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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
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The Grill Wipes pads are pouched on a compact, four-station rotary machine that includes a 
customized filling station seen on t
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Slick pouching for oily wipes

For Grate Chef president Keith Aldredge, one good thing has led to another. Not only did Grate Chef reintroduce its Grill Wipes in revamped pouches, the Dacula, GA, company found a great way to automate the product’s packaging operations: via contract packager Packaging Division Inc. See video
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
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Film test results (sidebar)

Nephron has for months conducted pouch film material assessments to qualify or requalify packaging materials and its material vendors. Specifically, it’s testing pouch material used to package the low-density polyethylene vials containing the product solutions.
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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.
Nephron says the cartoner is 'forgiving' of variances in carton materials.
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Payback brings Nephron fast relief

Nephron production breathes easier with labor-saving wrapping and cartoning lines for its respiratory inhalants that yield a one-year payback.See video
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Slick pouch for a grate product

Introduced in 2003, Grill Wipes from Grate Chef, Dacula, GA, have been repackaged in shiny new pouches for 2004 for improved functionality and aesthetics.
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Clear pouch claims to be first

A clear stand-up pouch holding 6.75 oz of flavored water is now reaching store shelves in select eastern U.S. markets. It’s claimed to be among the first clear pouches in a category where opaque metallized films or foil-based laminations dominate (see CapriSun from Kraft Foods and Hi-C Blast from Coke’s Minute Maid Div).
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Reclosable pouch for dried fruits

Sundora Foods of York, England, has relaunched its line of dried fruits in 250- and 500-g stand-up reclosable pouches using the Flexcan from Amcor Flexibles.
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Blue crab in 'Cadillac' package

A zipper reclosable pouch is now making its debut for pasteurized blue crabmeat in a 16-oz pouch sold under refrigeration. The Zip’n Store™ pouch was co-developed by Pyramid Flexible Packaging and by Presto Products, maker of the polypropylene Fresh-Lock® zipper for retort applications.
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Innovative pouch filler installed at Jel Sert

Jel Sert Co. recently installed a new filling and capping machine for its line of athletic rehydration beverages packaged in unique spouted pouches.
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Diamond launches Emerald snack nuts

This month, Diamond of California will launch nationwide its Emerald of California snack nut brand in both rigid and flexible packages.
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Redken stands up for pouch multipack

When designers at New York-based Redken decided to switch from traditional polyvinyl chloride folding cartons to clear, flexible stand-up pouches from Specialty Films & Associates for its Smooth Down multipacks of hair-care products, they gained a sharper, more modern design as well as added consumer convenience.

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