Case Studies

Personal Care Packaging

Gift box blanks are conveyed into centerfolded film formed into a tube by this angled inverting head.
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging

New automatic feeding and shrink-wrapping equipment at this Gurnee, IL, contract packager adds capacity to collate and wrap gift boxes, calendars, and other specialty items.See video
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

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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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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves. For a time since its introduction early this summer, the new brand was reportedly the top-selling item in Wal-Mart’s toothpaste aisle.
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Creating a sophisticated package

To help create a package that could communicate the rich, luxurious character of its new line of beauty products called Lineance European Body Essentials, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, NJ, looked to Sonoco to help design a sophisticated line of folding cartons.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves.
As taped shipping cases are conveyed through an opening in a wall, a coder prints the side of the box.
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Foodservice firm makes its case

Mark-Lynn Foods employs 29 case coders at its Bremen, GA, facility. The networked machines improve reliability and lessen labor costs.
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Sealed without a kiss?

When Hamburg, Germany-based Beiersdorf wanted to improve the packaging for its Nivea Visage facial cleansing tissues, a Holland-based injection-molder developed a container using some sophisticated plastics.
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Injecting an innovative packaging solution

Syringe maker Safety 1st Medical relied heavily on suppliers for help in designing an automated packaging solution for its unique syringes.
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Super-sized design

To answer the consumer call for greater convenience at a better value, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, maker of Fisher nuts and other snack foods, has expanded from three peanut items in sizes from 16- to 40-oz PET containers to a line of nine flavors packed in various sizes totaling 18 SKUs.
Each of the three-dimensional labels for Dial's clear liquid hand soap (above right) is made up of two images: if you compare th
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Dial ratchets up liquid soap packaging

A multicompany partnership combined to create new lenticular, three-dimensional labels for clear hand soap bottles.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
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Modernizing redesign

Alberto Culver redesigned the packaging for its St. Ives brand of lotion, changing out of the old opaque white bottles and into a sleeker bottle design.
Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.
Philips' new packaging and packaging line produces and packs the blisters for this fold-over card that's secured with rivets. Bl
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Philips automates shaver head packaging

Norelco replacement shaver heads are packaged in Holland in a fold-over blister package on a two-part packaging line that’s almost completely automated.

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