Case Studies

Ocean Spray personnel, including plant manager Paul Altimier (in white), gather around the system's touchscreen panel to check t
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A video view into problem solving

A mobile, easy-to-use digital video system at Ocean Spray helps address problems that are recorded, analyzed, and corrected.
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2-in-1 packs 'TAP' Rx simplicity

Prevacid NapraPAC™ in two strengths is available from TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Lake Forest, IL.
As filled and sealed bags are discharged from the bottom of the vf/f/s machine, a photoeye counts each bag. When the programmed
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Filling three times faster

New vf/f/s machines operate at three times the speed of the outdated equipment they replace, reducing downtime and labor costs for snack maker Poore Brothers.
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A grateful label design

Wine packager Allied Domecq Wines recently turned to Michael Osborne Design to create new packaging for its J.Garcia Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot wines.
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Brightening up an established brand

Lighting manufacturer Osram Sylvania has unveiled its new “lifestyles” packaging and merchandising program that utilizes application photography and product benefit icons.
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Creating a sparkling holiday design

Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice Cocktails will be dressed as Nutcrackers this year for the holiday season, thanks to designers at The Bailey Group. The glass bottles are wrapped from head to toe in a “lively and festive” shrink label.
Can body prototypes are held on mandrels as they're printed on a pilot printing line.
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Redesigned graphics pour Welchito into Hispanic markets

A pilot aluminum can-decorating line in suburban Chicago helps Welch Foods introduce new flavors of Welchito juice drinks to children in Latin America and the Caribbean.
An 8-oz aerosol can with a special relief valve and a foam insert now allows Ultra Blue to market and ship propane gas for do-it
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Cool pack for a hot product

Ultra Blue’s new handheld propane torch uses a patented container and valve to safely deliver the gas to do-it-yourselfers.
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Microsoft pack wins EPA design challenge

A new shipping package that looks like an envelope and protects like a box won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cradle-to-Cradle E-Commerce Package Design Challenge, announced at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas show in October.
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Recloseable can a first in North America

Hirzel Canning Co. and Farms, Toledo, OH, is test-marketing in Cleveland and Chicago recloseable 12-oz tin-plated steel cans of Dei Fratelli-brand Italian Dip and Pizza Sauce.
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'Tis the season

Newly revised graphics now decorate Smith Dairy's 30- and 11-oz bottles of premium and low-fat Moovers-brand eggnog. Both products from the Orrville, OH-based dairy are ultra-pasteurized to offer 120-day shelf life. The refrigerated products reached store shelves in mid-October.
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Bag-in-box labeling gets the 'final touch'

New print-and-apply labelers have reduced downtime and boosted overall line efficiency at five of Coca-Cola’s syrup plants around the country.
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Transfer print 'pops' prototype boxes

Private-label packager Huish Detergents, Salt Lake City, UT, is vertically integrated, operating its own printing presses and machinery to convert corrugated into detergent boxes that it fills.
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Efficiency tops 90% at Edna Valley Vineyard

A first-of-its-kind accumulation table boosts bottling efficiency by 20% and helps attract new business.See video
Bio-Rad's new labeler handles pressure-sensitive paper or BOPP labels.
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Vial packing extraordinaire

Bio-Rad Laboratories boosted its vial filling/capping/labeling capacity with all new equipment. Highlights include a twin-head labeler and a custom-built tray loader.
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

Beer: Anheuser World Select Lager Beer; Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, www.o-i.com.

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