What are Stick Packs?
Stick packs are a type of flexible pouch suitable for food packaging. Perfect for single servings of gels or powders, stick packs are an ideal solution for packaging snacks, powdered drinks, travel products, pharmaceuticals, and various samples. They can also be used for protein powders and single serve whey products.
Stick packaging gets its name from its shape, which is long and skinny like a stick of gum. The packs themselves are sealed on two shorts ends and have a seal down the back. They are a specific form of vertical fill, form and seal (VFFS) pouching. The material can be paper or plastic and can be printed or plain.
The fundamental and differentiating characteristic of the stick pack flexible packaging is that they are single-dose containers. These elongated, tube-shaped, easy-opening and accurately dosed bags are extremely versatile. Stick packs meet the needs of today’s consumer because they are easy to take and consume anywhere.
We understand your product barrier requirements are unique. We can assist with analytical testing, R&D, and stability/compatibility testing.
Benefits of Stick Packs
The primary benefit of stick packaging over other forms of food packaging is the convenience. Stick packs are easy to open and use, provide less mess and spilling, and can be disposed of cleanly. Also, a single stick pack conveniently holds a single serving size so it is compact and fits neatly in your purse or backpack. In short, stick packs offer an economical alternative to bulkier packaging in a simple, appealing design.
Additionally, because the packs are small and are produced on dedicated machines the production rates are high and the per-item costs are low.
Finally, stick packs typically utilize much less material and packaging content than regular portion packets, making them more environmentally friendly and less wasteful.
Stick Pack Product Specifications
The full range of our stick pack contract packaging services are ideal for many products, including:
- Liquid Nutrition
- Energy Shots
- Vitamin Supplements
- Skin and Hair Care
- Mouth Rinses
- Toothpastes and Gels
- Skin Protectants
- Drink Mixes
- Fill Ranges: 0.5 gram to 30 grams
Stick Pack Sizes
- Width Options: 0.75", 1”, 1.5”, 1.75”
- Length Options: 3” – 6.5”
Additionally, we can assist with your supply chain and logistics needs, including:
- Inventory management for storage of materials
- Custom bagging and boxing per customer specifications
- We can work directly with manufacturers wishing to offer our services to their clients
The Best Equipment & Quality Control Standards
We use some of the best equipment available because it means we can ensure the levels of quality, timeliness, and flexibility our clients deserve. Our quality control practices and testing options support our high level of reliability and the overall quality of your products.
Your Stick Package Contract Packaging Specialist
From design to delivery, Elis Packaging Solutions handles every step in the process of getting your single-serve packaging and samples ready for the market. Elis Packaging has the expertise to manufacture your next stick pack project with amazing shelf appeal.
Our expertise, high-quality production equipment, and flexible processes ease your hassles and speed up your transition to market. Our packaging engineers are available to test your printed material to verify that they are compatible with our equipment.
Contact us to discover how we can customize a finished stick pack for your unique product.