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  • 21 Jun 2022

Sihl launches premade printable stand-up pouches

Sihl has launched Artysio, an innovative packaging film for premade, individually printable stand-up pouches, developed for ‘print and pack’ and ‘pack and print’ production methods

German facestock specialist Sihl has launched Artysio, an innovative packaging film for premade, individually printable stand-up pouches, developed for ‘print and pack’ and ‘pack and print’ production methods.

For plannable runs, the Artysio film can be first printed cost-effectively using aqueous inkjet printing and then made into stand-up pouches on the line. The film can also be processed into unprinted stand-up pouches, which can then be individually printed later as required using an aqueous inkjet. The so-called ‘pack and print’ variant is suitable for all small, highly flexible customer orders of up to 10,000 pieces.

‘This Artysio variant significantly shortens the delivery time of the current digitally printable stand-up pouches. Customers do not need to own pouching equipment, nor do they place production orders. Just order the premade bags and print directly as required. It couldn’t be easier or faster,’ said the company in a statement. 

Due to the oval welded bottom, the bag remains upright and offers an attractive product presentation at the point of sale. The pouches provide significant space on the front and back for personalized designs and information on ingredients and additives. The immediate drying of the inks enables seamless further processing.

Unfilled stand-up pouches can be stored efficiently in a space-saving manner due to their practical flat shape, resulting in low storage and transport costs compared to other types of packaging.

Artysio films are manufactured according to GMP guidelines and are therefore qualified as flexible, primary packaging for food and non-food applications where particularly high barrier properties are required to protect the freshness, aroma, and appearance of the products. Using different closure options, such as zippers or spouts, the liquid, pasty or granulated products remain fresh for a long time due to the reclosure.

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