Water Soluble Pouch Applications for Consumer Products

SmartSolve develops water soluble pouches for various types of products. These pouches are ideal for products that must dissolve in water but may pose risks to end users’ health and safety. Water soluble pouches allow product manufacturers to pre-measure portions and package them neatly in dissolvable single-use pouches. This increases product efficacy while also helping to minimize any potential health or safety risks for the consumer.

Ideal Product Types for Water Soluble Pouches

Consumer trends are constantly changing, and modern life is incredibly fast paced. It may seem challenging to keep up with consumer demands and market trends, but developing unique and effective products that offer value and convenience can help a product-focused business succeed and grow. Some of the best applications for water soluble pouches include:

  • Pouched soap products, which dissolve easily in water for single use.

  • Dishwashing detergent pouches. Consumers have embraced detergent pods and single-use options for dishwashing detergent over traditional boxed powders and bottled liquids.

  • Laundry detergent packs. Similar to dishwashing detergent pouches, water soluble laundry detergent packs allow consumers to easily use detergent for each load of laundry without measuring or touching potentially hazardous cleaning agents.

  • Bath bombs, or dissolving bath salts. These products may irritate skin with direct contact but dissolve safely in water. Water soluble pouches for these products can also create interesting branding opportunities.

  • Children’s toys. Science experiment kits and toys that allow kids to create things from raw materials may include messy or irritating chemicals that kids shouldn’t touch. Water soluble pouches allow kids to enjoy these kits and toys with minimal risk.

  • Insect repellent. Some insect repellents work best when dissolved in water, and some insect traps use water-based solutions to attract and kill insects like flies and mosquitoes. Water soluble pouches allow end users to handle these substances safely.

  • Building chemicals, such as concrete filaments and reinforcing materials. Pre-measured portions of these substances can ensure proper chemical consistency in building materials, meeting building safety standards and safeguarding against code violations.

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Water soluble pouches offer safety, reliability, consistency and value for any consumer product application. SmartSolve provides water soluble materials, package design and product branding for all types of consumer products.

Go Beyond Recycling™

SmartSolve offers functional water-soluble pouching materials for countless applications.

Connect with SmartSolve today to begin exploring our line of bio-based, eco-friendly products. During your consultation with our scientific team, you can learn more about how a water-soluble solution can benefit your business.

If your business is looking for labeling, packaging and other sustainable, water-soluble products, consider SmartSolve.

Get to Know Our New Product Naming System

SmartSolve offers many different types of water-soluble pouches, each with different properties suitable for different applications. Some products cannot withstand rough handling, while others require specific dosages. Water-soluble pouches allow end users to use these products effectively as intended, without worrying about measuring or careful handling. Additionally, water-soluble pouching materials from SmartSolve deliver fantastic print quality, affording manufacturers with attractive branding on their water-soluble product pouches.

With that in mind, SmartSolve recently updated the naming system for their water-soluble pouch products. Here’s a guide to the letter and number codes that now make up the pouch product names:

  • 3E07 – This pouching material is a 3pt sheet with a very thin adhesive coating. The 3E07 pouching material has excellent print qualities and a relatively strong seal. For manufacturers looking for a good balance of print quality, adhesive security, and dissolving time, the 3E07 is the most-well-rounded water-soluble pouching option SmartSolve offers. 

  • 2X15 – For products that must dissolve quickly in water, the 2X15 pouching material option is ideal. This is SmartSolve’s lightest and fastest-dissolving pouching material available, which includes 2pt water-soluble paper and a slightly thicker adhesive coating than what is used with 3E07 pouching material. 

  • 3X15 – This 3pt water-soluble paper has a slightly longer dissolving time than the 2X15 pouching material, but the adhesive is the same thickness. The thicker paper enables better print quality and a strong seal. SmartSolve ecommerce stock pouches feature the 3X15 material.

  • 2X60 – For a slower dissolving water-soluble pouch, the 2X60 is ideal. This 2pt paper has a thick adhesive coating and the greatest weight bearing capability of any of SmartSolve’s water-soluble, heat-sealable pouching materials.

