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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

Cook-in bag for ready meals.
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Cook-in bags debut in South Africa

Two seafood ready meals have been launched by the Woolworths chain of stores in South Africa. Heating can be done in either the microwave or the conventional oven.
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The one-way valve has a tri-layer construction. As CO2 released by the packaged coffee beans builds up, the gas enters and then escapes through the valve’s top baffle layer. The valve then automatically reseals to prevent oxygen from entering the bag.
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Flexible valve application speeds coffee packaging

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee streamlined—and sped up—its packaging process with pre-oiled, flexible valves that maintain freshness, letting CO2 out of the bag without letting oxygen in.
LIFE-ENHANCING. Nitrogen gas-flushed metallized PP bags have increased average tortilla chip shelf life to 180 days.
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Vf/f/s system invigorates packaging operations

Tortilla chip maker vanquishes material waste, while pumping up output and product shelf life.
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Stand-up pouch evokes old-fashioned canning jar

A new line of dairy-free, vegan tomato sauces launches in a stand-up pouch shaped like a canning jar. A ‘handmade’ tag with cord completes the farm-fresh feeling.
Innovation-driven dairy CAPSA is the first to launch a new combination carton bottle package for its new line of value-added, functional aseptic milk products.
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Spanish dairy debuts first aseptic 'carton bottle'

Innovation-driven dairy CAPSA is the first to launch a new combination carton bottle package for its new line of value-added, functional aseptic milk products.
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French juice drink packed in aseptic pouch

Orangina-Schweppes France launches its classic Oasis fruit beverage for kids and teenagers in an aseptic pouch that offers an air-filled handle and attached straw.
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Microwave-ready seafood meals released in South Africa

South African supermarket Woolworths launches two seafood-and-sauce dishes in a dual-compartment, microwavable pouch with custom venting technology.
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Coffee brewing technology is in the bag

Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a brew-in-the-bag solution for outdoor enthusiasts that includes a pour spout and finger holes for pouring, and is insulated for safe handling.
The new laminated structure runs smoothly on the hf/f/s machines used at the Mars plant.
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Foil-free pouch scores sustainable packaging points

Mars Africa finds a better way to package its line of instant dry soup mixes by replacing foil in its laminated structure with a coextruded barrier polymer.
The final package comprises two layers of material sealed tightly together around the product, suspending it and protecting it during shipping.
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Custom-sized envelopes cradle gemstones

Automated packaging systems at Jewelry Television’s fulfillment center create easy-open, custom-size envelopes for each order that securely contain a range of jewelry products.
By offering colorant varieties in many small tubes and paint in just two varieties, Coldec is able to present 52 colors to consumers in a very small amount of space.
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Pouch drives new approach to merchandising paint

Dutch consumers see a whole new approach to packaging of house paint, as stand-up pouch plus colorant tube concept maximizes color varieties available in a small foot print.
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First frozen coffee drink kit stands up and stands out in flexible pouch

Frozen coffee blend kit to debut in the grocer’s freezer section in a brightly colored flex-pack featuring graphics that build on Seattle’s Best Coffee’s 40 years of coffee-making experience.
Hills Velcro
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Hill's Pet Nutrition integrates new closure

Makes bag opening and reclosing easy and maintains package integrity.
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Compostable coffee bags make North American debut

Two North American coffee roasting companies have launched fully compostable coffee bags to support their eco-friendly commitments.
Toad-Ally Snax specializes in the production of chocolate-coated pretzels and chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn.
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Pretzel maker navigates new twists in packaging

Toad-Ally Snax installs pouch vf/f/s and case coder upgrades to accommodate growing product demand.

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