Case Studies

Six-color, reverse flexo-printing on Merrick's stand-up pouches of dog food identifies the product variety and its benefits and
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Stand-up pouch earns Merrick's merit

Merrick Petfoods introduces dog food in a resealable stand-up pouch that’s marketed primarily in Europe.
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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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Onions cry for resealable bag

Gills Onions is test marketing a resealable bag for four varieties of 10-oz sliced or diced onions. The Oxnard, CA-based company hopes the package will appeal to consumers brought to tears at the prospect of cutting the pungent vegetable.
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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Top Oil out to 'end' counterfeiting

San Francisco-based Top Oil Products Co. is waging war against counterfeiting of its premium synthetic motor oils in Indonesia. It’s weapons: top and bottom aluminum closures.
A Draper Tools operator presses a trigger on the machine that releases a fastener that secures the tool to the display card.
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Power found handy in tool packaging

England-based tool supplier speeds up packaging production by 70% with new fastening systems.
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bag film: A ‘touchy’ subject
One of three baggers inside Crunch Pak's cold room packs a range of sizes including its most popular item, a 1-lb zippered 
bag
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak

Low-profile vf/f/s units designed to reduce bruising pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes that are sold to schools and stores.See in-plant video
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bagged apple slices reach for the gold
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A Technical success

New system upgrades placement of paper labels on plastic bottles at Technical Chemical.
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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.
A bag conveys up a belted incline conveyor (top) into the digital printer's press where text, graphics, and bar code are printed
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Bag printing enriches JW Allen

Digital printer reduces inventories of preprinted bags and flexo plates at Rich Products’ JW Allen bakery mix facility in Wheeling, IL.
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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.
Using the 20/20 Hindsight system, a P&G packaging line operator can troubleshoot a problem by viewing video footage in slow moti
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P&G captures high-tech assistance

A new video troubleshooting tool gives packaging line operators at Procter & Gamble the power to solve problems faster.
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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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S.C. Johnson uses packaging to innovate

Convinced that consumers would respond warmly to a package of plastic wrap whose film cutter bar was plastic rather than tin plate, marketers at S.C.

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