Case Studies

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.
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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.
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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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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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Kraft's bye-bye to the can-opener?

Kraft Foods has substituted a peelable membrane closure for the conventional steel end on the top of some of its Maxwell House-brand ground coffees.
Once on the platform (above), the vision system measures all the dimensions of the bottle called for 
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Dial lab cuts bottle test time

Both for package development and mold qualifications, Dial’s lab finds speed and accuracy in new bottle dimensional test instrument.
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
The new vf/f/s systems at ConAgra Foods can produce either pillow-style packs or four-corner-sealed stand-up bags like these.
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New bagger's a boon to ConAgra

New four-corner-sealed vf/f/s bagger with transverse zipper technology offers dependability as well as materials savings for major international food manufacturer.
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UFOs land in holo cartons

Innovative Candy Concepts, Atlanta, GA, is taking candy packaging to a higher level with the introduction of UFOs.
Near the end of the line, hot melt ink-jet coding marks each case with lot and date code information.
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New equipment fuels winery's growth

This Napa winery knows that only by investing in new packaging machinery can it become the outsourcing solutions leader in the global wine industry.See in-plant video
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Pez juice launched in pouch

In the candy business, Pez in its refillable dispenser is a classic. Now Leading Brands, Inc., is marketing a Pez shelf-stable juice, in a 8.54-oz (250-mL) “no-spill” stand-up pouch topped with a collectible Pez character.
The cases are tilted for two-up loading (above) to keep the cartons forward so that a vertical divider can be inserted by the ro
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Robots sweeten case packing efficiency

On two lines, Gray & Co. uses a robotic case loader positioned between an automatic case former and an automatic sealer to pack cartons into cases at rates up to 90 cartons/min.See in-plant video
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Vial delivers eye-opening ingenuity

Arthur Lifshey, a senior fellow engineer with Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ, is the inventive mind behind the patented Ocumeter® Plus, a high-density polyethylene vial for ophthalmic products.

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