Case Studies

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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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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).
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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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.
Above photo shows how three TIJ print heads are arranged around one of the cylinders through which lidstock must pass prior to b
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Aventis makes a move to 2D datamatrix symbology

By putting variable data on blisters and cartons via TIJ printing in place of embossing, Aventis reaps multiple benefits and becomes a pioneer in the use of datamatrix symbology in packaging.
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Campbell's soups adopt EZO lids

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, is now converting all its Condensed Soup varieties, plus other products in 10- and 11-oz cans, to full-panel, easy-open lids.
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Brightening up an established brand

Lighting manufacturer Osram Sylvania has unveiled its new “lifestyles” packaging and merchandising program that utilizes application photography and product benefit icons.
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Baker employs a metal detection manager

Medford, MA-based pâtissier Edelweiss recently achieved HACCP certification thanks in part to a new combination metal detector and checkweigher from Lock Inspection.
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Creating a sparkling holiday design

Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice Cocktails will be dressed as Nutcrackers this year for the holiday season, thanks to designers at The Bailey Group. The glass bottles are wrapped from head to toe in a “lively and festive” shrink label.
Gift box blanks are conveyed into centerfolded film formed into a tube by this angled inverting head.
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging

New automatic feeding and shrink-wrapping equipment at this Gurnee, IL, contract packager adds capacity to collate and wrap gift boxes, calendars, and other specialty items.See video
Can body prototypes are held on mandrels as they're printed on a pilot printing line.
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Redesigned graphics pour Welchito into Hispanic markets

A pilot aluminum can-decorating line in suburban Chicago helps Welch Foods introduce new flavors of Welchito juice drinks to children in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Two side windows in this heat tunnel allow Platinum Packaging personnel to view film shrinking around 
a thin pack of gift boxes
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging (sidebar)

A tunnel with a view
An 8-oz aerosol can with a special relief valve and a foam insert now allows Ultra Blue to market and ship propane gas for do-it
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Cool pack for a hot product

Ultra Blue’s new handheld propane torch uses a patented container and valve to safely deliver the gas to do-it-yourselfers.
The first of two machines that dispense crumpled kraft paper to fill voids was added to meet the needs of an educational publish
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Void-fill to order

Dart Warehouse’s giant fulfillment operation uses a wide variety of void fillers to match what its customers want.
Ocean Spray personnel, including plant manager Paul Altimier (in white), gather around the system's touchscreen panel to check t
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A video view into problem solving

A mobile, easy-to-use digital video system at Ocean Spray helps address problems that are recorded, analyzed, and corrected.
As filled and sealed bags are discharged from the bottom of the vf/f/s machine, a photoeye counts each bag. When the programmed
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Filling three times faster

New vf/f/s machines operate at three times the speed of the outdated equipment they replace, reducing downtime and labor costs for snack maker Poore Brothers.

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