Case Studies

It's almost impossible to tell any difference between the three blister packs that make up the Perfect Glue line, but the glues
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Container, closure, and package make Perfect Glue

Macco Adhesives introduces three new household adhesives in a variety of containers, but all with similar overpackaging.
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Unilever selected a translucent pearlescent blue color to set off its Wisk detergent from the competition.
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Wisk bottle color breaks the mold

Wisk bottle color breaks the mold Unilever selected pearlized blue color for liquid detergent bottles by working closely with its color supplier and blow molders.
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Reclosure feature slides into a new category

As the slider-style reclosure feature has grown in popularity since it started showing up on consumer packaged goods about two years ago, most packs on which it’s found are either pre-made pouches or they’re made on a horizontal form/fill/seal system.
Adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads, which benefits shipments in transit and makes them easier to stack for Lafarge's customer
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Lafarge constructs sturdy shipments

A water-based palletizing adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads of construction materials in transit.
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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.
While the new labeler (above) at Music Mountain Water occupies minimal floor space, it's able to handle a range of bottle sizes
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Labeler sings a new tune at Music Mountain

A new labeler at the heart of a new bottling line is helping Music Mountain Water respond to growing demand for its own-brand and private-label bottled water.See in-plant video
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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.
An on-line ink-jet printer (above) has allowed Les Vins Skalli to save considerably by switching out of preprinted pressure-sens
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Ink-jet printing helps winery grow

Pressure-sensitive labels were getting costly at French winery Les Vins Skalli. On-case ink-jet printing in letters up to 4” tall cuts costs and adds flexibility.
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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.
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GAF revamps bundle marking

Producing roofing shingles in 30 different colors and marking the film-wrapped bundles clearly for retailers like Home Depot is no easy task for Wayne, NJ-based GAF Materials Corp.
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Cat litter gets a 'hand' up

Cedar Fresh cat litter from MFM Industries, Reddick, FL, is the first commercial user of a special new injection-molded polyethylene handle located in a corner of its 12- and 14-lb flexible stand-up pouches. Introduced last October, Cedar Fresh uses a handle from 2N2 that’s applied by MFM to the bags on a machine from Marble Manor.
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Kissing an old design goodbye

With a focus on strategically managing the equity that has been established within its Kisses brand chocolates, Hershey’s partnered with LPK to reinvigorate the brand’s packaging.
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Pita-perfect design

To help develop brand identity and packaging graphics for its new Pita Snax Brand Pita Chips, Pita Products of Farmington, MI, looked to Flowdesign, Inc.
Gro-Tec's new pressure tank for Wal-Mart's Eliminator Grass and Weed Killer combines the features of a pump sprayer and a handy
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Pressuring the competition

Gro-Tec’s Eliminator herbicide comes in a unique pressure tank applicator that’s now being used for other products, too.
Gorgeous graphics make the single-wrap fiber container stand out in the retail setting.
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Pistachios packed for holiday partying

Paramount Farms bets nut lovers will take this lightweight, reclosable, high-impact package home for the holidays. It represents new technology for rigid containers.

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