Package Case Study

Graphic revitalization

In 1957, Vitabath came out with its first bath and shower gel called Vitabath Gelée. Not much had changed until February when Vitabath released a new fragrance and a new look. Phoenix-based Belae Brands, the maker of Vitabath personal care products, unveiled a modern, upscale packaging design, featuring a contemporary new logo screen-printed directly to the bottle.
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Package Case Study

New container helps Ocean Spray mix it up

Customized packaging now allows Ocean Spray to launch its preservative-free Original Fruit Mixers, the company’s first crack at the specialty drink-mixer market.
Materials Product Brief

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co.: Rebuilt seamer programs

ngelus Sanitary Can’s (Los Angeles, CA) Rebuilt Seamer program provides 2 options: it enables customers to have their seamer rebuilt by qualified technicians who use Angelus parts that meet exacting specifications or to exchange the machine for a replacement seamer remanufactured to factory specifications.
Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
Machine Case Study

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
Package Case Study

Cameras hit the vending circuit

Want to buy a one-time-use camera or a roll of film from a vending machine? Now you can, thanks to of Kennett Square, PA. Packaging plays a key role.
Feature Article

Distributors show off creativity

A total of 21 packages in seven categories were honored with awards in the annual NACD competition. Winners in the food category are products of precise engineering.
Machine Case Study

Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
The late Harry Karreman (center) is flanked by son Kevin (right) and by Jeff Hincks, both of whom helped Harry start up and grow

A late Father's Day tribute

This is being written in the weeks before Father’s Day—another Hallmark (profit) moment. Although I’m anything but fond of these “created” holidays, this year’s event coincides with one of the more interesting interviews I’ve conducted recently.
Package Case Study

Reinventing the old-fashioned root beer barrel

Turning to roots that stretch back to 1937, beverage manufacturer Briar’s USA, North Brunswick, NJ, has designed an old-fashioned package for its Pure Cane Sugar soft drinks.
Package Case Study

Marinade bottle delivers

Liquid marinades in 15 shelf-stable flavors from Excalibur Seasoning Co. Ltd., Pekin, IL, were repackaged earlier this year from an 86-oz bottle with pump dispenser to a 64-oz high-density polyethylene “Tip-N-Pour” container.


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