Case Studies

Thermoformed from corn-based polylactide polymer, or PLA, these clear containers show examples of some of the carry-out products
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Corn-based resin makes North American debut

Wilkinson Manufacturing Co. is the first North American converter to thermoform containers from corn-based polylactide polymer, or PLA. The converter welcomes the material’s sustainable, renewable characteristics, and its consumer-friendly properties.
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The digital case printer uses a shuttle system to convey the bottom case blank from a stack in the magazine (top) up into the pr
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Kenosha Beef makes a case for digital printing

An off-line digital case printer saves $50ꯠ/yr in labor and label costs.See in-plant video
Step 1 - Book orders and corrugated T-blanks in the machine's infeed.
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No more changeover

Software and servos permit specialized machine to package random-sized orders of books and CDs at 30 packages/min. See in-plant video
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Radio Shack drives clamshell to market

NASCAR enthusiasts could well be racing to their nearest Radio Shack store for new headsets from the Ft. Worth, TX-based electronics company.
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Sunsweet gets grip on market

Prune juice was one of the few juice products that had not been repackaged to take advantage of new technologies.
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Capri Sun launches 'bottle can'

In February, Tarrytown, NY-based Kraft Foods Beverages Division introduced Capri Sun Island Refreshers in a 16.5-oz aluminum “bottle can.”
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Folgers packs a coffee house experience

An octagon-shaped high-density polyethylene canister is helping Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble’s Folgers-brand Café Latte deliver to retail markets a true coffee house experience.
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Packaging scents for the home spa

Avecia, a Wilmington, DE-based maker of pool chemicals, wanted to add scented aromatherapy products to its line of home spa items.
Bottles index single file from front to back through a timing screw (left) before a label is wiped on.
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Black Bear hugs new labeler

Regional beverage bottler adds a p-s labeler that increases packaging speeds compared to its former paper label applicator.See in-plant video
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Hypertherm bags shipping savings

Hypertherm, a leading maker of plasma arc metal-cutting equipment, needed a packaging solution that would protect its equipment and spare parts during shipment.
By squeezing the upper compartment and bursting a peelable seal, a health professional mixes the diluent with the powder in the
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B. Braun builds a better bag

The Duplex drug delivery system from B. Braun Medical addresses shortcomings typical in the packaging traditionally used for a certain class of intravenous drugs.
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Candles' sleever makes scents for S.C. Johnson

Racine, WI-based S.C. Johnson & Son has gone one better—make that two better—than the competition with its Glade “3 in 1” candle. Introduced in September and available nationally in December, SCJ’s first pillar candle offers three colors and three fragrances.
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Coca-Cola graphics get 'Real'

Consumers worldwide are beginning to see new graphics on cans, PET bottles, and secondary packaging as part of The Coca-Cola Company’s new marketing campaign, “Coca-Cola...Real.”
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Ice cream packaging redesign

To help breathe new life into its ice cream packaging, Cumberland Farms enlisted Sheaff Dorman Purins (Boston, MA). Working with Cumberland Farms’ marketing and manufacturing departments, Sheaff designers conducted competitive research and explored a variety of approaches to develop new flavors, a new structure, and a new look for the packaging.
Paradise Tomato Kitchens has added an easy-opening tear notch (top) to its foodservice pouches.
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Easy-opening pouch, tough-to-open box

Paradise Tomato Kitchens, an innovator in fresh tomato products about 10 years ago, adds case security and easy-open pouches.
While most dental packets at Kodak are bundled in a polyester band and then flow-wrapped in a film/foil laminate (left), SureSof
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A softer, gentler packet

When product development and packaging engineers at Kodak came up with a more patient-friendly dental film, a new approach to packaging was part of the package.

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