Clear View Bag Co., Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing polyethylene, polypropylene, hi density and related packaging products since 1961.

Our mission: To help people acquire custom bags.

Our vision: 3 weeks within 3 years. To have a 3 weeks leadtime on all items within 3 years time (started 2012)

Our mission statement is simple yet the words were chosen carefully.

Key words: HELP—we are here to help. People contact us because they have a need. We need to try to help fill that need. If we cannot help due to the bag not being something we can make, we will direct you to a source if one is known. PEOPLE—we are helping real people with real needs. In this day of emails, texts and at times impersonal means of modern business, we can never forget that the help we are giving is for real people solving real problems. CUSTOM—we are a custom manufacturer. We are not a stock house.

Our mission and vision statements are displayed prominently in our plant. All our employees know why we come to work everyday and where we are going. Both statements have served us well to keep us focused on what is important to our present and future employees and customers.

Our Process

Clear View Bag is a manufacturer and converter of plastic bags and roll stock. We specialize in custom packaging and printing.

If printing is your need we are uniquely staffed with an in-house art and graphics team, as well as a plate making department with state of the art equipment help you with the design of your package. Having these services in house allows us to quickly and professionally design your bag without the need for third parties that cause delays and quality issues.

Once a concept for your package is created we place an order for your raw materials. We do not extrude the plastic used to make your bags but rather have dedicated, qualified suppliers that provide us with superior quality film in the size and thickness you require. Upon receipt of the rolled film we assign a unique lot number to it and transfer to the proper department for conversion. If the material is to be printed, one of our five presses featuring four wide web Central Impression units will do the job. Then its off to the production line where one of our 17 machines will cut and seal your package adding any of the custom options you require. Once the final product has been inspected for quality, it’s shipped off right to your door. Clear View Bag is dedicated to continually upgrading its machinery and technology to make sure the entire process is as streamlined and quality oriented as possible.

Markets Served

Clear View Bag services a wide range of end user markets. The 4 largest markets are listed below.

Medical: The medical industry makes up approximately 20% of our business. “Clean bag” manufacturing procedures are utilized when running items that need to be clean for medical applications. Clean procedures include frequent knife and machine cleansing, constant monitoring of cleanliness of the product, operator hand gloves and hair nets when required, poly lined cases, protection of unconverted rollstock with bag covers, extra attention in shipment to ensure the product arrives in tact.

Food/Agricultural: The food market makes up approximately 25% of our business. From apple and pepper wicketted bags to printed tortilla ziplock bags to frozen perogies and raviolis requiring special blends of metallocene/eva film, we can handle all types of food packaging that do not require barrier protection. We make both pre-made bags loose in a case and rollstock which runs on form fill and seal machines. All bags and rollstock can come in any configuration needed and can be printed up to 8 colors including full process printed work.
Retail/Promotional: The retail market makes up approximately 20% of our business. We can print up to 8 colors to provide a unique look for an event, product or business. Some applications include:

  • Foldover dicut handle bags for craft stores
  • Printed header bags with hangholes for paint brushes
  • Tamper evident ziplocks for parts
  • Patch dicut handle bags for college bookstores
  • Printed tape co-extruded bags for mailings

Industrial: The industrial market makes up approximately 15% of our business. We stock some sizes of bags. Uses for stock and non stock applications include:

  • pallet covers to poly line bins
  • ziplocks to hold parts
  • stock flat bags to serve as dust covers
  • tape bags to hold important documents
  • wicketted bags for fast pack loading of products

A wide variety of film types, constructions and print options are available if a stock size does not fit the need.

Associations / Affiliations


  • Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Printing and Imaging Association
  • Document Management Industries Association (DMIA)
  • New England Buying Consortium (NEBC)
  • Connect 2 One
  • National Association of College Stores (NACS)
  • College Stores Association of NYS