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With Hudson-Sharp’s Ares 400 pouch machine, NBi FlexPack realizes big benefits

July 25, 2023

Since installation, flexible packaging producer has reduced waste and increased output Hudson-Sharp, part of Barry-Wehmiller’s BW Converting Solutions platform, recently installed a new Ares 400 stand-up pouch machine at NBi FlexPack, headquartered in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. NBi produces sophisticated packaging for the cannabis market, specializing in recyclable and compostable packages with maximum shelf appeal. While this dedication to…


Cannabis Edibles and the Packaging Industry

July 24, 2023

How Companies Can Promote Safety and Attract the Right Buyers By Charles Haverfield, Packaging Expert, US Packaging and Wrapping For companies in the marijuana space, creating the best packaging for edibles is essential to a company’s success. However, this can be a challenging category due to regionalized regulatory requirements and consumer safety. It can be…


Celebrate 4/20 with these Cannabis Packaging Trends

April 20, 2023

As the cannabis industry continues to grow and the category becomes considerably more crowded, impactful and effective packaging is more important than ever. The latest trends impacting the cannabis industry according to experts at Berlin Packaging are: 1. Smart Packaging: Smart Packaging can monitor freshness, provide ingredient, nutrient, and health specifications, display information about a brand or…


Four Cannabis Packaging Technology Trends to Follow

January 27, 2023

Mass production, security, education and sustainability are packaging trends to watch By Christine Pietryla Wetzler, a Chicago-based freelance writer The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana use were Colorado and Washington, and November 12, 2022, marked the 10th anniversary. As the industry matures, supporting technologies will innovate. Packaging is no different, and 2023 will…


BovedaⓇ Inc. Advances Cannabis Packaging Solutions Launches “Boveda Closure” System with Pharmaceutical Collaboration

January 12, 2023

In partnership with Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Inc. (“Drug Plastics”), the Boveda Closure system utilizes Original Terpene Shield™ technology for retailers and brands to safeguard their cannabis flower products. Boveda Inc., the global leader in two-way humidity control solutions for cannabis, cigars, musical instruments, and other items, today announced the launch of the Boveda…


Hoffmann Neopac Debuts Fully Metal Child-Resistant Tins for Cannabis Edibles, Pills and Pouches at MJBizCon

December 12, 2022

Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality metal and plastic packaging for pharma, beauty and oral care, is launching a fully metal version of its child-resistant high barrier tins. The completely recyclable, mono-material CR Tins are ideal for a wide variety of dry and semi-dry cannabis products including edibles, CBD oils, creams, gummies and concentrates. Samples…


Improving the Consumer Experience With New PET Packages for CBD-infused Beverages

September 30, 2022

The cannabinoid beverage industry is poised for 50% annual growth through 2027, yet product novelty alone does not ensure market success. Differentiation on the shelves is crucial if consumers are to find brands in an increasingly crowded space. Equally important, brands must earn consumer trust by delivering predictable and consistent potency for a satisfying experience…


Sweets with a Twist

September 7, 2022

Cannabis Edibles Are Trending – and Challenging Conventional Packaging Processes By Eric Aasen, Product Group Sales Manager – Horizontal, Robotics and Systems Portfolio at Syntegon Packaging Technology, LLC For a long time, cannabis was forbidden and also taboo in many countries. But this didn’t prevent people from using it for medicinal and recreational purposes, although…


The Evolution of Form and Seal Packaging Technology

September 7, 2022

Customers, Business Partners and the Planet Benefit From Sustainable, Safe and Secure Cannabis Packaging By Thom Brodeur, CEO, N2 Packaging Systems Potato chips and pioneering technology are not frequently used in the same sentence. However, in 1926, when Laura Scudder of California first ironed together pieces of wax paper to keep her potato chips fresh…


Cannabis Labels Warrant the Right Attention, Talent and Time

November 8, 2021

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky After a do-it-yourself, homespun start, cannabis companies have upped their game in both professionalism and pizzazz when it comes to labels. Product labels are essentially a company’s “front door.” To compete effectively, cannabis companies need to ensure that their custom cannabis labels look good, stand out from the competition,…


Calyx Containers’ New Glass Family Offers the Industry’s Highest Levels of Sustainability, Freshness, and ‘Brandability’

