DANBURY, Conn. (July 12, 2012)– Producing up to 30 linear feet of molded foam cushions per minute, Sealed Air’s new Instapak Tractor Mold® system offers a volume of cushions not possible with any other foam-in-bag molding system on the market.

The newest Instapak®Automated Molding System produces cushions that are ideal for major appliances, furniture and building products such as windows, doors and cabinets. The system’s proven reliability and unmatched speed allow it to keep pace with the demands of high-volume operations, while offering increased productivity and decreased damage rates over alternative protective packaging systems and materials. 

The Instapak Tractor Mold®system continuously creates L, V and U channel cushions as well as low-profile shapes and can be used with any of the 14 unique Instapak® foam formulations. 

“With many companies striving to reduce inventories, just-in-time production of packaging materials from a system like this can benefit large operations,” said Tim McInerney, Sealed Air’s product manager for Instapak® foam packaging. “By reducing inventory and material handling labor costs, the Instapak Tractor Mold® system can lower operating expenses for our customers while dramatically improving productivity.”

Instapak® foam is created when two components are mixed together and react to create high-quality polyurethane foam packaging. The Instapak Tractor Mold® system produces a large volume of custom Instapak® cushions by feeding foam and film into a continuous mold tunnel where the foam rises and takes the shape of the finished cushion. As the cushions exit the system, they can be separated with a cutting mechanism and integrated into the packaging line or batched for later use. As with all Sealed Air protective packaging systems, this solution can be customized for each customer’s specific needs by Sealed Air’s experienced sales representatives.

“Our consultative sales approach has always been the cornerstone of our solution-based product offering,” said McInerney. “Our expertly trained sales representatives perform a complete packaging audit of our customers’ operations, including a detailed value analysis outlining the return on investment. This, coupled with Sealed Air’s first-class service organization and industry leading commitment to R&D, has provided measurable value to our customers for more than fifty years.”
In addition to reducing operating costs, the Tractor Mold® system reduces the need for the storage space associated with pre-fabricated materials. Because of its superior performance, Instapak® foam requires less cushioning material in each pack, reducing package size and weight. The reduction in damage aligns with Sealed Air’s efforts to reduce carbon footprint throughout a product’s lifecycle by avoiding damaged product returns and disposal, and therefore assists customers in reducing their environmental impact as well.

For more information on the Instapak Tractor Mold® system, call 1-800-648-9093 or visitwww.instapak.com.  

About Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and DiverseyTM brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. On a pro forma basis, Sealed Air generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2011, and has approximately 26,300 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visitwww.sealedair.com