Our Pinch and Pull bags are a state-of-the-art innovation in child resistant technology. As cannabis compliance packaging laws (and cannabis laws in general) continue to fluctuate and intensify, it falls on companies like ours to stay ahead of the curve and supply companies like yours with exactly what you need and want. Our Pinch N Pull bags are a sublime example of those continuous efforts.
Like almost all bags for cannabis products, our Pinch N Pull bags are made from Mylar - a technologically advanced polyester film material that blocks air flow, moisture, and light. However, we do make a few vista Pinch N Pull Mylar bags, meaning they have one clear side and one opaque side. But the majority of our Pinch N Pull bags are fully opaque, which more and more states are beginning to require in various circumstances.
On top of being child resistant and fully or partially opaque, our incredible Pinch and Pull bags are made tamper evident with heat sealing. Mylar heat seal bags are used across numerous industries, including food, cosmetics, and toiletries, and are an exemplary way to make products tamper evident. Pinch and Pull heat sealable bags are a revolutionarily compliant, aesthetic, and innovative type of cannabis product packaging.
What Is A Pinch and Pull Bag?
“Pinch and Pull” is a descriptor of the lifetime child resistant closure feature on these awesome heat seal aluminum foil bags. They’re heat sealed for tamper evidence and feature a “to open, pinch and pull” closure. The bags have helpful visual and minimal verbal instructions to assist customers in where exactly to “pinch and pull,” but they’re intended to be too unclear/impossible for kids under five to interpret.
When we say “aluminum foil bags,” we’re referring to the metalization of the Mylar that makes it opaque and extra resilient. However, although the interior of our Pinch and Pull Mylar bag varieties are metallic silver (like foil), the outside is a sleek, velvety matte black. We do, however, make bags that are metallic all over, such as our silver metalized heat seal bags.
If you’re also caught on what “lifetime child resistant” is, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Compliance laws are confusing, and child resistant requirements vary from product to product, from circumstance to circumstance, and from state to state. “Lifetime child resistant” means that the child resistant feature will work over and over again after the initial opening of the container.
The lifetime child resistant feature on the Pinch N Pull Mylar bag is one of the things that sets this cannabis packaging apart. There are dozens of options for weed bags out there, and a majority are tamper evident bags thanks to heat sealing. But it takes very special features that need to go through special testing to make a one time child resistant bag, let alone a lifetime one. “One time child resistant” is exactly what it sounds like: it’s child resistant before the first opening, but after that it no longer is.
If your state requires lifetime child resistant and tamper evident (which can really only be one time) packaging for one or more cannabis products, our Pinch N Pull heat sealable bags are an amazing option. Since we have both fully opaque and vista options, this bag collection is one of the few that truly works for everyone. But there’s one more amazing thing that may make you want these Mylar bags even more.
Mylar bags are heat seal smell proof bags, reducing the scent wafting from your shipping boxes, your dispensary, and your customers’ bags/home storage spots. While it’s pretty safe to assume that your customers enjoy the aroma of cannabis, it’s also safe to assume that not everyone they interact with or live with is down for the pungent scent. By choosing child resistant, tamper evident, resealable, opaque, smell proof Pinch N Pull Mylar heat seal bags, you’re satisfying all parties involved, from your state’s cannabis commission to your customer’s disapproving roommates.
Does My Business Need Mylar Heat Seal Bags?
Whether or not you like the aesthetic of heat sealable Mylar bags as your flower or edible pouches, you may end up needing some form of Mylar bag, potentially heat and seal bags, at your dispensary. Numerous states have implemented strict exit bag laws, most of which include full opacity. While you may or may not need child resistant exit bags, you certainly need exit bags of some sort.
Up until recently, some states were allowing dispensaries to utilize child resistant exit bags to house their non-child resistant cannabis containers. However, that was a temporary measure to allow businesses to get up to code with newer packaging requirements. In California, for instance, that lasted until December 31st, 2019. Come January 1st, 2020, all cannabis products had to start being packaged in child resistant containers.
In addition to exit bag requirements, many states have strict laws about the opacity of cannabis packaging. In Colorado, for instance, all cannabis products must be in fully opaque, child resistant, tamper evident containers - our Pinch N Pull heat sealable foil bags are perfect for fulfilling those requirements. In California, though, only edibles need to be in opaque containers, whereas flower can be in vista bags or clear jars.
So, in California, you can use our opaque Pinch N Pull heat proof bag options for your edibles and can proudly display your flower in the vista Pinch N Pull heat seal pouches. Do you need Pinch N Pull Mylar heat seal bags? No, there are child resistant, tamper evident, and fully opaque jars, boxes, and other packaging options on our website. But if you do want to use Mylar bags and have to meet strict requirements, our Pinch N Pull bags are one of your very best options.
If you are interested in displaying your cannabis products in vista bags (and your state allows that), be sure to check out our full collection of heat seal clear bags. There are tons of different choices, including the silver vista bags we mentioned earlier, that show off flower and edibles while also keeping them safe.
