Case Studies

In-house label printing allows Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating to print as needed. That eliminates material waste and saves mone
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Printers help bottom line become healthy

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, a maker of nutritious meals, replaces preprinted labels with in-house printed labels that reduce cost and waste.
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Optically-clear multilayer cylindrical bottles meet a difficult set of requirements for bioM?rieux, maker of the BacT/ALERT line
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers

Medical diagnostics maker bioMérieux pioneers switch to multilayer plastic bottles for blood culture samples.
For its LifePak dietary supplements, Pharmanex worked closely with its film vendor to develop a material with suitable barrier c
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Supplement packs deliver healthy results

Custom structure helps Pharmanex meet multiple needs for its packets of LifePak dietary supplements.
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Putting a wrap on shelf life

A new USDA-formulated all-fruit bar achieves impressive shelf life thanks in part to its high-barrier wrapper that was initially developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer a healthy alternative to traditional military meals.
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Kellogg's tests portable cereal

Talk about dashboard dining. Kellogg’s Drink’N Crunch! portable cereal is packaged in a tapered cup that snaps onto the rim of an outer tapered cup for on-the-go consumption.
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Packaging debut in Spain

With the March launch of the NaturLínea line of premium milk, Central Lechera Asturiana of Ovieda Asturias, Spain, is the first to commercialize the combishape aseptic packaging concept developed by Sig Combibloc.
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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.
A robotic bag loader moves a new valve bag into one of the four filling stations 
on the filler, which has been upgraded with el
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Rinker invests in process improvement

Rinker’s multiwall valve-bag filling operation made big gains in productivity, accuracy, and ergonomics after management invested in three key upgrades.
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Whoops labels communicate refreshment

A new fruit-based drink line in Brazil, Whoops, has been launched by Norim indústria e Comércio Ltda, São Paolo, with the help of Prodesmaq Ind. Gráphica Ltda., in the same city.
Espoma's new robotic  palletizer handles the output of three packaging lines. The newest line is for plastic bundles (above) of
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Espoma grows new bag line

New side-gusseted, flat-bottom plastic bags at plant food maker Espoma necessitate a new robotic palletizer, stretch-wrap bundler, and bag sealer.See video
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Shaped steel can reaps awards

A shaped steel can for a 125-mL aerosol air freshener sold by Brunel S.A. of France has won two prestigious packaging awards since it hit store shelves in France in May, 2003.
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DVD case now for software

When Eidos looked to package its multi-disc game software, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin and Deus Ex: Invisible War for North America, it selected the slim triple Alphapak from Nexpak.
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EPCglobal picks co-chair for RFID group

EPCglobal Inc. selected radio-frequency identification pioneer, Dr. Harley Heinrich, chief RFID technologist of Intermec Technologies Corp., to co-chair the work group charged with completing a draft standard for C1G2, or UHF Generation 2.

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