Why Water-Soluble Pouches?

SmartSolve provides specialized water-soluble pouches for a variety of product-based industries, including:

  • Consumer goods

  • Children’s toys

  • Hazardous powders

  • Industrial chemicals

  • Paint ingredients

  • Construction and concrete supplies

  • Food service

  • Medicine

Water-soluble packing is functional, ecologically responsible, and a necessity for some product manufacturers. Water-soluble packaging enables manufacturers to easily mass-produce individual servings or doses or prepare individual amounts of their products for specific uses, saving customers time and helping keep them safe around some hazardous materials.

Go Beyond Recycling™

SmartSolve offers functional water-soluble pouching materials for countless applications.

Connect with SmartSolve today to begin exploring our line of bio-based, eco-friendly products. During your consultation with our scientific team, you can learn more about how a water-soluble solution can benefit your business.

If your business is looking for labeling, packaging, and other sustainable, water-soluble products, consider SmartSolve.

Greener Product Packages: Pouches 101


For companies that design stellar products, the product packaging should reflect the quality, brand image and values the company has cultivated. Many manufacturers are turning to greener, more ecologically-friendly packaging options for several reasons:

  • Sustainable packaging is less expensive than ever before, potentially cutting manufacturing overhead.

  • Modern consumers appreciate socially responsible and environmentally responsible brands.

  • Choosing environmentally friendly business practices sometimes qualifies for tax benefits.

  • Water-soluble pouches, such as those available from SmartSolve, function more effectively with a smaller environmental impact than similar plastic products.

SmartSolve offers a range of water-soluble pouch packaging options suitable for many different product types.

Functional and Reliable

Water-soluble pouches from SmartSolve dissolve completely in water of any temperature with no adhesive residue. They also allow for fantastic printability, enabling even complex designs and graphics. Print quality on SmartSolve water-soluble pouch paper tends to look better than printing on plastic packaging, as the paper allows for more intricate and sharper designs than plastic will allow. Heat-seal coating retains the packaging’s pouch shape, and SmartSolve water-soluble pouches completely dissolve in 40 seconds or less.

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Environmentally Responsible

Modern consumers often prefer to do business with companies that have proven track records of social and environmental responsibility. Every company has different challenges when it comes to making ecologically responsible decisions for business operations, and SmartSolve water-soluble pouches can be the ideal solution for many types of products.

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Maximum Product and Consumer Safety

Many water-soluble products require careful handling, and some of them must remain unexposed to air and other possible contaminants before use. Water soluble pouches from SmartSolve eliminate the need for human contact and preserve the integrity of pouched products. They also protect end users from exposure to potentially harmful substances meant for use with water. Manufacturers can measure exact portions for each pouch, and end users never need to worry about opening the packages. 

Discover How Water-Soluble Pouch Packaging Can Benefit Your Brand

Water-soluble packaging is advantageous in various commercial applications. Ultimately, making the switch to sustainable packaging can increase consumer confidence, alleviate the environmental impact of typical product packaging, and show consumers your company’s dedication to using ecologically friendly materials in your manufacturing processes.

SmartSolve water-soluble pouch technology holds distinct benefits over plastic-based and other water-soluble packaging types. 

Go Beyond Recycling™

If your business is looking for or sustainable, water-soluble labeling or packaging, connect with SmartSolve today to begin exploring our line of bio-based, eco-friendly products. During your consultation with our scientific team, you can learn more about how a water-soluble solution can benefit your business.

SmartSolve Recognized by GHP Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2019


SmartSolve Industries receives industry recognition for innovation and sustainability

Bowling Green, OH. (June 17, 2019) – Global Health & Pharma (GHP), a global information sharing platform that focuses on the health and pharmaceutical space, recognizes the growing need for effective, innovative manufacturing and packaging solutions. In an effort to acknowledge an area that is often overlooked, GHP has decided to commemorate and showcase the hard work of innovators through its Manufacturing and Packaging Awards 2019.

