Case Studies

One of Kitchen Kompact's four print-and-apply machines applies a p-s label to a cabinet-filled case.
Machine Case Study
|

Cabinet maker takes proactive marking approach

Kitchen Kompact invests in printing and labeling equipment to mark shipping cases with a bar code and product identification.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
The 2014 Packaging Trends Report
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
Package Case Study
|

Creating 'telegraphic imagery' for P&G

P&G Healthcare's new pain relief package is designed with “telegraphic imagery,” using product photography and graphic symbols to explain the fundamentals of ThermaCare’s pain relief process.
A new conveyor (inset) moves cases of wine to a new palletizer and wrapper installed October 2001.
Machine Case Study
|

Winery harvests success with new machinery

New machinery helps Beringer Blass Wine Estates reduce breakage and damage to its glass wine bottles, as well as increase line efficiency.
Package Case Study
|

Yoplait 'whips' up new design

When introducing the new Whips! yogurt, a line extension of Yoplait, Minneapolis-based General Mills turned to Keck Garrett Associates (Chicago, IL) to design a package that would convey the smooth, mousse-like texture of the yogurt and present it as an indulgent yet healthy choice for women.
A key improvement to downstream packaging functions is this automatic case erector.
Machine Case Study
|

Equipment sparkles at Diamond of California (sidebar)

Downstream, upstream efficiency
Diamond's new vf/f/s machines produce a variety of bag sizes. One machine applies an LDPE zipper in the transverse direction, sh
Machine Case Study
|

Equipment sparkles at Diamond of California

New vf/f/s machines and computerized scales increase speeds, reduce downtime, and lessen giveaway of Diamond of California shelled nuts. See in-plant video
At Kwik Goal, pre-fitted protective packaging parts have reduced the amount of hands-on labor required.
Machine Case Study
|

Trade show 'shot' scores

Kwik Goal managers visited a trade show to find new packaging for their soccer goals. They came home with better protective packaging and a way to reduce hands-on labor costs.
Package Case Study
|

More novel packs from Heinz

Few food manufacturers show as firm a belief in the power of packaging as Pittsburgh-based H.J. Heinz Co.
Package Case Study
|

Nostalgic carton graphics

Assigned the task of creating nostalgic branding and imagery for a new line of cream pies from Mrs. Smith’s, DePersico Creative Group (Havertown, PA) took the traditional, old-fashioned themes specified by the pie baker and created a rich, soda-shoppe-esque package.
After delivering a load of boxed coolers onto the left side of the shuttle table, a clamp truck driver backs away and pulls a la
Machine Case Study
|

?®Everyday hero?? stretches savings at The Coleman Co.

A two-station machine stretch wraps a bundle of boxed coolers while a second is readied for the other station to save more than 37% in time and labor.
Package Case Study
|

A light, crisp, and refreshing redesign

Time and time again, Diet Pepsi drinkers have described the product’s flavor as “light, crisp, and refreshing.” In-house packaging designers, with the help of Deutsch Design Works (San Francisco, CA), created a new design for all Diet Pepsi packaging that would reflect these three important attributes.
The first robotic loader (top right) for workplace water bottles was installed at Neverfail's Thornleigh plant.
Machine Case Study
|

U.S. technology upgrades Australian water bottler

A 66% increase in productivity and a threefold boost in output accompany the installation of automated workplace water-bottle filling and handling.
Delta Faucet redesigned its carton exteriors for retail-bound packs (left) and for its trade customers (above). More colorful pr
Package Case Study
|

'Beautifully Engineered' faucet packaging

Delta Faucet redesigns its packaging using preprinted boxes that include product photography to help instruct users. Inside, a new thermoformed tray stabilizes parts.
This pick-and-place robot uses vacuum pick-up cups to transfer filled cups from the filling/lidding system to the case packer.
Machine Case Study
|

Proficiently packed Pringles

Weighing just 8 g and resting on two ‘feet’ instead of a flat bottom, P&G’s single-serve Pringles package is automatically filled and case-packed on custom-built gear.
With its center support and double-wall corners, the H-bliss-style box (above) was perfect for Valvoline's offset-neck bottle (b
Machine Case Study
|

Creative cooperation at Valvoline

By getting a little creative with its suppliers, the Valvoline Co. was able to overcome budgetary constraints that could have prevented a badly needed equipment upgrade.
Machine Case Study
|

Coca-Cola endorses new mold-making technology

Soft drink bottler lauds new patented technology for manufacture of plastic molds, both for injection and blow molding.

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
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.