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Case Studies

Beverage Packaging

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Single-handed convenience

One-handed dispensing of coffee creamer is coming to dairy cases across the country as Morningstar Foods, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Dean Foods Co., begins shipping its International Delight brand in PET containers with a custom dispensing closure.
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As wine bottles emerge from the heat tunnel that shrinks the capsule around the bottle neck, a vertical conveyor belt rotates th
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Sometimes low tech is tech enough

To salvage existing equipment, winery finds unique solution to capsule wrinkles—by turning a conveyor on end.
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Candy and coffee team up

If Seattle-based Starbucks is synonymous with fine coffee, Brown & Haley, Tacoma, WA, has a similar cachet with its Almond Roca candy. Beginning this year, the two organizations are teaming up as B&H produces Mocha Roca Coffee Buttercrunch in distinctive packaging for exclusive sale at Starbucks outlets.
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Coca-Cola graphics get 'Real'

Consumers worldwide are beginning to see new graphics on cans, PET bottles, and secondary packaging as part of The Coca-Cola Company’s new marketing campaign, “Coca-Cola...Real.”
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Folgers packs a coffee house experience

An octagon-shaped high-density polyethylene canister is helping Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble’s Folgers-brand Café Latte deliver to retail markets a true coffee house experience.
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Capri Sun launches 'bottle can'

In February, Tarrytown, NY-based Kraft Foods Beverages Division introduced Capri Sun Island Refreshers in a 16.5-oz aluminum “bottle can.”
Bottles index single file from front to back through a timing screw (left) before a label is wiped on.
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Black Bear hugs new labeler

Regional beverage bottler adds a p-s labeler that increases packaging speeds compared to its former paper label applicator.See in-plant video
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Sunsweet gets grip on market

Prune juice was one of the few juice products that had not been repackaged to take advantage of new technologies.
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Ice cream packaging redesign

To help breathe new life into its ice cream packaging, Cumberland Farms enlisted Sheaff Dorman Purins (Boston, MA). Working with Cumberland Farms’ marketing and manufacturing departments, Sheaff designers conducted competitive research and explored a variety of approaches to develop new flavors, a new structure, and a new look for the packaging.
Brookville's protective new shrink-wrapped bundle (inset foreground) often makes a smaller unit than its twine-tied predecessor
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Brookville Glove receives helping hand

When new management took over Brookville Glove, a move to shrink bundling was one of the first improvements in operations to be made.
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Heineken rolls out 24-oz 'keg' can

Heineken USA, White Plains, NY, recently introduced its Heineken lager beer in the United States in a 24-oz can that resembles a keg.
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A pasteurizable plastic beer bottle

Canada’s Brick Brewery has launched a 16-oz plastic beer bottle that the Waterloo, Ontario, brewer claims is the first single-serve plastic beer bottle in Canada.
Leonard Cole (above left), North York plant manager, and Nick Boragina, Concord plant manager, display cartons of IQF product at
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See Janes run

New folding-carton erecting and sealing equipment improves efficiency and lowers labor and material costs for two Janes Family Foods plants in Canada.See in-plant video
Near the end of the line, hot melt ink-jet coding marks each case with lot and date code information.
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New equipment fuels winery's growth

This Napa winery knows that only by investing in new packaging machinery can it become the outsourcing solutions leader in the global wine industry.See in-plant video
Once on the platform (above), the vision system measures all the dimensions of the bottle called for 
in the program, in this ca
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Dial lab cuts bottle test time

Both for package development and mold qualifications, Dial’s lab finds speed and accuracy in new bottle dimensional test instrument.

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