Case Studies

Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.
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Wagner Spray Tech uses foam-in-bag systems and rotary molders (above) on three packaging lines to protect the professional-grade
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Wagner cushions savings

For years, Wagner Spray Tech Corp., a provider of painting and decorating products, used folded corrugated inserts to protect its professional-grade paint sprayers during shipment.
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Pouches stand up to retorting (sidebar)

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Anderson Seal prints and seals bags of parts sold in the aftermarket by Harley-Davidson.
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Distributor bags benefits

For many years, New Berlin, WI-based Anderson Seal received seals, clamps, tubing, and related items from their manufacturers, then distributed them, primarily to midwestern hydraulic, medical, and automotive original equipment manufacturers.
Philips' new packaging and packaging line produces and packs the blisters for this fold-over card that's secured with rivets. Bl
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Philips automates shaver head packaging

Norelco replacement shaver heads are packaged in Holland in a fold-over blister package on a two-part packaging line that’s almost completely automated.
At a Wal-Mart Supercenter, trays of case-ready beef provide an impression of \"fresh\" for the centrally packaged products.
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A case-ready meat tour

A visit to a Wal-Mart Supercenter—and input from industry experts—provides a snapshot look at case-ready meat packaging.
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A case-ready meat tour (sidebar)

Is this package the future of case-ready?
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Not all sweetener packs are created Equal

New container and closure let consumers use Equal’s no-calorie sweetener by the Spoonful.
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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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Promo bottles check in with special decoration

Labatt Breweries of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, expects hockey fans will go "Cup Crazy" for an "Original Six" promotion launched April 1 to coincide with the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Kellogg's saves time with pneumatics

The Manchester, England, plant of United States cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s is now saving time in reel changes on its vertical form/fill/seal bag-in-box machines.
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Euro-style solution to vial packaging

Bionostics’ first comprehensive production line adds efficiency and output to its operations and pays for itself in a year.
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Dole launches fruitful size

Dole Food Company, Westlake Village, CA, is offering a bigger play on fruit in clear plastic containers: 24.5-oz “Dole Fruit in Plastic Jars.” The custom blow-molded multilayer barrier container features a pinched-in body to help protect the glued label, which is printed on clear film.
The yellow "Smart Bottle" is conveyed on bottling lines to measure vibration and impact from the bottle's perspective.
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'Smart' glass bottle handling makes an impact

Wireless inspection system monitors Swedish bottling lines to help reduce breakage by determining handling abnormalities.
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Singularly clear cups

Del Monte “Fruit Naturals” from Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, are packed in an 8-oz clear cup with a fluted design.
A short distance downstream from a new ink-jet date coder (inset), cans are collated and pushed into either an RSC or a tray; sh
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Coffee roaster sees packaging as a key to growth

F. Gaviña & Sons has plans to bust out of its California backyard and take on the competition nationwide.See in-plant video

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