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    Sealed Air/Cryovac Packaging Wins 3 Intl. Packaging Awards

    DUNCAN, S.C. -- Sealed Air's Cryovac brand has received three of the packaging industry's most prestigious worldwide honors in the food category. Sealed Air is the only company to win three WorldStar Awards in the same category this year.

    DUNCAN, S.C. -- Sealed Air's Cryovac brand has received three of the packaging industry's most prestigious worldwide honors in the food category. Sealed Air is the only company to win three WorldStar Awards in the same category this year.

    Award winning products include Cryovac's Simple Steps package for produce, which was recognized for its easy-open, microwaveable design that offers a quick and simple way to cook fresh vegetables. The Compression Pack for Cryovac Dri-Loc pads was also recognized for its space saving packaging format, as was Cryovac's saddle pack-style poultry package, which was lauded for offering versatile meal preparation and easy storage. These same package designs also were honored with 2006 Top Packaging Awards from the Flexible Packaging Association.

    In order to qualify for a WorldStar Award - which received 265 entries from 35 countries around the world and which was sponsored by the World Packaging Organization -- a package design must first win a national award. WorldStar entries are judged based on design innovation, protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.

    Cryovac Simple Steps heat-and-serve package for produce is an easy-open microwaveable package designed to cook fresh vegetables in approximately two minutes. The vacuum skin format conforms to the contours of the product improving presentation, merchandising appeal, and shelf life. This innovative technology is perfect for fresh vegetables in single and multiple servings and is an ideal package for retail and foodservice.

    Replacing corrugated cartons, the Compression Pack is a space-saving packaging format for Cryovac Dri-Loc absorbent pads. The cartons have been replaced with printed poly bags overwrapped with a clear poly dust cover, creating a tight, compact bundle that enables more pads to fit in less space for greater efficiency in shipping and warehousing. With an easy-open feature, the Compression Pack for Dri-Loc pads is easy to use, employs less material, and produces less solid waste weight and volume than conventional corrugated cartons.

    The Cryovac saddle pack-style multi-unit vacuum package for fresh poultry parts offers versatility for meal preparation as well as easy storage. Featuring a unique Cryovac breathable, rollstock thermoform film, the leak resistant package consists of six perforated pockets enabling consumers to easily separate portions for meal preparation. Remaining portions can be refrigerated or frozen in the original package. The package was developed in collaboration with poultry processor Gold Kist Inc.

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