Reduce waste with new skin packs

On 16 May, Sealed Air hosted an event at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, to address sustainability issues for primary packaging. The event included a number of discussions by company representatives.

The team members from Sealed Air

The Sealed Air team show the latest skin packs launched with Stockdale alongside Valentino Branchi, sales director for the Middle East and Africa, and Marteau and Dunford on the far right

Rob Stockdale, sales director for the African region, highlighted the recent launch of the company’s Cryovac skin packaging solutions. These are the Darfresh, Darfresh on tray and on board and new top webs for mono PET and PP trays, amongst others.

The Darfresh packaging process uses specially formulated top and bottom webs to create a vacuum skin consumer pack fitting around products ‘like a second skin’.

A focus on modern and innovative packaging and solutions for protein and ready meal markets were among the topics discussed.

Didier Marteau, marketing director for EMEA at Sealed Air, said these packaging innovations help producers and retailers deliver fresh food whilst also reducing waste.

‘The right packaging is a key contributor to preserving food during its distribution cycle, meeting consumer demand and avoiding overall waste,’ he noted.

According to Jonathan Dunford, VP for sales and marketing at Sealed Air, webs for skin packs, manufactured by the company, were released in Europe more than 14 months ago.

‘This has become very popular in the food market. Our materials are offered with a recycling base. We offer the bases and materials, which is a great solution for the South African market,’ he concluded.

In the food packaging industry, groundbreaking innovation is occurring not only in the development of new packaging designs, but also with respect to new technology and new applications of existing technologies for better and more sustainable packaging performance.

Companies in the food industry need to focus on the entire life cycle of their products and ensure that new packaging formats respond to key trends that have become increasingly complex. The food packaging of today must reflect different consumer lifestyles and expectations, resource scarcity and environmental considerations, as well as, retailer and brand-owner preferences, opportunities for branding, and cost.

As market drivers for innovation continue to evolve, Sealed Air is working to place sustainable materials, extend product shelf life, and improve resource and operational efficiency.

In the food packaging industry, groundbreaking innovation is occurring not only in the development of new packaging designs, but also with respect to new technology and new applications of existing technologies for better and more sustainable packaging performance.

Companies in the food industry need to focus on the entire life cycle of their products and ensure that new packaging formats respond to key trends that have become increasingly complex. The food packaging of today must reflect different consumer lifestyles and expectations, resource scarcity and environmental considerations, as well as, retailer and brand-owner preferences, opportunities for branding, and cost.

As market drivers for innovation continue to evolve, Sealed Air is working to place sustainable materials, extend product shelf life, and improve resource and operational efficiency.