What are the advantages and disadvantages of pre-made pouches and form fill seal?
This question has been the cause of much consternation among packaging professionals for a long time. Does it make sense to leap right into the more complex form fill seal (FFS) technology for your spouted pouch project – or start out using pre-mades?
Companies that may be just getting into flexibles as a replacement for rigid packages may want to initially start with pre-mades and then graduate up to FFS once acclimated and volume grows. Some prefer to go through this initial learning phase with the help of a contract packer and then take production in-house when ready.
There are several factors that drive the pre-made vs. FFS debate, such as:
These are a few of the factors to consider when comparing pre-made pouches to form fill seal. There are several others including freight costs, warehousing/storage, supply chain complexities, and lead time.
At HQC Inc., we manufacture custom and stock pouch fitments designed to run on both pre-made pouch filling equipment and form fill seal lines. Among other value add services, we also help you dial in the fitment sealing process using our in-house auto fitment insertion machine.
Let us help you sort through the process of identifying the best way to launch your new spouted pouch product. Give us a call at (630) 820-5550. We go the extra mile to make sure your product launch is a success!