Case Studies

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Brewing up a new packaging design

Portland-based bottler Widmer Brothers employed Hornall Anderson Design Works to complete the brand design for a new microbrew. To help Widmer carve out a niche within the amber beer market, designers focused on the tradition of slow-paced, easy drinking that draws consumers of amber beer.
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Web Plus: Interactive product matrix, reloaded

Tuscarora (www.tuscarora.com), part of SCA Global Packaging, decided it needed a way to allow potential customers to customize their search for protective packaging via the company’s Web site.
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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.
For this body oil product, a new pump dispenser is secured with a new CR collar to meet new Consumer Product Safety Commission r
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Ready-made solution for CRC packaging

Last year’s requirement expanding the need for child-resistant closures posed a problem for a body oil, but a special collar did the trick.
Lava Foods' Chili Chaser salsas use handsome keeper jars screen printed with peppers. Rustic paper labels reinforce the hand-pac
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Sophisticated handcraftsmanship

Salsa is a passion for Larry Blanton. After winning First Place in a prestigious salsa-tasting competition, he uses creative packaging to help sell it.
Line technician Omar Micheo loads a fresh roll of foil-based film to one of the six f/f/s machines that wrap Nephron's vials.
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Wrapping of vials catches on at Nephron

Concerns over mis-dosing and product integrity have led a Florida drug maker from bulk-packed vials to individually wrapped vials for certain customers.
Form and function chill out together in shelf-stable 64-oz bottles of Torani brand coffee blends and fruit smoothie mixes 
from
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Cool bottles for a hot market

R. Torre’s attention-getting sleeve-labeled HDPE bottles improve pouring and save shelf space. Dispensing pump offers drip-free operation.
Gadzooks' 44'-long shipper labeling system
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Gadzooks dresses up its shipper labeling

Gadzooks uses scanners and a print-and-apply system to automatically generate labels for cases shipped by FedEx to 433 stores.
Shown here is a sampling of TVG's new blister packs, 
including products on the far right that represent the core product line.
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Blister pack components on demand

Plastic bags with preprinted header cards were too costly and too labor intensive to fill and staple shut. Thermoformed PVC blisters with ‘slider cards’ are a big improvement.
Continuous-motion vf/f/s equipment like this machine improve output and efficiency at Snyder of Berlin.
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Snyder snacks on efficiency

New vf/f/s machines replace outdated equipment, adding speed while reducing costs for labor, replacement parts, and product giveaway.See in-plant video
At the Ft. Dearborn facility where the Oberweis label is produced, pressman Tom Peters (left) and flexible packaging customer se
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Enhancing a brand with happy cows

Armed with a design concept statement that ‘happy cows give good milk,’ label converter Fort Dearborn Co. came up with labels that build brand equity for Oberweis Dairy.
Shown above are two of the three "delta" style robots that take frankfurters from their random orientation and organize them int
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'Knowledge-based' robots learn as they pack

Machine vision, robotic packaging equipment, PC controls, and customized software combine to help a German maker of frankfurters cope with growth.
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Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
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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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.

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