Small tab bag delivers an easy-open and visually appealing options for consumer-sized meat and cheese products.

DENVER, CO -- June 1, 2014

Sealed Air has announced plans to expand the easy-open and safety-enhancing benefits of its benchmark Cryovac Grip & Tear® bag at the retail level. Introduced today at IDDBA’s annual Dairy-Deli-Bake conference, the Cryovac Grip & Tear® Small Tab easy-open vacuum bag provides a new level of convenience for consumers, reducing packaging material by up to 20 percent compared to some easy-open rollstock formats. 

Designed for small portion deli items, including cheeses and smoked and processed meats, the Cryovac Grip & Tear® Small Tab bag features a tab that opens packages in one quick motion once pulled. As a result, consumers no longer have to rely on knives or scissors to force product entry, eliminating a source of both common kitchen injuries and cross-contamination. The smaller easy-open tab at the top also creates a more visually appealing package for smaller products. 

“For vacuum sealed cheese and meat products, it has become instinctive for consumers to reach for a knife to open a package,” said John Kelly, director of marketing, dairy for Sealed Air. “Introducing our signature Grip & Tear® packaging technology to a wider array of retail products enables consumers to access and enjoy more of their favorite deli items in a safer, simpler manner.” 

“While user safety is the primary goal of the Cryovac Grip & Tear® Small Tab bag, the package also reflects our commitment to deliver superior materials that are efficient and reduce food waste,” said Mike Rosinski, marketing director, smoked and processed meats with Sealed Air. “The Cryovac Grip & Tear®Small Tab bag is both a more sustainable packaging offering in terms of material reduction, and a package that prevents product damage from knife or tool puncturing that can compromise product quality for items such as sausages and hot dogs.” 

Beyond its safety, convenience and sustainability advantages, the Cryovac Grip & Tear® Small Tab bag offers superior visual appeal and a refined presentation for enhanced retail merchandising. Each bag employs a skin-tight shrink and transparent gloss to offer consumers a clear look at packaged products. Additionally, the package’s exterior film accommodates 360-degree, distortion-free graphics that expand branding capabilities and ensure clear labeling. 

The Small Tab package is the latest addition to Sealed Air’s Cryovac Grip & Tear® line, which includes a range of easy-open bags that promote safety and convenience for foodservice employees, processors and consumers. In addition to easier product access, Cryovac Grip & Tear® packaging delivers superior shrink and toughness for deli meats and cheeses, fresh red meat and whole chickens without compromising oxygen-barrier properties.


About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey® cleaning and hygiene solutions, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit