Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Design for new Labatt Select

Labatt Select, a new low-carbohydrate Canadian light beer, enlisted Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign for its packaging design needs when breaking into the quickly growing U.S. low-carb beer category.
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Cups from corn quench thirsts here and abroad

What do Alken-Maes Breweries in Belgium, Tipperary Natural Mineral Water in Ireland, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, and the National Mall in Washington have in common?
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Steel can packs innovation and functionality

An elegant, curved shape and a subtle, embossed image of a coffee cup, saucer, and rising steam are the first things you notice about J.J. Darboven’s new steel coffee can for Warca-brand ground or bean coffee.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Closure energizes Olay vitamins

Consumer convenience is behind Pharmavite LLC’s use of Weatherchem’s NutraFlapper® closure for an Olay-brand vitamin supplement line introduced in August ’03.
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New PEN bottles in Denmark

Danish Brewery Group (DBG) has launched its Royal Pilsner and Royal Classic beers in new refillable 38-cL bottles of polyethylene napthalate (PEN), made by Rexam Petainer in Lidköping, Sweden.
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Anniversary makeover

Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign developed a new look for the 2003 vintage of the Hillebrand family of wines in conjunction with the winemaker’s 25th anniversary.
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Mount Gay Rum debuts new flavors in sophisticated packaging

Mount Gay Rum has added two new flavors to its flavored rum category: Mount Gay Mango Rum and Mount Gay Vanilla Rum. Each new flavor is packed into stylish bottles with graphics designed by MLR Design.
Glove ports allow operators to make adjustments at key machine areas.
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Swiss beverages go on the 'bloc'

An aseptic bloc filling system helps Pomdor AG
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Bud Light goes to no-label look

Bud Light 12-oz glass bottles get a fresh look this summer as glue-applied paper labels give way to clear film labels and the no-label look.
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Keith Spicer Ltd. bags efficient end loader

An automatic end-loading cartoning machine is helping tea and coffee producer Keith Spicer Ltd. pack up to 3.7 million tea bags each day. The Bradman Lake SL904 end loader operates on two shifts, handling the output of two baggers and two flow wrappers.
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P&G brews Home Café system

Consumers of Procter & Gamble’s well-known Folgers and Millstone coffees will soon be able to purchase single-cup varieties in tapered bags that stand on their flat bottoms.
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Brown-Forman adds 750-mLs in PET

Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
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Decorative tin

U.S. Can has released its only wine-themed decorative tin, “Salud.” Measuring 65?8”x113?16”, the tin is offset printed with images of wine glasses and grapes, in addition to scripted lists of different wine types.

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