Over the years, the packaging industry has come up with quite a few innovative products. As it is with every sector on the market, it has strived to deliver something that is useful and stays within the consumer's budget. A stick pack falls under this category. They are also referred to as single serve pack, and have brought a new portability to the marketplace. They are used for a variety of purposes but in recent times, the food packaging industry has largely made use of the product as it offers a convenience when it comes to other types of packaging.
Details about stick packs
A single serve pack, looks like a stick of gum as it has a long and skinny shape, and hence its name. Let us learn about the manufacturing process a bit. These products are made using a flexible foil that are filled vertically and sealed at both ends and down the back to form a little pouch-like structure. A single serve pack is not to be confused with a sachet though. These are narrow, and this shape makes it much easier to pour the contents of the package into the neck of a bottle of water. The reason why it is so convenient is because an individual pack, which holds a single serving, can easily fit into purse or backpack.
How long have they been around?
Research has clearly showed that stick packs or single serve packs have been in existence long back, since the 1970s. The concept was incorporated into the packaging industry of Japan and Europe since the early 1990's. The reason why stick pouches were as popular as a new category is because of the sudden increase in demand for flavorings and additives for a more active user. These days, these packs have certainly gone far beyond sugar substitutes to include flavored drink mixes, energy drinks, vitamin supplements and diet drink mixes.
What is the main advantage?
As mentioned above, convenience does play a major role, but the controlled portion aspect is undoubtedly the biggest benefit about a single serve pack. Consumers these days are pretty active and don't have time to measure each usage in specific amounts. With a stick pack, this issue is resolved as they can have the correct dosage in every stick. It saves a lot of time and effort. Moreover, each individual stick will preserve the freshness and ensure that any waste is eliminated for the consumer. They are sold in bulk, which means one can get a good deal on them and buy a months' stock well in advance.
If we compare a single serve pack to other types of packaging, it will come to notice that these products have a smaller impact on Mother Nature. The savings can go up to 35% on the cost of the film used in stick pouches as opposed to a traditional one. So get ready to place your order right away!