Case Studies

Miracle Sealant's new home-improvement retail products come in this two-layer teal-pigmented bottle with a sleeve label.
Package Case Study
|

Home Depot customers receive a Miracle package

Primarily an institutional supplier, Miracle Sealants opens up new retail business thanks to new fluorinated bottles and sleeve labels.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
44 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.
Machine Case Study
|

Printing pays back Duckback

Flat-case printer earns eight-month payback for Duckback Products, a maker of stains, coatings, and cleaners for external wood and concrete surfaces.
Gatorade Kids Pack uses a colorful six-color printed shrink film for both the front and back panels, including distortion-printi
Machine Case Study
|

Custom line lets Gatorade sprint to market

Effective use of resources gives Gatorade Canada a new product just in time for the summer selling season.
Operating using 4 axes, each robot picks a cordial from the conveyor and places it into the tray at an average rate of 1.5 cordi
Machine Case Study
|

'Cordial' robots hit savings sweet spot

Twenty-four robotic arms place Queen Anne brand cordials at rate of 90/min/arm into six-count plastic trays.See in-plant video
Variable information printed on boxes (top) includes number of pieces in human-readable and bar-code format.
Machine Case Study
|

Fruit-packing line learns to count

Hand-stamping of variable information has been replaced by automatic ink-jet printing. A machine vision system counts fruit pieces and relays totals for each box to the printer.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
Machine Case Study
|

Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
Package Case Study
|

Glue bottle ingeniously dispenses convenience

The detail that went into the bottle for Loctite Professional Wood Worx glue is like that for a well-crafted piece of furniture.
The 24-valve filler (above) is enclosed in a chamber where overpressured sterile air keeps contamination out.
Machine Case Study
|

Montaqua makes its move

This Montana water plant is poised to make a splash. A new line for PET bottles paves the way for much broader distribution.
Package Case Study
|

Bayer 'enhances' tamper-resistant packs

Bayer Biological Products, Research Triangle Park, NC, has become the first company in the biological products business to introduce enhanced tamper-resistant packaging.
Package Case Study
|

Have a drink with Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Lite Half & Half is a new beverage that’s not just for thirsty golfers.
Package Case Study
|

Gatorade's All-Stars don PET

In July, The Gatorade Company launched a line of hot-filled 12-oz Gatorade All-Stars beverages for “tweens” (kids between 8 and 12) in injection/stretch-blow-molded PET bottles from Amcor PET Packaging (Manchester, MI).
Package Case Study
|

Trayed entrées bring blessings

Mary Ellen’s Blessings At Home cartoned frozen meals literally make an inspired entry into the family-sized entrée category.
Package Case Study
|

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.
A Draper Tools operator presses a trigger on the machine that releases a fastener that secures the tool to the display card.
Machine Case Study
|

Power found handy in tool packaging

England-based tool supplier speeds up packaging production by 70% with new fastening systems.
Package Case Study
|

Multipack 'can' rolls into stores

Spotted at the National Hardware Show held in Chicago in August, a new reclosable polyvinyl chloride canister shows off a variety of four or five different-colored rolls of Duck tape brand cloth tape from Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Avon, OH.
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
Machine Case Study
|

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

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
PACKAGING MACHINERY
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACK EXPO
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.