Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

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Bottle inspection system

Visy Pak Beverage Division of Melbourne, Australia-based Visy Industries produces 1.2 to 2.5 million PET beverage bottles a day (depending on the season) at its Kings Park plant, supplying customers such as Coca-Cola Amatil, Pepsi, and Cadbury-Schweppes.
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TUF box design wins award

Bell Inc. has won a gold award in the Ronkonkoma, NY-based Flexographic Technical Association’s 2005 Design Awards Competition.
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Tray wrapper nets savings (sidebar)

In addition to putting hot-fill juice in PET bottles, Old Orchard also packs about 48 million cans of frozen concentrate annually. In November, secondary packaging for the 12-oz plastic cans went from an RSC to a shrink-wrapped corrugated tray.
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Sleeve-labeled milk bottle makes a 'Happy Meal' for McDonald's

McDonald’s doubled its milk sales with last summer’s rollout of 8-oz milks in HDPE bottles. The switch from gable-top cartons prompted significant changes at participating dairies.
A filled, capped, and labeled 64-oz bottle.
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Redundancy rules at Old Orchard

Cap coders, case erectors, case packers, and case tapers are redundant to make sure this high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice can produce up to its potential.See video
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Molson offers beer in aluminum bottles

Molson is offering a new brew that combines the taste of a classic lager with essence of guarana, a natural source of caffeine. Available in Canada, Molson Kick comes in a sleek, fast-chilling aluminum bottle from CCL Industries.
Using its paperless workflow database, JohnsonDiversey managers can efficiently coordinate information exchange and approval pro
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Workflow software works for JohnsonDiversey

JohnsonDiversey speeds the approval process for packaging changes and launches using a workflow database that handles specifications and bills of material.
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Coke sues over carafe package

Coca-Cola Co., maker of the Minute Maid brand of juices, filed suit January 26 against Florida’s Natural, Lake Wales, FL, claiming that company’s 59-oz carafe container infringes on the patented carafe for Minute Maid’s Simply Orange brand (shown here).
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Jolt relaunch is 'electric'

After 20 years, Wet Planet reintroduces Jolt in a 23.5-oz aluminum resealable can decorated with thermochromic inks.
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Whitener pens niche with cosmetics

Out-of-the-carton thinking for BriteSmile Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, has pushed the retail version of its product into a premium niche at cosmetics counters.
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Nestlé Canada restages coffee for incremental growth

Nestlé Canada wanted to grow the marketing potential for its roast and ground coffees in the foodservice industry, but it realized the channel is diverse and that it needed to rethink its branding strategy.
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Vendange varietals select Prisma Aseptic

Just months after Canandaigua Wine introduced its Almaden Sangria in a Prisma® Aseptic carton from Tetra Pak, the company has introduced four varieties of its Vendange wines in the same 500-mL carton with an innovative resealable screw cap.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
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Miller puts more beer in fridge

Building on its sales success with the 12-can Fridge Pack, Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing is now the world’s first brewer offering both 12- and 18-can Fridge Packs for Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft and Genuine Draft Lite beers.
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Splish, Splash... beverage containers may take a bath

Sewer authorities, water utilities, environmentalists, and others now are pushing for a consumption fee on beverage containers.

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