The innovative Stand Up Squeezy Straw™ Dispensing Pouch developed by Barton Group Inc. offers many advantages over more traditional forms of flexible packaging:
The STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW™ DISPENSING POUCH prototype (at left) produced in an 8 oz. size is estimated to cost $ .04 (four cents) each. This figure includes the flexible packaging material, the print, and the royalty ($.005 for volumes of 50MM pouches a year). The STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW™ DISPENSING POUCH can be produced in any size. The prototypes were produced with the patented inboard straw segment, which adds value by emphasizing the straw-like construction and function of the patented outboard straw extension.
The inboard straw segment as shown in the illustration at right does add cost to the package (it requires a larger pouch) and may not be needed in all applications. Contact us to discuss your requirements or questions.
HIGH VOLUME PRODUCTION
Virtually any Thermoform / fill / seal machine equipped with die-cutting capability can be tooled to produce the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW™ DISPENSING POUCH. The 8 oz. prototypes were produced on a Multivac machine. For more information on Multivac thermoforming machines see www.multivac.com.
With the built in outboard straw extension and an easy-open tear notch across the straw extension, consumption of the product directly from the pouch is easy and efficient, eliminating the need for other accessory items such as spoons, cups or straws, further reducing cost.
EASY AND EFFICIENT EVACUATION OF CONTENTS
As the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ is made entirely of light-weight flexible packaging materials the user can easily squeeze all of the contents out of the package. Also, as the package can be at least partially transparent the user can see when the pouch is empty.
EASY AND EFFICIENT DISPOSAL OF EMPTY POUCH
As the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ is made entirely of light-weight flexible packaging materials, once emptied the pouch can collapse into a small, lightweight mass for disposal.
DURABLE AND PORTABLE
STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ is produced using flexible packaging that is produced from a mix of several resins, e.g., a copolymer. This provides many positive properties including the ability to be thermoformed into the shape needed to create the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™. Another property that is part of the copolymer mix is the durability and strength that creates the rugged portability of the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™. An example of this type of flexible packaging material is the film provided by ABX Films (see www.abx-films.com) that produced our prototypes.
Once the outboard straw extension has been opened, at that point the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ cannot be resealed.
Therefore, the entire package is tamper evident. No one can tamper with the package or its contents without the user knowing that the seal has been compromised. In this way the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ provides assurance that the product is in its original state, just as it was when it came from the manufacturer.
CAN BE MADE IN ANY SIZE FROM 1 OZ. TO 3 GALS.
The patents for the STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ provide for forming the pocket, whether flat or stand up, in virtually any size from approximately 1 oz. on up to perhaps 2 or 3 gallons. Here are some illustrations of those extremes. The image on the left shows a small pouch for shampoo, typically one or two applications. The image on the right shows a high-volume “bag in a box” dispenser for ketchup in a restaurant kitchen that could hold several gallons.
NOW YOU HAVE MORE OPTIONS
Now you have the options of using the award-winning Flat Pack SqueezyStraw™ Pouch or the NEW 2016 STAND UP SQUEEZY STRAW DISPENSING POUCH™ to increase market share for your products. Call us to discuss licensing opportunities for these new patented technologies:
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