Case Studies

Baxter's robot picks up four blister packs at a time using a hinged gripper for placement into the cases.
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Baxter cases with unerring accuracy

A robot places and counts blisters containing IV packs into cases with an accuracy that has reduced complaints. Setup also uses case erector and sealer.
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New graphics 'pop' pastry packaging

In order to appeal to a more diverse demographic range of consumers, Kellogg’s turned to DuPuis (Los Angeles, CA) to create a dynamic graphic design concept to differentiate its Pop-Tarts-brand pastry packaging from the competition.
A worker feeds wrapped boxes of chocolates onto a V-belt conveyor for conveying past an ink-jet coder.
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V-belts mean victory over downtime

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates found its conveyors needed too much attention. New conveyors hardly ever require belt replacement.
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Graphics help new brand break into bath and body

The new “sub-brand” Ohm by Olay from Procter and Gamble, a line of botanical bath and body products, launched this summer. The packaging, with graphics designed by Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), ranges from spray bottles to lotion tubes and cartons.
Shown at left are all four pieces to the new package: 
precision white tray and inside clamshell (right), and exterior clamshell
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Sheet gives thermoformer an 'edge'

When this maker of cutting tools wanted a versatile new double-tray package, its thermoformer selected special sheet stock for difficult forming.
Twelve 12-oz PET bottles of Dasani water are now being marketed in the Fridge Pack by Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated.
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Fridge Pack rolls out for Dasani

Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated was the pioneer for the refrigerator-friendly 12-pack for Coke soft drinks in cans. Now it’s doing the same for Dasani water in 12-oz PET bottles.
Gorgeous graphics are preprinted, but variable information is printed on-line by a thermal-transfer printer.
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Kauai brings coffee packing in-house

An auger filler mounted over a vf/f/s machine equipped with a thermal-transfer printer was all it took at Kauai Coffee Co. to bring coffee packaging in-house.
EOS Winery's graceful port bottle is adorned with an oval p-s label made of embossed flexible pewter.
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Pewter isn't only for tankards

EOS Estate Winery crafts a specialty port wine that’s decorated with a pewter label imported from France.
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Self-venting entrées cook up convenience

Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
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Shaped pack launches Blue Bell's ice cream line

In recent years, dairies have turned to different container shapes to market their ice cream.
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ConAgra debuts aseptic pudding packs

ConAgra Foods, Irvine, CA, claims it’s the first-ever shelf-stable pudding in a single-serve tube pack. Another convenient, tube-packed fun food directed toward kids has been introduced (see packworld.com/go/c049): Hunt’s Snack Pack Squeez ‘n Go Portable Pudding.
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Innovative tin touts German Altbier

Looking to make its packaging as special as its premium Altbier, Issum, Germany-based brewer Diebels employed a tin gift package that held 10 33-cL steel cans of the specialty beer sold in retail outlets in Germany.
In GBF's semi-automatic packaging line, boxes are set up automatically (right) then loaded with literature before the components
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Improved coding of medical kits

New ink-jet coder prints better while it saves money over previous coder for diagnostic test kits that need to be trackable.
The laser printer is nestled in 59 pieces of protective packaging (top) and is equipped with a special molded foam ramp (bottom)
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HP reduces packaging

A redesign at Hewlett-Packard cuts packaging components in half.
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Wegman's brands its irradiated ground beef

Innovative supermarket chain Wegman’s has introduced irradiated fresh ground beef in chub packs.
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Vitamin gumballs bounce into new canister

Bloomfield, CT-based Amerifit Nutrition released its Vitaball Vitamin Gumball product to the warehouse club market.

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