Case Studies

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'Entry-level' craft beer

Designed to target “youthful” beer drinkers, Pintail Ale from BridgePort Brewing, Portland, OR, is packaged to be reminiscent of BridgePort’s other beers, while establishing an elegant, stylish design.
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New bottle line brewing at Molson

In February, Molson announced plans to invest $34.8 million in upgrades at its Toronto brewery as the first installment in a $100 million plan to increase the facility’s production and efficiency.
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New twist on graphics

For Lip Twirls lip protectant recently introduced by The Mentholatum Co. of Orchard Park, NY, Fisher Design (Cincinnati, OH) created a brand identity that is meant to contribute to a strong brand equity over time.
One of Kitchen Kompact's four print-and-apply machines applies a p-s label to a cabinet-filled case.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
Spring-loaded fingers in two-level starwheel help stabilize a gallon jug during transfer at Ocean Spray's Henderson, NV, plant.
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New starwheel avoids filler rebuild at Ocean Spray

New one-gallon jug challenged a filling line at Henderson, NV. New discharge starwheel eliminated need for filler modification.
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Aseptic carton moves organic milks

“Organic” milk—produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic hormones, or antibiotics—has been around for a while. But Horizon Organic of Boulder, CO, claims it’s the first to launch an organic flavored milk in a single-serve format: the Tetra Prisma aseptic carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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Bag structure grows on Bayer

Dissatisfied with previous bags that were torn or punctured from multiple handlings during palletizing and distribution, Bayer Corp. changed the bag structure for its 50-lb Aztec-brand granular insecticide.
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Shapely bottle pours into yogurt

For its new line of 10-oz drinkable yogurt, Stonyfield Farm is using a contoured high-density polyethylene bottle decorated with a full-body shrink-sleeve label.
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Packaging to reduce, reuse, and recycle

When this Nashville-based, electronic-device manufacturer began looking for different ways to protect its fragile switches and circuits, engineers chose a greener, more natural protective packaging design.
Housed in an isolated area, the refurbished vf/f/s machine produces 2" x 2" packets containing a pad and antiseptic solution. Th
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Poucher evolves to meet Avail's needs

A six-up poucher at Avail Medical is upgraded with custom features and added controls to increase production utilization. See in-plant video

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