Technology Wanted:
Interesting Bag Packages

Status: Open
Deadline for Submissions: Sep-18-15
Award: $2,000 referral fee for each accepted lead.
An accepted lead is a lead that the client decides to follow up on.


Problem Statement: Seeker wants to explore all known flexible bag packages globally for a non-liquid product application in a high throughput manufacturing environment. The bag must stand up on the store shelf and in the home. Ideally the bag also has a reclose feature.

Background: Many bag packages have already been found and evaluated. The client is NOT interested in any of those options, but rather, is seeking new packages. Those bags, which the client has already evaluated, are shown below:

Bags NOT of interest:


Pillow Pouch
Pillow Pouch
Side Gusseted Pillow Pouch
Side Gusseted Pillow Pouch
Gusseted Bag
Gusseted Bag with Block Bottom
Four Corner Sealed Gusseted Bag
Four Corner Sealed Gusseted Bag
Doyen Style Stand Up Pouch
Doyen Style Stand Up Pouch

Standup Pillow Bag (fin seal vertical to bag)
Flex Can
Flex Can
Box Pouch
Box Pouch
Standup Pillow Bag (fin seal horizontal to bag)
Standup Pillow Bag (fin seal horizontal to bag)

Closures NOT of interest:


Pre-Applied Tape Over Slit
Pre-Applied Tape Over Slit – Transverse Direction
Pre-Applied Tape Fold Over
Pre-Applied Tape – Fold over and press to close (FreshPak – Seal Strip – Transverse Direction
Peel-off & Replace Labels Machine Direction
Peel-off & Replace Labels Machine Direction
Press to Close Multiple Channels
Press to Close Multiple Channels
Pressure Sensitive Die-cut Label
Pressure Sensitive Die-cut Label

Tin-Tie – Vertical Application (Roll Tie)
Adhesive Tapes Machine Direction
Adhesive Tapes Machine Direction
PS Tape - FreskPak Variation Transverse Direction
PS Tape – FreskPak Variation Transverse Direction
Press to Close Tracked Zipper w/Slider
Press to Close Tracked Zipper w/Slider
Press to Close Tracked Zipper
Press to Close Tracked Zipper
Reclosable 360 Zipper
Reclosable 360 Zipper – Zip360™
Hook to Hook
Press to Close – Hook to Hook
Inno-lok Press-to-Close Variations in Panel of pack
Inno-lok Press-to-Close Variations in Panel of pack
Press-to-Close Variations
Press-to-Close Variations – Spouted Opening – Tracked
Reclosable Living Hinge Fitment
Injection Molded – Fold and Snap (Reclosable Living Hinge Fitment)
Memory Strip - Aluminum Strip
Memory Strip – Aluminum Strip
Tin Tie - horizontal meta wire
Tin-tie – Horizontal Metal Tie
Cross Tie Horizontal Velteko
Cross Tie – Horizontal Velteko
Reclosable PrimaPak
Reclosable PrimaPak™
Reclosable Flip-Clip
Reclosable Flip-Clip®
Reclosable Rigid Lens II
Reclosable Rigid Lens II
Reclosable Adhesive Systems
Reclosable Adhesive Systems (Mondi SwiftUp Pouch)
Mondelez Cohesive Patent (Cohesive applied transversely across top of bag – internal) - Transverse Application

Bag Features:
  • Required:
    • Stands up
    • Bag is already in the market or, alternatively, has at least been prototyped
    • Bag is sealed during shipping, prior to opening by consumer
  • Desired:
    • Has a reclose feature, which ensures product retained if bag tips over
    • Easy to pour a dry, low density, particle product from bag
    • Although not required, it would be great if the package was fully developed and manufacturing capacity is available
Success Criteria:
  • Required:
    • Lead must include photo of bag package and full description
  • Desired:
    • Ideally, a package sample would be provided, but is not required
    • Cost estimate of package, if available
    • Patent information regarding package, if available