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Case Studies

Sundor's Anaheim, CA, plant's labor-saving move to automated hot melt distribution will yield a payback of just more than one ye
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Sunny Delight solves a sticky situation

An automatic hot melt distribution system for five glue units at P&G saves labor costs and improves performance.
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Vitamin gumballs bounce into new canister

Bloomfield, CT-based Amerifit Nutrition released its Vitaball Vitamin Gumball product to the warehouse club market.
New erectors and partition inserters for Chevron- Texaco Global Lubricants have helped reduce corrugated waste by nearly 12%.
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Chevron erects plan to cut corrugated waste

Six new machines help oil giant dramatically cut corrugated waste.
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Powdered chai goes flexible

Portland-based Oregon Chai release a new dry powdered chai tea latte mix in October 2001.
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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market (sidebar)

Upstream gear at IGI
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Tesco sells sushi the Japanese way

Solway Foods, Corby, England, the sushi processor and packager, developed an unusual three-dimensional thermoformed tray and lid.
Plant manager Doros Cleanthous holds filled bottles of milk, one of which is shown close-up.
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Monobloc 'cleans up' for Cyprus company

Cyprus-based beverage producer Lanitis Bros. Ltd. is first to use a monobloc bottle-blowing, -filling, and -capping system for fresh, pasteurized milk in PET.
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Phosphorescent decoration

To celebrate the “Festival du Film de Paris” this year, the French Champagne house Pierrel released a limited-edition bottle decorated with a phosphorescent shrink-sleeve label from Sleever Intl.
In GBF's semi-automatic packaging line, boxes are set up automatically (right) then loaded with literature before the components
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Improved coding of medical kits

New ink-jet coder prints better while it saves money over previous coder for diagnostic test kits that need to be trackable.
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Award-winning design solution

A dramatic packaging design solution for the Irving, TX-based Mission Foods line of tortilla products earlier this year helped Axion Design (San Anselmo, CA) win an American Graphic Design Award.
The laser printer is nestled in 59 pieces of protective packaging (top) and is equipped with a special molded foam ramp (bottom)
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HP reduces packaging

A redesign at Hewlett-Packard cuts packaging components in half.
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Squeaky-clean new graphics

OxiClean Multi-Purpose Stain Remover has moved from infomercial fame to mainstream retail distribution channels.
Sealed with foil lids, bottles emerge from the aseptic filling system in two parallel lanes (left). Colorful shrink-sleeve label
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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market

IGI aims to grow a market for packaged, branded milk in a country where 85% of the milk that’s bought isn’t even pasteurized let alone packaged. Aseptic packs are key.
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Tube packs tap timely trend (sidebar)

An old hand at tubes
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Tube packs tap timely trend

Flexible tube packs match consumers’ requirements for on-the-go-anywhere eating for a new wave of portable foods.
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Tyson revamps packaging design

Tyson Foods just announced a “world-class” packaging makeover to give its products a fresh, new look.

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