AWARDS: Sirane shortlisted in Shropshire Business Awards

Sirane is a finalist in the environmental innovation category

SIRANE has been shortlisted in the Shropshire Business Awards 2019 in the environmental innovation category – with winners announced in June.

The company’s investment in the Earth Packaging range and plastic-free packaging – among other things – impressed the judges enough to see the us shortlisted alongside Staysafe PPE Ltd, Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd and Border Hardwood Ltd.

Winners will be crowned on Friday, June 14, at an award-ceremony at the Telford International Centre where entrepreneur Mo Chaudry will be guest speaker.

Simon Balderson, Sirane Group MD, said: “We recently welcomed the judging panel to our headquarters in Telford, and they seemed genuinely interested in what we are doing and why, and impressed with our commitment to eco-packaging.

“While it would be great to pick up the prize, I’m sure the other shortlisted companies are equally worthy, and I look forward to hearing more about what they are doing.”

Sirane’s award-winning Earthpouch – now available in standard, barrier and high-barrier, was one of the innovations that grabbed the judge’s attention. It is ideal for anyone looking to remove unnecessary plastics from their packaging – but it is just one of a range of products in our Earth Packaging range.

Perfect for a range of dry and moist products – including granolas, porridge oats, grains, health/diet supplements and more, the Earthpouch is a paper-based solution with a heat-sealable coating, which is preformed into a stand-up pouch.

Simon Balderson said: “Earthpouch is a plastic-free solution, a paper-based material with a plastic-free coating which is perfect for a range of products. We can supply it with a range of different barriers, to suit your needs.

“We can also supply the same plastic-free material in reel format for anyone looking to flow-wrap – this would be our Earthfilm – and also as Earthbags.

“If you’re serious about moving away from plastics, then this – and many of the other products in our Earth Packaging range – might be exactly what you’re looking for.”

2018 was a big year for the Earthpouch with some major industry recognition– it won a Green Apple Award, presented at the Houses of Parliament, and it also secured first place at the UK Packaging Awards in the Resource Efficient Pack of the Year category. The Earthpouch was also recognised at the Sustainable Food Awards in Amsterdam, where it finished third in the sustainable packaging category.

“The Earthpouch is a fabulous product, and we were honoured to receive industry recognition and pick-up two top awards in 2019. Sirane’s constantly innovating, and the environment is at the forefront of a lot of our thinking, and so it is very pleasing to have been shortlisted in such a worth category in the Shropshire Business Awards, and allow us to shout about it to a local audience,” added Simon Balderson.

The Earthpouch is just one of a range of compostable/recyclable products and packaging solutions Sirane has developed over the years – and it has been placed in our Earth Packaging range: compostable; recyclable and sustainable.

Other products in the Earth Packaging range include paper-based absorbent pads, compostable & breathable packaging films, and compostable boards. The most recent addition to the range is a compostable cling-film.

The Earth Packaging range is not just food packaging – we also offer horticultural products, such as plastic-free plant pots and compostable flower pouches.

“Our Earth Packaging range is constantly evolving and developing,” added Simon, “we discussed with the judging panel not only the products now on the market, but some very exciting sustainable packaging projects in development.

“With our Earth Packaging range it really is a case of ‘watch this space’.”

Sirane is an innovative development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialisms include bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products. We have four divisions: food packaging; horticultural; medical & healthcare, and specialist.

Sirane’s MD Simon Balderson will be one of the guest speakers next month at the inaugural Plastic-Free World Conference & Expo being held in Frankfurt.

The Plastic-Free World Conference & Expo runs from June 27-28 in Frankfurt, Germany. Sirane is one of just a handful of exhibitors – find us on Stand 11.

Simon will be talking on Day 2: June 28, as part of the food packaging stream, where the morning session will be ‘bio-based and non-plastic alternatives to traditional plastic packaging’. The session will run from 9am until 12.25pm.

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