What is a barrier Bag?

A barrier bag, also known as a barrier pouch, is a packaging solution that improves the shelf life of perishable and non-perishable products. Barrier bags are made of packaging materials that prevent oxygen and moisture from entering the bag, which helps to extend the shelf life of perishable goods. Barrier bags are available in a variety of sizes and styles, making them an ideal food packaging solution.

What materials make up bag and pouch barriers?

Barrier bags and pouches are not all created equally. There are 4 types of barrier bags; basic-single layer, basic-double layer, moderate, high performing. Some materials provide better moisture protection then others. Below is a list of materials listed from highest to lowest in terms of moisture protection.

  1.  Aluminum
  2. Metalized Polyester
  3. Saran Coated Polyester
  4. Polyester
  5. Nylon
  6. Polypropylene
  7. Polyethylene

When should you use a barrier bag or pouch?

Barrier bags and pouches are an effective way to extend the shelf-life of your product. Barrier film has a higher oxygen and moisture barrier than standard Polyethylene (PE) film. This means that it will keep your product fresher for longer by protecting it from the detrimental effects of oxygen and moisture. Barrier film is also heat sealable, making it possible to create a hermetic seal that will prevent your product from drying out or developing mold. When choosing a barrier bag or pouch, it is important to consider the needs of your product. If your product requires additional moisture and oxygen protection which is important for food packaging and pouches, we suggest opting for a high rated barrier bag or pouch.

Are barrier bags eco-friendly?

When looking for ecofriendly barrier bag or pouch options, it is important to consider the materials used in the product. Some barrier bags and pouches are made with eco-friendly  packaging materials, such as recycled paper or biodegradable plastic. Others are made with more traditional materials, such as polypropylene or polyethylene. The best option for an ecofriendly barrier bag or pouch will depend on the needs of the product. The best way to choose an eco-friendly barrier bag or pouch is to consider the specific needs of the application and choose a product made with materials that will meet those needs in an environmentally responsible way.

If you are in need of barrier bags or pouches, contact us today. Our dedicated staff will work with you to determine the best options for your products.