Case Studies

In the foreground (below), a continuous band conveyor feeds cookies by diverters into the infeeds of two parallel wrappers. An o
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Jana's cookies fly high!

Although markets have been depressed, Jana’s Classics has automated the packaging of its cookies for airline desserts.
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Tube packs tap timely trend (sidebar)

An old hand at tubes
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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Tube packs tap timely trend

Flexible tube packs match consumers’ requirements for on-the-go-anywhere eating for a new wave of portable foods.
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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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market (sidebar)

Upstream gear at IGI
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.
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.
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.
Penn tennis balls retail in a PET container trimmed in a dual process to provide efficient lidding consistency.
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PET bottle converter racks up efficiency

Manufacturer of PET containers uses new dome-and flange-trimming machine to cut scrap rate and increase throughput by 20%.
Sara Lee's mini-donut packing system uses an unusual continuous-motion rotary drum loader (seen at left and up close at far left
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Prototype wrapper's feeder suits Sara Lee

An automated mini-donut sorting and wrapping system improves efficiency at Sara Lee’s Paris, TX, bakery.
Sausage patties exit the freezer on a conveyor and flow into a pivot pan that feeds patties into a bulk-and-dribble scale (right
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North Side super-sizes packaging value

Higher throughput is in the bag, in this case a large foodservice bag that is automatically filled, sealed, and packed on three new packaging lines. See in-plant video
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Labatt launches label-less bottles

Labatt Breweries of Canada reintroduced locally in May Labatt 50 premium ale in a 341-ml (12-oz) amber glass bottle.
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Everything but the brush!

Sherwin-Williams’ Dutch Boy Dirt Fighter paints are debuting in an extravagant four-piece square plastic container.
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Beverages flow boldly into aluminum bottles

The path to product differentiation for two new beverages is a metallic one.
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IPER's 'natural' trays, lidding

Italian supermarket chain will sell fresh food in thermoformed containers and heat-sealable film lidding.

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