Case Studies

With its center support and double-wall corners, the H-bliss-style box (above) was perfect for Valvoline's offset-neck bottle (b
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Creative cooperation at Valvoline

By getting a little creative with its suppliers, the Valvoline Co. was able to overcome budgetary constraints that could have prevented a badly needed equipment upgrade.
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More novel packs from Heinz

Few food manufacturers show as firm a belief in the power of packaging as Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co.
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Coca-Cola endorses new mold-making technology

Soft drink bottler lauds new patented technology for manufacture of plastic molds, both for injection and blow molding.
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Nostalgic carton graphics

Assigned the task of creating nostalgic branding and imagery for a new line of cream pies from Mrs. Smith’s, DePersico Creative Group (Havertown, PA) took the traditional, old-fashioned themes specified by the pie baker and created a rich, soda-shoppe-esque package.
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Packaging to reduce, reuse, and recycle

When this Nashville-based, electronic-device manufacturer began looking for different ways to protect its fragile switches and circuits, engineers chose a greener, more natural protective packaging design.
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A light, crisp, and refreshing redesign

Time and time again, Diet Pepsi drinkers have described the product’s flavor as “light, crisp, and refreshing.” In-house packaging designers, with the help of Deutsch Design Works (San Francisco, CA), created a new design for all Diet Pepsi packaging that would reflect these three important attributes.
Housed in an isolated area, the refurbished vf/f/s machine produces 2" x 2" packets containing a pad and antiseptic solution. Th
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Poucher evolves to meet Avail's needs

A six-up poucher at Avail Medical is upgraded with custom features and added controls to increase production utilization. See in-plant video
Delta Faucet redesigned its carton exteriors for retail-bound packs (left) and for its trade customers (above). More colorful pr
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'Beautifully Engineered' faucet packaging

Delta Faucet redesigns its packaging using preprinted boxes that include product photography to help instruct users. Inside, a new thermoformed tray stabilizes parts.
The newest line at A.R.C. comprises a bank of 10 counters, above and inset right, plus two automatic bolt feeders. The counters
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A.R.C. counts on faster fastener bagging

From nuts to bolts, each week A.R.C. bags 500ꯠ lb of fasteners that are individually counted by high-accuracy optical-based systems. See in-plant video
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Design: A simply sparkling redesign

For 12 years, Simple Green biodegradable cleansers occupied a bottle shape and design that apperared to be geared to heavy-duty professionals rather than consumers.
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Printing that's best in class

Two stand-up pouches, a shrink-sleeve label, and a retro coffee bag boast printing that wowed FPA judges.
Case packer (above) uses customized, interchangeable cassettes to handle a variety of container styles and sizes (left) via tool
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Multiple styles, single solution

A specialized case packer at Custom Building Products handles a range of styles from cylinders to ovals to F-style containers, in pints to 2 ½-gal sizes. See in-plant video
With its unique dispensing feature, the Fridge Pack works well in home refrigerators.
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Consumers drive new 12-pack shape

Last summer, one Coca-Cola canner set out to change the shape of 12-pack paperboard carriers, and Coke Consolidated is now reaping the rewards.
Tubs of salad are conveyed to the multipacker in three lanes (above) where a set of vacuum pick-up heads (left) facilitates prod
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Multipacking shines at Star Foods

Producer of refrigerated salads increases production speeds and reduces material and labor costs by employing an automated packaging system for its multipacks.
The ER63's robotic head moves along three axes of motion to reach high speeds at C-P Europe's Compiegne plant.
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Colgate-Palmolive's robotic solution

Unusual for its ability to integrate three axes of motion, this robotic case packer is flexibile and fast.

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