Case Studies

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Ink-jet code for cat snack pack

In the first quarter of 2003, contract packager Toll Packaging of Gibson City, IL, began packaging a dry cat treat in a stand-up foil pouch at its Wendell, NC, plant.
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Flexo saves for Butterkist popcorn bags

A shift from gravure printing to flexo by Alcan Packaging is now providing a cost savings for Monkhill Confectionery in England, a unit of Cadbury Trebor Bassett in Birmingham.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
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WD-40 blasts into wider coverage

Long used to having its namesake product fix squeaks in tight places, the WD-40 Co. also knows some things need a wide spray of the lubricant.
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Shining a light on automation

By eliminating manual assembly from its packaging line, Peterson Manufacturing Company has increased sales, lowered production costs, and saved money on materials.
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White Rain turns to yellow bottle

Diamond Products Co., Brandon, FL, has turned its high-density polyethylene bottles from silver to soft yellow.
Three new palletizers at Turner can handle both column-stacked plastic 
returnable crates on pallets or bliss-style corrugated c
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Paper or plastic?

When a bulk-milk dairy added route service to its mix, it needed conveying and palletizing to handle either corrugated boxes or plastic crates.
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Seedy cup offers spittin' imagery

David Seeds from ConAgra Foods, Edina, MN, has taken off into new markets starting in November 2003 packed in a new Travel Cup format that offers portability and disposability.
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Award-winning milk design

Compass Design’s package designs for Kemps’ flavored milk recently won a Gold award from the 10th Annual Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards, a worldwide design competition for beverage packaging and branding.
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Beauty reigns in HBA packaging

CVS Pharmacy recently called on MLR Design to create a new brand identity and package for its store brand of health and beauty aids. The new product line showcases a stylishly colorful bulls-eye motif that highlights product names and product benefit copy, as well as a cosmetically inspired typography system.
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Paperless printing presence

Designed to replace a paperboard carton, the new Costco-brand Kirkland Four Cheese Ravioli pouch is rotogravure-printed to enhance the overall quality and shelf presence of the package.
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Pipeline: Innovation continues

As I wrote last month, I’m still trying to clean 2003 out of my office, and there were a few other packages that bear examination, although with relatively modest detail.
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Kroger's sweet results

The block-bottom fabricated bags used for Cincinnati, OH-based The Kroger Co.’s "Private Selection" Chocolate Squares present ample space for product branding and information, while the upright stance offers high visibility for consumers.
These aren't your mom's cosmetics: mark. products ring up sales from \"daughters of Avon\" using packaging that's clear and comp
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Avon makes youthful mark.

Avon calls on creative packaging with a touch of whimsy to drawyouthful-minded consumers to its new 250-item ‘mark.’ line.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.

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