Sealed Air Corporation has entered an agreement with Japanese chemical company Kuraray America, to offer food packaging materials derived from its Plantic bio-based resins.

The move is part of Sealed Air’s growing focus on renewable solutions, recyclability and sustainability.

Under the new collaboration, Sealed Air intends to offer Plantic materials to design packaging for perishable foods such as poultry, beef and seafood in the US, Canada and Mexico.

“We are expanding our portfolio of sustainable solutions with Plantic’s bio-based materials.”

Sealed Air Food Care president Karl Deily said: “We are expanding our portfolio of sustainable solutions with Plantic’s bio-based materials.

“This solution enables us to offer a renewable packaging option and continue helping the industry address food waste by extending the shelf-life and freshness of food.”

The materials provide an oxygen barrier that offers cost benefits when compared to traditional rollstock barrier films.

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The investment is also expected to enable Sealed Air to strengthen the position of the Cryovac food packaging and Bubble Wrap cushioning packaging brands.

Kuraray America EVAL and Plantic general manager Robert Armstrong said: “This agreement with Sealed Air expands the options for sustainable bio-based barrier packaging that will benefit consumers, retailers and processors equally.

“Plantic materials set a new standard for bio-based barrier packaging performance, provide unmatched sustainability metrics and can be recycled through traditional streams in some countries including Australia.”

Sealed Air has over 15,000 employees and serves customers located in 122 countries. Last year, the company posted $4.5bn in sales.