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Case Studies

Food Packaging

Robotic end effectors are guided to the precise position of the incoming flow-wrapped patties by a vision system.
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Frozen beef patties go robotic

Since Ivor Karan established his feedlot in 1974, Karan Beef has seen steady growth. Now the firm’s top-quality beef products are benefitting from robotic cartoning.
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Snack bar packaging at 500 products/min

Food producer Nature’s Path installs an automatic packaging line for its organic rice and granola bars that provides up to six times the output of its previous system.
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Cereal maker introduces plant-based box liner

Organic products maker Cascadian Farm now lines its Cinnamon Crunch cereal box with a new bag made from 57% certified plant-based material.
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Dip snacking and serving made easier with new guacamole packs

Wholly Guacamole dips launch in an easy peel-and-serve tray and in a 100-calorie mini cup, providing consumers with more convenient serving and snacking options.
Oxygen absorber for multilayer container.
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Oxygen absorber for multilayer chili container

Erasco brand chili, part of Campbell’s Germany GmbH, is taking advantage of an innovative oxygen absorbing technology in its multilayer container.
Cook-in bag for ready meals.
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Cook-in bags debut in South Africa

Two seafood ready meals have been launched by the Woolworths chain of stores in South Africa. Heating can be done in either the microwave or the conventional oven.
Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup in a K-Cup.
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Campbell Soup and Green Mountain to launch soup in K-Cup

Campbell Soup Co. and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced yesterday an agreement that will bring together Campbell’s and Keurig in a launch of Campbell’s Fresh-Brewed Soup K-Cup packs.
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Iconic honey bear bottle takes sassy turn with honey badger shape

With funds from Kickstarter, three friends develop a bold BBQ sauce packaged in a custom a honey badger-shaped bottle that overcomes a number of production challenges.
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Pea-based protein bar launches in 31% bio-based wrapper

Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.
Print-and-apply  labeling systems throughout Crunch Pak’s plant produce labels like these, which play a key role in the firm’s ability to comply with the Produce Traceability Initiative.
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Healthy snacks, compliant packaging

Crunch Pak perfects GTIN coding and high-speed labeling of its sliced apple products using a networked printing solution that has also brought about some cost savings.
Four of the injection molded PP cups  with foil lidding are robotically loaded into a PET tray that  then passes through a flow wrapper to produce this  attractive retail pack.
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Danone launches an unfrozen fro yo

Who wouldn’t want to get in on the frozen yogurt craze? But if you’re one of the world’s most famous marketers of fresh product, maybe you do it by way of the refrigerated case.
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Sauce bottle symbolizes stalwart servicemen

A striking bottle with an even more arresting backstory, a new 500-mL PET package for Forces Sauces, sold in the U.K., cleverly conveys the brand’s mission: to raise money in support of disabled and vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, as well as those currently serving in the military.
LIFE-ENHANCING. Nitrogen gas-flushed metallized PP bags have increased average tortilla chip shelf life to 180 days.
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Vf/f/s system invigorates packaging operations

Tortilla chip maker vanquishes material waste, while pumping up output and product shelf life.
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New Danone yogurt pack serves up a slice of summer

Sun-drenched, flavor-bursting graphics differentiate Danone UK’s new limited-edition Activia Summer Specials yogurt line.
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Stand-up pouch evokes old-fashioned canning jar

A new line of dairy-free, vegan tomato sauces launches in a stand-up pouch shaped like a canning jar. A ‘handmade’ tag with cord completes the farm-fresh feeling.

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