• Introducing New VIST™ Technologies for Clean Cannabis at MJBizCon Expo

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    To meet growing demand for science-based cannabis decontamination, screening, and extended shelf-life packaging, VIST™ Labs LLC is introducing  CryoPasteurization™ and AMAPS™ packaging technologies as part of a first-of-its kind, end-to-end mobile solution that delivers cleaner cannabis to consumers. The proven systems address early detection, decontamination, and safe storage of flower and shake while assuring plant potency and enhanced consumer experience. VIST proprietary technologies will be displayed at North America's largest cannabis show MJBizCon Oct. 20-22, 2021 in Las Vegas.

    VIST is offering its proprietary technologies through corporate owned operations in Colorado and through franchising opportunities in various states. Additional locations in the U.S. and Canada will be added soon.

    "Every consumer deserves clean cannabis. Our products are never irradiated. The VIST technologies and mobile platform are designed to help cultivators, processors, and dispensaries enhance their quality control and deliver systems using many of the safe and best practices adopted by the food industry," states Jim Sanfilippo, founding partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

    Oversights in cannabis processing and insufficient internal quality control can lead to problems with mold and bacterial contaminants on cannabis flower. Due, in part, to increasing product recalls, concerns about cannabis safety and potency are growing at the same time the industry is expanding.

    Knowing in advance and addressing any hidden microbiological issues that may be present before distribution provides cannabis business owners with profit protection and improved quality control.

    For a decade, the cannabis industry has gathered annually at MJBizCon, making it the largest, cannabis business conference in the world. The 2021 event returns to Las Vegas Oct. 20-22, 2021 and will showcase over 1,100 exhibitors.

    The exclusive VIST system includes:

    CryoPasteurization™

    The CryoPasteurization™ technology is designed to kill mold, yeast, and other bacteria while retaining terpene and cannabinoid levels as well as positive organoleptic qualities of cannabis. The patent-pending technology rapidly pasteurizes cannabis to remove harmful contaminants without irradiation.

    AMAPS™ Packaging

    The VIST Aseptic Modified Atmosphere Packaging System (AMAPS) extends product shelf life and protects terpenes and cannabinoids.

    AMAPS equipment automatically weighs and loads 1 to 7 pounds of flower into barrier bags. To create the optimum environment to slow mold and bacterial growth, the packaging equipment uses proprietary, multi-laminar flow modified atmosphere technology. This reduces oxygen to parts per million while helping to retain moisture levels. All of this is done in a Class 100 clean room environment inside the packaging machine. Various bulk packaging formats are available.

    The VIST AMAPS technology is the cumulation of many years of developments within the pharmaceutical and food industries. VIST founders are pioneers in extended shelf-life packaging of perishable goods including injectable drugs and infant formulas. They hold over 220 patents in the field.

    Mobile Services

    Equipment is rolled off customized Sprinter vans and brought into licensed grow and processing facilities. All work is performed in customer's facilities. Vans are temperature controlled and include areas for WIFI data collection, packaging materials, screening kits, and other supplies.

    Quality Control Indicative Screening

    VIST developed a fast and reliable screening system to identify the level of mold, yeast and aerobic bacteria that may exist in flower or shake. The system comes in pre-packaged kits. All the necessary screening components are included.

    In addition, VIST technicians are trained to gather samples in a manner that does not remove any physical flower from licensed facilities. Samples are collected and incubated, then data is tabulated to understand plate count levels (Colony Forming Units) pre and post VIST technology.

  • LINHARDT GOES CANNABIS

    LINHARDT’s mission is to provide “packaging for your life”. As cannabis products increasingly become a part of many peoples' lives, we’ve spent the last year developing a range of secure and high-quality cannabis packaging solutions.

    We’re excited to announce, that for the first time ever, LINHARDT exhibits at CannaCon Midwest 2021 Chicago, on August 6th - 7th.

    We’d like to invite all of you, to pay a visit to our stand 106, where we will introduce our latest products and innovations for cannabis packaging.

    The last year has been challenging in many ways, so we are thrilled to finally meet again in person. Of course, we still have strict health and safety measures in place.

