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R+D Sprouts Innovative Packaging Material Made from Mushroom Roots

Sealed Air Corporation and Ecovative Design LLC say they are accelerating production, sales and distribution of Ecovative's EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging, a technology for environmentally responsible packaging materials made from agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or "mushroom roots."

Sealed Air will be the exclusive licensee of Ecovative's mycelium-based material technology in North America for protective packaging applications. Since January, Sealed Air and Ecovative have been developing plans for sales and marketing as well as the augmentation of production capabilities.

"The Ecovative Design team has created a fundamental material technology, using the unique properties of mycelium, to provide solutions to protective packaging.  And we have seen their success in manipulating these materials' properties to produce varying density, strength, texture and appearance to meet different performance needs of a variety of customer applications," said Ryan Flanagan, president of Sealed Air's Protective Packaging business.

"This technology turns an agricultural waste material into a packaging solution that meets our customers' performance needs and protects against their products being damaged during shipping."

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Sealed Air will be the exclusive licensee of Ecovative's mycelium-based material technology in North America for protective packaging applications. Since January, Sealed Air and Ecovative have been developing plans for sales and marketing as well as the augmentation of production capabilities.

"The Ecovative Design team has created a fundamental material technology, using the unique properties of mycelium, to provide solutions to protective packaging.  And we have seen their success in manipulating these materials' properties to produce varying density, strength, texture and appearance to meet different performance needs of a variety of customer applications," said Ryan Flanagan, president of Sealed Air's Protective Packaging business.

"This technology turns an agricultural waste material into a packaging solution that meets our customers' performance needs and protects against their products being damaged during shipping."

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