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Stick Packs

Stick Packs originated in Japan & were introduced to the United States in the late 1990’s.

The Japanese very often lead packaging technology & design.

They seek new forms of function that also reduce waste and carbon footprints.

sticks of all different sizes

Stick Packs are cylindrical shaped pouches that are used for single serve dosage. They require 10 % – 40 % less packaging material than equivalent rectangular or square pouches. But be prepared for minimum film orders and start up plate costs. This pouch requires customized film , sizing and printing. Lead times from art approvals normally run 4 – 6 weeks to production.

Stick packs are especially valuable for new product introduction & promotions. A unique unit dose application stick packs easily deliver powders, liquids & gels better than rectangles. Don’t limit them to just restaurant table sugar. They are commonly used for protein mixes , flavorings, spices , and H&B creams.

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non food stick packs


  • Slim, Compact & Easy Opening Pour
  • Sticks Deliver Product with No Spillage
  • Unique, Colorful and Eye Catching
  • Provide a Higher Perceived Value for Marketing
  • Can be sized to neatly pour into a water bottle

Typical Fill Ranges:

  • Size:
    • 17mm – 35mm wide
    • 90mm – 180mm long
  • Weight: .5g – 30 grams