NEW YORK, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blinc Group ("Blinc", "Company" or "TBG"), the first of its kind platform for developing and distributing cutting edge technologies in vaping and ancillary cannabis products, today announced that they are introducing a new set of standards for all of their products, pledging to keep detectable heavy metals well below industry regulations, and challenging the rest of the industry to pledge the same.
"As legalization continues and adult use increases, we want to be sure that all vape products are properly regulated and safe for consumers. Working with key stakeholders in the industry will be crucial in setting this bar for consumer safety," said Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, Blinc's co-founder and co-CEO, as well as Chairman of the ISO/TC126/SC3 Standards Committee on Vapor Products.
California placed specific heavy metals testing regulations in place in 2018, which many hardware and cannabis companies have narrowly met, but Blinc demands more of their products. They are pushing for the industry to do better for consumers and strive for a "0" detectable heavy metal read on their products.
To qualify, companies must achieve that rating and the following guidelines:
Manufactured in dust-free environments within ISO and cGMP certified facilities,
RoHS compliant (Directive 2011/65/EU),
Certified clean for Destructive Heavy Metal Testing: grinding the sample down to quantify the heavy metals,
Certified clean for Leachable Heavy Metal Testing
EMC compliant (Directive 2014/30/EU), and
Blinc will then officially label them as CVSI- (Cannabis Vape Safety Initiative) certified and provide materials for packaging and marketing efforts to announce the designation.
"Blinc leads the market in innovative vapor hardware, and we want to lead the industry in matters of quality and safety as well. We're leveraging our collective expertise and network to make the vape and cannabis industries more accountable for their products," Dumas de Rauly added.
The Blinc Group is in the process of becoming one of the few vaporizer distributors that is ISO9001 certified. They work exclusively with ISO and GMP certified manufacturers and have 10+ years of in-depth experience in vaping product R&D, manufacturing and distribution which enables them to stay ahead of compliance or regulatory concerns. Blinc has developed products in partnerships with a selective four out of 600 manufacturers to make sure every product comes from an ISO and cGMP certified source.
About The Blinc Group The Blinc Group creates, distributes and supports best-in-class cannabis vaping hardware and complementary ancillary products. Everything Blinc does is rooted in three pillars: Innovation, Quality and Safety. Blinc focuses on three primary markets: 1. Full-service sourcing, development and QC Enterprise Solutions for large MSOs and LPs; 2. Vaping hardware distribution to regional producer-processors; 3. B2B & B2C direct sales via regional & national chains and online channels spearheaded by the Puffmen brand.