Countless new pet foods, treats, supplements and specialty products have been introduced into the market giving pet owners a wide range of options when choosing products for their furry or feathered friends. The launch of these new products includes the introduction of their own packaging. Since pet foods typically require the same barrier characteristics as human foods, very similar materials are used in both industries. Stand up pouches, flat pouches and gusset bags are all very common bags in the pet food industries. Poly, metallized and foil materials are all used depending on the product requiring packaging.