Case Studies

An on-line ink-jet printer (above) has allowed Les Vins Skalli to save considerably by switching out of preprinted pressure-sens
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Ink-jet printing helps winery grow

Pressure-sensitive labels were getting costly at French winery Les Vins Skalli. On-case ink-jet printing in letters up to 4” tall cuts costs and adds flexibility.
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Gro-Tec's new pressure tank for Wal-Mart's Eliminator Grass and Weed Killer combines the features of a pump sprayer and a handy
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Pressuring the competition

Gro-Tec’s Eliminator herbicide comes in a unique pressure tank applicator that’s now being used for other products, too.
Gorgeous graphics make the single-wrap fiber container stand out in the retail setting.
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Pistachios packed for holiday partying

Paramount Farms bets nut lovers will take this lightweight, reclosable, high-impact package home for the holidays. It represents new technology for rigid containers.
The two keg-shaped bottles and two of the three sizes of the barbell bottle shape were used to introduce 20 new EAS products ear
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EAS and partners show container dexterity

Five new PET bottles for nutrition supplements were created for EAS in just weeks to meet a tight timetable.
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EAS and partners show container dexterity (sidebar)

Designing for a market
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
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Foiled again

Petropolis Brewery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the first to install a Krones Taxomatic can lid labeler. The machine applies foil over the top of can lids to prevent the lids from getting soiled.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves. For a time since its introduction early this summer, the new brand was reportedly the top-selling item in Wal-Mart’s toothpaste aisle.
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Creating a sophisticated package

To help create a package that could communicate the rich, luxurious character of its new line of beauty products called Lineance European Body Essentials, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, NJ, looked to Sonoco to help design a sophisticated line of folding cartons.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves.
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Uptime proves sweet for Barry Callebaut

Zürich, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut makes chocolates and sells them around the globe to both foodservice and retail accounts. With its volumes, packaging line downtime is unacceptable.
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.
Plitt's seafood tote is not only rugged, but easily identifiable.
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'Catch and release' packaging

Seafood processor Plitt shifts from waxed corrugated to returnable crates to save money, time, and damage.
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Zipper broadens ice bag's appeal

Arctic Glacier, a leader in the $2.5 billion North American packaged ice industry, was looking for a way to differentiate its Premium ice from other providers and increase retail sales. Management saw package reclosability as the answer.
The combination of thermal-transfer print engine and pressure-sensitive label applicator now applies labels to 
corrugated cases
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Mohawk Paper reinvents its labeling operation

Glue-applied pre-printed labels were both unattractive and a drag on efficiency at Mohawk Paper, so the firm switched to online print-and-apply technology.
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New "smart" label

Frito-Lay introduced a new “smart snack” icon on packages of some of its foods. The yellow, green, and pink icon says “Great Taste, Smart Snack” with information on fats and cholesterol in the product.

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