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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Joint effort is less filling, saves weight

Joint Juice reformulates its beverages and downsizes from 11-oz glass bottles to 8-oz aluminum cans in a consumer-friendly change.
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Sporty bottles stay cool

The Monarch Beverage Co., Atlanta, GA, highlighted its All-Sport body quencher beverages in new “Chill-In” PET bottles that rolled out in May 2003 in 24-oz and 32-oz sizes.
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Promo bottles check in with special decoration

Labatt Breweries of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, expects hockey fans will go "Cup Crazy" for an "Original Six" promotion launched April 1 to coincide with the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Reese's rolls out new look

In March, Hershey Foods reintroduced its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces candies in its first new trade dress in more than 30 years.
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NACD's Best of Show winner clears clogs

While the late Bernard Seid spent much of his professional life in Cleveland, the award bearing his name is taking up more than temporary residence in the Cincinnati area.
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Abbott bar codes hospital injectables

Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, reported late in March that it had completed its initiative to apply unit-of-use bar codes to all of its hospital injectable pharmaceuticals and intravenous solutions.
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.
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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.
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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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.
<b>HDPE shampoo bottles</b>: Minimum 80% PCR
Wheaton Plastics div., Alcan Packaging, www.alcan.com

Aveda's John Delfausse: "We
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Aveda pushes PCR

As part of its environmental commitment, Aveda achieves 80% to 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content in much of its packaging.
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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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