Case Studies

Bewley's eliminated button-style degassing valves on caf? blend and more than 250 different fresh-roasted coffee products.
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Irish coffee channels freshness

Bewley’s Ltd. in Ireland is the first to preserve freshness with a cost-saving method that eliminates degassing valves and boosts bagging speeds 10%.
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Boxed wine aims high

Black Box Wines uses inside-the-box thinking to redefine packaging for super-premium wines in the United States.
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Metallized bread 'bags' top AIMCAL honor

From Celplast, a metallized low-density polyethylene bag for Dempster’s sliced white bread won the Peter Rigney Product of the Year award in the annual competition of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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Miller pioneers Fridge Packs for beer

Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft are the first two beer brands now in the marketplace in the refrigerator-friendly 12-packs called the Fridge Pack (see "Coke canner rolls out ‘fridge-friendly’ pack" in a previous issue of Packaging World).
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Grolsch handles new 12-pack for bottles

Driven by U.S. market growth, Dutch brewer Grolsch will be introducing a new 12-pack wraparound carton for its bottles, beginning in April.
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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Aspirin sachet wins competition

A high-barrier laminated sachet for a granular Aspirin Effect product from Bayer Vital, Leverkusen, Germany, was chosen as Foil Pack of the Year by the European Aluminum Foil Assn.
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Flexo saves for Butterkist popcorn bags

A shift from gravure printing to flexo by Alcan Packaging is now providing a cost savings for Monkhill Confectionery in England, a unit of Cadbury Trebor Bassett in Birmingham.
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WD-40 blasts into wider coverage

Long used to having its namesake product fix squeaks in tight places, the WD-40 Co. also knows some things need a wide spray of the lubricant.
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White Rain turns to yellow bottle

Diamond Products Co., Brandon, FL, has turned its high-density polyethylene bottles from silver to soft yellow.
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Seedy cup offers spittin' imagery

David Seeds from ConAgra Foods, Edina, MN, has taken off into new markets starting in November 2003 packed in a new Travel Cup format that offers portability and disposability.
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Award-winning milk design

Compass Design’s package designs for Kemps’ flavored milk recently won a Gold award from the 10th Annual Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards, a worldwide design competition for beverage packaging and branding.

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