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Case Studies

Food Packaging

Bio-Rad's new labeler handles pressure-sensitive paper or BOPP labels.
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Vial packing extraordinaire

Bio-Rad Laboratories boosted its vial filling/capping/labeling capacity with all new equipment. Highlights include a twin-head labeler and a custom-built tray loader.
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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.
Unilever selected a translucent pearlescent blue color to set off its Wisk detergent from the competition.
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Wisk bottle color breaks the mold

Wisk bottle color breaks the mold Unilever selected pearlized blue color for liquid detergent bottles by working closely with its color supplier and blow molders.
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Bilingual packaging: ¿Qué pasa? (sidebar)

Especially Kraft-ed for Hispanics
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El Toro bullish on new coder

Continuing downtime and frustration led fresh salsa maker El Toro Foods, Watsonville, CA, to replace a small-character ink-jet coder earlier this year with a Squid Ink PZ Pilot.
Top photo shows the p-s labeler that applies bar codes; the new ink-jet coder sits a few feet downstream.
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Ink-jet provides a COOL solution

Ink-jet coding on wrapped trays of produce streamlines packaging and takes care of COOL.
This new aseptic bottle-filling line was tested during the summer at WeserGold's plant in Rinteln, Germany. The line was expecte
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New line looks golden for WeserGold

WeserGold’s new aseptic PET juice bottling line in Rinteln, Germany, increases plant output. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization nearly eliminates expensive water treatment needs for this European beverage producer.See video
Tropicana Europe's new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, houses this new aseptic PET bottling line. Bottles are sterilized, rinsed (a
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line

New aseptic line opens the door for Tropicana Europe to expand its line of bottled juices and beverages produced at its new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium.See video
Gorgeous graphics make the single-wrap fiber container stand out in the retail setting.
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Pistachios packed for holiday partying

Paramount Farms bets nut lovers will take this lightweight, reclosable, high-impact package home for the holidays. It represents new technology for rigid containers.
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New "smart" label

Frito-Lay introduced a new “smart snack” icon on packages of some of its foods. The yellow, green, and pink icon says “Great Taste, Smart Snack” with information on fats and cholesterol in the product.
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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.
Before
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Kissing an old design goodbye

With a focus on strategically managing the equity that has been established within its Kisses brand chocolates, Hershey’s partnered with LPK to reinvigorate the brand’s packaging.
In this birds-eye view at Peak Foods, bowls are conveyed from parallel shrink banders at the bottom to the accumulation table at
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Reaching Peak efficiency

First-in, first-out accumulation gives Peak Foods the time it needs to weather temporary packaging disruptions. TE shrink banders dramatically lower rejects to less than 1%.See in-plant video
Plitt's seafood tote is not only rugged, but easily identifiable.
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'Catch and release' packaging

Seafood processor Plitt shifts from waxed corrugated to returnable crates to save money, time, and damage.
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Uptime proves sweet for Barry Callebaut

Zürich, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut makes chocolates and sells them around the globe to both foodservice and retail accounts. With its volumes, packaging line downtime is unacceptable.

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