SmartSolve is pleased to announce that it is one of the companies recognized by GHP in this year's awards. "We're honored to receive this award from GHP. Additional exposure like this can help more companies find the environmentally-friendly, unique paper and packaging solutions that we offer," said Jonathan Jakubowski, Director of SmartSolve Industries.

SmartSolve Industries produces a variety of water-soluble paper materials that can be used for packaging, labeling and other applications. These sustainable solutions dissolve completely in water, leaving behind no residue. Bio-based materials are the foundation of the company's products, providing packing and paper solutions that are ecologically sound.

About SmartSolve

SmartSolve Industries encompasses a family of environmentally friendly water-soluble paper materials that are produced in multiple thicknesses and configurations. From pouches and paper to label stock and board stock, SmartSolve delivers a variety of packaging applications for the consumer goods, construction and children’s toy industries, among others.

If you would like more information about SmartSolve's solutions, visit smartsolve.com, call 888.788.5085, or email info@smartsolve.com.

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SmartSolve water-soluble heat seal materials are designed to provide convenient biodegradable packaging solutions for granular substances and dry powder products. With so many unique variations to choose from, our pouching materials are easily implemented into a wide variety of industries. Whether your business is looking to advance personal safety and consumer convenience, introduce time saving pre-portioned packaging, or even implement corporate sustainability initiatives, our team can help you select the ideal material for your unique application. To receive more information about our heat seal materials and pouching capabilities, contact us!


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SmartSolve's Innovative Water Soluble Technology, Part 3: Engineering

SmartSolve provides a series of water-soluble, eco-friendly paper materials that can be used for packaging and labeling. Manufacturers and sellers can customize these materials by choosing multiple thicknesses, coatings, and configurations to suit the needs of the product and enhance the customer experience.

SmartSolve's unique water-soluble technology was developed by combining its three core competencies of materials, science, and engineering.

In the first part of this series, we explored our various materials choices, the way they function and their distinct benefits. In the second part of the series, we reviewed how science plays a role in helping our clients find the right solution to fit their needs.

In this third part, we'll take a deeper look at the ways that the engineering core competency helps clients customize environmentally-friendly solutions.

Where Materials and Science Meet Engineering

Once a company has examined the wide variety of eco-friendly packaging and labeling materials that SmartSolve offers (Face StockLabel StockBoard StockPouchesWater-Soluble Thread), our team ensures that our solutions are the right fit for the product and can help achieve the specified goals.

During the Engineering Phase, our goal is to dig deeper into the ways that the choice of packaging and labeling materials can help overcome challenges and innovate in a way that separates the company from its competitors.

Our engineering team has already deployed its expertise early in the product development process but will continue to work with the company to ensure that the chosen solution delivers the game-changing innovations that end-users are seeking.

Make a Difference with Eco-Friendly Solutions

According to a national study conducted by IPSOS and the Paper and Packaging Board, 7 in 10 consumers (72%) admit that packaging can influence their purchasing choices. Going even further, 67% say that they are influenced by the materials that a product is packaged in, and more consumers are placing weight on such things as the sustainability and recyclability of materials.

SmartSolve's revolutionary products offer both companies and their customers hope for a more sustainable future. These next-generation environmentally-friendly labeling and packing solutions allow companies to create a unique experience for their customers and set the standard in a world that has become more discerning.

Innovative Water-Soluble Technology from SmartSolve                    

Learn more about how our eco-friendly, bio-based products can enhance your business. You'll not only have the opportunity to choose from a variety of water-soluble solutions but also have the benefit of a team of professionals that will help ensure that your choice meets the needs of you and your customers.

Go Beyond Recycling™

Connect with SmartSolve today to begin exploring our line of bio-based, eco-friendly products. During your consultation with our scientific team, you can learn more about how a water-soluble solution can benefit your business.

If your business is looking for labeling, packaging and other sustainable, water-soluble products, consider SmartSolve.