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ITW HI-CONE

Multi-Packaging Systems
PET Bottle Multipackage Carrier Products
Multipackage Can Carrier Products
BPM - Multipack Bottle Solutions
Can Multipack Solutions
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Plastic Based Multi-Packaging Carriers and Applicating Machines for PET Bottles and Beer and Beverage Cans


ITW is a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems. The company consists of approximately 600 decentralized operations in 43 countries and employs 52,000 people. 

ITW Hi-Cone is a leading supplier of plastic based multi-packaging systems for the worldwide beer, soft drink and general products industries. We are advocates of package mix management that generates sustained margin contribution for our customers and major retailers. Our customers demand that we deliver high quality, exceptional value and innovation. Our philosophy fulfills those demands by offering cost effective packaging responsive to environmental concerns.

At Hi-Cone we proactively research ways to bring value to our customers by developing and improving packaging technology that is flexible to meet the changing market needs of our customers. 

The Balanced Package Mix

Much has been said about the benefits of offering a Balanced Package Mix (BPM) at retail. The BPM hypothesis simply suggests offering a combination of traditional package sizes and containers to maximize margin contribution.

Heavy concentration in one package or another tends to limit consumer purchase occasions as much as retail price relationship that put some packages at a significant disadvantage. The idea is to take a good look at a given channel and what likely occasions might be expected for beverage purchases.

If the major purchase occasions are addressed with appropriate packages, the price relationship or architecture should be looked at to assure no serious imbalances.

Multipack Solutions

ITW Hi-Cone is a leading supplier of plastic based multi-packaging systems for the worldwide beer, soft drink, and general products industries. We are advocates of package mix management that generates sustained margin contribution. Our packaging systems provide the means for our customers to meet their Balanced Package Mix (BPM) requirements.

Hi-Cone packaging offers a variety of carriers for bottles and cans, with side lift or top lift handles, imprinting, and labeling on merchandising panels. Hi-Cone packaging material offers exceptional value: less material, less weight, and less waste while making an attractive convenient package.

Features

Provides choices to meet consumer`s different purchasing occasions to take advantage of greater sales opportunities and market penetration.

A correctly Balanced Package Mix meets the needs of the best purchasing occasions, such as:

  • larger sizes for larger households
  • consumers who wish to stock-up
  • smaller sizes for smaller households and empty nesters
  • provides sizes for product trial
  • meets a variety of cultural and economic needs

Benefits

Everyone benefits from a correctly Balanced Package Mix.

  • Consumers: Find the preferred package size for the purchase occasion.
  • Retailers: Maximize sales from allotted space, highest rings and profits, more incidents, shorter intervals between purchases, and increased customer satisfaction.
  • Bottlers: Optimize SKU`s, generate maximum and consistent revenue, and saturate channels with flexibility to meet every need.
  • Parent Companies: Sustainable volume growth, positioning against competitive activity, and minimize use of discounts and allowances.


Balanced Package Mix (BPM)- Traditional Package Sizes And Containers To Maximize Margin Contribution Plastic Based Multi-Packaging Systems

Merchandising Panel Carriers for PET Bottles

Explore the many uses and features of Hi-Cone`s Merchandising Panel Carrier (MPC). For pennies a case, branding or promotional messages can become part of everyday consumer packs.

Features include:

  • 4, 6 & 8 packs
  • versatile promotional space
  • easy carry handle
  • easy open zipper

Top-Lift Carriers for PET Bottles

Hi-Cone top-lift carriers offer a distinguishing, easy to carry handle with color option. Top-lift carriers combine portability, point of difference and visual impact at a competitive value. We offer a choice of COLORPAK® carrier colors that include:

  • white
  • blue
  • yellow
  • green
  • smoke/grey
  • red carrier
  • *custom color 

Features include:

  • 4, 6 & 8 packs
  • easy carry handle
  • easy open zipper
  • hot stamp imprinting
  • color options

Top-Lift Carriers ``Slim-Pack®`` for PET Bottles

If you`re looking for a response to the growing demand for 12-packs, take a look at Slim-Pack®. The 2x6 bottle configuration is different and convenient. Consumers ranked the integrated handle as a desirable feature. When you consider ease of storage and bottle removal, why not offer a consumer friendly pack at a competitive price. The nontraditional shape lends itself well to removal whether merchandised as a two or six bottle facing.
  
