Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

Plant manager Doros Cleanthous holds filled bottles of milk, one of which is shown close-up.
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Monobloc 'cleans up' for Cyprus company

Cyprus-based beverage producer Lanitis Bros. Ltd. is first to use a monobloc bottle-blowing, -filling, and -capping system for fresh, pasteurized milk in PET.
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Labatt launches label-less bottles

Labatt Breweries of Canada reintroduced locally in May Labatt 50 premium ale in a 341-ml (12-oz) amber glass bottle.
Penn tennis balls retail in a PET container trimmed in a dual process to provide efficient lidding consistency.
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PET bottle converter racks up efficiency

Manufacturer of PET containers uses new dome-and flange-trimming machine to cut scrap rate and increase throughput by 20%.
Sara Lee's mini-donut packing system uses an unusual continuous-motion rotary drum loader (seen at left and up close at far left
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Prototype wrapper's feeder suits Sara Lee

An automated mini-donut sorting and wrapping system improves efficiency at Sara Lee’s Paris, TX, bakery.
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Tyson revamps packaging design

Tyson Foods just announced a “world-class” packaging makeover to give its products a fresh, new look.
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Beverages flow boldly into aluminum bottles

The path to product differentiation for two new beverages is a metallic one.
Electronic net-weigh fillers are long on sanitation and accuracy.
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Special equipment for a special concept

Custom blow molding, electronic net-weigh filling in a HEPA-filtered enclosure, robotic palletizing—it all helps Superior Dairy succeed with caseless shipping. See in-plant video
Winn-Dixie's contemporary, revamped graphics strengthen the chain's name to increase consumer recognition and loyalty. The new d
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Winn-Dixie leverages its own brand name

One-stop shopping provides Winn-Dixie with a comprehensive redesign for 60 private-label brands involving more than 3ꯠ items.
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Wine's single-serve PET bottle serves new venues

In late April 2002, Canandaigua Wine introduced nationwide 375-ml PET bottles of Arbor Mist wine in four fruit flavors.
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First PET, pasteurizable

In England, Coors Brewing Co. has launched Reef, a vodka-based fruit drink, in a three-layer plastic barrier bottle that’s fully pasteurizable.
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A juicy redesign

When marketers at Akron, OH-based Country Pure Foods decided to introduce its brand of juice and nectars, Ardmore Farms, to the retail market, they saw it as an opportunity to redesign packaging logo and graphics.
A new conveyor (inset) moves cases of wine to a new palletizer and wrapper installed October 2001.
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Winery harvests success with new machinery

New machinery helps Beringer Blass Wine Estates reduce breakage and damage to its glass wine bottles, as well as increase line efficiency.
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New bottle line brewing at Molson

In February, Molson announced plans to invest $34.8 million in upgrades at its Toronto brewery as the first installment in a $100 million plan to increase the facility’s production and efficiency.
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Digital case printer brings savings

Since Smith Frozen Foods replaced two off-line flexo case printers with a Model 3200 off-line digital case printer from Iconotech (Clinton, CT), one operator can now do the work formerly done by two.
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'Entry-level' craft beer

Designed to target “youthful” beer drinkers, Pintail Ale from BridgePort Brewing, Portland, OR, is packaged to be reminiscent of BridgePort’s other beers, while establishing an elegant, stylish design.

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