Case Studies

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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.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
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Cartons help 'nourish noggins'

In August, children’s book publisher and distributor Scholastic Inc. will begin a “Milk for Bones, Books for Brains...It’s Udderly Brilliant” program with school foodservice directors and dairy processors throughout the United States.
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Servos drive case packer upgrade

An SWF wraparound case packer is rebuilt from the inside out with servos and improved HMI. Parts, assembly, lead time are all reduced.
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Holo label produces positives

Produce grower-marketer Ag-Mart Produce switched from a standard paper label to a reflective holographic label in September ’02 for clear polystyrene pints of its Santa Sweets-brand grape tomatoes.
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One-touch foam dispensing for suncare products

Dispensing of suncare products just got a bit easier in Europe, thanks to the adoption of mechanical foam dispensers from Airspray Intl. for new delial products from Sara Lee in Köln, Germany.
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Plastic #10 'can' is resealable

Heinz Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduced in late ’01 a plastic play on the #10 steel can. The custom six-layer plastic version is coextrusion blow-molded by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com) using polypropylene and an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer.
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Cushioning change gives Earthtones damage control

Earthtones, Inc., Tucson, AZ, a manufacturer of decorative ceramic tiles, had for years lived with a 15% damage rate for its tiles packed in 30-lb corrugated boxes.
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Coated PET in the lab

A second Actis® barrier coating system for plastic bottles is now operating commercially in North America. Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) installed the patented Sidel (Norcross, GA) coating system late last year in its Morrow, GA, plant at the request of Environmental Express.
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Blasting into relaunch with redesign

MLO Products, a Fairfield, CA-based manufacturer of high-protein sports nutrition products, relaunched its natural brand, added new products to the line, and redesigned its packaging.
Front and back paper labels are applied at speeds to 220 1-gal bottles/min.
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Mott's creates downstream flexibility

On Mott’s new bottling line, aseptically filled PET bottles of juice product in four sizes can be automatically conveyed through a number of tray- or case-packing options.
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Graphics add flavor

New vibrant packaging for Madera, CA-based Almaden Vineyards’ new Red and White Sangria flavors was designed by Tucker Design (Adelaide, Australia).
Individual carton blanks are drawn out of a magazine by a belt friction feeder and then held flat by a vacuum belt conveyor.
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Baldwin streamlines carton supply

A batch printing system for folding cartons at Baldwin Filters cuts inventory dramatically and yields big savings in the cost of materials. Estimated payback is one year.See in-plant video
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Picture perfect redesign

When Fujifilm Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., the U.S. marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, decided to broaden its branding efforts, it turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to design new packaging graphics for consumer film, one-time-use, and point-and-shoot camera packaging.
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Aveda pushes PCR

As part of its environmental commitment, Aveda achieves 80% to 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content in much of its packaging.
This new container is constructed of a material that helps provide strength, hinge flexibility, and clarity.
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Container a clear success

Blueberry farm turns to new container to help six high-speed production/packaging lines run more smoothly.

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