In response to heightened demand for sustainable packaging alternatives and in keeping with a strong corporate commitment to sustainability, Sealed Air today announced the general market launch for several recycled content specialty foam products: Ethafoam®MRC (maximum recycled content), Ethafoam® HRC (high recycled content) and Stratocell® RC (recycled content).
These newly available products each were created in partnership with Sealed Air customers, demonstrating the company’s collaborative approach to developing packaging solutions that meet market needs and protect the environment.
The product introductions provide a suite of sustainable solutions tailored to packaging/shipping products such as electronics, automotive parts, hardware and many more.
Ethafoam® MRC polyethylene foam, made of 100 percent pre-consumer recycled resin content, now is available for the first time to the general market and available in black color. Announcing market-wide availability demonstrates Sealed Air’s interest in partnering with customers to expand its Closed Loop Recycling efforts to meet increased demand for this highly sustainable foam.
Ethafoam® HRC polyethylene foam, which guarantees a minimum 65 percent recycled resin content while providing similar performance benefits of standard Ethafoam® polyethylene foam, is now available in black. This coloration replaces the various shades of gray previously associated with Ethafoam® HRC. Stratocell® RC, comprised of a minimum of 60 percent recycled resin content, now is available market-wide. This product is available in black color.
“These products reflect what is possible when we work together with our customers to develop sustainable choices that deliver consistent performance,” said Lewis Smith, global product line director, Sealed Air Specialty Foams. “These products perform with similar consistency to those utilizing virgin resins and reduce the environmental impact of Sealed Air and our customers’ operations. Our efforts prove that collaborative innovation between suppliers and customers can lead to very positive results.”