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Video: Paint by the numbers: New line cuts costs, speeds filling

Brought in-house to save the costs of copacking, a new, fully automated packaging line for Ace Paint fills paint-sample containers at 50/min with minimal operator intervention.

A comparatively small but dynamic player in the increasingly consolidated home paint market, Matteson, IL-based Ace Paint Division of Ace Hardware Corp. prides itself on developing innovative, high-quality products to secure its Ace dealers' loyalty.

In early 2006, Ace Paint introduced the Paint Pod line of paint samples - a selection of 180 paint varieties in 4.75-oz jars that allows consumers to experiment with different paint colors before committing to larger volumes.

Packaging World Senior Editor Anne Marie Mohan went into the Ace plant to witness the machinery in action. Take a look at what she saw. Read her full report here.

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