Case Studies

An on-line ink-jet printer (above) has allowed Les Vins Skalli to save considerably by switching out of preprinted pressure-sens
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Ink-jet printing helps winery grow

Pressure-sensitive labels were getting costly at French winery Les Vins Skalli. On-case ink-jet printing in letters up to 4” tall cuts costs and adds flexibility.
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Zipper broadens ice bag's appeal

Arctic Glacier, a leader in the $2.5 billion North American packaged ice industry, was looking for a way to differentiate its Premium ice from other providers and increase retail sales. Management saw package reclosability as the answer.
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New "smart" label

Frito-Lay introduced a new “smart snack” icon on packages of some of its foods. The yellow, green, and pink icon says “Great Taste, Smart Snack” with information on fats and cholesterol in the product.
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GAF revamps bundle marking

Producing roofing shingles in 30 different colors and marking the film-wrapped bundles clearly for retailers like Home Depot is no easy task for Wayne, NJ-based GAF Materials Corp.
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Cat litter gets a 'hand' up

Cedar Fresh cat litter from MFM Industries, Reddick, FL, is the first commercial user of a special new injection-molded polyethylene handle located in a corner of its 12- and 14-lb flexible stand-up pouches. Introduced last October, Cedar Fresh uses a handle from 2N2 that’s applied by MFM to the bags on a machine from Marble Manor.
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Kissing an old design goodbye

With a focus on strategically managing the equity that has been established within its Kisses brand chocolates, Hershey’s partnered with LPK to reinvigorate the brand’s packaging.
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.
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Clear codes on chemicals

General Chemical Canada has greatly improved the way it imprints lot numbers on 50- and 100-lb high-density polyethylene bags of calcium chloride it produces by installing new ink-jet coding equipment from Matthews Intl.
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.
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.
Form and function chill out together in shelf-stable 64-oz bottles of Torani brand coffee blends and fruit smoothie mixes 
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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.
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Cool bottles for a hot market (sidebar)

Pump effort proves fruitful
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Stand-up pouch provides billboard impact

A Texas marketer of dry mixes for frozen desserts and cocktails needed a jazzy package when it decided to crack the retail arena. A stand-up pouch filled the bill.
Tyson's scannable, bar-coded fixed weight packs--which replace random weight
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Tyson's fixed on a fixed-weight future

Tyson’s attractive, but otherwise unassuming, shrink-wrapped trays introduced in early 2003 are packed with far more than chicken.
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Coca-Cola launches aluminum 'bullet' bottle

Coca-Cola introduced last December two 12-oz Powerade noncarbonated products, Psych and Raize, in heavy-walled, brushed-aluminum bottles from Exal.

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