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Cartoning & Boxes

FLAVOR-PACKED. Several different flavors of the coconut patties are cartoned using the new automated system.
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Candy maker sweetens cartoning efficiencies

Installation of automatic carton erecting and closing equipment improves production rates and cuts costs.
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NEST BUILDING. The eggs are "nested" in contoured cartons and tray flats in various counts, depending on customer requirements.
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Egg packer automates casing and palletizing operations

Tender-touch case packers and robotics reduce breakage and increase overall efficiencies.
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Established stevia brand refreshes packaging for greater green mileage

100% recycled material and a smaller package size reflect Wisdom Natural Brands’ commitment to the environment.
FLOOR SPACE. The side sealer (above) and the compact shrink tunnel (left) are designed to work in tandem while occupying minimal
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Pack Expo purchases triple production

End-of-line equipment purchased at Pack Expo International 2008 helped Garden Lites boost productivity significantly. Top management will be back at the Chicago show this Fall
FASHION FORWARD. U by Kotex cartons take their bold visual cues--a rich black background accented with bright colors--from fashi
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New Kotex brand: Discreetness makes a bold statement

Kimberly-Clark identifies a feminine care products ‘language’ among young women and launches fashionable U by Kotex cartons and tins that reduce the embarrassment.
BEFORE & AFTER. Shown below left is the perforated case that came before the tray-plus-hood format above. On-shelf presentation
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P&G optimizes its shelf-ready packaging

Packaging professionals at P&G’s Schwalbach, Germany, office have greatly improved the shelf-ready secondary packs used for feminine care products.
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Kimberly-Clark breaks the rules in facial-tissue aisle

 
 LOOK. Brown-Forman redesigned the bottle, label, and cap for its Jack Daniels Gentleman Jack line of premium Tennessee whiskey.
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Line upgrade accommodates redesigned Gentleman Jack packaging

Jack Daniels team tips its cap to performance of new, high-efficiency capping equipment.
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Credit card-sized pack wins pharmaceutical award

A wallet pack for Switzerland dental product company FKG Dentaire earns recognition.
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Case packer uses a power monitor to minimize energy consumption

A three-axis, side-load case packer receives up-to-the-minute information on energy use from a component mounted on the controls cabinet.
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Minute Maid design embraces the artful composition of fruit

Look elsewhere around the store for inspiration. That’s one way for brand marketers to bring a fresh look to their categories.
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Robotic handling of bottles sets the bar high

Maximum versatility, minimal operator involvement, gentle handling, high speed, and automated end-of-arm tooling changes are highlights at VCP champagne plant.
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Godiva goes green while printing gold

Godiva trims more than 30% of its printing costs by switching from an imported specialty paper to a foil metallic coated paper. Sustainability gains are impressive.
CUSTOM CASING. The customized automatic wraparound case packer is PLC-controlled and servo-driven (above).
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Fast, flexible case changeovers

 Extruded soap block operation cuts changeover time from hours to minutes by upgrading to automated case packing.
MAGAZINE FEED. Photo above shows knocked-down corrugated cases stacked in a magazine feed on the left and product infeed on the
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Case-packing gets a makeover

A high-speed case packing system cuts labor costs, frees up some folder/gluers, and increases productivity for a maker of custom corrugated containers.

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