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Case Studies

An operator calibrates a metal detector based on salad type (above), identifying the product's conductive properties and therefo
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Metal detectors safeguard salads and simplify jobs

Salad producer uses six new metal detectors to check its salad tubs, taking advantage of easy-to-operate features.
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Winn-Dixie leverages its own brand name (sidebar)

A chipper category
Each of eight new vertical form/fill/seal machines like the one shown here can fill any of Golden Flake's potato chip varieties,
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Addition by subtraction

Golden Flake doubles speeds and reduces labor costs for potato chip packaging by replacing 21 outdated lines with eight new vf/f/s machines. See in-plant video
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A juicy redesign

When marketers at Akron, OH-based Country Pure Foods decided to introduce its brand of juice and nectars, Ardmore Farms, to the retail market, they saw it as an opportunity to redesign packaging logo and graphics.
Winn-Dixie's contemporary, revamped graphics strengthen the chain's name to increase consumer recognition and loyalty. The new d
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Winn-Dixie leverages its own brand name

One-stop shopping provides Winn-Dixie with a comprehensive redesign for 60 private-label brands involving more than 3ꯠ items.
Electronic net-weigh fillers are long on sanitation and accuracy.
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Special equipment for a special concept

Custom blow molding, electronic net-weigh filling in a HEPA-filtered enclosure, robotic palletizing—it all helps Superior Dairy succeed with caseless shipping. See in-plant video
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Piping hot packaging

Packaging for Dragon Fire Gum from Amurol Confections Co. looks as hot as the product tastes. Designed in-house, the bright red steel tin delivers an upscale appearance.
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Packaging with the force

In order to appeal to kids of all ages, Star War’s collectable toy action figures from Pawtucket, RI-based Hasbro needed packaging that hit on themes from all five of the popular movies.
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Nestea's new look

Nestle replaces canister with shaped HDPE plastic with dosing cap.
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Pampers product scores NACD top award

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) is the distributor that won the Bernard Seid Best of Show award in the 2002 packaging competition sponsored by the National Assn.
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First PET, pasteurizable

In England, Coors Brewing Co. has launched Reef, a vodka-based fruit drink, in a three-layer plastic barrier bottle that’s fully pasteurizable.
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Two-chamber bottle serves Stridex

Spotted last month at a Chicagoland Walgreen’s store was Stri-Dex-brand Day & Night acne medication in a single dual-chamber bottle.
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Apple sauce tubes rocket into new markets

Launched into California in mid-2001, Selah, WA-based Tree Top’s Fruit Rocketz distribution expanded earlier this year to include the Pacific Northwest and Texas.
One of Kitchen Kompact's four print-and-apply machines applies a p-s label to a cabinet-filled case.
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Cabinet maker takes proactive marking approach

Kitchen Kompact invests in printing and labeling equipment to mark shipping cases with a bar code and product identification.
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Shapely bottle pours into yogurt

For its new line of 10-oz drinkable yogurt, Stonyfield Farm is using a contoured high-density polyethylene bottle decorated with a full-body shrink-sleeve label.
A new conveyor (inset) moves cases of wine to a new palletizer and wrapper installed October 2001.
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Winery harvests success with new machinery

New machinery helps Beringer Blass Wine Estates reduce breakage and damage to its glass wine bottles, as well as increase line efficiency.

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