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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…


The GP-M3000 Pouch Filling System from Massman Automation Features Speed and Precision that Appeals to Cannabis Packers

April 3, 2020

The capabilities of Massman Automation Designs, LLC’s GP-M3000 pouch filling system have reportedly made it especially attractive to packagers of cannabis flowers in the growing cannabis industry, which requires precision pouch filling and handling. In many cases, the automated system replaces a manual filling operation, resulting in greater packaging consistency and greater productivity. The features…


The First Line of Defense in Combating Cannabis’ Black Market Challenges

January 27, 2020

By Steve Everly, brand director of WestPack and The Cannabis Packaging Summit, Informa Markets The allure of cannabis may sell itself—but as the industry matures, cannabis product companies face a growing number of obstacles compared to traditional retail categories. The rules and regulations that govern the cannabis industry continues to evolve at an ever-increasing rate,…


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Cannabis Beverage Company Keef Brands Announces Rebrand

December 4, 2019

Keef Brands has debuted a rebranded image, including a new logo, product names, lettering and labeling.


Neenah Packaging Introduces New Hemp Fiber Papers into its Expanded Premium Folding Board Portfolio

October 16, 2019

Neenah Packaging introduces new hemp fiber papers, a new color and new finishes into its recently expanded line of Neenah Folding Board papers.


CBD Labeling and Coding

September 20, 2019

Serving as Robust Checkpoint for Other Products and Industries By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York refrain “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere” applies aptly to label and coding challenges in the CBD/cannabis industry. Complying with ever-changing label regulations spanning multiple jurisdictions and product types can…


Precise Packaging Launches Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil-Based Product Formulation Capabilities

August 15, 2019

Precise Packaging announced that it has enhanced its contract manufacturing services to include the development of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil-based products. The new CBD-oil based formulation capabilities enable the development of a variety of high-growth CBD products for the personal care market including topical acne and pain-medicated spray and massage oils, body sprays, hair care products…


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Hippo Premium Packaging Designs Unique Pre-Roll Container for ABV Cannabis Co.

June 26, 2019

Hippo Premium Packaging announced it designed a new packaging system for ABV Cannabis Co.



Institute of Packaging Professionals Announces 2019 AmeriStar Award Winners

June 6, 2019

Twenty-seven winners have been selected as recipients of a coveted 2019 AmeriStar Award


ICE USA Unveils Conference Program

February 15, 2019

ICE USA unveils its 2019 conference line up.