Case Studies

Cartoning & Boxes

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
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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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Automation completes speedy cup-packaging line

 Huhtamaki-America meets the challenge of its plant’s increased foodservice cup-forming capabilities by automating its case-packing and palletizing operations.
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Frozen entrée producer installs high-efficiency casing equipment

Competitively priced, small-footprint system fits nicely into the budget and floor space at Inovata Foods.
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Mint-condition packaging

The United States Mint upgrades cartoning and casing operations for collectible, lens-packed proof coins.

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