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Hook-N-Loop vs. Press-to-Close Zipper

May 17 2013

At PBi we are always looking for new packaging formats, trends, and options. We recently heard some talk about the Velcro™ or Hook-N-Loop re-closure devices on packaging, and a question came up, “is the Hook-N-Loop closure air tight?”

The Intensity and Passion Around Coffee

March 04 2013

I was recently sent the video below (see link) from my brother showing a man in Japan preparing his coffee. The video is pleasant to watch and listen to, as Nejimakigumo Ome accentuates the allure, beauty and love for the specialty coffee market around the world. The specialty market is going through changes, and…

New Product: Natural Kraft Block Bottom Bag

February 05 2013

Pacific Bag is expanding their stock bag product line to include a Natural Kraft Block Bottom Bag (i.e. BBB).  The stand-up pouch and side gusseted bag have been the two main formats for coffee, pet food, specialty foods…

New Patent for PBi One-Way Degassing Valve

January 22 2013

Pacific Bag was issued a new patent for our one-way degassing valve for coffee.  It takes a lot of hard work and time to prepare and get a patent issued these days…

Quality Coffee via K-Cup

January 14 2013

PBi has invested considerable time over the past year studying and exploring options for specialty coffee roasters to produce a quality cup of coffee via single serve coffee capsules ( i.e. K-Cup type capsules).  Our goal is to…

The Impact of Roast on Bag Fill Height

October 15 2012

As coffee is roasted, the beans loose moisture and decrease in weight, but increase in volume. Because the volume increases the longer the coffee is roasted, 16oz. of a dark roast will take up more space…

How Much Paper is in a Rice Paper Stand-Up Pouch?

July 19 2012

VP of QC/Product Development Bill Walters answers a frequently asked question about Rice Paper Stand-Up Pouches.

New Products

June 26 2012

We have recently launched new products that we are very excited about, as all of them come directly from customer requests.

Mark Howley Interview on Manufacturing Revival Radio

May 22 2012

Mark Howley was interviewed on Manufacturing Revival Radio, a podcast dedicated to spotlighting USA manufacturing. Mark discusses one-way degassing valves, manufactured at our facility in Woodinville, WA and our Biotre film, which recently won the SCAA Best New Product - Packaging Award.

Hawaii Visit of March 2012

March 30 2012

CEO/President Mark Howley describes his recent visit to Hawaii and the wide array of packaging styles found in the Hawaiian coffee market.

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