Case Studies

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El Toro bullish on new coder

Continuing downtime and frustration led fresh salsa maker El Toro Foods, Watsonville, CA, to replace a small-character ink-jet coder earlier this year with a Squid Ink PZ Pilot.
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Packaging redesign with more 'Pop'

ACT II, manufacturer of microwave popcorn, decided early this year to change the printing process on its popcorn packaging from four-color flexographic to four-color offset as well as update the packaging for its two popcorn “tiers.” Because the logo and packaging design for its first-tier line is well-known among consumers, designers at Mackey Szar decided to make some understated, yet impactful updates.
Three different product/package combinations run on Diversified Brands' new line thanks to pucks manufactured with one external
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Innovation rolls on

New packaging equipment and puck handling system help Diversified Brands launch Scratch Fix 2in1 automotive touch-up paint in a new plastic ‘tube’.
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High-performance packaging

Amcor PET Packaging has helped create a custom-designed bottle for a new sports drink that aligns drink manufacturer Calypso with the Umbro sporting goods brand.
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Designing for a market
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
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Foiled again

Petropolis Brewery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the first to install a Krones Taxomatic can lid labeler. The machine applies foil over the top of can lids to prevent the lids from getting soiled.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves. For a time since its introduction early this summer, the new brand was reportedly the top-selling item in Wal-Mart’s toothpaste aisle.
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Creating a sophisticated package

To help create a package that could communicate the rich, luxurious character of its new line of beauty products called Lineance European Body Essentials, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, NJ, looked to Sonoco to help design a sophisticated line of folding cartons.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves.
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.
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Uptime proves sweet for Barry Callebaut

Zürich, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut makes chocolates and sells them around the globe to both foodservice and retail accounts. With its volumes, packaging line downtime is unacceptable.
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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.
Plitt's seafood tote is not only rugged, but easily identifiable.
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'Catch and release' packaging

Seafood processor Plitt shifts from waxed corrugated to returnable crates to save money, time, and damage.
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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.
The combination of thermal-transfer print engine and pressure-sensitive label applicator now applies labels to 
corrugated cases
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Mohawk Paper reinvents its labeling operation

Glue-applied pre-printed labels were both unattractive and a drag on efficiency at Mohawk Paper, so the firm switched to online print-and-apply technology.

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