered standard value-added applications, but, over the years, the ability to add die cut or banner windows, create different bag shapes, and attach spouts have greatly expanded the reach of this already popular bag style. So, even though this type of flexible package is the most used in the marketplace from consumable products like coffee, tea, snacks, pet food, and juices to non-foods like bath salts, fertilizers, and laundry detergent, companies can still design a completely unique package utilizing the numerous customization options available.