Recyclable Stand Up Pouches

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Why Recyclable Stand Up Pouches?

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100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches

When you are choosing recyclable packaging, you are making contribution to a circular economy. 100% Recyclable stand up pouches are environmental friend products. This will sure help to reduce waste to our world.

Our 100% Recyclable High Barrier Mono Material PE stand up Pouches are the best solution of flexible packaging recyclability. It can meet the recyclability of below standards: 

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What is 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches? Your Ultimate Guide

1) What is 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches?

What is Stand Up Pouches?

Stand up pouch is the pouch with bottom gusset which will enable the whole pouch be able to stand up. Normally it is made by multi-layer materials. Stand up pouch is the most widely use flexible packaging today. Since it can stand up on the shelf, it is the best choice for retailers.

What is 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches?

100% Recyclable stand up Pouch is the stand up pouch made by fully recyclable materials. Currently there are mainly 2 types of 100% recyclable pouches: one is the high barrier stand up pouch, another one is the regular stand up pouch without high barrier function.

High Barrier 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouch: normally one of the layer will have coating or metalized which makes it high barrier, the film layer structure as below:

High barrier MDOPE / PE


MDOPE / Metalized MDOPE / PE

MDOPE / high barrier MDOPE / PE

PP / metalized PP

Regular 100% Recyclable stand pouch: it doesn’t need high barrier, as long as the materials are the same, then it will meet the requirement. The film layer structure as below:



Recyclable high barrier mono material PE snack food bag

2) What are recyclable stand up pouch types?

Standard stand up pouch

This is the most basic pouch type. The bag is with bottom gusset. It can stand up on the shelf when filled products.

It can be with zipper or without zipper. It can also put a hanging hole on the top to hang on the shelf.


Flat bottom stand up pouch

This is the new pouch type and it is very popular now. it has a bottom gusset, but the bottom gusset is flat. It can stand up on the shelf well, and actually it can stand up on shelf more stable than the standard stand up pouch.

It can be with zipper and without zipper. Another very good point is the zipper can be open from top the same as standard stand up pouch zipper; or with Rippa Zippa zipper that the zipper is open from front. The biggest advantages of Rippa Zippa zipper is the filling hole will be very big and rectangle, not like the standard zipper with only a line size.


Stand up shaped pouch

It is the same as standard stand up pouch, but it can be customized the shape. As long as it got bottom gusset and can stand up on the shelf, the pouch can be any of the size.

It can be also with or without zipper. But mostly without zipper.


Stand up spout pouch.

This is also called spout pouch. With a spout cap on the pouch. There is bottom gusset on the bottom, and cap on the top or side. This is mostly for liquid packaging.

All above stand up pouches with recyclable materials will make it different types of recyclable stand up pouch.

Mono material PE Spout Pouch

3) Special points with recyclable stand up pouch

Sustainability: It is 100% fully recyclable materials, so it is sustainable. This is so important for today’s circular economy.

Custom design: The artwork printing can be custom design, the pouch side can be custom design, and the pouch type can be custom design. These makes the stand up pouch very good for marketing and branding. It will help you stand out from the shelf.

Transparent: Before we will need metalized coating or foil to make it high barrier. But today with our latest technology, the high barrier coating can be transparent. So you can have the stand up pouch high barrier and at the same time transparent. The customers can see the product inside, this is very helpful in selling. Or at least you can put a window to show the packed products.

With Recyclable Valve: As we know coffee bags will need a valve. And this is also possible for 100% recyclable stand up pouch with valve and make it perfect for coffee bags.

4) Applications of 100% Recyclable stand up pouches

The applications of 100% recyclable stand up pouch will be the same as stand up pouch. It can pack non food and food packaging.

