Case Studies

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Pipeline: Innovation continues

As I wrote last month, I’m still trying to clean 2003 out of my office, and there were a few other packages that bear examination, although with relatively modest detail.
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New vf/f/s packs poultry

With four new turnkey packaging systems from CMD Corp., Canadian poultry firm Maxi Canada Inc. attained both efficiency and reliability on four of its packaging lines.
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Kroger's sweet results

The block-bottom fabricated bags used for Cincinnati, OH-based The Kroger Co.’s "Private Selection" Chocolate Squares present ample space for product branding and information, while the upright stance offers high visibility for consumers.
These aren't your mom's cosmetics: mark. products ring up sales from \"daughters of Avon\" using packaging that's clear and comp
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Avon makes youthful mark.

Avon calls on creative packaging with a touch of whimsy to drawyouthful-minded consumers to its new 250-item ‘mark.’ line.
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Ink-jet code for cat snack pack

In the first quarter of 2003, contract packager Toll Packaging of Gibson City, IL, began packaging a dry cat treat in a stand-up foil pouch at its Wendell, NC, plant.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
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Wood chip pouch stands out

Gold awards for printing achievement were bestowed by the Flexible Packaging Assn. on worthy packages for their graphics innovation.
ConAgra's Healthy Choice packages' green background paved the way for Nabisco's success with SnackWells, now a product of Kraft
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Calorie catharsis

FDA’s attack on obesity promises food label copy changes while substantive packaging purges may be possible, too.
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Shining a light on automation

By eliminating manual assembly from its packaging line, Peterson Manufacturing Company has increased sales, lowered production costs, and saved money on materials.
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Gold standard for silvertoe gear

When silvertoe gear, a Gold Toe brand, decided to update the packaging for its women’s sock brand, it switched from a less-contemporary, unprinted bag with printed paperboard insert, to a stand-up pouch with consumer-friendly reclosable zipper and better overall retail presentation from North State Flexibles.
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Graphics reflect 'fabulous' work

The snazzy, award-winning packaging for Fafard Seed starter potting soil is well-grounded in innovative techniques.
Three new palletizers at Turner can handle both column-stacked plastic 
returnable crates on pallets or bliss-style corrugated c
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Paper or plastic?

When a bulk-milk dairy added route service to its mix, it needed conveying and palletizing to handle either corrugated boxes or plastic crates.
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Bag preserves M-16 rifles

Winning Gold from the Flexible Packaging Assn. for Packaging Excellence in the Technical Innovation category was a complex structure developed with the United States Army, Materiel Command, Logistics Support Activity, Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center in Tobyhanna, PA.
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Heinz stands up in foodservice

H.J. Heinz and Pechiney Plastic Packaging combined to win a Printing Gold award from the Flexible Packaging Assn. with a single-serve, stand-up gusseted pouch used for nine Heinz condiments, including ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, jams, and syrup.

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