SEAFOOD GLOBAL: Packaging solutions ‘from sea to plate’ will be on offer in Barcelona

Seafood Global

PACKAGING solutions ‘from sea to plate’ will be the Sirane message in Barcelona in April, when we exhibit at the popular Seafood Global trade show.

Sirane has food packaging ranges that cover the whole seafood journey, from liners and mats for crate of fresh fish, right through to microwaveable ready-cook packaging. We’ll also be introducing sustainable packaging from our Earth Packaging range.

Karl Heggarty, head of global sales, said: “Sirane’s expertise in absorbency, oven and microwave-ready packaging materials and shelf-life means that wherever you fit within the supply chain, we are a company that has products perfect for you.

“From sea to plate and everywhere in between… whether you are catching and processing the fish, or selling it as a retailer, Sirane’s range of packaging solutions can make a huge difference, whether to shelf-life, product presentation or profitability.

“Whether it’s absorbency for the fresh catch straight from the boat, or a steam-cooking bag for over-the-counter retail sales of fish food, Sirane has the answers in our range.”

Two products for the seafood industry which have proved popular have been Dri-Fresh Sea-Fresh SP – an absorbent crate liner with excellent wet-strength – and Dri-Fresh Sea-Fresh Ice-Mats, used to cover live seafood and maintain a steady release of fresh water to help optimise its condition.

Perfect for shelfish, such as lobster and crab, the ice-mats are used to protect the live seafood during transportation, and also protects against freezer burn.

Sirane’s Dri-Fresh Sea-Fresh range of absorbent liners – Sea-Fresh SP being the newest addition – quickly and effectively absorbs the melting ice and juices released during transportation. The liquid is absorbed and trapped inside the Sea-Fresh liner to prevent spillage and reduce odour – increasing the saleability of the seafood.

Other innovative solution including micro- wave cooking bags, barbecue bags, and nylon that can be flow-wrapped will be on show at the event in Barcelona.

Karl Heggarty, head of global sales, said: “Our barbecue bag is perfect for seafood. The Sira-Cook Supreme bag is also ovenable – which might be a distinct advantage with the unreliable British climate – and allows a product with the sauce to be thrown on the barbecue. It’s a simple solution, offering stunning taste.

“Our bag comes with a non-stick layer, meaning the fish won’t stick to the bag. We can even perforate the layer and add flavours below, that permeate during cooking.

“Anyone involved in seafood and who is looking to add genuine value to their products should come and see us at our stand in Barcelona and find out what we can offer.

The bag is available in a number of sizes – including a large bag big enough to take a whole salmon – and in a standard and non-stick version perfect for seafood. It comes with a clear top panel – so users can see what’s being cooked – and the bag can be heat-sealed.

Steam-cooking bags are also a popular product in the seafood sector. Bags can be provided in a range of formats, including self-seal, multi-compartment and stand-up, as well as in a range of colours. We can also custom print/custom brand the bags.

Sustainable packaging solutions in our Earth Packaging range include our plastic-free pouch Earthpouch, plastic-free film Earthfilm and our paper-based absorbent pad Earthpad. We also have recyclable plastic films.

Mark Lingard, Marketing Manager, said: “Sirane’s Earth Packaging range is focused on developing sustainable, recyclable packaging solutions. They include paper-based solutions (plastic-free) and easily-recyclable mono-layer plastic solutions.

“Our newly-launchd Earthpouch Supreme, for example, is a recyclable, plastic-free paper-based flat pouch which is ovenable and ideal for seafood, while our RePEat film offers recyclable PE-based films.”

We also offer thermally-insulated products, including standard bags and anti-microbial bags- which are recyclable, and can also be custom printed/branded as required.

Seafood Global runs from April 26-28. Sirane can be found at stand 3MM205 (Hall 3 – Seafood Processing). Email sales@sirane.com if you want to make an appointment.

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