Case Studies

The yellow "Smart Bottle" is conveyed on bottling lines to measure vibration and impact from the bottle's perspective.
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'Smart' glass bottle handling makes an impact

Wireless inspection system monitors Swedish bottling lines to help reduce breakage by determining handling abnormalities.
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A short distance downstream from a new ink-jet date coder (inset), cans are collated and pushed into either an RSC or a tray; sh
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Coffee roaster sees packaging as a key to growth

F. Gaviña & Sons has plans to bust out of its California backyard and take on the competition nationwide.See in-plant video
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Dole launches fruitful size

Dole Food Company, Westlake Village, CA, is offering a bigger play on fruit in clear plastic containers: 24.5-oz “Dole Fruit in Plastic Jars.” The custom blow-molded multilayer barrier container features a pinched-in body to help protect the glued label, which is printed on clear film.
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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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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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Bringing the big screen to aluminum cans

Dr Pepper and Rexam Beverage Can Americas are reproducing X-Men 2 movie action heroes on beverage cans to promote the upcoming movie release and boost brand awareness and sales of Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, and Red Fusion products.
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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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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.
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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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.
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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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).

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