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Always Feminine Products


Packaging and Machinery Redesign Cuts Pack Material Warehousing by 80 Percent, Reduces Materials by 25 Percent and Maintains Brand Appeal. In a new approach for this product category, P&G redesigned machinery as well as packaging to enable a switch from wicketed polyethylene bags for its Always feminine products to continuous flow wrapping technology that reduced the use of polyethylene by 25 percent and created an 80 percent reduction in pack material warehouse space needed. The new approach enables better pallet fit due to the tighter package and reduced energy usage in transportation and pack material manufacture. The resulting new package design is more attractive to consumers.

Categories: DuPont Award Winner Machinery Polymer (Petroleum-based) Flexible Cosmetics/Personal Care