Case Studies

From a tote resin pellets are vacuumed to an overhead level and then down to as many as three hot-melt units located as far as 1
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Start spreading the glues

Miller Brewing efficiently delivers hot-melt glue pellets to multiple glue-dispensing units thanks to an overhead air conveying system.
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Inside the net-weight filling chamber, bottles move from a rotary infeed to the 72-nozzle rotary filler, where the standard devi
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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice

A $26 million bottling line in Aspers, PA, represents Mott’s first aseptic filling of PET bottles without the need for clean-room conditions.
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Single-handed convenience

One-handed dispensing of coffee creamer is coming to dairy cases across the country as Morningstar Foods, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Dean Foods Co., begins shipping its International Delight brand in PET containers with a custom dispensing closure.
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Skippy squeezes into new packs

Unilever Bestfoods’ well-known Skippy brand could redefine the peanut butter category with two stunning new flexible packages.
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Sprayer triggers consumer satisfaction

Upscale body care and ambiance product manufacturer Fruits & Passion of Montreal has earned high marks from customers for its decision to include the Owens-Illinois (Toledo, OH) Easy Pump trigger sprayer on its new line of cleaning products.
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Shaped aluminum bottle energizes Snapple's Elements

Aluminum containers continue to boost the energy drink category. Elements Beverage division of the Snapple Beverage Group, White Plains, NY, is using marketing alchemy to switch bottles of its Elements energy drinks from glass to aluminum.
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Carton gives way to metallized film

This spring, don’t look for windowed paperboard sleeves of Top Flite XL or XL-2000 golf balls in telescoping paperboard cartons. In an effort to reduce solid waste and cut packaging material costs, Spalding of Chicopee, MA, is now using a metallized film to unitize three-ball sleeves of both popular brands.
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Council awards paperboard excellence

A beverage carrier used by High Falls Brewing Co., Inc., and a paperboard medical device created for Thayer Medical, Inc., won the two top awards in the 60th National Paperboard Packaging Competition of the Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA).
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Award-winning design

Nantze Springs won the International Bottled Water Assn.’s Aqua Award for the Best Package Design in the medium company category for its 8.5-oz water bottle design.
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Retail product release

Roto-Rooter launched what is reported to be its first consumer product, a liquid drain cleaner for home use, with package design and development assistance from One80 Design (New York, NY).
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Creating a clean, new look

In February, Spot Shot, a WD-40 product, got a new look thanks to an in-house design team collaborating with Marcou Design (Monroe Township, NJ).
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Color-shifting tottles make a splash

A colorant used in two-layer HDPE tottles and other containers of Fiji Blend tanning products produces an attention-getting color shift...just like a tan.
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Convenience is key (sidebar)

Shaking away cat litter odors
Nestlé is testing this new 18-lb bag, which is easier for consumers to carry and store. Nestlé is looking for pet-food pac
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Convenience is key

Pet-food manufacturers discuss the future of packaging and how innovation, customer convenience, and ease-of-use fit in with upcoming packaging plans.
Step 1 - Book orders and corrugated T-blanks in the machine's infeed.
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No more changeover

Software and servos permit specialized machine to package random-sized orders of books and CDs at 30 packages/min. See in-plant video
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Strong visuals help launch product

Ionic Communications Group (Cincinnati, OH) created a packaging strategy to launch a line of frozen, breaded shrimp for Cincinnati-based Azure Waves Seafood, Inc.

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