Sealed Air Introduces I-Pack®, A Packaging Breakthrough in Cartoning and Product Protection Automation

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The I-Pack® Void Reduction System is designed for automatic tray forming and lidding in high volume fulfillment operations. It uses a breakthrough approach that eliminates the need for void fill material by reducing the shipping unit's dimensions to the smallest possible size.

I-Pack® is ideal for books, CD's, DVD's, and many other products

Today more than ever, distribution facilities face enormous pressure to contain costs and increase throughput. On the packaging front, these companies have a new opportunity to do both with the introduction of Sealed Air Corporation's (NYSE:SEE) I-Pack® Void Reduction System.

The I-Pack® System fully automates the processes of corrugated tray forming and lidding, employing a radically new approach that eliminates the need for void fill material by reducing the shipping unit's dimensions to the smallest possible size, and offers a number of other significant benefits, including a strong, tamper evident package with an enhanced look.

The 3-Step I-Pack® Void Reduction Process

Like most breakthrough technologies, the I-Pack® System is simple.

1. Corrugated trays of any size are formed in the Tray Forming Module and fed into the picking line.
2. Once filled, trays are conveyed to the Height Adjustment Module, where the tray sides are scored and folded down to the exact height of the contained item(s).
3.Trays are then conveyed to the Lidding Module, where a lid is automatically placed and glued.

By eliminating the void, I-Pack® reduces shipping volume by 30% on average, improving shipping efficiency and reducing fuel consumption during transport.

"I-Pack® is ideal for books, CD's, DVD's, and many other products," says Sealed Air Business Engineer Don Liebel. "Not only does our system transform the packaging process, it creates a package that is strong, attractive, and sustainable - all features that are extremely important to consumers."

The I-Pack® System can be integrated with all ERP/WMS system software and any warehouse equipment, including conveyors, printers, scales, and sorters. The system can also operate in stand-alone mode.

Visit Sealed Air's I-Pack® Web site to learn more and see a brief video.

About Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of a wide range of packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems that serve an array of food, industrial, medical, and consumer applications. Operating in 51 countries, Sealed Air's international reach generated revenue of $4.7 billion in 2007. With widely recognized brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Jiffy®) protective mailers, Instapak® foam-in-place systems and Cryovac® packaging technology, Sealed Air continues to identify new trends, foster new markets, and deliver innovative solutions to its customers. For more information about Sealed Air, please visit the Company's web site at http://www.sealedair.com.

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