By Nick Gilbert
Ecovative Design and Sealed Air have announced that they signed a contract in order to speed up the production and marketing of EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging, which is a new technology for use in eco-friendly packaging materials that are made from mycelium and agricultural byproducts.
Sealed Air will be the licensee of mycelium-based material technology from Ecovative for use in protective packaging applications. Ecovative and Sealed Air have been planning to carry out marketing and increase its production capabilities, since January. Sealed Air has been planning to immediately supply new products.
Ecovative’s Chief Executive Officer, Eben Bayer stated that the company is delighted to partner with Sealed Air and has observed how the world-class supply chain, strong packaging design potential and the sales network will offer an effective and new option to petrochemical-based packaging, according to Bayer.
Sealed Air’s Protective Packaging business, Ryan Flanagan stated that the company is delighted to offer Ecovative’s material technology for use in protective packaging applications. The design team from Ecovative has formed a basic material technology to offer solutions for protective packaging, with the help of mycelium’s unique properties, according to Flanagan.
The protective packaging business of Sealed Air offers a wide portfolio of display, industrial and protective packaging systems in order to meet various application demands across an extensive range of industries. Packaging design centers are operated by Sealed Air across the globe and the company provides a compelling value proposition.