What`s so great about Slim-Pack® is that pack assembly can be done on current Hi-Cone equipment and requires little change.

Features include:

  • 12-pack
  • 2 x 6 configuration
  • easy carry handle
  • color options

Top Lift with Printed Band

Customers tell us the importance of visual impact on the shelf. When we set about dressing up 12 bottles in a new wrap, we had this in mind. The foundation for this new fashion pack is the 2 x 6 bottle Top Lift Slim-Pack®. Distinguishing the easy carry handle with color and providing high-resolution graphics on future Hi-Cone packaging is a priority.

Look for the fashion Slim-Pack® to combine portability, point of difference and visual impact at a competitive value.

Features include:

  • 12 pack Slimpack®
  • 2 x 6 configuration
  • high resolution graphics
  • shelf impact

Side-Lift Carriers for PET Bottles

The side applied carrier has a long established history with plastic bottles. First introduced as a finger grip product, the Side-Lift carrying handle soon became an industry standard. The Zipper™ opening feature enables easy bottle removal. COLORPAK® carrier colors include:

  • white
  • blue
  • yellow
  • green
  • smoke/grey
  • red
  • *custom color

Options such as merchandising panel, printing or color provide timely in and out communication to create awareness and on shelf recognition without hiding the bottle.

Features include:

  • 4, 6, & 8 pack 
  • easy carry handle
  • easy open zipper
  • minimal packaging

Duo•Pack™ Large PET Bottle Multi-Pack

When consumers can easily carry 2-liter bottles, they focus on convenience, not on their expectations of a discount. Speaking of convenience, this sturdy package has a quick release zipper for easy bottle removal. Available in a two or four-pack carrier, the affordable automatic applicator eliminates in-store assembly and accommodates a range of bottles in the 1.5 to 2.5 liter category. Whether freeing up a hand for an additional item or driving more volume at point of purchase, the result is increased sales.

Features include:

  • easy carry handle
  • 2 & 4 packs with opening zipper
  • fits PET bottles from 1.5 to 2.5 liters
  • greater customer convenience


Merchandising Panel Carriers for PET Bottles Top Lift Carrier with Printed Band

Merchandising Panel Carriers for Cans

A new price point package, when strategically introduced, can add incremental sales and provide consumers an option even when ``the other guy`` is on feature. Studies have shown that 8-pack Hi-Cone and 12 can packs sold in the same venue can actually increase sales volume.

Merchandising Panel Carrier (MPC) provides communication and creates awareness when new pack sizes are introduced. The panel becomes the shelf talker, especially important in retail channels restricting point of sale messages. Hi-Cone delivers the carrier to your door for assembly when needed.

Features include:

  • 4, 6, and 8 packs
  • versatile promotion space
  • easy carry handle
  • Zipper™ opening option

Top-Lift Carriers for Cans

Top-Lift carrying is a well-documented preference of consumers. Integrated handles compliment larger pack formats. Future carrier designs present the opportunity to offer consumer friendly handles and opening features for cans.

Features include:

  • 6, 8, 10, 12 packs
  • easy carry handle
  • Zipper™ opening option
  • MPC option

Imprinted RAC ``Rim Applied Carriers`` for Cans

Everyone knows the Hi-Cone six-pack but now there is a way to create a point of difference on smaller pack buying occasions. COLORPAK® carrier colors include:

  • white
  • blue
  • yellow
  • green
  • smoke/grey
  • red
  • *custom color

COLORPAK® and imprinting draws attention to flavor and specialty beverages when a different Hi-Cone pack size is desired. If you want consumers to distinguish pack size imprinted COLORPAK® carriers can make the difference.

