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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
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Aspirin sachet wins competition

A high-barrier laminated sachet for a granular Aspirin Effect product from Bayer Vital, Leverkusen, Germany, was chosen as Foil Pack of the Year by the European Aluminum Foil Assn.
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Gold standard for silvertoe gear

When silvertoe gear, a Gold Toe brand, decided to update the packaging for its women’s sock brand, it switched from a less-contemporary, unprinted bag with printed paperboard insert, to a stand-up pouch with consumer-friendly reclosable zipper and better overall retail presentation from North State Flexibles.
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Wood chip pouch stands out

Gold awards for printing achievement were bestowed by the Flexible Packaging Assn. on worthy packages for their graphics innovation.
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Ink-jet code for cat snack pack

In the first quarter of 2003, contract packager Toll Packaging of Gibson City, IL, began packaging a dry cat treat in a stand-up foil pouch at its Wendell, NC, plant.
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Paperless printing presence

Designed to replace a paperboard carton, the new Costco-brand Kirkland Four Cheese Ravioli pouch is rotogravure-printed to enhance the overall quality and shelf presence of the package.
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New vf/f/s packs poultry

With four new turnkey packaging systems from CMD Corp., Canadian poultry firm Maxi Canada Inc. attained both efficiency and reliability on four of its packaging lines.
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Chef Creations has taste for aseptic cartons

Chef Creations, a division of Orlando, FL-based Culinary Concepts, in August launched what’s reportedly the first aseptically packaged gourmet hollandaise sauce and crème brulée in the United States.
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Promo pouches packed with Bliss

When Unilever marketers in Ontario, Canada, needed a promotional mailer for samples of new Snuggle-brand liquid Botanical Bliss fabric softener, they had two key requirements.
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Reclosure feature slides into a new category

As the slider-style reclosure feature has grown in popularity since it started showing up on consumer packaged goods about two years ago, most packs on which it’s found are either pre-made pouches or they’re made on a horizontal form/fill/seal system.
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Stand-up pouch is clearly nutty

Health foods maker GeniSoy Products Co., Fairfield, CA, debuted a new line of soy nut-based Trail Mix in October 2002, “in a pouch where consumers actually see the product,” says marketing manager Sabrina Wootton.
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
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Pita-perfect design

To help develop brand identity and packaging graphics for its new Pita Snax Brand Pita Chips, Pita Products of Farmington, MI, looked to Flowdesign, Inc.
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Cat litter gets a 'hand' up

Cedar Fresh cat litter from MFM Industries, Reddick, FL, is the first commercial user of a special new injection-molded polyethylene handle located in a corner of its 12- and 14-lb flexible stand-up pouches. Introduced last October, Cedar Fresh uses a handle from 2N2 that’s applied by MFM to the bags on a machine from Marble Manor.
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New looks, new pouches

Looking to build on the success of its previous flexible packaging, Chicken of the Sea Intl. introduced in May a new 3-oz single-serve pouch for Albacore Tuna, Light Tuna, and Pink Salmon. In June, the San Diego company launched four varieties of 5-oz Tuna Salad Kit Singles. It also redesigned its famous Mermaid icon and improved the quality of its tuna.

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