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SEE Designs Plastic out of Food Packaging With Paper-Based Bottom Web

SEE Designs Plastic out of Food Packaging With Paper-Based Bottom Web

Published 01-09-24

Submitted by SEE®

Cold smoked salmon packaged for retail sale in a grocery store
Cold smoked salmon on CRYOVAC® brand barrier formable paper 

Originally published by Packaging Europe. 

SEE (formerly Sealed Air) has revealed a paper-based bottom web designed to help food processors and retailers cut down on their plastic usage and meet consumer demand for paper-based packaging.

Made with 90% FSC-certified fibres, the new CRYOVAC brand Barrier Formable Paper is said to reduce plastic by 77% in bottom web packaging in comparison to a PET/PE bottom web. It is compatible with both Vacuum Skin Packaging (VSP) and Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) top webs, SEE claims, as well as the CRYOVAC brand Darfresh vacuum skin films to secure products in place and prevent movement inside the pack.

Where local recycling services are available, the bottom web is also recyclable with paper in line with Aticelca 501 UNI 11743 pass levels.

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SEE (NYSE: SEE) is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges, and to make our world better than we find it. Our automated packaging solutions promote a safer, more resilient, and less wasteful global food, fluids and liquids supply chain, enable e-commerce, and protect goods in transit from damage.

The company, under its former trade name, Sealed Air, announced its new SEE corporate brand and logo in May 2023.

Our globally recognized solution brands include CRYOVAC® food packaging, LIQUIBOX® fluids and liquids systems, SEALED AIR® protective packaging, AUTOBAG® automated packaging systems, BUBBLE WRAP® packaging, SEE Automation™ and prismiq™ digital packaging and printing.

Our partnership with customers creates value through sustainable, automated, and digital packaging solutions, leveraging our industry-leading expertise in materials, automation systems, engineering, and technology.

Our SEE Net-Positive Circular Ecosystem is leading the packaging industry in creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. We have pledged to design or advance 100% of our packaging materials to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a bolder goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions in our global operations by 2040.

Our Impact Report highlights how we are shaping the future of the packaging industry. We are committed to a diverse workforce and a caring, inclusive culture through our 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pledge.

SEE generated $5.6 billion in sales in 2022 and has approximately 17,300 employees (including Liquibox employees) who serve customers in 120 countries/territories. To learn more, visit

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