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New Product Launch: Biotre® Side Gusseted Bags

Kelle Vandenberg

PBi is thrilled to announce our latest stock bag, made from our Biotre® Film, a 1lb Natural Kraft Side Gusset Bag with the PBi One-Way Degassing Valve.

PBi spent over two years in developing the Biotre® Film, including extensive composting and cupping test with industry leaders to verify that Biotre® effectively preserves and protects sensitive products like coffee.

Biotrē Film is made from 60% (by weight) renewable wood pulp. The wood pulp portion is biodegradable. Third party testing per ASTM tests D-6868 and D-6400 confirmed that nearly 100% of the wood pulp portion will disintegrate into healthy compost in 84 days.  This should be done in a backyard, home composting pile so the remaining 40% can be managed properly.

The remaining 40% (by weight) of the bag is Polyethylene (PE) from fossil fuels with an additive that is designed to make it breakdown over five to ten years, thus reducing its impact on the waste stream compared to standard PE. The 40% portion along with the degassing valve, if a valve is used on the bags, must be disposed of responsibly with regular trash.

“We believe it is a big step in the right direction and will be a catalyst to promote research into more sustainable materials. At PBi, our goal is to continue to move forward on the path of true NetZero packaging.” stated Mark Howley, CEO/Chairman of Pacific Bag, inc.

For more information, please contact Kelle Vandenberg, Director of Marketing and Inside Sales, at (800) 562-2247 x111 or