Case Studies

U.S. Sugar, and its private-label brown and powdered sugar customers enjoy competitive differentiation with reclosable packs (ab
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags

Private-label sugar producer converts nearly all its customers to zippered flexible bags of powdered and brown sugars. The switch helps to double sales.
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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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Quality product, quality coding

“It’s too easy to spend time and money on the best ingredients, careful production, and attractive packaging only to destroy the quality feel by poor printing of the ‘use-by’ date and batch number on the pack.” Sales director David Marx of Giles Foods knows whereof he speaks. His firm, based in Milton Keynes, England, supplies a range of quiches and specialty breads to major food retailers in the United Kingdom.
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Microsoft upgrades its packaging

Software giant switches from a bleached board/corrugated combo pack to coated unbleached kraft board, saving material and equipment costs.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP (sidebar)

Robotic wizardry
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
Forklift pickup channels, clearly visible at the base of the machine, make it easy to transport the machine from one packing she
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Bottom taper coddles fruit

This automated case taper has special gear that helps protect delicate fruit during distribution. It runs at a steady 54 boxes/min and can be forklifted from place to place.
Shipped flat, the cushions are inflated using this manual bench-top system. IKON plans to install more automatic inflation devic
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IKON polishes image with air cradles

Inflated cushions now cradle toner cartridges in shipping packs from two remanufacturing plants, reducing damage while enhancing satisfaction.
Household chemical category: gold to Twin City Bottle (Minneapolis, MN) and The Caldrea Co. for a bottle and closure for home ca
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Other NACD winners

Listed below are the NACD winners in the other six categories.
While rotating on powered rollers, a 36,000-lb steel coil is stretch wrapped in 2-mil LLDPE film treated with vapor corrosion in
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Weirton stretches for film/paper 'cocoon'

This steel producer works closely with a distributor to protect shipments of its 36ꯠ-lb steel coils by stretch wrapping them in vapor corrosion inhibitor film.
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Paperboard 12-pack wins award

A new 12-pack paperboard can multipack has won the coveted Structural/Technical Innovation award in the 2001 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Paper-board Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA). Called the DuoStrap®, the Mead Packaging (Atlanta, GA) carton has already received patents for its integral handle and also for its can roll-out dispensing device.
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler (sidebar)

Distributor/vendor duo drive Au-ve-co
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Nestlé package 'percolates' success

Nestlé Canada’s Nescafé Ice coffee syrup bottle earned the “Chairman’s Choice” award in the 2001 National Canadian packaging competition. Developed in conjunction with Graham Packaging Canada (Burlington, Ontario, Canada), the blow-molded, black opaque high-density polyethylene bottle has turned a lot of heads in grocery dairy aisles since its Canadian national rollout earlier this year. A U. S. introduction is expected at some point in the future.
Au-ve-co's Rita Keller (above) tends to a print-and-apply labeler that prints bar codes and information onto labels used for car
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Au-ve-co fastens itself to print-and-apply labeler

Print-and-apply machine labels knocked-down folding cartons used for Au-ve-co’s automotive repair parts. The machine adds printing flexibility, meets growing volume needs, and reduces maintenance and changeover time.
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X-rays develop in packaged foods

United Kingdom-based plants of Nestlé, Unilever, and Thorntons Plc are among the first to use an enhanced Advanced X-ray Inspection System (AXIS) to inspect trayed salads, wrapped baked goods, and packaged candy, among others.
Knocked-down cases are placed in a magazine on the infeed section of the digital printer. Stacks of printed cases discharge onto
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Sunnyside sees sunny side of off-line printing

Chemical manufacturer employs an off-line digital printer that prints bar codes on cases. It reduces downtime and produces more legible type than previous in-line coders.

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