Our History of Innovation
Since our products have always begun as someone else's need, we have developed a passion for innovative thinking balanced with disciplined scientific inquiry. This combination has led to many breakthroughs that we've included in the following timeline.
2010 to Present
1940's - 1950's
In response to continued demand for convenience and efficiency, Sealed Air’s Cryovac brand has introduced several new innovations for retail and foodservice applications since 2010.
In 2010, Oven Ease® packaging was introduced, giving consumers a simple prep, unattended cooking solution through this ovenable bag. For foodservice, Flavour Mark™ aseptic pouches were created to offer chefs a shelf-stable product that eliminates the need for cold storage.
In 2011, three new products were released: Freshness Plus® odor scavenging films, Multi-Seal® FoldLOK recloseable packaging, and QuickRip™ bags with knifeless, easy open feature.
For more information, visit the New Cryovac® Products page
Oven Ease® packaging
Flavour Mark™ aseptic pouches
Freshness Plus® Odor Scavenging Films
Multi-Seal® FoldLOK packaging
Consumers in the 21st century desire convenience and simplicity in meal preparation.
To respond to this need, we developed the Cryovac® Simple Steps® package in 2001.
This revolutionary heat-and-serve package not only makes preparation easy, but also
safer than other heat-and-serve packages.
Developed in 2005, the Cryovac® 8600S rotary chamber vacuum machine tackles sanitation
concerns of processors in the ready-to-eat market. Designed according to American
Meat Institute (AMI) and National Sanitation Federation guidelines, the Cryovac®
8600S rotary chamber vacuum machine has all the benefits and proven reliability
of the industry standard 8600 rotary vacuum chamber machines with improved functionality
and a more hygienic design.
FC805 bag for fresh broilers - the standard in the industry today
LID1050 oxygen barrier lidstock for case ready packagies
Onpack Model 2045 VFFS System
Simple Steps® vacuum tray package for cook, ship and microwave reheat
Solid plastic trays
BL100 and BL110 Automatic Bag Loaders
Onpack Model 2070 System for poultry
Onpack Model 2100 System for bag-in-box
Model 8600E Series Rotary Chamber Machines
Oxygen Scavenging Initiation System
Individual wrap portions of fresh boneless breast chicken using Cryovac® breathable
laminate materials (developed for Foster Farms)
Introduced the HP2700 (10K OTR) bag for fresh seafood which meets FDA guidelines for oxygen permeability
First Shrink Flat Casing
Model 8800 Automatic Loading and Packaging System
BL125 and BL126 Verti cal Bag Loaders
Introduced the "Saddle Pack" package for fresh chicken portions
Introduced 10K OTR vacuum skin package for case ready fresh fish
First Cook-in TBG bag
8600 "S" Series Rotary Chamber Machine for RTE
Onpack Model 2700 High Speed VFFS System
Cryovac Rollshrink® material
Oxygen Scavenging 4212 Initiation System
Multi-Loc™ Absorbent Pads
Flavour Mark™ shelf-stable foodservice pouches
Mirabella® lidstock & tray package
Cryovac Grip & Tear® bags
Ultra Shrink TBG bag
Cryovac® NatureTRAY™ package
EZPak™ lidstock & easy-open tray
Multi-Seal® reclosable package
BLX-F1 automatic bag loader
Continuing to raise the standard for packaging fresh poultry parts, we introduced
SES film in the mid-1990s. It provides a package that uses less film and boasts
superior leak resistance, which gives supermarkets greater opportunity to offer
consumers a dry package at the point of sale
Strengthening our presence in the food industry, we created flexible pouch packaging
used for a variety of pumpable and pourable food products for the food service industry.
It is an easy to use, easy to ship, affordable alternative to metal cans and other
Barrier Foam Tray
8601 Dual Infeed Conveyor for 8600
Model 8490 Vertical Rotary Vacuum Chamber Machine
First commercial "Shrink End Seal" (SES320) film for trayed chicken parts running
on Ossid 750
Complete Packaging system for Bone-in pork loins
Onpack 2050 VFFS System
DBF - First to combine barrier foam with VSP technology
Onpack 2002 VFFS System
E2300 bag for Roasters (improved abuse resistance with excellent shrink)
Commercialized SES 340 film developed to run on Ossid 500E which has become the
LID550P peelable lidstock case ready packages
In the 1980s we continued to create cutting edge flexible packaging. In 1983, Cook-in
bags were introduced, which enabled meats and poultry to be shipped in the same
package in which they are cooked. This eliminated secondary packaging and repackaging.
Cryovac® TBG boneguard bag was also introduced in the 1980s. This innovative material
has boneguard protection built directly into the bag structure. It eliminates the
extra step of applying boneguard cloth prior to vacuum packaging bone-in meat cuts
such as ribs. New and more value added members of the TBG family have followed in
the 1990s as we developed clear boneguard patch material.
In 1987 the first oxygen and aroma barrier shrink film, Cryovac® BDF, was produced.
This product serves as an effective barrier in preventing transfer of aromas and
flavors among products distributed, warehoused or displayed together.
TM Ply Laminates
First commercial SSD 310 formulation developed as replacement for PVC
First barrier, high shrink cook-in bag and casing
Model 8330-18 Rotary Chamber Machine
Model 8300-24 Rotary Chamber Machine
First Onpack VVFS System
Case Ready Packaging
8600 series family of rotary chamber machines
Model 8150 Vertical Rotary Vacuum Chamber Machine
First BDF oxygen and aroma barrier shrink film produced
8610 / 8610T series for small producers
Onpack 2000B VFFS System
Awarded statutory patent for the process of post packaging pasteurization of deli
8600 Curved Seal Rotary Vacuum Machine
Expanding on our presence in the poultry business, we introduced Cryovac® Super
L Bag in the late 1960s. This bag was the first multi-layered shrink bag for turkeys.
It provided a tighter, smoother package that increased consumer appeal, and its
toughness helped it survive abuses during shipping and handling.
In 1970, we pioneered the concept of flexible packaging systems for fresh foods,
creating the first high-strength oxygen-barrier bags. These bags are used for vacuum
packaging perishables along with extending the distribution and merchandising life
of meats, poultry, cheeses, and many other foods.
D-film (Shrink Film)
Vacuum Chamber Machine
Dual Chamber Machine
First Rotary Chamber System 8300-8 & 12
Introduced VSP material, industry first
In the late 1940's we pioneered packaging for frozen whole turkeys. This initiative
helped create a year- round market for what had been only a seasonal novelty.
Saran Bag created
Cross-linking process developed
Boxed Beef introduced