Simple Steps skin-form packaging protects food products and prevents the formation of ice crystals under frozen conditions. In the microwave, the skin packaging balloons up and the food is steam-cooked.
Sealed Air Corp.'s Fill-Air Rocket Inflatable void fill packaging system is 50% faster than its predecessor model. More important, it produces three times as many bags in the first 20 seconds of production because it doesn't need time to ramp up.
Sealed Air's Restore™ Mushroom Packaging is a 100% renewable protective packaging made from non-food agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. This is the first commercialized use of the technology developed by Ecovative Design and offers all-natural protective packaging that is home-compostable.
Shanklin (Ayer, MA), part of the Shrink Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp., revealed its patent-pending EZ Tab System that provides easy opening for shrink-wrapped, heat-sealed products. The booth demonstrated the pressure-sensitive tabs, supplied in rolls and applied to a clear film web used to wrap whole potatoes. The film is first punched in the area where the tab goes. EZ Tabs are suitable for CDs and other hard-to-open packages.