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Case Studies

Food Packaging

New breakfast boxes are made of paperboard.
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Compostable breakfast boxes save space and the environment

The Swedish airline Malmö Aviation has recently launched new breakfast boxes made of paperboard that save space on board, extend the life of their contents, simplify handling, and have a lower environmental impact than their plastic-based predecessors.
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Custom cup for Quaker cues premium product

New Real Medleys fruit and nut oatmeal blends come in a custom cup that uses a paperboard and plastic combination for a contemporary feel, functional performance.
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String cheese pouch mimics colorful Crayola pack

A back-to-school promotion pairs string cheese with the Crayola brand, resulting in colorful, crayon box-like packaging for cheese sticks.
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Custom container brings IHOP experience home

Launch of IHOP at Home syrups requires custom-molded container that presents significant manufacturing challenges in order to replicate the restaurant experience.
Truvia spouted pouch
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Pour-spout pouch lends Truvia sweet market distinction

The 1.5-lb package gives the Cargill sugar substitute brand a category first, lends a clean look, and makes it easy for consumers to use in baking.
New packaging for Ciao Bella gelato and sorbet offers multiple cues to the consumer on the product type and flavor.
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Science informs design to perfect gelato pack

Ciao Bella Gelato uses ‘survival of the fittest’ testing method to evaluate 6.7 million design concepts that take its award-winning package design to the next level.
With the use of smart vision software, the four robots at Ozersky Souvenir accurately and gently pick irregularly shaped chocolates and place them on a separate conveyor at a rate of 360/min.
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Robot handles chocolates at 360 pieces/min

The Ozersky Souvenir confectionery plant is one of the largest manufacturers of confectionery products in Russia.
This automatic splicing system has been a big help not only in reducing film waste but also in making Odom’s Tennessee Pride more operationally efficient.
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A splice in time saves dimes

At Odom’s Tennessee Pride, automatic film splicing systems are being added to flow wrapping equipment to boost productivity and reduce film waste.
Closeup (above) shows air rinsing.
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BBQ sauce/salad dressing line built on best in class

Faced with rapid growth—driven by the popularity of its Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce—Ken’s Foods is adding new lines where needed. The Las Vegas plant has the latest.
The RRP is available in a 12-, 24- (pictured), and 36-count format.
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Kraft RRP for cream cheese yields 800,000-lb paper savings

New RRP for Philadelphia cream cheese bricks enhances ease of display by retailers, as well as consumer shoppability, while significantly reducing packaging materials.
This 48-count multipack is one of many finished formats that Bonomi is able to make on its fast, flexible line.
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Servos serve up speed and flexibility

Baker of ladyfingers relies on servos, vertical accumulation buffer, and multipacker redundancy to run 180 12-count primary packs/min into a variety of secondary packs.
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PCR PET for peanut butter jar

Entrepreneurial accomplishment has never sidetracked Justin Gold from making great peanut butter or from his commitment to environmental stewardship.
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Kraft cooks up another quick-prep meal kit

Capitalizing on its salad dressing expertise, Kraft creates a kit of bottled sauce and dressing that, when added to chicken and salad, results in a quick, six-serving meal.
Aseptically filled packs give consumers information on the source of product ingredients.
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Traceable tomato products

In Italy, Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, one of Europe’s biggest tomato products manufacturers, together with the C.I.O. (Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli) association, has opted for an unusual initiative to provide consumers with information about the source of its product ingredients.
A new approach to merchandising fresh  red meat.
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Bonometti puts the emphasis squarely on the meat

'Super-protruding vacuum skin packaging' is a new approach to merchandising fresh red meat that draws the eye of the consumer more powerfully than ever.

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