Case Studies

Cartoning & Boxes

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Coca-Cola is first to use bio-based drink carton

Honored with an award by the Brazilian Packaging Assn., Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice brand is the first to use a drink carton incorporating LDPE films from sugarcane.
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New box for inflight meals takes off

Scandinavian Airlines uses sturdy folding box for its inflight meals that exhibits a low weight, a good hand feel, and an attractive appearance.
New design
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Core values—real, honest, natural—conveyed by pet food pack

The Honest Kitchen redesigns the packaging graphics for its natural pet foods, using hand-drawn illustrations of key ingredients and copy to lend an artisan feel.
Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.
ALL-ELECTRIC. Shown here is one of the seven all-electric hot melt adhesive application systems running at the PepsiCo plant. The cost-effective stitching pattern is shown in the closeup.
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How to unclog adhesive application

An all-electric adhesive application system brings cost savings, glue savings, and better application performance while greatly reducing time spent on cleaning nozzles.
CASE PREP. Once cases are erected, they are sent to a partition inserter.
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Spirits producer brings packaging in house

At the heart of Proximo’s Line 5 is a compact secondary packaging cell flexible enough to handle anything from 200-mL PET minis to a 1.75 pyramid-shaped glass bottle.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
BAGGER, CARTONER. Pouches of fruit snacks move through a combination scale.
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Vertical cartoners cope with 24,000 lb of pouched candy per hour

A custom control system and a clever arrangement of sensors developed by Ferrara engineering control help Ferrara’s five cartoners keep up with pouched candy.
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Sturdy box withstands e-commerce shipping demands

A new subscription service for men’s grooming products in the U.K. uses a custom-designed box, sturdy enough for shipping, while providing a positive brand experience.
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
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Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of 'what’s inside.'
Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION. The four robot arms are used to pack cases that vary in size to accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs.
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Lightweight robot arms case-pack eggs at 15,000/hr

Italian egg suppler installs four robot arms to case-pack different size cases that accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs, eliminating labor-related issues and improving its operational efficiency.
FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.

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