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How to Balance a Scientific Look for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Packaging

The formulation of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products should be based on rigorous scientific research, but that doesn’t mean that the brand’s image and packaging design should come across as overly scientific. Scientifically-developed products that are intended to improve health and wellness should be trusted as coming from a trusted authority, but they can also be…

Does Your Packaging Align with Today’s Health and Beauty Trends?

The health and beauty industry is subject to changing trends and market preferences, and brands must adapt their message to appeal to the modern consumer. Because packaging is often the first point of contact between the consumer and the product, it plays an important role in responding to shifting consumer demands. At JohnsByrne, we spend…

How Sampling Trends Are Changing the Way We Package and Sell Cosmetics

Samples of cosmetics used to mean single-use portions presented in cheap, nondescript packaging and handed out for free, in the hopes that shoppers would use the sample, fall in love, and come back to purchase the full-size product. But these types of free samples can seem less important to the consumer, and fail to spark…

The Importance of Packaging in Branding & Marketing Cannabis Products

With cannabis products becoming legalized in several states for both medical and recreational use, a new market has emerged. Extractors and growers need to compete in a market that is quickly becoming saturated with new entrants must establish themselves with a clear brand image and message. Packaging of cannabis products is the most effective vehicle…

The 411 on Child Resistant Packaging Regulations

Child resistant packaging was first developed in the late 1960s and has been mandated for certain products since 1970, when the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA) became federal law. The PPPA identifies household substances that may cause serious harm to children if accidentally ingested, and requires that they be packaged in child-resistant packaging is subject…

California Cannabis Producers: Are You Ready for New Packaging Requirements on 1/1/18?

Proposition 64 made headlines when it passed in November of 2016, making California the fifth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults, and it officially goes into effect on January 1, 2018. With legalization comes a host of regulations from both state and local legislatures (even medical marijuana remains illegal on the…

How Child-Resistant Packaging is a “Must Have” for the Cannabis Market

Ever since the Poison Prevention Packaging Act was passed in 1970, child-resistant packaging has played an integral role in decreasing the number of accidental poisonings caused by children gaining access to dangerous household substances. The law was extremely effective. By 2008, the use of child-resistant packaging had brought the rate of accidental poisoning fatalities in…

4 Key Components of Child Resistant Packaging

Many of the regulations that exist in the packaging industry exist to protect consumer safety, and perhaps no group is more vulnerable and in need of protection than children. Many products intended for use by adults, from cleaning agents to medications and pesticides, can be harmful or even deadly if ingested by a child. For…

Is Your Packaging Supplier Helping You Meet Child Resistant Regulations?

Before your packaging can help sell your product on retailers’ shelves, it needs to get onto the shelves in the first place. Many industries have rules and regulations governing both the structural requirements for packaging and the information about the product that must be clearly conveyed by the packaging. These rules are particularly strict for…

Is Your Packaging and Business Ready for Child Resistant Regulations?

New markets and new products bring about many questions. This cannot be truer for the cannabis market. The growing number of states legalizing recreational cannabis is just as widespread as new regulations for packaging. Each state defines the packaging requirements for recreational use, including the need for CR (child-resistant) features. States also have their own…