US Sealed Air to produce mushroom-based packaging materials

20 June 2012 16:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Sealed Air is working to produce and commercialise packaging materials made from agricultural by-products and mycelium (mushroom roots), the US plastics packaging firm said on Wednesday.

Sealed Air said it agreed with materials science company Ecovative to be the exclusive licensee of Ecovative’s mycelium-based materials technology in North America for protective packaging applications.

Sealed Air plans to begin offering the new products immediately, it said. It did not disclose financial terms or targeted sales volumes.

The new packaging materials will be an alternative to conventional petrochemicals-based packaging, it said.

More information about Ecovative's technology is available at  

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