Case Studies

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Kellogg's saves time with pneumatics

The Manchester, England, plant of United States cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s is now saving time in reel changes on its vertical form/fill/seal bag-in-box machines.
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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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Euro-style solution to vial packaging

Bionostics’ first comprehensive production line adds efficiency and output to its operations and pays for itself in a year.
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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.
The yellow "Smart Bottle" is conveyed on bottling lines to measure vibration and impact from the bottle's perspective.
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'Smart' glass bottle handling makes an impact

Wireless inspection system monitors Swedish bottling lines to help reduce breakage by determining handling abnormalities.
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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Dole launches fruitful size

Dole Food Company, Westlake Village, CA, is offering a bigger play on fruit in clear plastic containers: 24.5-oz “Dole Fruit in Plastic Jars.” The custom blow-molded multilayer barrier container features a pinched-in body to help protect the glued label, which is printed on clear film.
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Singularly clear cups

Del Monte “Fruit Naturals” from Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, are packed in an 8-oz clear cup with a fluted design.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
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Cartons help 'nourish noggins'

In August, children’s book publisher and distributor Scholastic Inc. will begin a “Milk for Bones, Books for Brains...It’s Udderly Brilliant” program with school foodservice directors and dairy processors throughout the United States.
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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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Holo label produces positives

Produce grower-marketer Ag-Mart Produce switched from a standard paper label to a reflective holographic label in September ’02 for clear polystyrene pints of its Santa Sweets-brand grape tomatoes.
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One-touch foam dispensing for suncare products

Dispensing of suncare products just got a bit easier in Europe, thanks to the adoption of mechanical foam dispensers from Airspray Intl. for new delial products from Sara Lee in Köln, Germany.
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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.
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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