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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

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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30 wine label ideas, but be careful about your message!

Wine is fast losing its stodgy image. The label is becoming a more versatile marketing tool, engaging shoppers with new types of brand ‘personality.’
IN THE BAG. Lancaster Foods packages fresh produce for both retail and foodservice markets.
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Fresh produce packer opts for f/f/s bagging

Installs two vertical form/fill/seal machines to optimize operating flexibilities.
GRAB-AND-GO CONVENIENCE. Stand-up pouches with bright graphics and a number of grab-and-go convenience features have replaced li
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Pouch format is 'baby food 2.0

A stand-up pouch capped by a large reclosable and tamper-evident closure is a packaging format in which The Nest Collective has a lot of confidence.
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SUP wines convenient and eco-friendly

The Jeanjean Group, Saint-Felix de Lodez, France, operates both as a wine producer and specialty packager of wines. Markets include cafes, restaurants, hotels, and large cellars as well as consumer retailers.
Warburtons
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Newcomer brings originality, quirkiness to snack foods

The snack-food aisle is cluttered with a mind-boggling assortment of brands and a lot of visual “noise.” For newcomers in the category, distinction is essential.
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PTI thrives on inspection/metal detection systems

Contract manufacturer’s Royston, GA, facility uses machinery for quality, also gaining economic benefits.
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Transparent box brings differentiation for LifeStyles

Ansell Healthcare introduces new THYN-brand condoms in a transparent APET box that reflects the product’s sheer nature.

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