For food packaging, it can be:

100% recyclable baby food packaging

100% recyclable coffee bag

100% recyclable tea bag

100% recyclable cooked food packaging

100% recyclable snack food bag

100% recyclable power packaging

100% recyclable pet food packaging

100% recyclable frozen food bag

100% recyclable beef jerky packaging

100% recyclable bakery packaging

100% recyclable candy bag

100% recyclable cheese packaging

100% recyclable supplement packaging

100% recyclable noodle packaging

100% recyclable juice pouches



non food packaging:

100% recyclable cosmetic packaging

100% recyclable medical packaging

100% recyclable healthcare packaging

100% recyclable pharmaceutical packaging

100% recyclable industrial packaging

100% recyclable agricultural packaging


5) Advantages of 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches

Recyclability: There are so many advantages of 100% Recyclable Stand Up Pouches, and the biggest advantage is 100% fully recyclable. As we all know, sustainability is the most important part today. Recyclability can make us to use less resources and utilized the resources as many times as possible. Recyclable packaging is Sustainable packaging

Stand up on shelf: it is stand up on shelf. This is good for many retailers as it can show the customer s the whole bags, and easy to exhibit everything.

Transportable production: The stand up pouch is very good in transportation. We can barely find any broken bags during transportation. Actually it is one of the packaging that protect the packed product the best.

Custom design available: you can have different design on the printing and bag shapes, you can also put hanging holes on the pouch. All these make the stand up pouch endless possibility to make our good marketing strategies.

Stand up barrier pouch: The vapor barrier film and oxygen barrier film can make stand up barrier pouches. 

6) High barrier

Actually we have 100% recyclable stand up pouch a long time ago. But only since 2020, can we make the high barrier on the 100% recyclable stand up pouch. This is because it is so difficult to do metalized or coating on PE or PP film. Especially if we want the transparent high barrier coating.

But today, Longdapac is the first manufacturer in China who can supply 100% recyclable high barrier. This is the best solution for today’s sustainable flexible packaging. Especially many countries put 2025 to meet the recyclable packaging goal.  

7) Production of 100% high barrier recyclable PE pouches

Film blowing: we will need to blow the film from resin, this is the same for all flexible packagings.

Coating: we will do high barrier coating on the film.

Printing: we will do printing on the outer film

Laminating: Then we will laminated multiple films together

Bag making: we will convert the film into the bag we need.

QC: we will test the bag quality in details according to quality control standards.

8) Filling and sealing

When a contract packer got the 100% recyclable high barrier stand up pouch. It will need to pack their products.

Normally there is manually filling or machine automatically filling.

Stand up pouch will support high speed packing machines, they will fill the products and then seal the pouch, it can also put the packed pouched in the carton box and palletized it.

You can also hand fill the products and using simple sealing machines to seal the pouch. This is good for small business owners.

9) Warehousing and storage

It is very important to keep our packaging in good conditions. It should be better protect and in dry environments. The outer environment will have a big impact on the bag life times.

For some special products, you will need to put them in refrigeration system to make it frozen food. This will also help to keep the stable quality.

So we will keep all the products orderly and in good conditions. This will help to make sure it will be still in good conditions before putting on shelf. And it can also make your product life longer.


With all the advantages, 100% recyclable high barrier stand up pouch will definitely the future trend flexible packaging. It will replace all the foil / metalized/ mylar bag. It is good to protect and pack the products, and it is fully sustainable and making good contribution to our environment.

What Longdapac can help?

Longdapac is the leading flexible packaging manufacturer from China since 1991. We focus on sustainable flexible packaging as you can see below:

100% Fully Recyclable High Barrier Mono-Material PE Pouches

High Barrier MDO-PE Film


Longdapac is the first high barrier MDO-PE film manufacturer in China and it is the first high barrier mono-material PE pouch manufacturer in China. ( MDO-PE / PE and MDO-PE / High barrier MDO-PE / PE)

Longdapac recyclable high barrier mono-material PE pouches can meet the recyclability of:

Longdapac is a BRC and ISO certified factory with annual capacity of more than 25,000 tons.

Basically Longdapac can satisfy all your recyclable flexible packaging needs, both standard and high barrier.


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