Case Studies

Consumer Product Packaging

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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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Anniversary makeover

Shikatani Lacroix Brandesign developed a new look for the 2003 vintage of the Hillebrand family of wines in conjunction with the winemaker’s 25th anniversary.
Examining press sheets at Exopack are (left to right): Charlie Ratterree of Fafard, Jeff Wagner of Exopack, 
and Eric Nurnberger
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Sleeve press and EB combine for savings

New 67”-wide 10-station flexo press with electron-beam coating and curing earns Exopack lots of private-label lawn and garden packaging business with Fafard.
Glove ports allow operators to make adjustments at key machine areas.
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Swiss beverages go on the 'bloc'

An aseptic bloc filling system helps Pomdor AG
The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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Pigmented PET puts squeeze on convenience

An easy-to-use cleaner that takes the strain out of removing oil stains on concrete or masonry now boasts easy-to-use packaging. Edgewater Industries’ Pour-N-Restore was relaunched this spring in new squeeze bottles.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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Putting a wrap on shelf life

A new USDA-formulated all-fruit bar achieves impressive shelf life thanks in part to its high-barrier wrapper that was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a healthy alternative to traditional military meals.
For its LifePak dietary supplements, Pharmanex worked closely with its film vendor to develop a material with suitable barrier c
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Supplement packs deliver healthy results

Custom structure helps Pharmanex meet multiple needs for its packets of LifePak dietary supplements.
Espoma's new robotic  palletizer handles the output of three packaging lines. The newest line is for plastic bundles (above) of
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Espoma grows new bag line

New side-gusseted, flat-bottom plastic bags at plant food maker Espoma necessitate a new robotic palletizer, stretch-wrap bundler, and bag sealer.See video
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Film-laminated cartons deliver for P&G

Procter & Gamble improves moisture barrier in its dry detergent cartons by shifting from a lacquer coating to film/paperboard lamination.
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DVD case now for software

When Eidos looked to package its multi-disc game software, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin and Deus Ex: Invisible War for North America, it selected the slim triple Alphapak from Nexpak.

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