Side-Lift Carriers for Cans

Side applied carrier offers a convenient consumer pack and improves stability in distribution. A self contained handle provides for Side-Lift carrying. The handle surface area can also be used for brand, pack size or promotional messaging with the addition of a communication label.

Features include:

  • 4, 6, and 8 pack cans
  • easy carry handle
  • Zipper™ opening option
  • MPC Option


Merchandising Panel Carriers for Cans Top-Lift Carriers for Cans

Hi-Cone offers two systems to provide you with all the flexibility you need to create the correct package mix to meet your needs. 

MPA 2000 Multipackaging Machine for PET

Hi-Cone offers two systems to provide you with all the flexibility you need to create the correct package mix to meet your needs. The ITW Hi-Cone MPA 2000 Multipackaging Machine allows you to package the widest range of PET bottles into the greatest number of multipacks: 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, and 18.

The MPA 2000 applies a continuous strip of Hi-Cone carriers to either a double or triple row of PET, at speeds up to 2,000 bottles per minute based on bottle diameter.

Other features include:

  • automatic operation, plus fast, easy changeover
  • accommodates bottle sizes from 236 ml (8 oz.) to 1.5 liters (51 oz.)
  • handles straightwall and shaped profiles from 53.8 mm (2.12``) to 88.9 mm (3.5``) diameters

Features include:

  • offers a wide range of multipacks: 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, and 18.
  • speeds up to 3,000 bottles per minute
  • accommodates a variety of bottle sizes and shapes
  • accepts a variety of packaging styles including:
    - top lift carriers
    - side lift carriers
    - merchandising panel carriers
    - ``Slim-Pack™`` top lift carriers

Model 870 Multipackaging Machine for PET

The ITW Hi-Cone Model 870 series multipackaging machine packages 4, 6, 8 and 12 bottle multipacks. (Slim-Pack®). The 870 applies a continuous strip of Hi-Cone carriers to a double row of PET, at speeds up to 1,200 bottles per minute.

Main features include:

  • packages 4, 6, and 8 multipacks
  • applies carriers to a double row of bottles
  • speeds up to 1,200 bottles per minute
  • accommodates a variety of bottle sizes and shapes
  • accepts a variety of packaging styles
  • top lift carriers
  • side lift carriers
  • merchandising panel carriers
  • ``Slim-Pack™`` top lift carrier

Other features include:

  • accommodates a diameter range of 61 mm (2.4``) to 76.2 mm (3.0``)
  • handles straightwall and shaped profiles

Model 875 Application System for PET

The Model 875 application system packages a range of sizes of large PET bottles into 2 or 4 bottle multipacks. The Duo•Pack™ multipack is designed to allow customers to easily purchase multiple bottles, while leaving a free hand to make other purchases.  

Features include:  

  • carrier applies to a double row of bottles
  • speeds up to 600 bottles per minute
  • accommodates a variety of bottle sizes and shapes
  • accepts the Hi-Cone top lift carrier
  • application machine length – 3.2 meters
  • machine accommodates non-multipack 2-liter requirements with adjustable drum height setting

Other features include: 

  • carrier accommodates large diameter PET bottles (straight wall or shaped profile) from 9mm (3.9``) to 111mm (4.4``)
  • carrier is natural in color with imprinted opening instruction on the zipper-opening feature
  • easy bottle removal with use of consumer friendly zipper feature

Automated Merchandising ``Bottle Orientation``

Hi-Cone provides automatic orientation of beverage containers for consistent presentation in the retail environment. We also provide label facing that best represents branding or promotional message.

