Case Studies

Personal Care Packaging

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Retort pouches convey freshness in mushrooms

Grupo Ayecue, a manufacturer and marketer of mushrooms in Spain, has a reputation in Europe as a pioneering research and development company.
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Whitener pens niche with cosmetics

Out-of-the-carton thinking for BriteSmile Inc., Walnut Creek, CA, has pushed the retail version of its product into a premium niche at cosmetics counters.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
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Schick looks sharp for tray lidstock improvement

Sealing temperatures that range too high or dwell time that grows too long are tough on packaging materials.
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Custom pouch adds glamour

The image of Smashbox Cosmetics is sleek and sophisticated," states Chuck McKnight, vice president of operations at Smashbox.
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Nestlé Canada restages coffee for incremental growth

Nestlé Canada wanted to grow the marketing potential for its roast and ground coffees in the foodservice industry, but it realized the channel is diverse and that it needed to rethink its branding strategy.
Artlux uses single-nozzle, semi-automatic fillers to 
handle a broad range of containers and products.
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Need for versatility drives filling ops

Automotive fluid products manufacturer chooses piston fillers with performance flexibility, reliability, and accuracy.
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User-friendly design

The new Schauma Easy Shine Conditioner range of hair care products is using eye-catching and convenient packs from RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz to help convey and reflect the user-friendly values of the product.
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Dual foamer blends ingredients consistently

Schering-Plough introduces its Coppertone Endless Summer tanning lotion as a two-part liquid that dispenses in a light foam application.
The clear "super tube" variety pack highlights the mints' visual appeal.
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Liquid mints become 'jewels' in a tube

Yosha! Enterprises breathes fresh air into category by finding structural inspiration in the cosmetics aisle.
Mortein brand electrostatically charged spray works without batteries to home in on flies.
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Higher IQ packaging

From thwarting would-be counterfeiters to adding value through functionality, smart packaging keeps getting more intelligent.
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Smart packaging for Rx and cosmetics (sidebar)

Pharmaceutical products and cosmetics are both high-value product categories that are prime territory for low-cost smart packaging techniques. That’s according to a just-published study, Low-Cost Smart Packaging in Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics, from Pira Intl.
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Time indicator for perishables

Based on diffusion, Timestrip expiration date indicators show very clearly the remaining shelf life of refrigerated or frozen products.
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
A new packaging design for GE light bulbs optimizes how information is presented on labels and the manner in which the products
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Consumers help GE see the light

Three-year project uncovers consumer frustrations in buying light bulbs and responds with a package design that takes the guesswork out of product selection.

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