Case Studies

Consumer Product Packaging

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Crave packaging is revealing

A 2.5-oz plastic spray bottle mounted inside a see-through plastic “carton” distinguishes the packaging for Crave fragrance from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a New York, NY, div.
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After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
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Printing pays back Duckback

Flat-case printer earns eight-month payback for Duckback Products, a maker of stains, coatings, and cleaners for external wood and concrete surfaces.
Shown here is a sampling of Another Day's induction-sealed containers. For at least one customer, Another Day employees apply ta
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Saving for Another Day

Automated induction sealing, tape dispensing, and twist-tying machinery help this cleaning products company save money by reducing labor costs and moving short-run jobs in-house.
Six-color, reverse flexo-printing on Merrick's stand-up pouches of dog food identifies the product variety and its benefits and
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Stand-up pouch earns Merrick's merit

Merrick Petfoods introduces dog food in a resealable stand-up pouch that’s marketed primarily in Europe.
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Yogurt lids drive environmental campaign

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the popular purveyors of automotive wisdom and whimsy on National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” show, have teamed up with Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, NH, in an environmental campaign that uses Stonyfield’s yogurt lids to spread its message.
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Fresh start for blister packs

Meanwhile, S.C. Johnson introduced air freshener Glade Press’n Fresh in a new blister package that hit retail shelves nationwide in March.
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A Technical success

New system upgrades placement of paper labels on plastic bottles at Technical Chemical.
The monobloc filler (left) permits 15-min washouts that are crucial for fast changeover of the nine detergent formulations run.
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Mass flow = efficiency squared

Unilever cleans up on faster changeovers and washout for monobloc mass-flow fillers on tool-less changeover lines. Network yields big savings.
Using the 20/20 Hindsight system, a P&G packaging line operator can troubleshoot a problem by viewing video footage in slow moti
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P&G captures high-tech assistance

A new video troubleshooting tool gives packaging line operators at Procter & Gamble the power to solve problems faster.
Three-station semi-automatic stretch wrapping helps the 
DC unitize loads more efficiently for shipment to 520 regional True Val
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Stretch wrappers are a true labor-saving value

Twin stretch wrappers at True Value’s Northwest distribution center replace the laborious task of manual wrapping.
The laser printer is nestled in 59 pieces of protective packaging (top) and is equipped with a special molded foam ramp (bottom)
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HP reduces packaging

A redesign at Hewlett-Packard cuts packaging components in half.
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Tube packs tap timely trend

Flexible tube packs match consumers’ requirements for on-the-go-anywhere eating for a new wave of portable foods.
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Squeaky-clean new graphics

OxiClean Multi-Purpose Stain Remover has moved from infomercial fame to mainstream retail distribution channels.
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Beverages flow boldly into aluminum bottles

The path to product differentiation for two new beverages is a metallic one.

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