Case Studies

Leonard Cole (above left), North York plant manager, and Nick Boragina, Concord plant manager, display cartons of IQF product at
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See Janes run

New folding-carton erecting and sealing equipment improves efficiency and lowers labor and material costs for two Janes Family Foods plants in Canada.See in-plant video
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Gillette tries a tear strip

Introduced this summer, Boston-based Gillette Co.'s resealable package for all disposable razors utilizes a pressure-sensitive tape reclosure system from Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA).
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UFOs land in holo cartons

Innovative Candy Concepts, Atlanta, GA, is taking candy packaging to a higher level with the introduction of UFOs.
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Pez juice launched in pouch

In the candy business, Pez in its refillable dispenser is a classic. Now Leading Brands, Inc., is marketing a Pez shelf-stable juice, in a 8.54-oz (250-mL) “no-spill” stand-up pouch topped with a collectible Pez character.
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Vial delivers eye-opening ingenuity

Arthur Lifshey, a senior fellow engineer with Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ, is the inventive mind behind the patented Ocumeter® Plus, a high-density polyethylene vial for ophthalmic products.
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Bru's big on blue PET

Recognizing that an established brand lives or dies partly on the strength of its packaging, marketers at Bru S.A. were downright picky about which PET resin to use when they introduced 50-cL (16.9-oz) bottles of natural sparkling mineral water last May.
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Top honors for package design

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH) was recently honored as the only winning package design entry in the electronics category for its strategic work on Intuit’s QuickBooks-brand software by the London International Advertising Awards committee.
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Face lift proves golden for ale

Widmer Brothers, Portland, OR, brewery and distributor, returned to Hornall Anderson Design Works (Seattle, WA) to help redesign/ reposition one of its more popular Pale Ale labels.
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Very merry graphic design

Just in time for the holiday season, Smith’s Dairy is releasing Moovers Premium eggnog decorated with three of Santa Claus’ elves.
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Sensitivity--and an icon

There has been a little packaging flap around one of the images that is used on the paper wrappers for Tootsie Pops, the long-standing confection produced by Tootsie Roll Industries, headquartered in Chicago.Arnie3.jpg
Once on the platform (above), the vision system measures all the dimensions of the bottle called for 
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Dial lab cuts bottle test time

Both for package development and mold qualifications, Dial’s lab finds speed and accuracy in new bottle dimensional test instrument.
Miracle Sealant's new home-improvement retail products come in this two-layer teal-pigmented bottle with a sleeve label.
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Home Depot customers receive a Miracle package

Primarily an institutional supplier, Miracle Sealants opens up new retail business thanks to new fluorinated bottles and sleeve labels.
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Glue bottle ingeniously dispenses convenience

The detail that went into the bottle for Loctite Professional Wood Worx glue is like that for a well-crafted piece of furniture.
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Bayer 'enhances' tamper-resistant packs

Bayer Biological Products, Research Triangle Park, NC, has become the first company in the biological products business to introduce enhanced tamper-resistant packaging.
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Have a drink with Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Lite Half & Half is a new beverage that’s not just for thirsty golfers.
Shown here is a sampling of Another Day's induction-sealed containers. For at least one customer, Another Day employees apply ta
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Saving for Another Day

Automated induction sealing, tape dispensing, and twist-tying machinery help this cleaning products company save money by reducing labor costs and moving short-run jobs in-house.

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