SEALED AIR OPENS SINGAPORE LAB FOR THERMAL PACKAGE DESIGN AND TESTING
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
SINGAPORE – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced today the opening of a temperature assurance lab in Singapore to support growth in the life sciences and food industries. It is the company’s first such facility in the Asia Pacific region.
The Singapore lab, along with Sealed Air’s temperature assurance lab at the company’s U.S. headquarters, brings together Sealed Air’s proven expertise in primary food packaging, secondary product packaging and its digital services portfolio to provide end-to-end temperature assurance solutions for product safety and consistency throughout the supply chain.
Supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board, Sealed Air’s new lab will focus on the application design and testing of custom packaging solutions that protect temperature-sensitive and perishable products for the Asia Pacific region’s life science and food customers and logistics partners. Customized solutions will be developed based on internal payload type, thermal needs, external temperature profiles, shipping lanes and delivery duration.
Specific lab capabilities include:
- Cold chain materials research and development
- Thermal shipper design and pack-out configuration
- Digital thermal simulation and modeling
- Thermal testing
- Customized solution reports certified by the International Safe Transit Association
“Leveraging Sealed Air’s suite of solutions that provide thermal insulation for up to 120 hours, the Singapore lab will provide companies with a one-stop solution for temperature assurance packaging requirements,” said Susan Bell, Sealed Air’s Vice President and General Manager of Bio and Thermal Assurance. “Singapore’s position as a regional bio-pharmaceutical hub, and the city’s excellent connectivity and infrastructure make this location a conducive environment from which Sealed Air can serve customers.”
In the Asia Pacific region, the growing life sciences and food industries are creating opportunities and challenges for one of the most rigorous and demanding segments of logistics: cold chain management. For these industries, the stakes are high if drug and food safety is compromised. Temperature and shock fluctuations occur as products travel through the supply chain from the point of manufacture to the point of consumer delivery and these variations degrade the quality of perishable goods. On average, products go through more than 15 handoffs throughout the supply chain journey and maintaining the desired temperature range for a predefined time is essential to the integrity of these products.
“The Singapore lab signifies Sealed Air’s commitment to doubling its rate of innovation and accelerating its investment in sustainability,” said Sealed Air’s Onat Bayraktar, Vice President, Asia. “As e-commerce surges and online pharmaceutical and food sales increase across the globe, the supply chain is getting more complex. Sealed Air’s goal is to address our customers’ fulfillment challenges by ensuring product safety and reducing product loss throughout the supply chain.”