Sealed Air makes thermoformable webs recycle-ready

 Sealed Air has evolved its range of thermoformable food packaging webs and made them recycle-ready as it continues to strive towards creating 100% recyclable or reusable packaging solutions. 

The company’s CRYOVAC® brand TM-Ply top and bottom webs are now made from flexible polyethylene films that are compatible with mechanical recycling streams. This follows rigorous testing in accordance with protocols set out by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), which has seen the multilayer coextruded rollstock classified as RIC4. 

The advances in the recycle-ready status of TM-Ply have been achieved whilst maintaining the leading performance that the barrier and non-barrier webs are best known for. They continue to offer superior toughness and high abuse resistance, as well as excellent formability and sealing. Combining these properties with recyclability creates a total packaging solution that helps reduce food waste and improve sustainability. 

TM-Ply webs are suitable for a range of vacuum or MAP packaging applications including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurisation and cooking. Films are available from 65 to 400 microns in thickness and are widely used to protect smoked, fresh and frozen meats, poultry, fish, and ready meals. 

The development of recycle-ready RIC4 thermoformable webs follows Sealed Air’s recent launch of the world’s first RIC4 coded standard and premium shrink bags. 

The technological advances in TM-Ply form part of Sealed Air’s Sustainability and Plastics Pledge 2025. This involves accelerating the use of recycled materials and is designed to create modern packaging solutions that support companies in their efforts to be more resourceful and to reduce carbon emissions. 

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About Sealed Air 

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to leave our world better than we found it. Our solutions and systems include CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging, AUTOBAG® brand automated systems and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging. These brands collectively enable 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. 
Sealed Air’s industry-leading expertise in science, engineering, and innovation transforms businesses, industries, and consumers’ lives. The company continues to expand its portfolio of next-generation sustainable solutions including packaging materials, automated systems, and smart services to deliver savings and create measurable long-term value. 
Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit 
In EMEA we have the Sealed Air’s Packforum facility dedicated to collaboration, education and innovation to solve our customers’ most critical packaging and sustainability challenges.
To learn more: 

Sealed Air Srl
Food Packaging
Via Trento 7
I-20017 Passirana di Rho (MI)
Tel +39 02 93321 – email:


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