Case Studies

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Indian haircare products add appeal (sidebar)

Two products for the haircare market in India together won a Silver Award for The Paper Products, Ltd., Thane, India, a member of Huhtamaki Group.
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Appliance maker chooses Sonoco as package partner

BSH Home Appliances Corp., Huntington Beach, CA, has entered into a five-year packaging supply agreement with Sonoco. BSH, a joint venture of Robert Bosch and Siemens AG for home appliances, makes premium laundry, cooking and dishwashing appliances for the North American market.
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New PEN bottles in Denmark

Danish Brewery Group (DBG) has launched its Royal Pilsner and Royal Classic beers in new refillable 38-cL bottles of polyethylene napthalate (PEN), made by Rexam Petainer in Lidköping, Sweden.
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Closure energizes Olay vitamins

Consumer convenience is behind Pharmavite LLC’s use of Weatherchem’s NutraFlapper® closure for an Olay-brand vitamin supplement line introduced in August ’03.
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Promo 'can' gives Coke an unexpected summer

July 12 was the last day of Coca-Cola Company’s nearly two-month “Unexpected Summer” sweepstakes promotion in the United States that delivered some unexpected media attention.
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Slick pouch for a grate product

Introduced in 2003, Grill Wipes from Grate Chef, Dacula, GA, have been repackaged in shiny new pouches for 2004 for improved functionality and aesthetics.
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Svelte bottle gets skin-fit labeling

Skin care products specialist Raymond Anthony Intl. (RAI), Costa Mesa, CA, recently upgraded the packaging for its Tanology line of premium indoor tanning lotions in 8-oz high-density polyethylene bottles.
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Adding eye and opening appeal

Harris Ranch’s Cookhouse Classics precooked beef entrees are now generating more eye- and easy-opening-appeal, thanks to new graphics in its new lidding film.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Table-top bag maker brings savings

A tabletop bag maker installed in late 2002 at Arkwright, Inc., was so effective in reducing wasted packaging materials and wasted time that it paid for itself in two months.
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Hormel debuts retort carton in U.S.

Hormel Foods Co., Austin, MN, is canning the can in favor of the Tetra Recart™ retortable carton for its Hormel and Stagg brands of chili.
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Natural toothpaste moves to recycled tube

Burt’s Bees finds it can shift from aluminum to five-layer coextruded tubes with recycled content, topped with caps using recycled resin, too.
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Making eggs more affordable

Simpler ink-jet coding systems cut costs for Hidden Villa Ranch, which supplies overwrapped egg trays to small chain stores.
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Sylvania shatters changeover paradigm (sidebar)

At its St. Mary’s, PA, plant, lamp manufacturer OSRAM Sylvania reduced the number of parts for changeover on a key cartoner from 36 to zero. It also reduced changeover time by more than 90%.
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Gephar brings blisters in-house

Self-packaging of blister packs is in fashion for Gephar Food, an Italian contract packager of ‘parapharmaceuticals.’
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Zipper aids cereal packing productivity

New Zealand cereal maker shifts to packaging web with a pre-applied zipper to cut scrap and improve output.

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