New Packaging Technology
Sealed Air Corporation has launched its StealthWrap ultra-durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials.
XPO Logistics will be the first to bring this innovative packaging solution to the logistics market. XPO is deploying StealthWrap in several distribution centers where it fulfills and ships ecommerce orders for customers.
StealthWrap is an engineered packaging product that provides security and protection while eliminating the need for extra shipping cartons and packing materials. When applied, StealthWrap shrinks and adheres to the dimensions of the product, obscures any markings or identification of the product inside, and provides a strong, damage-resistant covering.
“Consumers have become accustomed to receiving a box within a box within a box, and while the material waste and inefficiency of that kind of packaging method is evident, it has long been the only method available to provide adequate protection for the manufactured item in its original packaging,” said Kenneth P. Chrisman, president of Sealed Air’s product care division. “The high-performance capabilities of StealthWrap can eliminate a significant amount of corrugated cartons from the global supply chain, bringing unprecedented simplicity, sustainability, and cost efficiency to retailers, large-scale fulfillment operations, and third-party logistics providers.”
“We’ve been piloting StealthWrap over the last few months, and early results point to opportunities to create efficiencies, eliminate waste, mitigate damage and reduce costs,” said Ashfaque Chowdhury, an XPO Logistics executive. “It’s a product that fits nicely into our strategy to leverage innovations for the benefit of our customers.”
Sealed Air StealthWrap will be available in North America beginning in December 2016 with global availability in the first quarter of 2017.
Sealed Air Corporation produces a portfolio of packaging products, including widely recognized brands such as Bubble Wrap. Sealed Air has 23,000 employees who serve customers in 169 countries.