PACKAGING INNOVATIONS: Recyclable RePEat range of PE pouches & films on show

Recyclable PE pouches

PLASTIC-FREE packaging may grab the headlines, but plastic cannot be removed in all cases – and we also have a range of recyclable PE pouches & films.

Our RePEat range includes a range of different barrier options, and is available as stand-up pouches, flow-wrap films, vacuum pouches and insulated bags. All RePeat packaging can be recycled as part of the LDPE recycling stream.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Sirane’s been at the forefront of technologies for replacing plastics, but it is very much a case of replace it where possible. There are always going to be packaging requirements where plastic is needed.

“Our RePEat range is based on the principle of making sure the packaging can be recycled – and RePEat is recyclable in the LDPE recycling stream.”

For anyone looking to fully remove plastics from their packaging, Sirane’s range of plastic-free packaging solutions includes our paper-based stand-up pouches, Earthpouch, and paper-based flow-wrap film Earthfilm. We also offer both compostable and paper-based absorbent pads, and products such as compostable cling-film compostable shrink-film for fresh produce and bio-films.

Recent developments within our Earthpouch range have seen quad packs added to the range of available formats – something we were regularly asked for.

In addition, Sirane offers a range of board-based products. Many of our other board products, including cake boards, patisserie boards, pizza boards, etc, can be offered using eco-friendly coatings which mean the products can be recycled.

We’re also taking the Earthcarrier to Packaging Innovations in London- a sustainable paper-based alternative to a carrier bag which can be supplied with high-quality printed graphics – which has recently been added to our range.

The block-bottomed bags – also known as paper grab bags – can be supplied either with or without a twisted paper handle and samples of this eco-friendly alternative to a carrier bag will be available at Packaging Innovations in London next week.

The Earthcarrier can be supplied with a water-resistant coating and/or with extra-strength paper, which further enhances its useful life.

Sirane will also be showing off our plastic-free, recyclable sandwich packs – Earthwedge – which have been shortlisted for an innovation award at the show.

The Earthwedge is a sustainable replacement to the PE-coated and laminated packs which flood the nation’s waste bins and recycling centres every day – the vast majority of which cannot be recycled and end up in landfill.

The Earthwedge has already won two awards – an environmental award in the Sammies and a Sustainable Food Award for sustainable packaging.

Many of our recent developments have been in the sustainable packaging sector, and we’ll be focusing the show mainly on our Earth Packaging range.

Simon Balderson added: “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to present some of our more innovative packaging solutions at a show like this, so we’re really looking forward to getting the team down to London for this one.

“Sirane’s a company that rarely stands still, so we’ve got lots to show, and we know there’ll be plenty of interest in this type of packaging. The move to sustainability is happening, and Sirane’s the sort of company that can make it happen.

“Whether it’s recyclable plastics or plastic-free packaging, we can help. We supply packaging for a wide variety of sectors – with customers ranging from meat, fruit and seafood to coffee, tea, confectionery and vitamins and supplements.

“And, of course, we offer a wide range of other packaging materials people are already familiar with – absorbency, ovenable/microwaveable cooking bags, susceptor and more – and you’re more than welcome to ask about any of them…”

Sirane can be found at stand B64. For more information on Packaging Innovations London – Dec 1-2, 2021 –  visit

For anyone who can’t make London, we’ll also be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham from February 16-17 next year.

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