Since hemp-derived cannabinoid items have the potential to be the natural-product industry's next big superstar, ingredients manufacturers are being asked to look at packaging that protects the product and kids alike, while complying with regulations.
In the US especially, there is a big hype about the new packaging guidelines for hemp-derived products. While cannabis regulations are different in every legal state - be it medicinal or recreational - it is safe to assume that cannabis packaging need to be certified child-resistant (CR). It is already required in Colorado and will also be made compulsory by a code of regulations in California from July.
Most requirements contain state-individual warning signs, opacity for edibles, tamper-evidence and reclosable child-resistance - just to name a few. Many manufacturers also look deeply into the recyclability of a package for natural-infused ingredients.
Swiss company Hoffmann Neopac has just launched two packaging concepts for edibles that are compliant with the market's requirements. The new certified-CR tin has a 70mm diameter, with volumes of 50ml, and 100 or 500ml for dry and semi-dry products. It is made of tinplate steel with a polypropylene (PP) plastic insert, which offers an aroma barrier and is recyclable.
The tin satisfies the CR standard for 16 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1,700.1. In regard to decoration, the stock products come in a basic silver colour for labelling. The company also offers full colour custom-printed tins.\
For concentrates or liquids, Hoffman Neopac offers a range of CR high-barrier Polyfoil dropper tubes. The volume ranges 3-50 and 75-150ml. The material is FDA food contact-approved and the tubes also satisfy the above CR standard. For decoration, the matt or metallic tubes can fully be offset and/or silkscreen printed.