Save time and money by supplying the retail channel with product that is faced and ready for merchandising.  The Hi-Cone bottle orienting system enhances product on-shelf presentation, maximizing brand image, providing creative package design opportunities and boosting sales.

The Orienting System rotates filled and labeled bottles as they enter your Hi-Cone applicating system resulting in a uniform, highly presentable package. Automatic, in-line orientation of bottle labels is yet another example of Hi-Cone innovation helping you to meet the challenges of today`s marketplace.


MPA 2000 Multipackaging Machine for PET Model 870 Applicating System for PET

Hi-Cone offers systems to provide you with all the flexibility you need to create the correct package mix to meet your needs. Two of these are detailed below.

Model 8302 Multipackaging System for Cans

The Model 8302 multipackaging system applies a continuous strip of Hi-Cone carriers to cans and separates them into 4, 6, or 8 multipacks. The model 8302 is suitable for any beer and beverage operation.

Other features include:

  • maximum speeds of 2,000 cans per minute
  • completely automatic machine operation with speed determined by sensors monitoring the line operation
  • included diverter or turner-diverter designed to position the multipacks into a suitable discharge pattern for the case packer
  • open mainframe design for easy access to machine operation and maintenance
  • supplied as either a right or left hand unit with a powered reel stand designed for installation at either end
  • ability to include merchandising panels, easy carry handles, and zipper opening features
  • accepts a variety of packaging styles:
    - top lift carriers
    - side lift carriers
    - merchandising panel carriers
    - easy open zippers

The 8302 features programmable settings and ``tool-less`` operation to enable quick changeovers for can height, carrier type and pack size.

Model 9352 Orientation and Applicating Multipackaging System for Cans

The Model 9352 multipackaging system orients each can and applies a continuous strip of Hi-Cone carriers, separating them into 4, 6, 8 or 12 multipacks. The model 9352 is suitable for any beer and beverage operation.

Other features include:

  • maximum speeds of 2,400 cans per minute
  • completely automatic machine operation with speed determined by sensors monitoring the line operation
  • included diverter or turner-diverter designed to position the multipacks into a suitable discharge pattern for the case packer
  • open mainframe design for easy access to machine operation and maintenance
  • supplied as either a right or left hand unit with a powered reel stand designed for installation at either end
  • ability to include merchandising panels, easy carry handles, and zipper opening features
  • accepts a variety of packaging styles include:
    - top lift carriers
    - side lift carriers
    - merchandising panel carriers

The 9352 features programmable settings and ``tool-less`` operation to enable quick changeovers for can height, carrier type and pack size.

Automated Merchandising ``Can Orientation``

Automatic orientation of beverage containers provides for consistent presentation and creative use of graphics for billboard. The newest Hi-Cone system integrates in line orientation technology, with the flexibility to best represent branding and promotional messages.

The orienting system rotates filled cans as they enter your Hi-Cone applicating system resulting in a uniform, highly presentable package. Automatic, in-line orientation of can graphics is yet another example of Hi-Cone innovation helping you to meet the challenges of today`s marketplace. 


Model 8302 Applicating System for Cans Model 9352 Multipackaging System for Cans

Hi-Cone offers these tools to simplify the process of creating a Balanced Package Mix that is correct for your product and market. These tools will help optimize your sales volume and margin contributions. Designed as intuitive Excel files, they are available free of charge to bottlers and other industry professionals.

Hi-Cone Bottler BPM Planning Tool

Our Bottler BPM Planning Tool is a great way to create ``what if`` scenarios for optimizing your package mix and creating programs that can help you reach your desired levels of contribution.

Hi-Cone Retail Volume and Package Mix Tool

Our Retail Volume and Packaging Mix Tool can help you determine which packages and which size containers will help you maximize volume sales and profits within retail sets.

Hi-Cone Consumer Purchasing Analysis Tool

Our Consumer Purchasing Analysis Tool is designed to help retailers and distributors realize the greatest profitability through balancing their package mix in their shelf space.


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