Case Studies

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Servos drive case packer upgrade

An SWF wraparound case packer is rebuilt from the inside out with servos and improved HMI. Parts, assembly, lead time are all reduced.
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A short distance downstream from a new ink-jet date coder (inset), cans are collated and pushed into either an RSC or a tray; sh
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Coffee roaster sees packaging as a key to growth

F. Gaviña & Sons has plans to bust out of its California backyard and take on the competition nationwide.See in-plant video
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
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Cartons help 'nourish noggins'

In August, children’s book publisher and distributor Scholastic Inc. will begin a “Milk for Bones, Books for Brains...It’s Udderly Brilliant” program with school foodservice directors and dairy processors throughout the United States.
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Pouch brings spa experience home

Launched in the fourth quarter of 2002, göt 2b spa facial scrub is now making its way to drug stores and mass merchandisers nationwide. Rather than using a plastic bottle, the predictable packaging format for most cosmetics and beauty aids, Advanced Research Laboratories selected a spouted, reclosable, stand-up pouch.
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Salmon 'catches' retort pouch, too

Chicken of the Sea has found the salmon running its way. For about a year, the San Diego, CA-based company has marketed its pink salmon in a 7.1-oz retorted pouch, much like its tuna products.
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Plastic #10 'can' is resealable

Heinz Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduced in late ’01 a plastic play on the #10 steel can. The custom six-layer plastic version is coextrusion blow-molded by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com) using polypropylene and an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer.
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Cushioning change gives Earthtones damage control

Earthtones, Inc., Tucson, AZ, a manufacturer of decorative ceramic tiles, had for years lived with a 15% damage rate for its tiles packed in 30-lb corrugated boxes.
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Coated PET in the lab

A second Actis® barrier coating system for plastic bottles is now operating commercially in North America. Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) installed the patented Sidel (Norcross, GA) coating system late last year in its Morrow, GA, plant at the request of Environmental Express.
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Blasting into relaunch with redesign

MLO Products, a Fairfield, CA-based manufacturer of high-protein sports nutrition products, relaunched its natural brand, added new products to the line, and redesigned its packaging.
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Graphics add flavor

New vibrant packaging for Madera, CA-based Almaden Vineyards’ new Red and White Sangria flavors was designed by Tucker Design (Adelaide, Australia).
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Picture perfect redesign

When Fujifilm Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., the U.S. marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Photo Film Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, decided to broaden its branding efforts, it turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to design new packaging graphics for consumer film, one-time-use, and point-and-shoot camera packaging.
Front and back paper labels are applied at speeds to 220 1-gal bottles/min.
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Mott's creates downstream flexibility

On Mott’s new bottling line, aseptically filled PET bottles of juice product in four sizes can be automatically conveyed through a number of tray- or case-packing options.
This new container is constructed of a material that helps provide strength, hinge flexibility, and clarity.
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Container a clear success

Blueberry farm turns to new container to help six high-speed production/packaging lines run more smoothly.
Individual carton blanks are drawn out of a magazine by a belt friction feeder and then held flat by a vacuum belt conveyor.
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Baldwin streamlines carton supply

A batch printing system for folding cartons at Baldwin Filters cuts inventory dramatically and yields big savings in the cost of materials. Estimated payback is one year.See in-plant video
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Beauties and the bests

Holographic substrates were among the big winners in the annual competition of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.

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