Case Studies

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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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Puncture-resistant shrink bag

Make no bones about it, the ArmorX™ CBP™ (Complete Bone-In Protection) shrink bag is one tough bag.
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Unilever tries self-piercing closure

Unilever Bestfoods Europe has adopted a new self-piercing plastic closure for its Calvé mayonnaise that’s marketed in the Netherlands.
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Contoured can plays in Australia

In mid-December, Melbourne, Australia-based Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) launched a limited-edition Australian cricket shirt shape embossed on the back of a contoured can for its Victoria Bitter (VB) beer.
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Redesign pays off

Intuit’s 2004 QuickBooks® financial software packaging recently received a facelift from design firm Libby Perszyk Kathman. The company increased the number of QuickBooks products from two to 15, giving LPK designers the challenge of taking recognizable brand traits and implementing them into the design, while also clearly communicating each product type and category.
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Aesthetic tube packaging

CCL Plastic Packaging recently helped Slatkin & Co., a New York City-based home fragrance marketer, launch its ultra-stylized, personal care products line called Slatkin’s Body Therapy.
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Cabot's wrappers tighten savings

Cost savings from an automated wrapping and vacuumizing system for large blocks of cheese has Cabot Creamery personnel smiling.
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Royal label redesign

Indiana-based Oliver Winery recently hired Flowdesign to redesign two of the labels for its best selling wine products. Both wines use newly designed bottles topped with decorated corks that are seen through the clear glass.
Top right photo shows two of the three Actis 20 coating systems running at the Martens Brewery.
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Belgian brewer moves fast to barrier-coated bottles

Deposit legislation in Germany spurred Martens Brewery to invest in an in-house line for making, coating, filling, and packaging of PET beer bottles.See video
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German brewer bets big on multilayer PET

This high-volume move to multilayer PET bottles for beer sold at retail in Germany could signal a much broader acceptance of PET for beer.See video
Above photo shows one of two infeed stations, including the feed screw, used to feed vials into the labeler.
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Aventis reinvents vial packaging

It starts with a labeler handling 900 vials/min and finishes with robotic cartoning and palletizing. In between is a pioneering use of 2D datamatrix coding symbology.
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Retooling hardware packaging

Our annual look at hardware packaging ranges from the cute (fancy seed pails) to the creatively functional (driveway sealer in an easy-pour bucket).
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Packagers embrace renewable resources

Cornstarch, polylactic acid, and limestone are among the renewable resources used by Cadbury Schweppes for thermoformed candy trays, Biorigin for fresh pasta containers, and Wild Oats for a variety of deli containers.
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Turkey Hill's cool new label

Following a successful market test of a new insulating label that keeps cold beverages cooler, Turkey Hill Dairy plans a broader use of the novel label come spring.
Each palletizing robot receives cases from two 
overhead infeeds and loads two separate pallets.
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Robots boost pasta packing

Four robotic palletizing cells accept a wide variety of cases from eight upstream packaging lines. Changeover of pallet patterns is done at a touchscreen.See video

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