Case Studies

From a tote resin pellets are vacuumed to an overhead level and then down to as many as three hot-melt units located as far as 1
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Start spreading the glues

Miller Brewing efficiently delivers hot-melt glue pellets to multiple glue-dispensing units thanks to an overhead air conveying system.
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Shaped aluminum bottle energizes Snapple's Elements

Aluminum containers continue to boost the energy drink category. Elements Beverage division of the Snapple Beverage Group, White Plains, NY, is using marketing alchemy to switch bottles of its Elements energy drinks from glass to aluminum.
Inside the net-weight filling chamber, bottles move from a rotary infeed to the 72-nozzle rotary filler, where the standard devi
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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice

A $26 million bottling line in Aspers, PA, represents Mott’s first aseptic filling of PET bottles without the need for clean-room conditions.
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Carton gives way to metallized film

This spring, don’t look for windowed paperboard sleeves of Top Flite XL or XL-2000 golf balls in telescoping paperboard cartons. In an effort to reduce solid waste and cut packaging material costs, Spalding of Chicopee, MA, is now using a metallized film to unitize three-ball sleeves of both popular brands.
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Sleeve labels deliver 'Black Magic'

The Black Magic brand of auto care products “has heritage and equity in its shine” characteristics, says Jeffrey Lack, group manager of innovations for Shell Lubricants.
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Pickle tub packs foodservice benefits

A shelf-stable, high-density polyethylene container of sliced pickles from Dean Foods, Franklin Park, IL, ensures that Oakbrook, IL-based McDonald’s operators and its customers are well served.
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Candy and coffee team up

If Seattle-based Starbucks is synonymous with fine coffee, Brown & Haley, Tacoma, WA, has a similar cachet with its Almond Roca candy. Beginning this year, the two organizations are teaming up as B&H produces Mocha Roca Coffee Buttercrunch in distinctive packaging for exclusive sale at Starbucks outlets.
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Outsourcing adds new dimension to software pack

X3D Technologies, New York City, created an exciting new software program last year that transforms computer images from two- to three-dimensional.
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Thermoforming proves swell for Jo-El

“Hardware manufacturers were not known for offering consumer-friendly packaging in the past,” admits Benny Vestergaard, logistics manager of Jo-El Electric A/S, Odense, Denmark.
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Looks great, costs less

Better on-shelf appearance at minimal cost. That’s what Data Viz of Milford, CT, receives from the paperboard carton it specified for its new Conversion Plus suite of data-conversion software.
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Graphics with 'global' appeal

Purchase, NY-based PepsiCo, Inc. released its redesigned look in March for Pepsi-Cola and Caffeine Free Pepsi-Cola. The updated, bolder-looking package graphics capitalize on the Pepsi Globe, the brand’s most recognizable icon.
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Creative packaging redesign

A package that elicits the feeling of a restful night’s sleep is now marketed by CNS, Inc., for its Breathe Right Snore Relief throat spray product.
F-style HDPE bottles index around this 10-station indexing filler-capper, which fills agrichemical liquids at several stations b
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Filler-capper grows savings

Agrichemical products maker Micro Flo adds a 10-station indexing filler-capper for liquids that replaces older equipment. Benefits include labor savings, speed and output increases, and reduced product giveaway.See in-plant video
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Strong visuals help launch product

Ionic Communications Group (Cincinnati, OH) created a packaging strategy to launch a line of frozen, breaded shrimp for Cincinnati-based Azure Waves Seafood, Inc.
At left, the vtf/f/s machine at the DreamPak plant is used for both contract packaging, as well as the creation of the company's
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Following a dream

Thanks to two new vtf/f/s machines, entrepreneur Dr. Aly Gamay was able to expand his cheese processing and flavoring businesses to include nutraceuticals, snacks for kids, and contract packaging, too.See in-plant video
Keeper's custom variation on a blister pack allows consumers to interact with the product's key features, yet protects the tie-d
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Interactive strap pack is wireless

Keeper’s feature-packed I-Pack™ secures the tie-down straps, yet permits consumers to interact with the product on store shelves—all without wires.

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