Sealed Air embraces Esko’s Equinox to improve packaging efficiencies

Sealed Air a leading player in protective and specialty packaging, uses Equinox to convert spot colors into predefined process tone inks at the prepress stage. This reduces the number of inks required for package printing while also improving on press efficiencies by eliminating the need for wash-ups between jobs.


The challenge

Sealed Air identified the possibility of creating a new market offer with a different approach to manufacturing.

The solution

Equinox, Esko’s fixed ink set printing solution.

The benefits

  • ink optimization with no compromise in print quality
  • improved press uptime by eliminating wash-ups between jobs
  • reduced cycle time
  • improved sustainability of the printing process
  • complete predictability of color gamut and accuracy

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Sealed Air

SEE was founded in 1957. Today, there are three divisions: Food Care, improving access to a safer, higher quality and more sustainable food and beverage supply chain; Product Care, resolving demanding protective and specialty packaging challenges through tailored, practical solutions; and Diversey Care, offering solutions for infection prevention, kitchen hygiene, fabric care, building care and consulting.


New market offering

Marco Rampini, Sealed Air Graphic Service Manager Europe, says, “Sealed Air, which applies ‘purposeful innovation’ as one of a core value of its approach to business, is always looking to develop innovative solutions for our flexible packaging business. We identified the possibility of creating a new market offer with a different approach to manufacturing. We found that by replacing standard spot color print with the fixed color palette process using Esko Equinox software, we can quickly and easily convert spot colors into predefined process tone inks at the prepress stage. This reduces the number of inks required for package printing while also improving on press efficiencies by eliminating the need for wash-ups between jobs.”

He continues, “Working with Equinox enables us to assess the printing requirements of our customers as well as to provide an effective working tool to fully match their quality demand while introducing more efficiency into the supply chain. Among the benefits this delivers the ability to offer reduced cycle time and improve the sustainability of our printing process through ink consumption optimization with no compromise in print quality. And it is a process we can use across all our markets and applications.”

"Using Esko Equinox software we can quickly and easily convert spot colors into predefined process tone inks at the prepress stage. This reduces the number of inks and eliminates the need for wash-ups between jobs..."

Marco Rampini, Graphic Service Manager Europe, Sealed Air, Italy

Esko Vice President Europe and the Middle East (EMEA) Armand Gougay, adds, “Customers like Sealed Air are finding out just how easy Equinox is to implement and how quickly they begin saving time and cost by working with the standard or extended ink sets that best meet the needs of their end-users. Equinox allows them to make the optimal choice because it provides complete predictability in terms of color gamut and accuracy.”

Rampini adds, “Every day, we lead with a conscious commitment to always do the right thing. We are empowered to do what it takes to deliver what we promise, and we nurture a collaborative environment that celebrates insatiable curiosity and diverse ideas. This is reflected in how we work with our suppliers, and the implementation of Equinox, which was completed successfully through our strong partnership with Esko, is another example of that commitment at work.”


About SEE

SEE was founded in 1957 and the first product it created was Bubble Wrap® packaging film. In 1998, Sealed Air purchased the Cryovac® packaging business from W. R. Grace, creating the world's leading protective and specialty packaging company. For more than 50 years, Cryovac® brand packaging solutions have played a crucial role in food packaging with vacuum shrink bags, laminates and case-ready solutions that extend the shelf life of fresh food.

In 2011 with the purchase of Diversey Holdings, Inc., formerly JohnsonDiversey, Inc., Sealed Air also became a leading provider of cleaning and hygiene products for the institutional marketplace worldwide. The company is now a multinational corporation with more than 23,000 employees serving 162 countries.

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