INNOVATION: Sirane signs licensing agreement with Koepala for innovative single-portion packaging solution

Sirane has signed a licensing agreement with Koepala

SIRANE has signed a licensing agreement with Koepala, allowing us to take their innovative single-portion packaging solution to a wider market.

Combining functional innovative design and Sirane sustainable material, the solution offers an eco-friendly, user-functional and production-efficient single-portion packaging solution. The partnership aims to go to market at the end of 2021 and is currently working with a food brand on the replacement of plastic salad packaging.

“Sirane with their market know-how, sustainable material expertise and open innovation ways of working is a great match for scalable packaging solutions. Our cost-effective, plastic-free, and logistic-efficient package will bring unique value for brand owners of various product categories” says Janne Asikainen, CEO of Koepala.

Simon Balderson, MD of Sirane, added: “Sirane’s always working on new innovations to add value to our customers. Koepala’s innovative designs which could make the whole value chain more sustainable is a perfect fit for our Earth packaging range.

“We are now in a great position to really expand our level of innovation and service to the packaging industry, by offering some great new packaging ideas.”

Koepala, based in Helsinki, develop and license innovative packaging solutions for single portion foods. The patented technology helps packaging manufacturers make the shift to sustainable food packaging in an economic and efficient way.

The Koepala design – which Sirane will be taking into markets globally – creates pop-up bowls, drinks cartons and more, which can be supplied flat, and has potential in multiple sectors including food-to-go, takeaways, retail and more.

Sirane is an innovative 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 have an ever-growing range of sustainable and plastic-free packaging solutions, which have been branded under our Earth Packaging name.

Sirane has four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural and industrial. The company is based in Telford, Shropshire, with additional manufacturing in Guadalajara (Mexico), Wroclaw (Poland) and Moscow (Russia).

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