Sealed Air Automation to Feature Two Unique Packaging Systems at ProMat 2009

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Measuring and controlling packaging costs are essential in today's economy. New to the U.S. market, I-Pack® and Ultipack® tray forming - product protection - lidding systems enable packagers to precisely calculate per-unit shipping costs and improve packaging performance simultaneously.

Measuring and controlling void fill usage in the packaging process has been an inexact science at best - until now. Sealed Air Automation's new I-Pack® and Ultipack® packaging automation systems enable packagers to precisely manage per-unit shipping costs, leading to immediate cost reduction and setting the stage for continuous process improvement. Both systems will be on display at ProMat 2009, which takes place January 12-15 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The two packaging automation systems, which were introduced to the U.S. market in Q3 2008, are designed for high volume pick and pack operations and are ideal for books, DVD's, and a host of other items. By eliminating the need for void fill materials, which are extremely difficult to dispense uniformly, I-Pack® and Ultipack® automation produce shipping units of measurable, consistent cost - as well as consistent performance.

Both systems include simple yet extremely durable tray forming and lidding modules designed for 24/7/365 use. The difference between the two lies in the approach to product protection and containment. I-Pack® adds a "void elimination" module that compresses the tray height to the level of the tallest item, creating a shipping unit of the smallest possible size. Ultipack® adds a "void containment" module which automatically inserts a flexible corrugated wedge into the filled tray, securely protecting the items and again eliminating the need for inner packing materials.

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

Systems will be on display at Sealed Air Automation's ProMat exhibit in Booth #3821. Contact Lou Suffern at 708-352-8700 to schedule an appointment for an exclusive demonstration.

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, please visit the Sealed Air corporate Web site.

About ProMat 2009
In January 2009, tens of thousands of material handling and logistics buyers from more than 90 countries will meet at Chicago's McCormick Place South. They will come to see, touch and operate the solutions of over 700 of the top material handling and logistics providers. The 300,000 square foot show floor will feature manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, assembly, logistics and IT solutions for the supply chain.

If you are looking for solutions to make your supply chain work more productively and profitably, register today for ProMat 2009.

Show Hours -
January 12 - 15, 2009
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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