Case Studies

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
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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.
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
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.
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Transfer print 'pops' prototype boxes

Private-label packager Huish Detergents, Salt Lake City, UT, is vertically integrated, operating its own printing presses and machinery to convert corrugated into detergent boxes that it fills.
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

Beer: Anheuser World Select Lager Beer; Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, www.o-i.com.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners

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Glass that shines

A 750-mL bottle for Ciclon Tequila Spiked Rum from the Bacardi Rum Co. is the Overall Packaging Category winner in the Glass Packaging Institute’s 2003 Clear Choice Awards.
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Bag-in-box labeling gets the 'final touch'

New print-and-apply labelers have reduced downtime and boosted overall line efficiency at five of Coca-Cola’s syrup plants around the country.
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Promo pouches packed with Bliss

When Unilever marketers in Ontario, Canada, needed a promotional mailer for samples of new Snuggle-brand liquid Botanical Bliss fabric softener, they had two key requirements.
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Efficiency tops 90% at Edna Valley Vineyard

A first-of-its-kind accumulation table boosts bottling efficiency by 20% and helps attract new business.See video
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Twist-tie wrap is PLA

With the August launch of College Farm organic hard candies in East Coast markets, JoEl Inc. of Elizabethtown, NJ, is the first North American candy company to offer confectionery wrapped in NatureWorks™ polylactide (PLA) from Cargill Dow.
Bio-Rad's new labeler handles pressure-sensitive paper or BOPP labels.
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Vial packing extraordinaire

Bio-Rad Laboratories boosted its vial filling/capping/labeling capacity with all new equipment. Highlights include a twin-head labeler and a custom-built tray loader.
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Color 'caps' new jars for detergent capsules

A striking new PET jar, designed and blow-molded by RPC Containers Blackburn, is now serving up capsules of Persil liquid laundry detergent for Lever Fabergé, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

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