More from Flutes, LLC
Winery spruces up bag-in-box packaging
Last autumn, Tefft Cellars Winery, Yakima, WA, converted bag-in-box wine packaging for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon 4-liter wines from conventional corrugated fluted boxes to “Z-Flute” (zero flutes between the walls) paper-based material supplied and converted by Graphic Packaging International.
Feb 28th, 2006
Fluteless fruit snacks club pack
Member's Mark zoo animals fruit snacks are in 72-count paperboard containers that use a special reinforced board instead of fluted corrugated to save weight.
Sep 30th, 2005
Robots sweeten case packing efficiency
On two lines, Gray & Co. uses a robotic case loader positioned between an automatic case former and an automatic sealer to pack cartons into cases at rates up to 90 cartons/min.See in-plant video
Nov 30th, 2002
Suppliers team up for women cancer patients
Several packaging suppliers have teamed up to provide 60ꯠ printed paperboard cartons for the Look Good...Feel Better® program that’s co-sponsored by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Assn.
Oct 31st, 2002
Materials & containers
Superior likes caseless shipping
This Ohio dairy manufacturer is rewriting the rules that govern distribution in the dairy industry. Caseless shipping is key. See in-plant video
May 31st, 2002
Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Mini-flutes
Lithoflute™, Smurfit-Stone’s (Chicago, IL) litho-laminate mini-flutes, combine the strength of a corrugated container with the graphics of a folding carton.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
Mar 31st, 2002
Blow molder's bottle handling goes turnkey
As more distillery customers wanted bottles packed in reshippers, Captive Plastics installed a turnkey system that erects cases, loads partitions, and inverts freshly blown bottles.
May 31st, 2001
Pack Expo 2000 quick-changeover round-up
REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Every year machinery builders advertise quick-changeover packaging machines. As Packaging World editors walked the aisles at the recent Pack Expo show, we could not miss the new packaging machines that featured super-quick changeover times, which we'll arbitrarily define as 15 minutes or less. Here are some cartoners, case packers, a shrink bundler and a thermoformer that caught our attention.
Oct 31st, 2000
Coding, printing & labeling
Labeled barrel can a natural fit for Killian's
Killian’s® Pub Barrel™ from Coors/Unibev, Golden, CO, brings label graphics to domestic beer cans.
Apr 30th, 2000