MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
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The Model R700 ADABOT-LV, used at Great Lakes Cheese to case-pack pouched product, is designed for retail-ready applications as well as conventional lay-flat and horizontal formats.
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Robots meet special needs of sliced cheese

Ohio’s Great Lakes Cheese adds pick-and-place robots for its shingled cheese packs and for pouched cheese placed in retail-ready cases.
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Gummi 'burgers' assembled, packaged at 540/min

German candy maker Trolli GmbH installs fully automated packaging line equipped with multiple robots for its mini gummi-burger line.
Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes

When Traina Foods launched a premium ketchup made from sun-dried tomatoes, the innovative company decorated its HDPE bottle with a gorgeous full-body shrink sleeve label to set its product apart from the "sea of red."
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Cabinet-free packaging machines?

In the last edition of this newsletter, we featured a handful of new developments that Packaging World Blogger and Contributing Editor Keith Campbell found at interpack 2014. Here’s three more.
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Packaging World and Cal Poly to conduct market research

Summit Media Group’s Packaging World and the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) have announced a research initiative to explore how leading-edge packaging technologies are driving marketing innovation.
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Garnier Green Garden uses transformed packaging waste

Teaching farm and winner of Garnier Green Garden campaign gets plastic patio tables, trash receptacles, and other plastic items made from recovered beauty care packaging.
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If you can’t stand the heat

Here are some cold hard facts about using packaging to beat the heat.
Hasbro packaged a special Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven for the brand’s 50th anniversary in a disruptive manner, targeting both girls and boys.
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Category disruptors: You break it, you own it

Consumer brands that dare challenge the expected need to deliver their products in category-disruptive packaging. Breaking the status quo helps brands to own their categories; it’s what leaders do.
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Redesign pens new chapter for BIC

BIC updates the packaging for its Ball Pen Classic portfolio with graphics that retain its number-one share position, while better differentiating its four product lines.
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Vibrant packaging illuminates the flavor of allergy-free foods

A new line of allergy-free foods from U.K. company Tanfield uses bright colors and ingredient icons for its packaging to convey that allergy-free is more than ‘free-from.’
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A bold new design for Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Mondelez’ Cadbury Hot Chocolate portfolio gets a makeover that helps reinvigorate the brand’s legendary status, while making it easier for consumers to navigate the brand on shelf.
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Heart symbols convey health credentials of oat-based cereals

Package graphics created for the Saffola brand of oat-based cereals are designed to convey the optimism of the brand for health-conscious Indian consumers.
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New pack design for veggie-based muffins and soufflés debuts

Garden Lites updates the graphics for its cartons of vegetable-based muffins and soufflés to highlight the products’ nutritional benefits and provide appetizing product photos.
Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines
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Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines

From Brivais Vilnis of Latvia comes a replacement for the metal tin: an injection-molded PP retortable container with barrier delivered via in-mold labels.

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