Case Studies

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Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.
Gadzooks' 44'-long shipper labeling system
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Gadzooks dresses up its shipper labeling

Gadzooks uses scanners and a print-and-apply system to automatically generate labels for cases shipped by FedEx to 433 stores.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.
Continuous-motion vf/f/s equipment like this machine improve output and efficiency at Snyder of Berlin.
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Snyder snacks on efficiency

New vf/f/s machines replace outdated equipment, adding speed while reducing costs for labor, replacement parts, and product giveaway.See in-plant video
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Paperboard box gives headache relief

When Bristol-Myers Squibb was ready to introduce a “melt-in-your-mouth” formulation of its popular Excedrin headache medication, it sought a cure for the common marketing dilemma of standing out at retail.
Shown above are two of the three "delta" style robots that take frankfurters from their random orientation and organize them int
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'Knowledge-based' robots learn as they pack

Machine vision, robotic packaging equipment, PC controls, and customized software combine to help a German maker of frankfurters cope with growth.
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Labels propel Crush promotion

Specially labeled soft drink bottles are playing an integral role in an Internet-based promotional contest for Canadian consumers of Crush carbonated soft drinks marketed by Cadbury Beverages Canada.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
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Milk gets a heavyweight makeover

Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport, IA, launched in late 2002 a radical new design of 1.5- and 3-L Deja Moo milks into Midwest stores including Hy-Vee, Econo Foods, and Dick’s.
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Rexall revitalizes packaging

Rexall Sundown, Boca Raton, FL, last December unveiled a series of consumer-friendly packaging improvements for cartoned bottles of its Osteo Bi-Flex caplets for joint health care.
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Microwave popcorn takes a stand

About a year ago, Solon, OH-based ASAP Food Products introduced what it believes is the first microwave popcorn in a stand-up pouch.
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Modernizing redesign

Alberto Culver redesigned the packaging for its St. Ives brand of lotion, changing out of the old opaque white bottles and into a sleeker bottle design.
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Sophisticated design

Michael Osborne Design has created new packaging for Williams-Sonoma’s line of outdoor barbecue products, including packaging for grilling tools, mesquite grilling chips, suede aprons and mitts, and more.
A new molded pulp tray is now used for serving food aboard flights of Finnair. The trays are being recycled as part of a pilot p
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Finnair flies toward recycling goal

Shifting to a molded pulp tray for foodservice, Finland’s airline expands recycling of inflight packaging, thanks to special process.
Two-minute warm-up: That's all it takes for the product to be reheated still pouched in either boiling water or a microwave oven
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Pouches stand up to retorting

Fall River wild rice in a microwavable, no-foil “glass barrier” stand-up pouch brings precooked, ready-to-eat convenience to consumers.

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