As more states legalize marijuana sales, more companies are developing products to tap into the supply chain for that market.
Consider as one case the flexible packaging brand Grove Bags, from Kinzie Advanced Polymers, developed to specifically provide the humidity control and antimicrobial property to maintain oxygen levels for a "perfect cannabis climate."
Co-founder Jack Grover was named to the 2022 "Notables in Manufacturing" list from our sister paper Crain's Cleveland Business.
Grove Bags use a proprietary multilayer film termed TerpLoc to maximize the shelf life of cannabis products.
"Grover's idea took hold because prior medical cannabis was being stored in products repurposed from the food industry," Crain's Cleveland Business writes. "That led him to research polymer packaging science, which in turn led him to engineer ... TerpLoc, which is now used in every state and 60 countries."
Cleveland-based Grove Bags has 25 employees and has won a Dow Packaging Innovation award.