Case Studies

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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.
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Three-station semi-automatic stretch wrapping helps the 
DC unitize loads more efficiently for shipment to 520 regional True Val
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Stretch wrappers are a true labor-saving value

Twin stretch wrappers at True Value’s Northwest distribution center replace the laborious task of manual wrapping.
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.
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Bagger puts zip in radish packs

Radish grower moves from a semiautomatic bagging system using premade zipper bags to an automatic bagger with integrated transdirectional zipper system that automatically applies the zipper material across the film web.
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.
LDPE on the front panel makes attractive graphics possible, while the mesh on the back provides breathability that's crucial.
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Green beans get vf/f/s treatment

Pennsylvania produce marketer teams up with key suppliers to develop a customized vf/f/s solution for a complex film that incorporates an unusual mesh component.
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Fridge Pack rolls out for Dasani (sidebar)

Speeding up the first Fridge Pack
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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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.
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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Shaped pack launches Blue Bell's ice cream line

In recent years, dairies have turned to different container shapes to market their ice cream.
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.
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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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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market (sidebar)

Aseptic PET on the way?
In the foreground (below), a continuous band conveyor feeds cookies by diverters into the infeeds of two parallel wrappers. An o
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Jana's cookies fly high!

Although markets have been depressed, Jana’s Classics has automated the packaging of its cookies for airline desserts.
Sundor's Anaheim, CA, plant's labor-saving move to automated hot melt distribution will yield a payback of just more than one ye
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Sunny Delight solves a sticky situation

An automatic hot melt distribution system for five glue units at P&G saves labor costs and improves performance.

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