Case Studies

New packaging materials at Clougherty Packing include barrier plastic trays and barrier lidding material heat sealed to tray fla
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MAP protects fresh pork

Barrier materials, MAP technology, and automation upgrades all combine to help Clougherty Packing extend shelf life and improve quality of ground pork and sausage.See in-plant video
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bagged apple slices reach for the gold
Cartoned bottles march in single file into the entrance of the shrink wrapper at rates to 100/min (left) and emerge neatly bundl
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Carton bundler shrinks costs

Unilever’s latest shrink bundler for cartoned lotions replaces hand packing of chipboard sleeves to significantly reduce labor and material costs.
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Fresh start for blister packs

Meanwhile, S.C. Johnson introduced air freshener Glade Press’n Fresh in a new blister package that hit retail shelves nationwide in March.
The monobloc filler (left) permits 15-min washouts that are crucial for fast changeover of the nine detergent formulations run.
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Mass flow = efficiency squared

Unilever cleans up on faster changeovers and washout for monobloc mass-flow fillers on tool-less changeover lines. Network yields big savings.
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Bagged apple slices reach for the gold

Crunch Pak came through a winner at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Wenatchee, WA, apple processor shipped 200ꯠ 2-oz bags of apple slices in sweet and tart varieties in February to Salt Lake City that were used by volunteers, staff, media, and athletes throughout all venues.
High-flying case erecting: some 30' above the production floor, the mezzanine-mounted machine (right) 
provides bottom glue seal
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Case erector elevates output

A new blow molder and floor space restrictions led Quintex to seek a higher output, mezzanine-mounted casing solution.See in-plant video
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Marketing milk in aluminum cans

From now through early next year, consumers in selected Florida test markets will be able to purchase shelf-stable chocolate milk in a two-piece aluminum can.
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Innovative tin touts German Altbier

Looking to make its packaging as special as its premium Altbier, Issum, Germany-based brewer Diebels employed a tin gift package that held 10 33-cL steel cans of the specialty beer sold in retail outlets in Germany.
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'Flex' handle gives High Falls packs a lift

High Falls Brewing Co., Rochester, NY, has improved the carrying handle for its multipacks of glass-bottled beer brands such as Genesee and J.W.
Three-station semi-automatic stretch wrapping helps the 
DC unitize loads more efficiently for shipment to 520 regional True Val
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Stretch wrappers are a true labor-saving value

Twin stretch wrappers at True Value’s Northwest distribution center replace the laborious task of manual wrapping.
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Wrapper and carton shine for P&G

Reaching store shelves this month is Tampax Pearl Plastic, a brand new Tampax-brand tampon from Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble. While product features such as a sleek plastic applicator with an easy-to-hold grip are keys to the new product, packaging is an equally important point of differentiation.
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Bagger puts zip in radish packs

Radish grower moves from a semiautomatic bagging system using premade zipper bags to an automatic bagger with integrated transdirectional zipper system that automatically applies the zipper material across the film web.
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New package puts child safety in the zone

A multilayer tube and “push and turn” closure is helping CCA Industries of East Rutherford, NJ, meet Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for products containing lidocaine and dibucaine.
LDPE on the front panel makes attractive graphics possible, while the mesh on the back provides breathability that's crucial.
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Green beans get vf/f/s treatment

Pennsylvania produce marketer teams up with key suppliers to develop a customized vf/f/s solution for a complex film that incorporates an unusual mesh component.
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Portability drives Nabisco/Kraft's 'Go-Paks!'

Nabisco Go-Paks!

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