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Don’t let poor packaging “blunt” the quality of your cannabis!

As some of you reading this might know, Plexpack will be exhibiting at the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in San Jose on the 26th and 27th. Our impending trip to California had us feeling inspired so we decided to write an updated piece on Cannabis packaging. Here’s all you need to know: Bags & Retail Regulations Across the Board:  Most businesses in the cannabis industry use either Single Use bags or Resealable bags for vacuum sealing.  Single-use bags are tamper-evident, use food grade compound films to ensure freshness, and most […]

Pet Food Sealing Solutions

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Why you need a good seal: Packaging is one of the most important things for pet-industry manufacturers.  Pet owners want to know that the product they are buying is sealed properly so their pet food or treats are as fresh as possible. No one wants to buy a new 50 lb. bag of pet food to find that it has lost its freshness and nutrients. Dogs and cats are less likely to eat food that has lost its flavour due to poor packaging, and when pets don’t eat their food, […]

Start-up? Space Constraints? The 411 on Tabletop Sealers

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, News | May 29th, 2017 | Comments (0)
Many packagers looking for a tabletop bagging solution have learned the hard way that all small sealers are not created equal. The value in choosing a high quality sealer designed specifically for manufacturing usually pays for itself in less than a year. “A common misconception by some start ups and smaller, manual production packagers is that any low cost sealer will do,” says Paul Irvine, Plexpack CEO. “The cost of poor quality seals, slow production, limited replacements parts, or complete equipment failure adds up quickly. We […]

Proportionally complex PLC, PC-based controls (Packaging + Processing OEM)

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, News | March 31st, 2017 | Comments (0)
OEMs seek to match the their chosen controls platforms to the complexity of the problem being solved. In the beginning, there were chips. Well, no, actually there were relays. But after Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit, in 1958, everything began to change. For machine control and countless other fields, this marked the start of a logarithmic acceleration in the evolution of capabilities, productivity, and complexity. Another large step forward came a decade later, when Richard E. Morley invented the modular digital controller, or Modicon, […]

The Eventuality for Growing Businesses: Automated Bagging

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, News | December 16th, 2016 | Comments (2)
Automated Bagger, Automated Bagging, Instapack, Automated Bagging System, Automated Packaging System
Didn’t get the chance to stop by our booth at Pack Expo Int’l and see our new Automated Bagger? Not to worry: we’ve got you covered. Read on to answer the following: What is an Automated Bagger? Is automation right for me? What is Instapack and how is it different from other baggers? So… What is an Automated Bagger? An Automated Bagger is a robotically operated system which places bags into a filling station, opens the bag, fills the bag with a measured amount of product, […]

Plexpack is Globetrotting: Tradeshows 2016/2017

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Plexpack Corp. is always on the move, meet our sales people and get educated on the best packaging solution for you. Look for us and our products at the following tradeshows: Nov. 6-9 — Chicago, USA PMMI Pack Expo Chicago, booth N-5309   Nov 15-17 — Mexico City, Mexico UBM Canon Advanced Manufacturing, booth M718   Nov 30 & Dec 1 — Montreal, Canada UBM PackEx Montreal, booth 1901   Feb 7-9 — Anaheim, USA UBM WestPack 2017, stay tuned for our booth number    April 4-6 — […]

Control, Monitoring and Data at Your Fingertips — The MPS Bag Sealer of 16/17

By | Bag Sealing & Automatic Bagging, News | September 19th, 2016 | Comments (0)
Industrial Band Sealer; Software System; MPS Bag Sealer
Today Plexpack Corp. announced multiple software and hardware enhancements to their popular Emplex MPS Series Bag Sealers. Emplex MPS sealers provide fast, precise, strong hermetic seals on nearly any heat sealable soft, high density, ecological, or specialty film. MPS sealers are available in stand alone or custom configurations for a wide range of specialty and high-speed applications. What this Means for MPS Owners and Buyers New software features offer customers increased control of sealing parameters and settings enhanced operations data, and more customizable user preferences. […]

Opening Up a Rotten Package to Find a Rotten Product is Just that; Rotten.

  A biological explanation of why food rots and how you can use MAP to prevent it.   Why Products Rot…  Food decomposition is dependent on three factors:   1. Decomposers: “Decomposers” are microscopic bacteria that are about 1/3 the width of your hair. They are airborne and are perpetually surround us [i]. The decomposers found in and on food are commonly aerobes, which mean they need oxygen/air to grow. Decomposers land on food or other products such as wood, and immediately start breaking down the organic matter […]

Plexpack Will Be at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo 2016

Plexpack is proud to be featured at the Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo. The versatile and expandable Emplex MPS6140 table top continuous bag sealer will be on display and demonstrated by our Director of Engineering, Allen Muresan.

This isn’t High School: How to Package Your Cannabis Products

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Cannabis is a smoking hot topic right now… With the possibility of a new market in Canada, and a growing market in the United States, there has never been a better time for investors and entrepreneurs to become familiar with the cannabis industry. From 2012 to now, marijuana revenues have increased by 64% and continue to show growth on a year-to-year basis.[i] Looking at states like Oregon and Colorado, it is apparent that cannabis has huge potential as a consumer product. In a recent publication […]