Can B builds out health product manufacturing capabilitites

David Salazar
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Health-and-wellness company Can B is upping its manufacturing capabilities. The Hicksville, N.Y.-based company said it has installed new high-speed equipment at its Pure Health Products facility in Lacey, Wash., expanding the plant’s capacity by 8,000 units per day. 

Can B said the upgrade, which replaces manual equipment with automated equipment for the production of tinctures, salves, cryogels and massage oils, will enable the company to increase production at the site by more than 300%. In turn, Can B said this will allow it to expand its private label and direct-to-consumer capabilities. 

“We are pleased to announce that phase two of upgrading the manufacturing capacity is nearly complete. The final equipment has been fully tested and installed in our Lacey, Washington facility’s production cleanroom,” said Marco Alfonsi, Can B CEO. “This upgrade allows Pure Health Products to produce up to 10,000 units a day of bottles, tinctures, salves, lotions, or creams combined. The plant capacity will allow a potential bottling production of $40 million in sales at wholesale price.”

The custom bottling line, designed by Can B’s chief scientist at Pure Health Products, David Poel, was built by Shanghai Panda Intelligent Machinery. It features two main bottling machines that merge into a single shrink-film machine and a heat-shrink tunnel. The machines and layout were designed specifically with the needs of producing core CBD retail products in mind. It is able to fill, cap, label and shrink band all products. 

The facility also has a new capsule pouch packing machine from Ming Yue Packaging Machinery, allowing the company to produce single-use packs of its capsule products, as well as custom and white-label products in packs of one to 12 capsules. The machinery allows for two independently controlled precision capsule feeders to deposit into a single pouch. The company said the dual-feed machine is rated to produce 10,000 packets per day.