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Case Studies

Food Packaging

Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.
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Automation hastens case-packing speeds and pack-pattern changeovers

Giant Snacks seeds growth in productivity with robotic pick-and-place packing equipment.
Secondary and tertiary packaging are shown
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Danone thermoforms PET for a niche line of products

Danone sought an alternative to an EBM bowl made of clarified PP, but it didn’t want to lose the bowl’s unusual shape or its clarity. The answer: PET and ‘open-mold’ tooling.
Compostable film wrap for Free Trade chocolates.
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Chocolate wrapped in compostable film

Alce Nero, an Italian consortium of organic producers and farmers, has chosen compostable material to wrap its range of Fair Trade chocolate.
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Vibrant heritage of sausage store embodied in new sleeve graphics

New design for beloved brand of U.K. pork sausages connects consumers' desire for authenticity with the product's vibrant heritage.
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Produce packaging gets QR and human-readable codes in single pass

Produce packaging supplier for the likes of Jolly Green Giant adds capabilities to print human-readable and QR codes in one pass, allowing consumers to learn about the origin of their products.
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P-s labels provide premium look for pickles

Switch to pressure-sensitive labels for jars of Best Maid’s pickle products provides a premium look while maintaining the brand’s heritage appeal.
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Hummus packaging propels growth for Sabra

Sabra Dipping Company attributes the extraordinary growth of its hummus brand to its category-changing package design.
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Olive oil gets personal

Online Boutique allows visitors to custom-design oil and vinegar products and packaging, with 30 label templates available that can be personalized with images and copy.
A 7-layer coex thermoformed into what looks like a Le Crouset pot.
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Emballage 2012: Day three

A seven-layer coextruded Le Creuset look-alike, a PET jam jar for a Marks & Spencer brand of jam that can withstand thermal processing at 95 degrees C, some impressively crisp printing of QR codes on shrink bundling film, and a tool-change twist on a blow/fill system.
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Weis Markets to use 100% recyclable PET MAP trays for meat

Working with custom thermoformer, the grocery chain embarks on development of first closed-loop recyclable meat tray.
PP tray for chilled fish.
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Gourmet fish in light-weight PP tray

Germany’s Homann Food Ltd. has launched a range of gourmet fish products in a lightweight, transparent, fish-shaped polypropylene dish.
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Disney-themed fresh meal kits for kids promote nutrition

Eight varieties of fresh mini-meals and salads use Disney-themed packaging to appeal to kids, in an effort to help them meet their daily fruit and vegetable requirements.
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GPS device masquerades as candy bar in new promo

Nestle U.K. & Ireland seeds its candy bar brands with six ‘GPS-enabled replica bars’ that, when activated by consumers, result in a visit from the company’s prize team.
Once produce is packed, variable information on the lot is sent from the ERP system to the printer, where it merges with static label data and is printed for manual application.
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Produce packer easily integrates printers with ERP

Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system.

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