NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: Food packaging ideas number 4 – Thermal Insulation

Thermaly-insulated re-usable bags

SIRANE’S thermally-insulated bags keep chilled food cold – and hot food hot. They’re a great way of keeping your brand constantly in the public eye, via your customers…

Used by supermarket shoppers and small independent food outlets alike, they are a reusable bag ideal for transporting fresh goods home, food delivery services, marketing and promotion – with many of our customers opting for their own bespoke ‘branded’ bag.

Sirane’s insulated bags come with a unique handle designed to make the bags comfortable for the consumer to carry – they are the bag your customers will reach for…

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Whether you’re a supermarket or a farm-shop, selling fresh meat or hot-food, insulated bags could be the answer. We can custom-brand or supply with generic print, and digitally printing allows for shorter print runs.

“In the current situation, many restaurants and others have turned to a home-delivery or customer-collect model, and these bags are perfect for that. They can be custom-branded, can be large enough for big orders, and keep the food nice and hot.

“These bags are made from a single type of plastic – including the handles – which means they are easily recycled, and we even have endorsement from the UK Recycling Association The message with this type of product can be clear – re-use, and ultimately recycle.”

Our thermally-insulated bags are re-usable – and can be supplied in an anti-bacterial version which offers customers long-term protection against potentially harmful bacteria. This is particularly important for buying chilled products such as fresh meat.

The ‘danger zone’ for food is between 15OC and 50OC, during which rapid microbial growth takes place – and keeping food away from this temperature zone can prevent food-borne illnesses. However, re-usable bags themselves can also become carriers of harmful bacteria, so an integrated anti-bacterial technology protects against bacteria build-up.

Active anti-bacterial properties (from Biomaster) are built into the insulated bags during the manufacturing process, so the protection will last for as long as the bag does…

“No-one really considers the health implications of re-using shopping bags,” added Simon. “but scientific studies show bacteria build-up can be potentially harmful, and that there’s often as much bacteria on the outside of meat packaging as on the inside. There’s advice out there that people should wash bags-for-life, but how many people do this?

“Anti-bacterial thermally-insulated bags stop customers having to even worry about this.”

Both off-the-shelf and custom-printed versions of the bag are available, and there are a range of potential sizes offered, including bags small enough to be lunch-bags.

We can also supply a wide range of thermally-insulated envelopes/pockets.

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 UK-based board manufacturer and converter.

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

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