Case Studies

Blisters & Clamshells

NICE DISPLAY. One of the significant advantages of VSP is that packages can be displayed vertically, and Perfect Fit has taken f
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From MAP to VSP/HPP—and linerless labels along the way

This Houston startup now has a line of fresh, refrigerated ready meals that look good, taste great, and emphasize nutrition. High Pressure Processing extends shelf life.
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Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationw
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Walmart first to adopt next-generation compliance/adherence package

Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015.
THERMOFORMABLE PAPER-BASED TRAY.  Shown here are two of the seven varieties of chilled meat products packaged by Micarna in the PaperLite material.
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Sliced fresh meats in a thermoformable paper-based pack

Migros, the well known and influential supermarket chain based in Switzerland, has launched a paper-based barrier tray that represents a 60% reduction in plastic content.
SMALL FOOTPRINT. Though the old (left) and the new (right) packs both hold eight razors, the food print of the new pack is dramatically smaller.
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Redesigned blister brings benefits throughout supply chain

By reducing depth of draw on a PVC thermoform, Energizer Holdings generated operating efficiencies and cost savings galore while racking up some serious sustainability points.
PACK UNLOADING. On the 100-pack/min line, finished blister packs are removed from the blister-sealing machine via a ceiling-mounted robot and are placed in front of sensors for inspection.
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L'Oréal embraces automation for new blister-sealing lines

Multiple robots help pick-and-place blister packs of L’Oréal’s Baby Lips line of lip balms on two lines running 50 and 100 packs/min.
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
MULTIFACETED REDESIGN.  The new clamshell package for Hypertherm’s consumables offers a more compact footprint, with 20% less material, and a more consistent, cleaner brand appearance on shelf.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign

Hypertherm redesigns packaging for 220 SKUs of metal-cutting consumables for a more environmentally friendly clamshell that protects against product counterfeiting.
North Bay Produce’s four-pack of washed and ready-to-eat blueberries.
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New produce packs steal the show

New plastic produce packaging spotted at the United Fresh show encourages snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables and offers new meal solutions.
Trapped blister uses RPET for the thermoformed blister component.
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Spout attachment trapped in a blister

A trapped blister is the packaging format selected by Park City, UT-based Choomee Inc. for its Sip’n Soft Top product.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
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Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
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Gillette pushes new thermoforming technology

A patented approach combines flexo printing and thermoforming in register to produce a tactile quality that really makes this thermoformed PET blister stand out.
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Poultry processor switches to 100% recyclable trays

Saudi Arabian food company selects PET-based poultry trays that provide 100% recyclability.
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Two-count blister packs for ‘smart pills’

Tucson-based Brainiac Supplements LLC wanted to market its Study Buddy nutrient-based study aid capsules in high-impact packaging.
The customized clamshell packaging with bold 10-color card graphics and printing attracts shoppers’ attention and discourages pilfering.
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High-profile, easy-open clamshells deter pilfering

NuFletch Archery adopts cost- and time-efficient packaging concept that targets in-store theft, while luring sales.
Aragan, a French laboratory that specializes in the use of natural ingredients, has selected Burgopak Healthcare & Technology to package its range of probiotics and dietary supplements.
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French lab Aragan uses packaging with sliding mechanism

Opening and closing functionality in either single or double blister pack formats creates point of differentiation in pharmacies throughout France.

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