Case Studies

Personal Care Packaging

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Want innovation that drives sales? Slow down

Inventive package structures require at least 18 months, but economic pressure too often speeds up the design. Approach innovation as a cross-functional process, two gurus say.
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COSTCO MADE. Scott Carnie, general manager of Costco's East Coast packaging facility, shows off the company's Lexmark package th
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Costco unboxed

Out-of-the-big-box eco-thinking drives Scott Carnie­—and new packaging—at Costco.
BOTTLE BUFFER. Dynac's compact helical design provides a large amount of accumulation in a small footprint.
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Rx applied to tablet line

AstraZeneca looks outside of pharmaceuticals to find an accumulation, buffering, and line-balancing system that improves OEE.
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Specialty soap grows with eco-oriented clamshell

Pangea Organics, Boulder, CO, selected a molded fiber clamshell for its repackaged line of Ecocentric Bodycare organic bar soaps for environmental reasons.
LABEL APPLICATION. The new labeler applies labels to Body Butter containers at speeds of approximately 30 per minute.
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Switching from manual to automatic labeling operations

Skin care products company spruces up packaging efficiencies with new in-line pressure-sensitive label application equipment.
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Eco-friendly film-card pack

Applications are imminent for this 'new generation' carded package that combines a printed die-cut card with a corn-based PLA film.
FULFILLING EXPECTATIONS. Herbal Works, Inc. now automatically fills liquid and semi-liquid products into a wide array of contain
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Tale of two companies' trade show triumphs

Herbal Works and Alessi Bakery discover highly valuable packaging solutions at Pack Expo.
DISPENSING ACTUATOR. Lake Consumer Products' line of three colorful Beyond Fresh Intimates feminine hygiene products are sold in
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CP's eleventh-hour remedies work for Wal-Mart

Lake Consumer Products establishes new filling line to deliver innovative feminine hygiene package for the retail giant.
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Single-use eye shadow packaging

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Single-unit lip gloss packaging

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Pouch-packed liquid foundation make-up

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Sleeve labels boost new Disney line

Five popular Disney characters come to life in the new line of Sun Pals tanning lotions and sprays from No-Ad Suncare of Miami Gardens, FL. The 6-oz squeezable bottles, which retail for about $9.00, are decorated with 2-mil PETG heat-shrinkable film labels from Ameri-Seal (www.ameri-seal.com).
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Dishing out data at Coors

PLC programming based on standardized data blocks helped Coors rapidly design a new bottling line. MES software and data acquisition also shine.
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Cosmetics receive special treatment

Marie Carrier, founder of Officina Ltd., Quebec, Canada, created her cosmetics based on natural ingredients.
MATERIALS AYED. Costco's private label line of upscale cosmetics replaces vinyl clamshells with paperboard and RPET blisters 
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Costco's packaging makeover revealed

The company’s revamped club store packaging yields cosmetics with an environmentally friendly bent—with more iterations on the way.

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