Case Studies

The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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Paper perfect redesign

Domtar, a producer of uncoated freesheet paper, has redesigned the packaging for all of its commercial printing, premium text, cover and writing, business, and publication papers.
From the tf/f/s system at the head of the line (above) to the robotic palletizer at the end, both of the twin lines at Schering-
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'The way packaging should be done'

Twin blister-pack lines populated by ‘best-in-class’ machines played a key role as Schering-Plough took its Claritin-brand product from prescription-only to OTC status. See video
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Award-winning package design

Deutsch Design Works recently won Double Gold Medals for packaging design at the 2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The award-winning design for Shakers Rose Vodka, Shakers Rye Vodka, and Shakers Original American Vodka in 200-ml and 700-ml sizes consists of a frosted glass bottle with a penguin icon.
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Diamond launches Emerald snack nuts

This month, Diamond of California will launch nationwide its Emerald of California snack nut brand in both rigid and flexible packages.
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Fresh salad, 'nature' packaging

First tested last summer, Il Melograno srl, a produce company in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, is now packaging its fresh, ready-to-eat salads using films made of corn-based NatureWorks PLA, from Cargill Dow BV in the Netherlands.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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Stonyfield opts for in-line tf/f/s

For four years, Stonyfield Farm filled its 4-oz YoBaby organic yogurts for babies and toddlers into injection-molded polypropylene cups, with six filled and lidded cups automatically unitized in a wraparound paperboard carton.
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Good night milk

An opaque PET 330-mL bottle, blow-molded using Owens-Illinois’ special ATX432 UV light barrier, is being used for Slumber Bedtime Milk.
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Carton 'cocoons' Glenfiddich malt whisky

During the recent holiday season, Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland-based William Grant & Sons sold its Glenfiddich Special Reserve 12-year-old malt whisky in a special paperboard gift pack that “cocooned” the triangular glass bottle within several protective layers.
Pacific Wine Partners positioned one accumulator inside the filling room (shown) and one further downstream ahead of the case pa
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Winery turns the tables on backups

Pacific Wine Partners uncorks more uptime at higher speeds and efficiencies since installing two compact accumulators that smooth production flow for tapered bottles. See video
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Superb print recognized

The International Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen, Minneapolis, MN, recently recognized Polytainers Inc. with four awards in its 29th annual International Gallery of Superb Printing competition.
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Software saves glassmaker's time

The Glass Group Inc. uses software to analyze and organize its protective packaging options for 9귔 different configurations.
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Cornstarch redesigned

Clabber Girl has introduced a new cornstarch package whose graphics retain the antique-like charm of a previous paperboard package, but integrated with bright, colorful graphics.
New containers for stock powder products are induction sealed to enhance shelf life.
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Inducing an enhanced seal

Nestlé New Zealand recently added induction sealing to one of its powder-filling lines for improved seal quality and shelf life on containers of powder products.

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