Case Studies

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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.
Brookville's protective new shrink-wrapped bundle (inset foreground) often makes a smaller unit than its twine-tied predecessor
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Brookville Glove receives helping hand

When new management took over Brookville Glove, a move to shrink bundling was one of the first improvements in operations to be made.
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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.”
A new vf/f/s machine helps Janes Family Foods double production at its North York, Ontario, Canada, plant. It's used for fills f
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Vf/f/s, scales speed Janes' progress

New vf/f/s equipment and scale double production, eliminating overtime costs. Machinery also accommodates larger fills and reduces product giveaway at Janes Family Foods.See in-plant video
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Flavorful design

Dwight Oglesby needed a package design that would grab as much attention as the flavor of his grandfather’s West Texas barbecue sauce.
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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Creating a competitive design

When Northfield, MN-based Malt-O-Meal Co. decided to position its line of ready-to-eat value cereals as a direct competitor of national boxed brands, they enlisted Mackey Szar (Minneapolis, MN) to redesign the cereal line’s packaging to reflect this new strategy.
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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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A strong design

Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide adds Jack Daniel’s Hard Cola to its line of alcoholic beverages.
Each of the three items in the line includes three cartoned color or black ink-jet cartridges.
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Thermoform-packed ink-jet trio is 'club-able'

Developed for club stores, Hewlett-Packard’s new stand-up “Tripack” thermoform for ink-jet cartridges deters theft, yet offers easier opening for consumers.
Lance's actual display pallet (right) has often gained premium store position at club stores.
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Effective packaging for club stores (sidebar)

Lance repacks for floor display
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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'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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