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August 20, 2010 08:45 ET

Analyst Research on Sealed Air and Crown Holdings -- Lingering Recovery for the Packaging Industry

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) -  www.RothmanResearch.com probes the current macroeconomic environments pressuring the packaging & containers industry in light of a slow-paced economic recovery and offers members methodical research on Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) and Crown Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CCK). Register for a free membership now on www.rothmanresearch.com to have full access to these complimentary reports and more.

Despite modest improvements in the economy, growth in the packaging and containers industry remains stagnant. Economic issues in the U.S and Europe have primarily stunted growth. Both regions suffer from high unemployment rates, sluggish wage increases and a poor housing market. A small hike in the cost of the resin, a component of food packaging, also negatively affected revenues for some companies.

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A few areas remain positive for the packaging and containers industry however. Liquid/chemical, protective and car related packaging were strong in recent quarters partially negating losses in food packaging. www.rothmanresearch.com provides technical analysis and free downloadable research reports on Sealed Air Corporation and Crown Holdings Inc. by signing up now at

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Earnings for Sealed Air Corporation were at $0.35 a share on total revenue of $1.09 billion whilst canned-foods maker Crown Holdings Inc. posted profit of $0.69 a share back in July.

The current trend in the industry is an increased interest in global expansion and more efforts to improve cost efficiency to offset the economies of the U.S and Europe. The industry is specifically targeting emerging and underdeveloped markets in an effort to kick start low volume numbers and diminished profit margins. Cost cutting measures are also being implemented by many companies to continue funnelling capital into innovation and product development to help sustain long-term growth.

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