Case Studies

Consumer Product Packaging

A new HDPE top film web provides several benefits for Sengewald Klinikprodukte's packaged surgical drapes and gowns.
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Film drapes Sengewald in success

Appearance, tear resistance, and peel properties are key benefits of a top film web used by Sengewald in Germany for thermoformed packs of surgical drapes and gowns.
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Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
The last folded leaflet promotional label from one box was affixed to the leading label from the next box so that Cadbury could
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Leased labelers lend Cadbury Schweppes' promo 'punch'

Four machines help Cadbury’s Aspers, PA, plant economically apply fan-folded stacked labels to nearly 13 million 1-gal PET bottles for a nationwide promotion.
This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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DESIGN

Graphics for an organic tea bottleHonest Tea now offers its organic, ready-to-drink teas in 100% recyclable plastic bottles with a panel-less design for a sleeker, more eye-catching look that highlights the healthy, low-sugar/low-carb profile of the teas.
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'Glass' polymer selected for shower gel

YSL Beauté, the Paris-based cosmetics brand now owned by Gucci, selected a copolyester, Glass Polymer, from Eastman Chemical for the package for its Alexander McQueen Kingdom shower gel.
The biodegradable, compostable film used for Tikvah organic soaps offers clarity and moisture permeability. It's also less costl
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From soap to nuts

Soap producer Tikvah and brownie manufacturer Raw Indulgence market organic products in a transparent cellulose film made from wood pulp.
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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
Scotts' new Nursery Select line was designed to appeal 
to women shoppers.
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Scotts designs line for independent nurseries

New Miracle-Gro Nursery Select plant care line is sold only to independent nurseries and is designed to appeal to female shoppers.
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Tinted DVD case counts on 'see' power

A special DVD offering from Blue Underground has a case of the blues that’s doubled sales expectations.
U.S. Tape & Label Co. relies on simplified changeover to use the labeler for a range of containers.
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Label it 'user friendly'

In its contract operations, U.S. Tape and Label uses a labeler to apply labels to all sorts of containers.
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Natural toothpaste moves to recycled tube

Burt’s Bees finds it can shift from aluminum to five-layer coextruded tubes with recycled content, topped with caps using recycled resin, too.
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Appliance maker chooses Sonoco as package partner

BSH Home Appliances Corp., Huntington Beach, CA, has entered into a five-year packaging supply agreement with Sonoco. BSH, a joint venture of Robert Bosch and Siemens AG for home appliances, makes premium laundry, cooking and dishwashing appliances for the North American market.
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Table-top bag maker brings savings

A tabletop bag maker installed in late 2002 at Arkwright, Inc., was so effective in reducing wasted packaging materials and wasted time that it paid for itself in two months.
Repackaged for spring 2004 to make the packs more retailer and consumer friendly, ez-D consists of a shrink-wrapped, three-sided
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Perishable DVDs need oxygen-scavenging film

A DVD that lasts 48 hrs after opening relies on an oxygen-scavenging film to preserve its packaged ‘freshness’.

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