We are a knowledge-based company, delivering outcomes that create outstanding value for our customers.
Industries around the world are at a turning point. Global megatrends such as population growth, urbanization, food, water, and energy scarcity, labor and skills shortages, and climate change are forcing companies to approach their business strategies in new ways. Meeting these growing resource challenges demands more than just sustainable solutions. It demands practical answers forged from deep experience, nimble application, and creative ingenuity that constantly reimagine the possibilities.
At Sealed Air, we partner with our customers to solve their most pressing resource challenges by delivering new solutions derived from our unmatched industry knowledge and expertise. These solutions create a more efficient, secure and less wasteful global food supply chain and enhance commerce through fulfillment and packaging solutions to protect the worldwide movement of goods.
Demonstrating Operational Excellence
Sealed Air believes it must contribute to global solutions to continuously reduce the impact of our operations.
Solving Our Customers' Most Critical Challenges
Our innovated solutions are designed to meet our customer's sustainability needs in the face of today's biggest resource challenges — while driving economic growth.
Creating Shared Value Through Key Partnerships
As a global company, we believe there is an important role to play in addressing societal needs where we operate in helping people around the world to live better lives.
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packaging design and application centers
Sealed Air started with two engineers and an idea for wallpaper.
In 1957, Alfred W. Fielding and Marc Chavannes set out to create a new wall covering by laminating two plastic sheets with air bubbles in between. Although their invention never caught on as interior decor, the two men discovered their new material’s light weight and insulating properties were very useful — first as greenhouse insulation and then as the packing material we now know as BUBBLE WRAP® brand original cushioning. In 1960, Fielding and Chavannes founded Sealed Air Corporation with BUBBLE WRAP® brand as the company’s signature brand.
From the start, BUBBLE WRAP® brand original cushioning was truly revolutionary both as a product and as a value proposition. It could reduce total packaging cost by using less material, reduce package size and weight and reduce loss from damage. In other words, BUBBLE WRAP® brand original cushioning promoted sustainability long before it was fashionable. To demonstrate its unique qualities and value, Sealed Air created special laboratories now known as Packaging Design Application Centers. These labs also educated our sales force about things like shock and vibration protection and worked with our customers to create superior solutions. From our earliest days, we weren’t just selling products — we were consultants. Today, the concepts of consultative selling and value analysis are the platforms from which we innovate.
The purchase of Canada’s Smith Packaging, Ltd. in 1970 and its subsequent rechristening as Sealed Air of Canada, Ltd., marked the official arrival of Sealed Air as an international company. The emergence of global growth, environmental awareness and a new era in logistics all played critical roles in shaping our business in the years since.