Case Studies

Continuous-motion vf/f/s equipment like this machine improve output and efficiency at Snyder of Berlin.
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Snyder snacks on efficiency

New vf/f/s machines replace outdated equipment, adding speed while reducing costs for labor, replacement parts, and product giveaway.See in-plant video
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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.
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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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.
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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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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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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Rexall revitalizes packaging

Rexall Sundown, Boca Raton, FL, last December unveiled a series of consumer-friendly packaging improvements for cartoned bottles of its Osteo Bi-Flex caplets for joint health care.
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Microwave popcorn takes a stand

About a year ago, Solon, OH-based ASAP Food Products introduced what it believes is the first microwave popcorn in a stand-up pouch.
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Modernizing redesign

Alberto Culver redesigned the packaging for its St. Ives brand of lotion, changing out of the old opaque white bottles and into a sleeker bottle design.
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Sophisticated design

Michael Osborne Design has created new packaging for Williams-Sonoma’s line of outdoor barbecue products, including packaging for grilling tools, mesquite grilling chips, suede aprons and mitts, and more.
Wagner Spray Tech uses foam-in-bag systems and rotary molders (above) on three packaging lines to protect the professional-grade
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Wagner cushions savings

For years, Wagner Spray Tech Corp., a provider of painting and decorating products, used folded corrugated inserts to protect its professional-grade paint sprayers during shipment.
A new molded pulp tray is now used for serving food aboard flights of Finnair. The trays are being recycled as part of a pilot p
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Finnair flies toward recycling goal

Shifting to a molded pulp tray for foodservice, Finland’s airline expands recycling of inflight packaging, thanks to special process.
Anderson Seal prints and seals bags of parts sold in the aftermarket by Harley-Davidson.
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Distributor bags benefits

For many years, New Berlin, WI-based Anderson Seal received seals, clamps, tubing, and related items from their manufacturers, then distributed them, primarily to midwestern hydraulic, medical, and automotive original equipment manufacturers.
Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.
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