Case Studies

Sealing of the clamshell using a special p-s tape (inset) simplifies package opening.
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HP's printer clamshell is market-able

Hewlett-Packard packs a PET clamshell not only with a new printer, but also plenty of marketing and functional advantages.
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Aluminum tube for 'best results'

Novitra is the brand name for a new cold sore treatment that’s packaged in a 0.25-oz aluminum tube inside a colorful five-panel folding carton.
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Radio Shack drives clamshell to market

NASCAR enthusiasts could well be racing to their nearest Radio Shack store for new headsets from the Ft. Worth, TX-based electronics company.
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Sunsweet gets grip on market

Prune juice was one of the few juice products that had not been repackaged to take advantage of new technologies.
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.
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.
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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'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.
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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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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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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Pennzoil's handle gives consumers a hand

In what’s believed to be the first quart bottle of motor oil with a handle that makes it easy to carry and pour the liquid, Pennzoil’s Synthetic motor oils are now in the marketplace.
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Sony Pacific opts for corn-based resin

Sony Pacific recently debuted a blister package for a portable radio made from the corn-based resin NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Lipton stacks pouches in Japan

Looking to provide tea consumers in Japan with a package that differs from the standard folding carton, Lipton in April introduced three flavors of tea bags in an unusual Sleeve-In-Pouch (SIP) structure provided by Hosokawa Yoko (Mt. Laurel, NJ).
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Skin-packing for fish

Better appearance and increased throughput are the chief benefits gained by Golden Valley, MN-based Morey’s Seafood since the installation of an R270 vacuum skin packaging system from Multivac (Kansas City, MO).

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