Sealed Air Corp., Charlotte, N.C., entered into an agreement with Kuraray America, Inc., Houston, Texas, to offer food packaging materials derived from its Plantic bio-based resins.

“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,” says Karl Deily, president of Sealed Air Food Care.

Through this new cooperation, Sealed Air will offer Plantic materials to package perishable foods such as poultry, beef and seafood in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“This investment not only accelerates Sealed Air’s commitment to renewability, recyclability and innovation, [but] it is also an important pivot point for expanding the market leadership of the Cryovac and Bubble Wrap brands,” says Ted Doheny, president and CEO of Sealed Air.

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