PACKAGING: Childproof Bags
StandUpPouches, Cleveland, launches a new form of child-resistant packaging that is lightweight, highly protective and compliant with U.S. government regulations for childproof containers.
The bags feature a scientifically developed slide-locking mechanism with comprehensive opening instructions, making the packaging intuitive for adult consumers to open but difficult for children to get into. Users must push the small lever up, then pull the zipper out to access the items inside. To reclose, consumers push the zipper lock until they hear a “click” from the bottom lever.
Unlike rigid bottles with plastic caps that must be forcefully pushed or squeezed, the child-proof zip lock is small and lightweight, making the packaging less strenuous for seniors or adults with disabilities to open.
These child resistant bags are manufactured with unique thick-but-flexible layers of opaque, food-grade plastic that are smell-proof and protect against the entry of outside elements like air, moisture, odor and bacteria that can compromise the quality of the product inside.
The child resistant packaging can be custom made to fit any brand’s individual needs. StandUpPouches.net offers a minimum run of 10,000 for custom printed bags which can be printed in up to 10 colors for brands to display their unique graphic designs, informative text and easily recognizable visual identities.
They also offer plain stock child resistant bags in all black or all white, 200 per case. The tamper-evident bags come in size specs of 12.25 x 9 x 4 in. Additional sizes may be requested for stock options.
PACKAGING: Online Design Tool
Kush Bottles Inc., Los Angeles, now offers an online system that allows customers to design custom-branded packaging solutions. This tool will make it easier for customers to place orders, which is expected to lead to a higher conversion rate and a better ROI.
The online tool is scalable, and not only meets the needs of a rapidly growing market, but also provides the framework for long-term customer relationships.
“This technology allows us to instantly scale up and meet the needs of an ever-increasing number of customers, without the need for additional labor or expense,” said Nicholas Kovacevich, Kush Bottles CEO/co-founder. “We also have created a built-in incentive for our customers to remain loyal, which provides stability, forecastable revenues, and the fuel for continued growth.
“We are no longer simply a distributor of generic packaging products,” he added. “We are now also a branding, design, and technology agency that is able to build our customer’s brands and engineer unique, effective, and unduplicated packaging solutions.”
PACKAGING: Every 2 Seconds
Meridian Merchandising, Olympia, Wash, offers the custom Micro 420 cannabis packaging machine, with the ability to package a bag/bottle of cannabis buds every 2 seconds with an accuracy of 0.05g.
The Micro 420 includes automatic bud-size sorting, 10-lane cross-section combination weighment, stainless-steel contact surfaces, and plunger action to positively place deposit into the container.
The machine runs in semi-automatic or fully automatic modes, with Windows touch-screen controls and 256 memory locations. The Micro 420 can also be set for real-time recording and reporting to Biotrack and other seed-to-sale programs.
The Micro 420 can be engineered to meet the specific requirements of any business.
Here’s a video of the Micro 420 on its initial run at a recent customer’s facility.
KUSH BOTTLES: Custom Packaging
Branding — and packaging — is beginning to play a key role in the Cannabis industry, just like all other highly competitive industries. With states legalizing and regulating the sale of Cannabis, growers and retailers have a new opportunity to make their brands known. Branded packaging gives growers and retailers a way to legitimize their products and businesses through consistent product presentation. It also makes products more memorable and drives customer loyalty.
At the core of the Kush Bottles custom packaging line are custom printed barrier bags and custom labeled pop-top bottles for flowers, custom labeled child-resistant pre-rolled tubes for joints, and custom printed tin or polystyrene concentrate containers for extracts.
The Kush Bottles design team also does a lot of engineering, design, and sourcing of custom cardboard and tin containers for the packaging of edibles or higher- end Cannabis products.
Kush Bottles does so much business in custom labeling for their child-resistant pop-top bottles, they recently started offering an automated label-application service, which has already saved customers thousands of man hours in labeling, resulting in increased profits.