Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

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Having fun with wine packaging

Snob Hill Winery scores with a synthetic cork and its Le Snoot piggy graphics on labels. Don Sebastiani puts a screw cap in its wine name.
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Sri Lankan brewer responds to tsunami disaster

A Sri Lankan brewery has temporarily given up making beer and switched to bottling water to help survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami, the relief group Oxfam International reported on Thursday, December 30.
The new PET vinegar bottles are light, shatter-proof, and consumer-appealing.
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Vinegars veer from glass to PET

Rising resin costs don’t deter plans to please customers by making a switch from glass to plasic. ‘We may extend PET usage for some other products in our line.’
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Biota questions answered (sidebar)

Where does the name come from?The name Biota comes from “Blame It On The Altitude,” a slogan popular in the high Rocky Mountain region where Biota makes its home.
These are the first water bottles in the world to carry the approval of the Biodegradable Products Institute.
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BIOTA's high-water mark in sustainable packaging

Colorado-based Biota debuts spring-fed water in commercially compostable bottles molded of polylactide.
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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New package debut

Flowdesign helped redesign the Blue Ice Vodka bottle, lifting its profile by 2” to help it stand as tall as its competitors on the shelf.
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Holiday launch for three-packs

Aunt Lydia’s Italian Crème toppings are now available in multiflavor three-packs from FACT Corp., Freehold, NJ, in two packaging formats.
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New glass stopper for wine closures

Another alternative to natural cork as a closure for premium wines is now being trialed in Germany.
At the Lynchburg, TN, Jack Daniel's plant, this rotary stretch wrapper operates at 80 loads/hr, two shifts/day. It handles the o
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Jack Daniel's toasts stretch wrapper

Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg, TN, distillery maintains efficiency and protects pallet loads of glass-bottled Tennessee sour mash whiskey with automated stretch-wrapping equipment.
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Self-heating beverage container debuts

WP Beverage Partners LLC is introducing a new line of its Wolfgang Puck brand of gourmet coffees in self-heating containers—a first in North America, says the container’s creator, OnTech Delaware Inc. in San Diego.
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Device measures bad vibes in China

In a vast country where only 25% of its roads are paved, the distribution challenges within China have long been problematic for packagers in the United States and elsewhere.
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PLA makes splash in bottled water

Sustainable packaging received a dramatic boost as BIOTA Brands of America Inc., Telluride, CO, launched its premium spring water in bottles molded of Cargill Dow LLC NatureWorks™ polylactic acid starting in October.
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Mountain man's green bottles

That’s green as in planet-friendly packaging. Founder David Zutler is chief executive officer of BIOTA Brands of America Inc., Telluride, CO, which introduced for retail sale in October the world’s first water in bottles made of polylactide, or PLA, a polymer derived from corn that’s commercially compostable.
The dynamic graphics on shrink labels help Galliker Dairy position "Shake" product as a treat rather than traditional milk.
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Shrink-sleeve label's graphics position Galliker's new dairy beverage (sidebar)

Full-body shrink labels have transformed dairy packaging, and the Galliker Dairy Co., Johnstown, PA, is using the tactic to introduce Shake, its new dairy-based beverage.

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