October 21, 2021

Calyx Containers announced at MJBizCon a new family of square glass cannabis containers that establish new standards for sustainability, product freshness, and packaging aesthetics. Made of premium German glass, the containers were specifically designed to be ecologically responsible, compliant to strict regulations, and efficient for processing and storing cannabis products from seed to sale. This new container…


Addressing Imminent Environmental Concerns for Cannabis Packaging

September 23, 2021

By Cherlene Erauda, Marketing Coordinator at Calyx Containers 2021 will be a groundbreaking year in U.S. cannabis legalization, with key states such as New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia ratifying adult-use and decriminalized possession. As the industry scales, it is now more important than ever to address the imminent environmental concerns associated with…


International Trade Body Warns Over Counterfeit Cannabis Growth

July 20, 2021

Reports of counterfeit cannabis have reinforced the critical need to protect bonafide products and packaging, according to the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA). Sales of synthetic cannabinoids being mis-sold as cannabis are on the rise in the UK, presenting a significant health risk to the general public, reports a harm reduction project* that analyses samples…


Cannabis Packaging Turns Sustainable

June 21, 2021

By Cherlene Erauda, Marketing Coordinator, Calyx Containers 2021 will be a groundbreaking year in U.S. cannabis legalization, with key states such as New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia ratifying adult-use and decriminalized possession. As the industry scales, it is now more important than ever to address the imminent environmental concerns associated with increased,…


Flexible Production: Meeting the Growing Demands of the Biotechnology Sector

April 20, 2021

Biotech pioneer Bavarian Nordic relies on new isolator filling line from Syntegon Technology By Matthias Angelmaier, Product Manager Barrier Systems at Syntegon Technology. Vaccines for human viral diseases are among the most successful inventions in medical history: smallpox was declared extinguished in 1980, and poliomyelitis is nearing global eradication. New vaccines employing biotech innovations are…


Unique Cannabis Considerations Require Innovative Package Design

March 3, 2021

By Liam Hawry, Director of Proactive Product Design at Studio One Eleven, the design division of Berlin Packaging The cannabis sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. According to Marijuana Business Daily, U.S. retail sales for medical and recreational cannabis reached $15 billion in 2020, an approximate 40 percent increase…


San Jose’s Airfield Supply Company Partners with Sonoma Manufacturer CannaCraft and Energy Recovery Operator Resynergi to Stem Cannabis Packaging Waste of at Least 2 Million Child Resistant Tubes Annually

December 17, 2020

Airfield Supply Company announced the launch of a plastic recycling program aimed at collecting and upcycling cannabis packaging waste before it enters the trash stream. Working with Sonoma County’s large-scale cannabis manufacturer CannaCraft and recycling innovator Resynergi, Airfield is the first dispensary to join an ambitious pilot effort to convert plastic child-resistant packaging into the…


Diamond Packaging Introduces Lockbox Certified Child-Resistant (CR) Packaging for Medical and Recreational Marijuana Products

December 17, 2020

Diamond Packaging announced the introduction of its new Diamond Lockbox™ folding cartons, an upscale, certified child-resistant (CR) packaging solution for medical or recreational marijuana products. Diamond Lockbox folding cartons combine beauty with strength for the ultimate in cannabis packaging design. The single and dual lock options feature finished edges and ample billboard space and can…


Arizona Cannabis Packaging Company DIZPOT Achieves National Growth While Bolstering Local, Women-Owned Industry Brands

July 20, 2020

DIZPOT, a single-source, compliant packaging partner for cannabis dispensaries and brands, has achieved national growth since expanding their services to include into a full-service graphic design and branding agency for the industry. Established by founders John Hartsell and Jeff Scrabeck in 2017, DIZPOT quickly gained market share in compliant cannabis and hemp packaging services. The…


The Role of Machine Builders in Medical Grade Cannabis is an Important Trend

May 14, 2020

By Matthias Moessinger, Senior Market Expert Pharma Solid at Syntegon Technology Humans used the cannabis plant for medicinal and recreational purposes for a very long time before it was banned on a global scale due to its psychoactive ingredients and the varying composition and strength of the different applications. In fact, Napoleon Bonaparte was among…