Are Heat Seal Bags Child Resistant?
Some Mylar heat seal bags are child resistant and others are not. Our Pinch N Pull heat seal pouches are one of three kinds of child resistant heat sealable pouches in our Mylar bags collection. In order to be child resistant, containers (bags included) must be difficult for children under five to open, which is tested by handing the containers (empty, of course) to actual young kids and seeing if they can figure them out.
Now, it’s important to note that child resistant does not equal child proof; in fact, it’s widely said that there is no such thing as “child proof.” The goal of child resistant packaging is to keep kids out for long enough that either a parent/caregiver intervenes or they get bored and give up trying. Kids are clever, though, and persistent ones will always find a way (with Mylar bags, “the way” can easily be scissors).
The Pinch and Pull heat resistant bag is catching on as one of our more popular child resistant sealable bags. However, our other innovative child resistant Mylar bag creation is also incredibly popular. Plus, it’s been around for a while now and actually boasts three generations of increasingly secure and aesthetic designs. It’s a similar idea to the Pinch and Pull bags, except you Pinch and Slide to open instead!
Both the Pinch and Pull and the Pinch and Slide Mylar bags come in fully opaque or one side clear heat seal bags, which is great for meeting various compliance requirements. Apart from their lifetime child resistant features being different, the aesthetics of the bags are fairly similar. Some people just prefer the Pinch and Pull bags over the Pinch and Slides - it all comes down to your preferences!
The last child resistant heat sealable bags that we offer are DymaPak double zipper Mylar pouches, which come in black, white, brown kraft, vista, and fully opaque options. DymaPak is an amazing brand that creates ultra-compliant, secure packaging - we love them over here, and so do cannabis commission boards!
Where To Buy Pinch and Pull Bags Wholesale
There is only one place to get our revolutionary Pinch and Pull bags wholesale - right here at Marijuana Packaging! We have the best and the biggest collection of Mylar heat seal foil bags in the industry, and our Pinch and Pull heat seal pouches are one of the stars of the show.
Mylar heat seal packaging bags are protective and secure on their own - they block air, light and moisture as well as clue people in to tampering - but adding a child resistant closure elevates Mylar heat seal bags to an entirely different level of protection. Our Pinch N Pull aluminum heat seal bags are as secure as Mylar bags can possibly be - well, at least until our next innovative exploration!
As if our Pinch N Pull bags weren’t already amazing enough, these seemingly flat heat seal bags are actually stand up pouches. When they’re filled with your cannabis goodies, they can stand up on your dispensary shelves or in your glass cases to easily display your offerings! But wait, because it’s about to get even better.
We can easily customize our Pinch N Pull bags with your branding, and our design team can even help you specially design it so it works with the packaging and required labeling in your state. But if the Pinch N Pull isn’t quite your style, we have a whole custom heat seal bags collection for you to peruse.
Heat Seal Bags - The Bottom Line
Pinch N Pull sealable bags are one of the easiest ways to meet your state’s compliance regulations while also creating aesthetic, enticing cannabis packaging. Compliance laws are there to keep us all safe and although they may seem arduous at times, we make it our priority to design and carry stylishly compliant packaging to make the whole ordeal less of a headache for you.
If you are planning to adopt Mylar bags of any kind as your flower, edible, joint, or even dab syringe packaging, you definitely also need to look into and choose a heat sealer. Heat sealers are ultra-simple machines, either manual or semi automatic, that use heat and pressure to seal the tops of bags. They’re very affordable, very efficient, and required for making your Mylar bags tamper evident.
Frequently Asked Questions About Heat Seal Bags
How Do You Heat Seal Mylar Bags?
Mylar bags are sealed using heat sealer machines, which are very straightforward and easy to use. The ones we carry are either mostly manual or semi automatic heat sealers, but they both use the same general idea. Heated bands press together on either side of the top of Mylar bags (typically only a few seconds, depending on the bags’ thicknesses) which fuses the openings together! This is either done right above the zipper closure or, on bags without zippers, is done to the top ½ inch or so of the bag.
How To Open Pinch N Pull Bag
To open our Pinch N Pull bags, tear the heat sealed section off using the easy-tear notches. Then, locate the fingerprints on either side of the bag. Pinch each fingerprint using your thumbs and pointer fingers - your pointers should be on the outside of the opening and your thumbs should be inside, on top of the inner green ziplock material. Pull your hands apart while holding those spots and voila! The bag should open right up.
How To Find Heat Seal Bags Near Me
We have an incredibly vast selection of heat seal Mylar bags that meet a wide range of compliance regulations. Our heat seal Mylar bags come in sizes ranging from 1 gram to 448 grams (1 pound) with all of the popular sizes in between. We have glossy, matte, black, white, vista, gold, silver, kraft paper, and more! Whatever aesthetic you’re going for, whatever compliance regulations you need to meet, we can help you find what you’re looking for.