Latest Plastic Foam Replacements made from Mushroom® Packaging to Be Exhibited at East Pack 2013, Booth 1349

~ Sealed Air and Ecovative to Display Restore™  the Most Sustainable and Rapidly Renewable Packaging Material On the Market Today ~

Green Island, NY – June 11, 2013 – Today, Ecovative, a material science company known for its innovative mycelium technology that replaces plastic foam and other synthetic materials with natural alternatives, announces that new achievements in performance and aesthetics for its mushroom packaging will be on display for attendees at the 2013 East Pack Show in Philadelphia, June 18-20. Sealed Air Corporation, now the exclusive provider of Ecovative’s packaging products in the US and Europe, will be on hand to showcase Restore™ Mushroom® Packaging and the custom-molded processes available for providing a wide range of shipping and packaging solutions across multiple industries.

Since introducing Mushroom® Packaging to the world at East Pack in 2009, Ecovative has won the highest awards in the packaging industry and has become well-known for developing an environmentally responsible replacement to expanded plastics including styrene, polyethylene and polypropylene (commonly called Styrofoam) with its custom-molded protective Mushroom® Packaging that is being used by industry leaders like Dell and Crate & Barrel to ship computers and furniture.

“We look forward to sharing with the East Pack community the continuing breakthroughs in mycelium technology at our R&D Center. Our biomaterials scientists and product development team, working with the leading protective packaging experts from Sealed Air, can now offer more solutions than ever before to the packaging industry,” says Eben Bayer, Ecovative’s Co-founder and CEO.

With its Mushroom® Packaging, Ecovative provides a sustainable and eco-responsible alternative to plastics and plastic foams for packaging, building materials and other applications by using mushroom technology to convert agricultural waste into high-performance, cost effective, and home-compostable materials. “What’s new in mushroom material performance, aesthetics and texture will truly make a new era of eco-responsible packaging a reality,” added Bayer. “Now you can protect your package and our planet.”

Gavin Joins Biopolymer Symposium 2013 in Chicago

Ecovative Chief Scientist Gavin McIntyre will participate in this year’s Biopolymer Symposium at Chicago’s Field Museum on June 11 and 12. In addition to attending conference events, Gavin will co-chair Wednesday afternoon’s session “Biopolymers from Novel Feedstocks and Developing Technologies.”

About the Biopolymer Symposium

At Biopolymers 2013, nearly 60 expert speakers will cover the most important industry issues including sustainable feedstocks; the use of biopolymers in compostable food service ware; rigid and flexible biopolymer packaging and single use applications; innovations in materials; strategic partnerships and more.