Case Studies

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Brewing up a new packaging design

Portland-based bottler Widmer Brothers employed Hornall Anderson Design Works to complete the brand design for a new microbrew. To help Widmer carve out a niche within the amber beer market, designers focused on the tradition of slow-paced, easy drinking that draws consumers of amber beer.
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Web Plus: Interactive product matrix, reloaded

Tuscarora (www.tuscarora.com), part of SCA Global Packaging, decided it needed a way to allow potential customers to customize their search for protective packaging via the company’s Web site.
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Injecting an innovative packaging solution

Syringe maker Safety 1st Medical relied heavily on suppliers for help in designing an automated packaging solution for its unique syringes.
Shown above are two of the three "delta" style robots that take frankfurters from their random orientation and organize them int
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'Knowledge-based' robots learn as they pack

Machine vision, robotic packaging equipment, PC controls, and customized software combine to help a German maker of frankfurters cope with growth.
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Shrinking design

Stonyfield Farm, a manufacturer of organic yogurts, redesigned its cup graphics for a more consistent look across its entire family of yogurts. Additionally, the new fat-free yogurt will be packaged in a 6-oz cup size.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
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Creating a brand personality

When Coca-Cola's Minute Maid Co. decided to launch its Simply Orange orange juice, it turned to MLR Design for graphics and Lipson Allport Glass & Associates for structural design.
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Super-sized design

To answer the consumer call for greater convenience at a better value, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, maker of Fisher nuts and other snack foods, has expanded from three peanut items in sizes from 16- to 40-oz PET containers to a line of nine flavors packed in various sizes totaling 18 SKUs.
Each of the three-dimensional labels for Dial's clear liquid hand soap (above right) is made up of two images: if you compare th
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Dial ratchets up liquid soap packaging

A multicompany partnership combined to create new lenticular, three-dimensional labels for clear hand soap bottles.
Shown here is a sampling of TVG's new blister packs, 
including products on the far right that represent the core product line.
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Blister pack components on demand

Plastic bags with preprinted header cards were too costly and too labor intensive to fill and staple shut. Thermoformed PVC blisters with ‘slider cards’ are a big improvement.
At the Ft. Dearborn facility where the Oberweis label is produced, pressman Tom Peters (left) and flexible packaging customer se
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Enhancing a brand with happy cows

Armed with a design concept statement that ‘happy cows give good milk,’ label converter Fort Dearborn Co. came up with labels that build brand equity for Oberweis Dairy.
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Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.
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Paperboard box gives headache relief

When Bristol-Myers Squibb was ready to introduce a “melt-in-your-mouth” formulation of its popular Excedrin headache medication, it sought a cure for the common marketing dilemma of standing out at retail.
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Labels propel Crush promotion

Specially labeled soft drink bottles are playing an integral role in an Internet-based promotional contest for Canadian consumers of Crush carbonated soft drinks marketed by Cadbury Beverages Canada.

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