Case Studies

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & OTC Packaging

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Closure energizes Olay vitamins

Consumer convenience is behind Pharmavite LLC’s use of Weatherchem’s NutraFlapper® closure for an Olay-brand vitamin supplement line introduced in August ’03.
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Gephar brings blisters in-house

Self-packaging of blister packs is in fashion for Gephar Food, an Italian contract packager of ‘parapharmaceuticals.’
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Natural toothpaste moves to recycled tube

Burt’s Bees finds it can shift from aluminum to five-layer coextruded tubes with recycled content, topped with caps using recycled resin, too.
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Dual bottle dials in a custom tan (Sidebar)

Lenticular magic
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New custom design

XanGo, LLC is releasing its dietary supplement beverage, also called XanGo, in stylish, custom-made glass bottles. The bottle is designed to solidify the brand and set it apart from other health and wellness beverages on the market.
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A labeling/taping solution

When a high-volume retailer expressed interest in a 2-lb package of donut gems from Sara Lee Bakery Group, the Madison, WI, firm met the request by way of a clear thermoformed PET tub and a snap-fit lid of the same material.
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Innovative pouch filler installed at Jel Sert

Jel Sert Co. recently installed a new filling and capping machine for its line of athletic rehydration beverages packaged in unique spouted pouches.
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Med packs pass test intact

To complement its visual tests and destructive peel-strength testing for sealed trays for products such as breast implants, medical device packager Mentor Corp., Irving, TX, operates a PTI 225 tester from Packaging Technologies and Inspection.
From the tf/f/s system at the head of the line (above) to the robotic palletizer at the end, both of the twin lines at Schering-
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'The way packaging should be done'

Twin blister-pack lines populated by ‘best-in-class’ machines played a key role as Schering-Plough took its Claritin-brand product from prescription-only to OTC status. See video
The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers (sidebar)

From food to pharmaceuticals
Seasonings and mixes (above) are bagged on a new f/f/s unit that replaced a hand-pack operation.
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Compact baggers pack improvements

World Flavors adds new and refurbished vf/f/s units to replace hand-filling operations and simplify changeovers.
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Software saves glassmaker's time

The Glass Group Inc. uses software to analyze and organize its protective packaging options for 9귔 different configurations.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
Pacific Wine Partners positioned one accumulator inside the filling room (shown) and one further downstream ahead of the case pa
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Winery turns the tables on backups

Pacific Wine Partners uncorks more uptime at higher speeds and efficiencies since installing two compact accumulators that smooth production flow for tapered bottles. See video

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