Case Studies

Brookville's protective new shrink-wrapped bundle (inset foreground) often makes a smaller unit than its twine-tied predecessor
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Brookville Glove receives helping hand

When new management took over Brookville Glove, a move to shrink bundling was one of the first improvements in operations to be made.
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'Shot' fires schnapps sales in UK

A unique, patented 30-mL “pot” (in olde English) made of Eastar® copolymer from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), has helped create a successful product launch for SideKick™ schnapps from H.P. Bulmer, Hereford, England.
Private-label frozen fish fillets in stand-up pouches (right) were designed for Pathmark's newer upright freezer cases (above) w
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Seafood stands tall for Pathmark

Packaging for private-label frozen seafood responds to consumer need for convenience and appeal.
A new vf/f/s machine helps Janes Family Foods double production at its North York, Ontario, Canada, plant. It's used for fills f
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Vf/f/s, scales speed Janes' progress

New vf/f/s equipment and scale double production, eliminating overtime costs. Machinery also accommodates larger fills and reduces product giveaway at Janes Family Foods.See in-plant video
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Reclosable cap can

Adding resealability to an aluminum can is the patented Cap Can from Dayton Systems Group (Miamisburg, OH). More economical in cans from 16 oz and up, the new can end in 206 and 209 sizes (300 size to come) has a threaded dome with a removable lug cap. Preliminary market tests have already been done, and an unidentified user will have product on the market by early this year.
With this many multipack and carton formats having to run on one line, versatility was as important a component in the overall o
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Swiss chocolates meet high-speed automation

New materials and new equipment are helping this Swiss chocolate manufacturer send a better product to market while keeping labor costs in check.
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Pennzoil's handle gives consumers a hand

In what’s believed to be the first quart bottle of motor oil with a handle that makes it easy to carry and pour the liquid, Pennzoil’s Synthetic motor oils are now in the marketplace.
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Kraft's bye-bye to the can-opener?

Kraft Foods has substituted a peelable membrane closure for the conventional steel end on the top of some of its Maxwell House-brand ground coffees.
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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UFOs land in holo cartons

Innovative Candy Concepts, Atlanta, GA, is taking candy packaging to a higher level with the introduction of UFOs.
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Pez juice launched in pouch

In the candy business, Pez in its refillable dispenser is a classic. Now Leading Brands, Inc., is marketing a Pez shelf-stable juice, in a 8.54-oz (250-mL) “no-spill” stand-up pouch topped with a collectible Pez character.
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Vial delivers eye-opening ingenuity

Arthur Lifshey, a senior fellow engineer with Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ, is the inventive mind behind the patented Ocumeter® Plus, a high-density polyethylene vial for ophthalmic products.
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Bru's big on blue PET

Recognizing that an established brand lives or dies partly on the strength of its packaging, marketers at Bru S.A. were downright picky about which PET resin to use when they introduced 50-cL (16.9-oz) bottles of natural sparkling mineral water last May.
Once on the platform (above), the vision system measures all the dimensions of the bottle called for 
in the program, in this ca
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Dial lab cuts bottle test time

Both for package development and mold qualifications, Dial’s lab finds speed and accuracy in new bottle dimensional test instrument.
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Top honors for package design

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH) was recently honored as the only winning package design entry in the electronics category for its strategic work on Intuit’s QuickBooks-brand software by the London International Advertising Awards committee.
The new vf/f/s systems at ConAgra Foods can produce either pillow-style packs or four-corner-sealed stand-up bags like these.
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New bagger's a boon to ConAgra

New four-corner-sealed vf/f/s bagger with transverse zipper technology offers dependability as well as materials savings for major international food manufacturer.

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