Case Studies

Unilever Dry Spray Antiperspirants
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Custom actuators deliver dry spray antiperspirant

Unilever introduces dry spray antiperspirant to the U.S. market, launching it across five brands and 27 variants, each housed in its own custom-designed bottle with actuator.
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Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.
Roll infeed at Alqueria plant.
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Snap-Quick reclosure comes to novel aseptic pouch

Among the very first to commercialize a clever reclosure feature for stand-up pouches of aseptically filled milk is a Colombian dairy by the name of Alqueria.
Consumer with 3M Scotch Tape carton
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‘Empty’ box design delivers brand message

A seemingly empty box for 3M’s Scotch Magic Tape holds five rolls of replacement tape, emphasizing the ‘invisible’ nature of the adhesive product through packaging.
The Tomato Stall logo
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Rebrand adds artisanal feel to tomato products

Grower/producer of specialty tomatoes and tomato-inspired products gets package rebrand that adds sophistication and clarifies the brand and its unique provenance.
Shure headphones
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Audio brand enters retail with bolder, brighter design

Bright colors differentiate packaging for a line of high-quality, budget-priced headphones from Shure. Up-close product photography emphasizes sound quality.
NICE DISPLAY. One of the significant advantages of VSP is that packages can be displayed vertically, and Perfect Fit has taken f
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From MAP to VSP/HPP—and linerless labels along the way

This Houston startup now has a line of fresh, refrigerated ready meals that look good, taste great, and emphasize nutrition. High Pressure Processing extends shelf life.
FILM HOOD. Once a pallet has been delivered to the stretch hooder M, a film hood is pulled over from the top down.
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Stretch hooding optimizes transport of fine wines

This leading German producer of sparkling wines and spirits finds stretch hooding to be just what is needed for protecting pallet loads during transport to customers.
LGIHTER IS BETTER. Empty 1-gal ECOJUGS™ weigh 52 g versus about 62 g for more traditional 1-gal dairy jugs.
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Light-weight dairy jugs significantly cut HDPE usage

United Dairy replaces standard gallon milk jugs and saves 1.7 million pounds of plastic in less than two years.
FUN & FUNCTIONAL. Packaging for the Nature’s Habit line of granola products conveys the company’s personality, while providing h
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Private label: on-trend and growing

This year’s PLMA Show in Chicago boasted nearly 3,000 booths, many of which displayed the latest in good-for-you and good-for-the-planet products and packaging.
Optimal control. The modular BG software suite gives users optimal control of their material flows.
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Software suite brings optimal control of material flow

Material flow in a manufacturing setting is essential when it comes to getting cases out the door. This comprehensive software suite is a modular control system that gets the job done.
HAPPY CUSTOMER. Dan Crone, Project Manager and Maintenance Manager at Express Packaging, appreciates the quality printing achiev
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Coding systems debut at contract packager

This award-winning contract packaging service provider is finding that two new marking and coding systems are just the ticket for a harsh production environment.
SIX PRE-DOSERS. The customized modular linear filler features a portioning system that begins with six pre-dosers that fill cont
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Seasonings filled accurately and fast

Germany’s Maggi replaces outdated jar transport and filling system for its instant dry seasoning products to eliminate glass breakage, and improve dosing accuracy and speed.
MULTIPLE COMPONENTS. It may involve a lot of parts, but the Airopack concept delivers an elegant finished package that replaces
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Method strikes again

A dispensing system that relies on compressed air rather than a chemical propellant is the latest from a company that has re-written the rules of packaging countless times already.
SPACE-EFFICIENT. The single I-Pack machine occupies the same area as the four previous cold-seal machines.
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Automated by-the-book packaging for on-line orders

MBS Textbook Exchange realizes significant savings in shipping material costs, makes more efficient use of labor time, and delivers better-protected, easier-to-open packages.
Suerte Tequila
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Glow-in-the-dark treatment for special tequila

Boulder, CO-based Suerte Tequila has launched its limited-release, 100% Tahona-processed, five-year single-barrel Extra Añejo in a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark bottle.

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