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    CHILD-RESISTANT CANNABIS PACKAGING

    RIGID TUBE WITH RESEALABLE SNAP-ON STOPPER* 

    for dry goods and edibles 
    *CRC certificate pending for some diameters

     

    RIGID TUBE WITH PRY-OFF CROWN CAP 

    for liquids and dry goods 

     

     

    TINY-B BOTTLE

    for liquids,
    available soon

     


    NON-CHILD-RESISTANT CANNABIS PACKAGING

    BOTTLES

    Coming Soon 

     

     

     

     

     

    ­ SCREW CANS & SHAKER CANS

     

     

     

     

    CIGAR-STYLE TUBES

     

     

     

     

     

    We would be happy to welcome you to our stand at CannaCon Chicago. If you are not able to attend, you can still take a look at our new cannabis website. LINHARDT CANNABIS

  • Hippo Premium Packaging Designs New Look and Upscale Packaging for Hi-Klas Cannabis

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    Hi-Klas has a diverse product line, including concentrates, flower, and cartridges in a wide array of strains and flavors.

    Hippo Premium Packaging was selected by Hi-Klas to redesign its entire packaging line. Hippo designed a stunning new look for Hi-Klas to position the brand as upscale, as well as command attention, and generate sales.

    Jacob Glick, Director of Wholesale Operations and Sales of Hi-Klas, said it was a joy working with the team at Hippo.

    "We knew our packaging had to be outstanding. We looked at packaging we admired from other brands, and discovered that Hippo was the company behind some of the looks we loved the most," he said. "It quickly became clear that Hippo had the talent and experience to take our product line and turn it into the best looking brand in the market."

    Kary Radestock, CEO of Hippo Premium Packaging, said the team put its extensive knowledge about printing, design, and packaging to work for Hi-Klas.

    "We knew this brand needed something really special, so we pulled out all the stops," Radestock commented. "Because our team comes from the printing and packaging industry, we know a bit more than the average 'Johnny-come-lately' cannabis packaging company, and were able to create a packaging line that conveys superior quality, and shows each product in a unique, but coordinated manner."

    The new packaging will be unveiled on July 10 at select dispensaries throughout Arizona.

    "Our new color coding system gives a unique look to each individual strain, and allows budtenders and customers to find exactly what they want, quickly and easily," Glick added. "We think our customers are going to love it."

  • Dura-Pack Debuts Cannabis Gummie Packaging System Through Strategic Partnership with VMek

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    Dura-Pack, the industry-leading manufacturer of cannabis packaging machines and cannabis pouches, has partnered with VMek to offer a sorting and counting solution for THC and CDB infused gummies.
    The VMek Abacus+ Count Batching + Inspection system is a robust gummie sorting and counting system specifically designed to integrate with Horizontal Form Fill and Seal (HFFS) / Vertical Form Fill and Seal (VFFS) systems, pre-made pouch bagging machines, and rigid container handling systems for the cannabis industry. The Abacus+ counts and validates each gummie for size and color and generates reports for each package.

    VALIDATION:

    •     Each part is validated prior to counting
    •     360° inspection is performed on all parts
    •     All parts are validated by size and color

    COUNTING:

    •     Parts are divided by programmed target
    •     Batch counts are divided by programmed target
    •     High speed ejectors and diverts are used to group the parts for proper packaging

    VERIFICATION:

    •     All counts are verified for accurate packing
    •     Final inspection is performed to verify proper diverting
    •     Verification guaranties target count is reached

    REPORTING:

    •     A quality score is created for each batch
    •     The data is displayed for on screen monitoring for efficient system operation
    •     The data can also be streamed to the customer's control system

    “Partnering with VMek allows us to complement our cannabis packaging equipment line by offering a dedicated cannabis infused gummie counting and sorting solution”, said Phillip Harrison, Cannabis Packaging and Automation Engineer at Dura-Pack. “Gummie packaging can be difficult and problematic to automate and the Abacus+ system does an amazing job of handling, counting, and sorting each individual gummie and seamlessly integrates with our M7 pre-made pouch bagger to deliver a fully automated gummie packaging solution”.