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CEN at MJBizCon: Biocellulose Cannabis Packaging Dissolves in Hot Water

The packaging industry is on the precipice of major change.

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.

Grove Bags is a well-established packaging manufacturer in the cannabis industry. The company is perhaps best known for its TerpLoc Technology, a modified atmospheric film that can be made into a vacuum seal film—cannabis operators can have the advantages of vacuum sealing technology with the added benefit of the gas exchange modified atmosphere that TerpLoc creates for long-term cannabis preservation.

According to Jack Grover, co-founder and CEO of Grove Bags, the company is also investing heavily in sustainable products. At the show, the company demonstrated a biocellulose package that is dissolvable in hot water. Grover says the technology brings the industry closer to true circularity by using smart and biosustainable materials in the cannabis supply chain. He hopes it will also help his company lead innovation in the global packaging industry. 

The packaging is drain-safe and has been in development for a long time. The material is even injection moldable. 

Grover believes the packaging industry is on the precipice of major change, using sustainable bioresins and biopolymers across the trillion-dollar global packaging industry. 

Cannabis is the rage of consumer packaged goods, Grover says. It's an explosive new industry that requires sophisticated services. For example, the industry has driven the digital printing revolution because it demands packaging that suits small-batch manufacturing with track and trace features. 

Grover urges cannabis operators to look at packaging from a just-in-time manufacturing standpoint. He says it will help make sure packaging remains compliant — gone are the days of enormous purchase orders for packaging that is no longer compliant by the time it arrives. 

All of Grove Bags' products are manufactured in Ohio. 

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

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