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Need to Fill, Cap, & Label CBD Oil, Tinctures, & Lotions? Here's How.

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Determine which packing equipment will work best for your CBD oil, tincture, and lotions.

Cannabidiol (CBD) interest is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s expected to see continued growth, largely thanks to social media influencers and industry marketing initiatives. 

Finding and solidifying your place in this hot market may hinge on wise use of available technology to ensure that your CBD packaging: 1) looks consistently compelling and professional, and 2) is quickly, efficiently, and safely produced.

If you’ve been manufacturing CBD products for a while now and are looking to up your game — or even if you’re just entering the market — investing in high-quality filling, capping, and labeling equipment can take your business to the next level.

Let’s look at what equipment might be best for your product so you can present a polished look to customers while simplifying your CBD operation through automation efficiency.

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How CBD Variations Affect Your Packaging Options

The type(s) of CBD products you produce will influence which filling, capping, and labeling equipment is best for your operation.

CBD Products

While new CBD applications seem to be popping up daily, three of the most popular product formats continue to be CBD oils, CBD tinctures, and CBD lotions.

CBD Oil – A blend of carrier oils (coconut oil, hemp seed oil, etc.) are used to dilute the CBD and make it easier for the body to absorb. This is the most potent and expensive form of CBD.

CBD Tincture – Includes 60-70% alcohol, in addition to a carrier oil such as peppermint or cinnamon and other enhancers. Tinctures may have a lower potency of CBD, but a longer shelf life and faster absorption rate.

CBD Lotion – A topical approach, often used for chronic muscle pain, arthritis, and skin issues. A 2019 report from the Arthritis Foundation found that 79% of the 2,600 arthritis patients surveyed have used or considered using CBD. CBD lotions are a combination of CBD oil or isolate mixed with a skin-friendly carrier oil (almond, jojoba, etc.), water, and an emulsifying agent such as beeswax.

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CBD Viscosity

One important factor to consider before purchasing a filling and capping machine is the viscosity, or consistency, of your CBD product. CBD oils, tinctures, and lotions vary in viscosity, depending on fluidity. Using a viscometer can help determine your product’s viscosity. Typically, your CBD product will fall into one of these categories: viscous (e.g., CBD lotions) and semi-viscous (e.g., CBD oil & tinctures).

CBD Containers

The type of CBD container you’re using will also help determine your filling, capping, and labeling machine options.

Volumetric Filling – When dealing with CBD oils and tinctures that require specific amounts and dosages, look for a machine that will fill your bottles with the precise volume listed on your label. CBD tincture volumes often range from 15ml to 100ml.

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Materials – CBD oils and tinctures may be packaged in plastic or amber glass with UV protection, paired with a child-resistant bulb glass dropper or tamper-evident cap. Lotions may be packaged in plastic or glass pump-style bottles. Ask your equipment vendor which materials their machines can accommodate.

Sizes – Popular CBD oil and tincture bottle sizes range from 26mm – 40mm in diameter and 66mm – 120mm in height. Standard CBD lotion bottles range from 47mm – 61mm in diameter and 155mm – 185mm in height. Be sure that any equipment you purchase will fit your container parameters. 

Pack Leader USA Equipment for the CBD Industry

CBD oils, tinctures, and lotions are excellent candidates for the filling, capping, and labeling machines offered by Pack Leader USA. As you can see from the specs below, our equipment options are a great match for a variety of CBD products.

CBD Filling Machines & Capping Machines

Pack Leader’s semi-automatic filling and capping machines are perfect for CBD companies who are looking to grow. These user-friendly machines are affordable, help increase production speeds, and offer more modest space requirements than pricier fully automatic options.

Labeling-Equipment_FL-12FL-12 Automatic Filling Machine

  • Flexible and easy-to-use with touch-screen interface
  • Highly accurate, adjustable volumetric piston filler 
  • Ideal for many types of viscous and semi-viscous products
  • Bottle stabilizing clamps and guide rails ensure stability for wide range of containers
  • Bottle diameter: 20mm – 100mm
  • Bottle height: 50mm – 250mm
  • Space requirements: 78.7” x 39.4” x 72.4”
  • Variable speed control: 15-30 bottles per minute
  • Modular, in-line design, works with existing equipment and CP-10 capping machine
  • Minimum maintenance requirements, compliant, quality construction
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Labeling-Equipment_CP-10CP-10 Semi-automatic Capping Machine

  • Flexible and easy-to-use with touch-screen interface
  • Ensures proper tightness of capping performance
  • Adjustable guide rails for stability with wide range of containers
  • Bottle diameter: 50mm – 100mm
  • Bottle height: 50mm – 200mm
  • Cap diameter: 20mm-100mm
  • Cap height: 15mm-30mm
  • Space requirements: 78.7” x 38.6” x 73.2”
  • Variable speed control: 15-25 bottles per minute
  • Modular, in-line design, works with existing equipment and FL-12 filling machine
  • Minimum maintenance requirements, compliant, quality construction
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CBD Labeling Machines

In addition to filling and capping machines, Pack Leader USA provides a full selection of modular equipment for your CBD labeling needs. For the utmost in customer safety, we also offer shrink sleeve labeling as well as neck and cap banding for tamper-evident applications.

To help you stay in step with the fast-moving CBD industry, our labeling equipment can handle a variety of container types. In addition to bottles, you can easily and quickly label bags, jars, and even pop-top containers. We have a full line of modular machinery to fit any scale of production and increase your operational efficiency.

Designing an eye-catching label and making sure it adheres perfectly every time, can make a huge difference in the public perception of your company. Does your brand presentation look professional and trustworthy? With a product like CBD that some people may have lingering questions about despite mainstream acceptance, it’s important to do everything you can to gain consumer trust.

Speaking of trust, when you’re looking for a vendor to handle your CBD packaging needs, Pack Leader USA has a trustworthy reputation. We’re dedicated to providing excellent quality and service — this begins with helping you determine the best equipment for your CBD products.

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