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Sealed Air offers protection for Nasa’s cargo

January 12
11:16 2013

Sealed Air has announced that it has helped to protect Nasa’s cargo with its packs

According to the US-based protective packaging firm, after 30 years in action, Nasa’s FFT (Full Fuselage Trainer) retired from its long-time home at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas.

Following the end of the space shuttle program, the wooden simulator needed to be safely transported to Seattle for its retirement.

Stuart Roberts, European director of marketing at Sealed Air Europe said: “As you can imagine, we were thrilled to hear that our US colleagues had been involved with such a high profile project.

“It just goes to show the level of innovation we can apply to protect such valuable objects – no matter what shape or size!”

According to Sealed Air, over two days, Sealed Air experts used more than a 1,000 kg of fabricated Ethafoam Synergy fine cell polyethylene and Instapak polyurethane foam to create the cushioning design to protect the Trainer.

Sealed Air said that the Ethafoam Synergy foam blocks were specially designed at Sealed Air’s facility and were placed on a grid to line the metal basket engineered by Nasa.

After the blocks were positioned on the grid, two cranes lowered the Trainer’s crew compartment into the basket and held it while the Sealed Air team spent over four hours positioning the Instapak GFlex foam-in-place solution on the sides and back of the Trainer.

Instapak foam-in-place products were then used to fill any remaining voids and to protect the nose of the compartment, according to Sealed Air.

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