Case Studies

Alot number has been ink-jet printed to a case of shortening via a new printing unit that increases code legibility and programm
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Packager says out with the old, in with the new

Company replaces ink-jet coding system to enhance printer flexibility and the legibility of its code, saving time and money.
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New film barrier helps fertilizer canister grow outdoor sales

Five years ago, Greenview Preen-brand weed preventer switched from a 15-lb multiwall bag to a 4-gal preformed paperboard canister to differentiate itself from the competition (see Nov.
Blue Diamond Growers' line operator Sharon Anderson (above) uses a mouse and keypad to load a message into one of five networked
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Blue Diamond networks coders

Networking multiple coders to a host PC saves time and provides flexibility for nut cooperative Blue Diamond Growers.
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Big boost in bagging salad

Zoltan Payerli of Salinas, CA-based Fresh Express is looking forward to Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. His attendance there two years ago led to the installation of a 16-head combination scale from Yamato, which is represented by Hayssen, a Barry-Wehmiller Co. (Duncan, SC).
Colorful front labels are applied to pouches by a tamp labeler (top). On the can-filling side, cans are positively captured on t
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Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

Filling of plant seeds into cans and pouches sold to commercial growers took a big step forward when Seminis built a new plant. Front-and-back labeling systems are standouts.
Cutaway diagram shows just how much space the heat-generating chamber occupies inside the can.
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Nestlé tests an award-winning can

Consumers on the go continue to drive packaging development around the world. This time it’s a self-heating can of coffee from Nestlé UK.
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Furman polishes up brightstock packing (sidebar)

Faster changeovers
Bags leaking and long lead times led No Pudge! Foods' Lindsay Frucci to switch from bags (below, far left) to a bag-in-box confi
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New pack helps No Pudge! Foods fatten sales

A paperboard carton that offers on-shelf differentiation and an inner plastic bag that doesn’t leak help No Pudge! Foods’ natural brownie mix sales soar.
A new tray stacker is part of Furman's $3.5 million renovation made to three packaging lines. The system stacks five trays in tw
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Furman polishes up brightstock packing

Furman Foods increases output with a new depalletizer, tray packer, tray stacker, film wrapper, and shrink tunnel. Conveyors assist flow control to keep things running smoothly. See in-plant video
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A sharper image

To help Schick/Wilkinson Sword, Milford, CT, design a package for its new razor that appeared as sculpted as the product inside, Fisher Design’s (Cincinnati, OH) creative team devised bold, sleek graphics to deliver greater product visibility.
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Dole's fresh, bold look

In a move that showcases the product, variety, and ingredients of its prepackaged salad line, Salad Blends, Dole Fresh Vegetables redesigned its packaging, incorporating bold product-identifying graphics.
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Bacardi moves to modernization (sidebar)

Uncaser, case packer like twins
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Juiced-up graphics

In a dramatic departure from its old packaging, Snapple’s Mistic Drinks unveiled a new, more contemporary-looking bottle in the marketplace earlier this year.
Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Vibrant label whirls with color

In February, White Rock Products Corp., Whitestone, NY, introduced Southern Swirl carbonated soft drinks in a 12-oz glass bottle decorated with a six-color, clear heat-transfer body label.
New printed shrink film unsupported bundles (left) offers the company new merchandising possibilities, while the tray overwrap s
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Single line pours out many SKUs with new options

One packaging line plus 10 different containers equals 60 SKUs, thanks to new end-of-the-line bundling and tray-pack equipment and film.

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