COUNTRYSIDE, ILL. — Sokol Custom Food Ingredients now offers custom pouching capabilities.

The pouches are suitable for sauces, nut butters, hand sanitizers and more, the company said. Options include fill weights from 2 oz up to 8 lbs, three- or four-side pouches, tear notch or pour spot, clear PET, metalized nylon, foil and pre-printed plus custom print film with a short lead time.

“Custom pouches afford products a wide spectrum of protection and offer significant savings for manufacturers,” said Shannon Pimmel, marketing manager at Sokol. “The flexibility of plastic, aluminum and other supportive materials means that there is no wasted space in your packaging. Reduced weight of finished products shrinks transportation costs and reduces fuel emissions. This type of industrial-scale packaging protects the shelf life of your product and increases ease of handling.”