SOURCE: International Tray Pads & Packaging, Inc.

November 17, 2008 12:59 ET

Super Absorbent "S" Tray Pads Provide Greater Moisture Capacity

ABERDEEN, NC--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - International Tray Pads & Packaging, Inc.'s "S" Tray Pads -- using super absorbent polymers (SAP) -- developed for packaging fresh meat, fish, poultry and produce -- deliver a significantly lower CO2 footprint than conventional products.

The "S" Tray Pads provide 35% to 50% greater moisture capacity allowing the use of smaller thinner pads. The volume and weight reductions offered by the "S" Tray Pads substantially reduce energy requirements for production, transportation, and warehouse storage and handling. Additionally, reductions in raw material (mainly bleached cellulose pulp) requirements to produce the "S" Tray Pads help preserve natural resources and lessen the volume of material discarded in landfills after use.

This technology simplifies and reduces raw material content but also offers performance advantages. Polymers when activated neither release nor give back the purge under pressure or over time so that fluid retention values are 33 to 50% greater. Polymers are environmentally compatible and are very safe and non-toxic and will degrade naturally into substances such as water, CO2 and ammonium.

For additional information and specifications regarding International Tray Pads visit

About International Tray Pads & Packaging

International Tray Pads & Packaging, Inc. is a worldwide provider of absorbent pads for packaging fresh meat, fish, poultry and produce. Our tray pads quickly remove excess moisture from packages, extending the shelf life of the point-of-purchase product, keeping the package visibly neat and clean, and helping to control micro-organism growth. More than 8 billion tray pads have been shipped to leading groceries and food processors around the world.

Contact Information

  • Agency Contact
    The Deutsch Group
    Susan Deutsch-O'Hearn
    Email Contact

    Corporate Contact
    Shaen M. Kirkpatrick
    Sales Manager
    Email Contact