CFIA: Our plans for show in Rennes if it does get the go ahead

CFIA Rennes 2020 has been rescheduled to May

SIRANE’S Earth Packaging range – sustainable, compostable and recyclable – will take centre stage at CFIA next month if the rearranged show goes ahead.

The popular food industry trade show in France was postponed in March due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis – and was rescheduled for May 26-28.

And if the rearranged show does get the go 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: “Obviously there’s a chance CFIA might not take place at the end of May as planned. The situation with Coronavirus in both France and the UK might yet make the show impossible, at least for the dates in May.

“But until a decision is made either way – and with the rearranged dates still seven weeks away – we can but hope that the situation changes for the better.

“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. If CFIA goes ahead as planned – whether that’s in May or later this year – 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.

The Earthpouch/Earthfilm is perfect for a range of dry and moist products – including granolas, seeds and snacks, confectionery, porridge oats, grains, health/diet supplements, pet foods, chocolate and more. We’ve also got a growing number of customers from non-food companies using the products.

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 currently scheduled to run at the Parc Exco Rennes Aeroport, Rennes, from May 26-28, 2020. Our stand at the show, if it goes ahead, is E21.

Organisers GL Events postponed the March event until May 26-28, 2020 due to concerns about Coronavirus. A statement from the organisers read: “As a precaution, in the face of the local health situation, it appears that postponing the 2020 edition of the CFIA Rennes is the most sensible decision. The health of our 1,600 exhibitors, our employers, our partners, business and the public is our only priority.”

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

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