ECO: New paper-based absorbent pads which can be both recycled and composted

Plastic-free absorbent pads which are compostable AND recyclable

SIRANE’S offered a compostable absorbent pad for a while – under our Resolve brand – but we’re now proud to also offer a complete paper-based solution.

The Earthpad Resource is aimed at anyone wanting to go green – it’s an absorbent pad which is both compostable and recyclable with the paper.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Sirane’s constantly evolving it’s products, and we realised there was a need in the market for a compostable & recyclable pad solution.

“Our Earthpad Resource has been well received in the market – and will be the first of many new developments in this area. Sirane’s always been a solutions company, and this is a long-term solution for a product that’s needed across the industry – the humble-but-vital absorbent pad – in a more eco-friendly format.”

Sirane’s Earth Packaging range – our sustainable, compostable and recyclable packaging solutions – will be a major focus when we exhibit at Packaging Innovations later this month; and Earthpad Resource forms part of that range.

Earthpad Resource absorbent pads are a cellulose absorbent layer, bonded to a paper-based top or bottom layer with a bio-polymer coating.

Earthpad Resource is available in any size, shape or configuration, including slit rolls. They are currently available in white, with a range of colours available soon. A range of absorbency grades are available – from 800cc/M2 up to 10,000cc/M2.

Earthpad Resource is available in single or double sided and is unique in its construction, made without the use of glues.

We’ll also be focusing on our award-winning plastic-free Earthpouch at the show. The Earthpouch is one of 12 finalists for the show’s Innovation Gallery.

Now available in standard, barrier and high-barrier, our Earthpouch is ideal for anyone looking to remove unnecessary plastics from their packaging.

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, Sirane MD, 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.

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.

Packaging Innovations runs at the NEC, Birmingham, from February 27-28. Our stand at the show is L30 – right next to the popular Eco-Pack Theatre.

We’re also exhibiting at AusPack in Melbourne, Australia, where there will be a chance to meet the new Sirane Australia team. Visit them on Stand A226. AusPack runs at the Melbourne Convention Centre from March 26-29, 2019.

For more information, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies on 01952 230055, email

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