Case Studies

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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Not foiled: With the exception of a glass coating, the windowed pouch is all plastic. Inset shows the laser scoring that ensures
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Baby food takes a bold step

Nestlé of South Africa breaks through baby food barriers with Pureeasy, pureed foods retorted in two sizes of premade, glass-coated plastic pouches.
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If at first you don't succeed...

Lamp manufacturer settles on protective packaging that significantly reduces breakage rates, as well as unnecessary costs.
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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.
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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.
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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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Sony Pacific opts for corn-based resin

Sony Pacific recently debuted a blister package for a portable radio made from the corn-based resin NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Lipton stacks pouches in Japan

Looking to provide tea consumers in Japan with a package that differs from the standard folding carton, Lipton in April introduced three flavors of tea bags in an unusual Sleeve-In-Pouch (SIP) structure provided by Hosokawa Yoko (Mt. Laurel, NJ).
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Skin-packing for fish

Better appearance and increased throughput are the chief benefits gained by Golden Valley, MN-based Morey’s Seafood since the installation of an R270 vacuum skin packaging system from Multivac (Kansas City, MO).
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Wrapping up soap dispensing innovation

Palm Beach, FL-based Designer Dispensers recently released the “Kitchen Soap & Sponge Caddy,” an unusual product that includes a container into which a consumer pours up to 12 oz of liquid soap.
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A pasteurizable plastic beer bottle

Canada’s Brick Brewery has launched a 16-oz plastic beer bottle that the Waterloo, Ontario, brewer claims is the first single-serve plastic beer bottle in Canada.
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Heineken rolls out 24-oz 'keg' can

Heineken USA, White Plains, NY, recently introduced its Heineken lager beer in the United States in a 24-oz can that resembles a keg.
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Sauce pouches fly into cartons

“It started out as a limited promotion, but now we see it as a tremendous opportunity to expand sampling to our other sauces.”
Near the end of the line, hot melt ink-jet coding marks each case with lot and date code information.
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New equipment fuels winery's growth

This Napa winery knows that only by investing in new packaging machinery can it become the outsourcing solutions leader in the global wine industry.See in-plant video
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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.

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