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Retort and Hot Fill Pouch

A flexible pouch for low-acid foods that are filled when a product is heated or thermally processed in the pouch after filling. Applications include pet foods, infant and toddler foods, liquid foods and condiments, rices and grains. 

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At Sonoco, we combine our innovative material structures with high-impact design, printing, and pouch making capabilities to address any hot fill or retort packaging need. See some of our options, below. 

Retort and Hot Fill Pouch Customization Options

  • Barrier Properties
  • Fitments & Closures
  • Format
  • Printing
  • EnviroFlex®

Barrier Properties

Sonoco applies our extensive material science and application knowledge to provide the right barrier material for any application. Whether your product requires foil, metallization, or EVOH resins, our portfolio has you covered. 

And when you want product visibility, consider our ClearGuard® film, offering barrier protection proven to be superior over other, non-metal, transparent barrier films and lamination options.

Applesauce in pouch

Fitments & Closures

Our fitment and closure solutions are designed to meet the needs of a variety of retort packaging applications. Whether you’re looking for easy dispensing, press-to-close zippers, sliders or a recloseable feature for tamper evidence or extended freshness, our solutions offer the convenience and flexibility your consumers appreciate.

Applesauce in pouch


Whether you have retort or hot fill pouching capabilities in-house or need a full-service converter, Sonoco provides most of our high performance laminated films in both rollstock and pre-made formats.

Pouch of cat treats


Sonoco offers standard and advanced flexographic as well as rotogravure printing for high-speed, high-quality output. For cost-effective, efficient printing, even when runs are smaller, we specialize in pre-press services and combo printing to make the most out of every impression, while specialty inks and coatings add uniqueness and impact.

Roll of printed packaging


Part of Sonoco’s EnviroSense portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions, EnviroFlex® provides new, innovative ways to bring sustainability to pouch packaging. From use of post-consumer recycled content in applications otherwise difficult to recover, to polyethylene and flexible paper options pre-qualified for recycling labels, EnviroFlex® makes it possible.


Markets That Can Benefit from Retort and Hot Fill Pouches

Infant & Toddler Needs

A global supplier of infant formula and baby/toddler food packaging to many major CPG's, Sonoco helps brands communicate reliability and quality.

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Pet Care

Your customer's pets come in all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities. Fortunately, so does our packaging.

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Liquid Foods & Condiments

Whether you’re selling a puree, sauce or oil, a variety of packaging formats can provide you with the most convenience and freshness at the highest levels of safety and performance.  

Rices & Grains

Combine convenience with competitive edge for your ready-to-eat sides like brown rice, quinoa and/or oatmeal and offer high barrier, recyclable solutions for your hungry consumers too.  

Lawn & Garden

A versatile portfolio with a diverse range of label and protective barrier options helps plant the seed in your customers’ minds, drawn in by the prospect of growing your brand.

Retort and Hot Fill Pouches

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