Case Studies

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
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These aren't your mom's cosmetics: mark. products ring up sales from \"daughters of Avon\" using packaging that's clear and comp
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Avon makes youthful mark.

Avon calls on creative packaging with a touch of whimsy to drawyouthful-minded consumers to its new 250-item ‘mark.’ line.
Each palletizing robot receives cases from two 
overhead infeeds and loads two separate pallets.
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Robots boost pasta packing

Four robotic palletizing cells accept a wide variety of cases from eight upstream packaging lines. Changeover of pallet patterns is done at a touchscreen.See video
Above photo shows one of two infeed stations, including the feed screw, used to feed vials into the labeler.
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Aventis reinvents vial packaging

It starts with a labeler handling 900 vials/min and finishes with robotic cartoning and palletizing. In between is a pioneering use of 2D datamatrix coding symbology.
Above photo shows how three TIJ print heads are arranged around one of the cylinders through which lidstock must pass prior to b
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Aventis makes a move to 2D datamatrix symbology

By putting variable data on blisters and cartons via TIJ printing in place of embossing, Aventis reaps multiple benefits and becomes a pioneer in the use of datamatrix symbology in packaging.
Can body prototypes are held on mandrels as they're printed on a pilot printing line.
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Redesigned graphics pour Welchito into Hispanic markets

A pilot aluminum can-decorating line in suburban Chicago helps Welch Foods introduce new flavors of Welchito juice drinks to children in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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2-in-1 packs 'TAP' Rx simplicity

Prevacid NapraPAC™ in two strengths is available from TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Lake Forest, IL.
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Fruit<sub>2</sub>0 takes on a unique shape

Fruit20, the naturally fruit-flavored spring water from Veryfine Products, Littleton, MA, is rolling out into markets in a newly designed, custom PET bottle that’s decorated with a new label.
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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Efficiency tops 90% at Edna Valley Vineyard

A first-of-its-kind accumulation table boosts bottling efficiency by 20% and helps attract new business.See video
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Supplement bottles re-energized

Last year, Twin Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, NY, took a product line of nutritional supplements and strengthened it with updated packaging. The change for the line of more than 100 products—only a small sampling is shown in the photo—is dramatic.
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Color 'caps' new jars for detergent capsules

A striking new PET jar, designed and blow-molded by RPC Containers Blackburn, is now serving up capsules of Persil liquid laundry detergent for Lever Fabergé, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners

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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.

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