CBD manufacturer and distributor Global Widget is growing its capabilities at its Tampa, Fla., headquarters. The company has added a 400-sq.-ft. lab staffed by a team of formulation scientists and quality specialists that recently added eight members.
Global Widget said the lab supports private label and branded formulation development services while ensuring dosage consistency, stability and quality across its products. The company makes the CBD brands Hemp Bombs and Nature’s Script, as well as health-and-wellness brand Defense Boost, alongside its private label offering.
"Our retail and private label partners want to provide consumers with only premium health and wellness products, made from the finest ingredients, and expertly formulated to ensure they are effective, compliant and, of course, great tasting," said Kevin Collins, co-founder of Global Widget. "The lab helps make sure that happens as we continue to increase our capacity and capabilities."
The lab includes such new technology as a gummy depositing system and a conditioning oven, which allows the team to scale up production-level batches. The company noted that this allows it to provide samples faster to private label business partners without reducing quality or effectiveness of the finished gummy.
"With increasing consumer demand for CBD, health and wellness products, the lab allows us to develop new formulations faster, so we can get innovative new products to market faster without sacrificing quality," Collins said.