CFIA: French food industry show moved back to Rennes

CFIA – the popular food industry trade show in France which was originally scheduled for March is now taking place in Rennes after all….

The show in Rennes was postponed in March due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis – initially rescheduled for May 26-28 – but organisers GL Events removed any uncertainty by moving the show – which Sirane will exhibit at – to the autumn.

And GL Events announced in April that the show would have to move to Nantes, due to the unavailability of Rennes for the new September dates.

A statement from the organisers read: “Supported and encouraged by our exhibitors, visitors and long-standing partners, and with the support of the Parc des Expo de Rennes, the CFIA show now has the opportunity to return to its historic lands

“We are therefore happy to announce that CFIA 2020 will take place on September 29, 30 and October 1 at Parc Expo Rennes Aéroport.

“Rennes has always been the stronghold of the CFIA, at the heart of the leading European food region. Over time, it has also become the largest gathering of the sector thanks to the quality and diversity of its offer.”

At the same time, they announced that CFIA 2021 will be delayed until June 8-10, and the inaugural Toulouse event will be postponed until a later date.

Sirane’s Earth Packaging range – sustainable, compostable and recyclable – will take centre stage on our stand at the CFIA show when it goes ahead. We’ll be taking our eco-friendly packaging range to the Rennes show – along with many other more traditional and popular packaging solutions including dual-ovenable and absorbent.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “It’s great news that CFIA will still go-ahead, and great to hear that the organisers have managed to make Rennes a possibility.

“We look forward to the Rennes event, and meeting customers old and new.

“Sirane’s constantly innovating, and the environment is at the forefront of a lot of our thinking. Plastics – and perhaps more specifically removing plastics where possible – is the hot-topic, and that’s the case across much of Europe. We very much look forward to sharing our development work and ideas with visitors to the show.

“We have our award-winning plastic-free packaging solutions, Earthpouch, but that’s just one of a number of products in our sustainable range. The companies in France we’re already working with generally seem very keen on change.

“Our range also includes both recyclable and compostable absorbent pads, compostable shelf-life extending films, and compostable cling-film.”

Our Earth Packaging range includes our award-winning plastic-free packaging ‘Earthpouch’ – a paper-based solution with a heat-sealable coating, which is preformed into a stand-up pouch, along with a flow-wrap film Earthfilm.

Both products are available in standard, barrier and high barrier.

Sirane is an innovative food packaging 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 also recently acquired a board manufacturer/converter – which will allow us to further develop a range of eco-friendly board-based products, the first of which, a plastic-free sandwich skillet, is about to go into full production trials.

The Earthwedge is a coated board, combined with our speciality coated papers, which creates a plastic-free sandwich skillet which can easily be recycled.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sales Director, said: “While Earth Packaging may grab the headlines, Sirane has a wide range of packaging solutions. From absorbent pads through to multi-compartment steam-cooking bags, from ovenable dividers to sticky boneguard, Sirane invariably has the packaging solutions you’re after.

“We also have a bags and pouches division offering not just the plastic-free films, but products such as retort pouches, thermally-insulated bags and more.”

CFIA is now scheduled to run at the Parc Expo Rennes Aéroport, from September 29 to October 1, 2020. New stand layouts are still to be finalised.

It will make September a busy month for the Sirane sales team – we’re also exhibiting at Packaging Innovations at Olympia, London, from September 23-24.

For more information on our stand at CFIA, or to make an appointment, contact Veronique Richard, on 01952 230055, email

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