Sealed Air wins three packaging awards

by Bryan Salvage
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ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. — Three packaging technologies from Sealed Air were recognized for innovation, sustainability and cost/waste reduction during the 22nd annual DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. These products were among 13 winning entries, selected from among 160 entries worldwide that were recently announced.

Sealed Air products receiving DuPont Packaging Awards were:

• Cryovac Grip & Tear bags, a portfolio of vacuum shrink bags for multiple applications featuring an innovative easy-open feature.

• Cryovac Mirabella case-ready packaging, a patented tray-lidding system for fresh meat that uses less space by reducing tray height by an average of 40 percent.

• Ethafoam HRC (High Recycled Content) plank, a polyethylene foam which contains a minimum of 65% pre-consumer recycled content, designed in collaboration with AFP to create a high performance transport packing application.

“We are honored that three separate Sealed Air innovations have been recognized with one of our industry’s highest accolades,” said William Hickey, president and chief executive officer of Sealed Air. “The standard of excellence we strive to provide and that the DuPont Awards’ represent, recognize not only our commitment to innovation and sustainability, but to providing solutions that add measurable value to our customers’ bottom line.”

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation are the industry’s longest-running, independently judged global awards program honoring packaging materials, processes, technology and service innovations.

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