Food packaging will be Sirane’s focus at Packaging Innovations

PACKAGING Innovations 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham will be an opportunity for Sirane to showcase some of our newer and more innovative product ranges.

The show – which runs from February 24-25 and incorporates Contract Pack and Eco Pack – is the UK’s largest packaging show, and focuses on developments across the supply chain.

And we have some great developments to share, including a major development in anti-microbial food packaging and an exciting new product that’s still top secret…

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Packaging Innovations is always a popular and busy event, and this year we’ve decided to make the focus of our stand food packaging.

“Food packaging is a significant part of Sirane’s business, and we’ve got some stunning innovations to share at Packaging Innovations, including anti-microbial packaging which can be used to extend the shelf-life of meat, fish and poultry as well as soft & delicate fruits.”

Sirane’s new Dri-Fresh ABV pads for fruit and ABM pads for meat, fish & poultry contain a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids which work together to extend shelf-life. Together with the absorbency within the pad, they offer an outstanding level of protection.

The technology can be supplied as standard absorbent pads or incorporated into any of our other pads including our odour-absorbing pads, cushioned pads for soft-fruit etc. The ABM/ABV technology is activated by moisture – so only functions when needed.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “There are obvious differences between meat, poultry, fish and fruit, in terms of the way they degrade and what causes the degradation to happen.

“However, there are also similarities meaning we’ve been able to modify the technology and the solutions we have developed to cover differing markets. Soft-fruit, with little in the way of protective skin, is vulnerable to fungal and bacterial degradation. Similarly, with meat, fish and particularly poultry, reducing microbes and bacteria can be hugely beneficial.

“These benefits are not only the physical appearance and extended shelf-life of the product, they can also be enhanced food safety, again particularly relevant to the poultry market.

“The combination of flavonoids which are anti-oxidants and anti-microbial, with organic acids including citric acid and ascorbic acids is harmless, as all elements are found naturally within fruit. It is clean, simple, and effective. Nature itself often has the answers.

“This complements our existing shelf-life extending technologies, including odour-absorbing pads, absorbent cushioned pads, anti-fungal pads, ethylene-absorbing pads and labels and more – and it is perfect for soft and delicate fruit, poultry and seafood.

“People have tried, and failed, in the past, to make anti-microbial packaging… but the major difference here is the method of delivery. With the anti-microbial integrated into the pad, and activated only when needed, it gets efficiently to the heart of the problem.”

Other food packaging areas which will be on show at the exhibition include oven/microwave cooking solutions, including steam-cooking bags, nylon roasting bag materials, oven/BBQ bags and multi-compartment steam-cooking bags.

Our range of cooking bags can be used in many ways, including pre-packed ready meals, over-the-counter, grab and go and more. We even offer them in retail packs to sell.

We’ll also have our materials suitable for crisping food in the microwave, including susceptor boards, susceptor film etc – which are perfect for the food-to-go/convenience sector.

“Sirane’s a manufacturing company,” said Simon Balderson, “but we’re also a development company. We thrive on a challenge, we like to make things that other people can’t. We’re happy to talk to people looking for a company to take on a development project.

“If you’ve got a problem within your packaging, or want an ovenable or microwaveable packaging solution, Sirane’s the company that can help you achieve your goals.”

Sirane has three other divisions: medical & healthcare; horticultural and industrial. We would still welcome any visitors/inquiries on the stand relating to any of these sectors.

Our medical & healthcare sector offers a range of products including compliant specimen transportation products, autoclaving/sterilisation bags/pouches and non-slip theatre mats. Products in our horticultural division include compostable plant pots and absorbent pouches, while in Industrial products include nylon bitumen bags and biohazard waste bags.

“Our whole product range is vast,” said Jeremy Haydn-Davies, “and we invite people to come and see for themselves all the many things that we can offer. From absorbency to oven-ready packaging, nylon to flower packaging, we have so much to offer.”

For more information, email Sirane’s stand at Packaging Innovations at the NEC, which is February 24-25, is F22.

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