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CEN at MJBizCon: Why the Industry Is Moving to Mylar Bags

Operators are transitioning away from jars after problems with cost and breakage.

The Cannabis Equipment News team recently traveled to MJBizCon, held in Las Vegas from November 28 through December 1. At the show, we interviewed equipment manufacturers, cultivators, operators and new product developers to learn more about what they bring to the cannabis industry.

High Tek USA's linear pouch machine can fill 25 packages per minute. The machine has an integrated printer, which allows cannabis operators to print directly on the bag without a separate operation. It also has a built-in weight check station to verify each fill.

According to Jeremy Peterson, service manager at High Tek, many cannabis customers are transitioning from jars to mylar bags because of cost as well as problems with jars breaking during shipping. The broken glass issue has also inspired High Tek's engineers to create an air rinse machine that can flip a jar upside-down and spray it with deionized air to clean the vessel before filling. 

The next MJBizCon will be held from December 3, 2024, through December 6, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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