Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

Medea
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‘Texting’ via vodka bottle

LED-enabled vodka bottle that scrolls messages can now be remotely programmed through the use of Bluetooth technology and a custom app.
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New design: Gluten Free
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A fruitful package change

GoodBelly probiotic juice brand changes its carton graphics to emphasize the flavor appeal of its products, while paring down its probiotic message to appeal to mass-market consumers.
Tactile and thermochromic inks make this bottle's labeling special.
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Beer label exudes mystery

Leading global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a beer with a difference.
Fully certified compostable packaging make this a standout introduction.
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Compostable film for coffee packs

Based in Modena, Italy, Caffè Molinari SpA is a speciality coffee company that recently introduced a Bio™ range of coffees in packs that incorporate fully certified compostable packaging.
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Gabletop cartons for unique cow’s milk establishes credentials

In launching its easy-to-digest milk brand in the U.S., New Zealand-based company a2 Milk chooses cartons to tell its brand story and maximize shelf appeal.
FULLY RECYCLABLE. Consisting of two PET bottles—one inner and one outer—the 20-L BrewLock is fully recyclable and is 25% lighter
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Recyclable PET beer keg locks in quality

Heineken USA launches a one-way recyclable PET beer keg for on-premise sales that offers consistent carbonation, 100% evacuation, a smaller footprint, and less expense.
Southbound/evercan
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High-recycled content can for GA microbrewery

Microbrewery embraces aluminum can with at least 90% recycled content for its craft beers, citing the can’s sustainability benefits for the brewery and for the community.
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All-natural cocktail mixers adopt aseptic carton packaging

‘A revolution for the cocktail mixer category,’ according to Powell & Mahoney, a new aseptic carton for the company’s products preserves the mixers’ clean, authentic flavor...with help from co-packer Leahy-IFP
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.
PROPRIETARY FILLER. Stacked Wines custom-engineered the proprietary filler using a MAP process that eliminates headspace from th
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Single-serve wine gets its own line

Expanding from 4,000 cases in 2012 to 40,000 in 2013, Stacked Wines engineers a proprietary packaging line to bottle its single-serve PET-based wine containers at 180 bottles/min.
Love Beets juice in PET bottle
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Beet branding extends to juice

Love Beets introduces new PET bottles for its established beet beverages and a glass container for an organic launch, with graphics consistent with its ready-to-eat beet packaging.
MEDEA Vodka
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
Fiji 1
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Labels trace water’s journey from cloud to bottle

A new label design for FIJI Water uses six different back-panel labels to educate consumers on the source of the water and its journey to the final packaged product.
FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.

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