Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

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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.
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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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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.
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.
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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Kwik Trip's cap conversion

Convenience store chain Kwik Trip, Inc., processes and packages all its Nature’s Touch-brand milks, juices, juice drinks, and bottled waters at its dairy facility in LaCrosse, WI.
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Special labels lead to vodka sales

Dutch distiller Toorank has achieved strong market presence for its Petrikov Red and Blue flavored vodka, thanks to striking labels that employ thermochromic inks.
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Pepsi's root beer adds a 'growl'

Trio of design firms works with Pepsi marketing to add bulldog to Mug root beer label. New look appeals to teen boys and their moms.
A triple-channel rinser is used to spray the inside of each bottle with paracetic acid, sterile water, and sterile air.
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Moving aseptically into the future

A leader in the European fruit juice market, Germany’s Eckes-Granini is plunging into the future with the recent installation of an ACF line for .33- and 1-L PET bottles.
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Patented wine in a can

Barokes Wines, Melbourne, Australia, has moved its marketing of wine in a can throughout Southeast Asia and now looks to Europe and North America.
Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.

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