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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

Hormel E-Z Zip[r] Pouch - Ampac
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2011 FPA Silver Award Winners

The following award winners took home Silver Awards in the 2011 FPA Awards competition.
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Snack portion olives 'packed loose without the juice'

“The pop-able olive that is unstoppable!” That’s how Plant City, FL, specialty food importer and distributor Mario Camacho Foods describes its new snack-size olive portions packed in portable, single-serve, stand-up pouches.
STICK PACKS. Duda Farms markets celery sticks in 1.6-oz, 3-oz, and 8-oz bags.
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Celery packer installs flow-wrap machines with extended infeed conveyor system

Duda Farms doubles throughput, improves bag seal consistency, and cuts labor costs and film waste.
STANDUP POUCH. Characteristics that mark this standup pouch are consumer convenience, long shelf life, and sustainability advant
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Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center

A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.
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Package helps sell benefits of crystal-based hydration product

All-natural crystals promote health and hydration, and package graphics signal YZ’s effervescent properties.
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Productivity doubled with VF/F/S systems

Apfells Fine Coffees, a leading U.S. private-label coffee manufacturer, has boosted productivity, improved setup times, and reduced its environmental impact with the installation of new robag vertical form/fill/seal systems.
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Eye tracking validates the sizzle in bacon's new label

Eye-tracking research can validate the emotional cues of a label design before an expensive investment is made to bring a new package design to market.
SPIRITED SWEETS. Crown Nuggets were invented in Mexico in 1946 by Antonio Aguas Bessera, when he combined his grandmothers candy
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O2 scavenger breathes new life into candy packaging

Mexican candy maker Crown Companies expands its distribution reach after identifying an oxygen scavenger that keeps its caramel candies fresh for up to nine months.
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Big deli meat pouch packs

In the early 1990s, Land O’Frost, Inc., Lansing, IL, and Searcy, AR, was a pioneer in the implementation of flexible, resealable packaging for deli meats.
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A crinkle in SunChips' bio-based bag plans

Frito-Lay is replacing most of the plant-based packaging for its SunChips brand snack chip due to consumer complaints that the bag is too noisy.
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Cloth pouch packs ironing board cover and pad

Four factors drove the development of one of the award winners in the Non-Food Primary Packaging category, Household Essentials LLC’s Ironing Board Cover & Pad (with Packaging Pouch).
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U.K. dairy introduces hook-and-loop closure in cheese

Focus groups find the closure is easier to open and reseal than other fasteners for cheese packaging on the market. Consumers lacking finger dexterity will benefit.
PRODUCT VERSATILITY. Dried fruits and nut mixtures are packaged in various combinations  and bag sizes (left).
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Mixing up fruits and nuts in weight-reliable bags

Sophisticated weighers and product transfers facilitate consistent blending of up to eight fruit and nut components per bag
DOUBLE DUTY. Two robots work together to handle filled bags of parenteralia, as well as empty and filled trays of product bound
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Robots handle sensitive parenteralia bags in pharma facility

Bayer Schering Pharma, an affiliate of Bayer HealthCare, is one of the 10 largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world, with facilities in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
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Premium packaging for premium pet food

MultiFit Tiernahrungs GmbH, a subsidiary of Fressnapf Holding, Krefeld, Germany, is Europe’s largest provider of pet foods, pet accessories, and pet services.

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