Due to the huge success of our Eco Pouch range of biodegradable vacuum pouches, we were asked to produce a range of clear biodegradable standup pouches. Eco Standup Pouches – are a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic-based standup pouches and doy packs.
We experimented with a vast number of substrate thicknesses before the correct balance between usability and environmental suitability was found. The final product is a clear, biodegradable standup pouch that has the qualities required of a regular standup pouch (burst pressure, clarity, strength, and durability), and a standup pouch that is friendlier to our environment.
All our biodegradable vacuum packing products are manufactured on-site in our purpose-built UK factory under AA accredited BRCGS conditions.
Standup Eco Pouches have been approved for use in Sous Vide cooking under certain conditions.
Testing was conducted in a professional kitchen environment.
|Lightly Smoked Salmon (163g)||Sous Vide at 49ºC||30 minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Chicken Breast (233g)||Sous Vide at 63ºC||120 Minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Fillet Steak (190g)||Sous Vide at 54.4ºC||75 Minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Pork Belly (326g)||Sous Vide at 80ºC||6 Hours||Product perfect, bag intact.|
*Due to its recyclable and compostable qualities, Eco Pouch was found to be unsuitable for Sous Vide at higher temperatures and longer submersion times than shown above
Standup Eco Pouches have been independently tested and accredited to prove they breakdown at set composting conditions and are checked for eco-toxicity to ensure that they have no negative impact on the composting environment.
Standup Eco Pouches have a broad range of applications within both the food and non-food industries; they are suitable for the packaging of:
- – Powders and Granules such as coffee, tea, sugar and salts
- – Snacks such as crisps, popcorn, nuts and confectionery
- – Cosmetics
- – Human Foodstuffs
- – Pet Foods
- – Fishing Baits
The bio-polymer sealing surface is approved for food contact, European Directive EC2002/72, and contains no intentionally added Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in its construction.
Due to the biodegradable properties, it is advised that Eco Pouch is not used for the storage of liquids
Standup Eco Pouches are a biodegradable packaging solution that breaks down, under specific composting conditions, back into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass.
Made from a range of natural products, including paper, eucalyptus fibre, cassava and corn starch; Eco Pouch is ideally suited to the vacuum packing of goods up to 1kg in weight.
Home Composting – takes less than 26 weeks at ambient temperature (<30ºC).
Industrial Composting – takes less than 12 weeks at 60ºC.
Prevention of packaging materials entering our marine environments should always be a priority. However, should Standup Eco Pouches find their way into the seas or rivers, they offer a more eco-friendly solution to petrochemical based packaging.
Standup Eco Pouches have returned encouraging results when exposed to marine environments; typically reducing to granular levels within 24 weeks of immersion and exposure to microbes, water and oxygen.
Standup Eco Pouches will dissolve into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass without eco-toxicity.
All vacuum packers come with FREE UK mainland delivery and 1,000 FREE vacuum pouches.
We are an approved supplier of Turbovac Vacuum Packers and Dip Tanks
Standard UK delivery is £10 or free on orders over £150 (this is not applicable on Vacuum Packers, delivery on all Vacuum Packers are £65 – £85, also certain areas within the UK may be charged at a different rate due to location), we aim to process and dispatch all orders the same day, with them being delivered the next day if ordered before 12pm. For small orders we use UK Mail, allowing us to track the whereabouts of your items along with an estimation of when your package will be delivered, we can also provide these tracking details for you to keep up-to-date on the progress of your order. For larger orders, we use a freight company who also deliver on a next day basis for orders placed before 2pm, as with smaller orders we can provide tracking information for you to keep track on your package. Prices on delivery are subject to change and may vary from that stated above dependent on location in the UK. All our prices are provided by our courier service and we ensure we aim to give you the best price on delivery available.