NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: Food packaging ideas number 5 – the Earthpad

Paper-based absorbent pads from Sirane, a sustainable packaging solution

THE Earthpad is a paper-based absorbent pad aimed at anyone wanting to go green – an absorbent pad which is both compostable and recyclable with the paper.

Many companies are looking for ways to make their packaging more sustainable – and there’s sustainable alternatives even for a functional element like absorbency.

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.”

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 can also offer Earthpad Resolve – which is a compostable pad made using bio-materials.

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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