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FACHPACK: Environmentally friendly packaging proved a big draw

 Sirane's stand at Fachpack in Nuremberg

ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly packaging proved the big draw at Fachpack as Sirane exhibited at the popular Nuremberg packaging show for the first time.

Organisers had made ‘environmentally-friendly packaging’ the key theme – with Germany at the forefront of recent European changes to packaging laws – and it proved to be the main topic of discussion for visitors to our stand.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Fachpack was an interesting show for us, and very successful. Visitors to the stand came from across central Europe, as well as further afield, and were all looking for one thing…. sustainable packaging.

“The show organisers had done a great job in signposting companies offering eco solutions, and it was a busy show – so Sirane got lots of interest.”

Our award-winning plastic-free packaging range was the major focus on our stand. Earthpouch and Earthfilm are ideal for anyone looking to remove unnecessary plastics from their packaging – they are a plastic-free packaging solution available with a range of barriers, perfect for a range of dry and moist products.

The material is perfect for dry and moist foods – such as granolas and cereals, nuts, snacks and more. But it also has plenty of potential outside of the food industry – we also have customers packing health supplements, tablets, and protein powders.

Earthpouch is a paper-based solution with a heat-sealable coating, preformed into a stand-up pouch. It can also be provided in reel format as flow-wrap film – Earthfilm.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Earthpouch is a plastic-free solution, a paper-based material with a plastic-free coating which is perfect for a range of products. We can supply it with a range of different barriers, to suit your needs.

 “If you’re serious about moving away from plastics and looking for sustainable alternatives, then this – and many of the other sustainable and recyclable products in our Earth Packaging range – might be exactly what you’re looking for.

“With Germany having made significant changes to their packaging laws earlier this year – and the emphasis firmly on moving away from plastics and non-recyclable materials – it’s no surprise to us really that we were so busy at the show.”

2018 was a big year for the Earthpouch with some major industry recognition– it won a Green Apple Award, presented at the Houses of Parliament, and it also secured first place at the UK Packaging Awards in the Resource Efficient Pack of the Year category. The Earthpouch was also recognised at the Sustainable Food Awards in Amsterdam, where it finished third in the sustainable packaging category.

It has been endorsed by the UK Recycling Association following extensive trials and has also been certified as plastic-free by A Plastic-Planet – allowing brands to apply to use the increasingly-popular Plastic-Free trust-mark on their packaging.

We can also supply a pouch-filling machine for anyone after a complete solution.

The Earthpouch is just one of a range of compostable/recyclable products and packaging solutions Sirane has developed over the years – and it has been placed in our Earth Packaging range: compostable; recyclable and sustainable.

Other products in the Earth Packaging range include paper-based absorbent pads, compostable & breathable packaging films, and compostable boards. We also offer products such as compostable plant pots and plastic-free sapling protectors.

Fachpack 2019, which took place at the Messe Nuremberg from September 24-26, was visited by 44,000 people, with 1,591 exhibitors spread across 12 halls.

Sirane’s next exhibition is Packaging Innovations Madrid in November, which will be followed by a return to Packaging Innovations Birmingham at the NEC in February.

BREAD & JAM: Sirane exhibiting at 2-day boot camp for smaller food companies

Sirane will exhibit at Bread & Jam Fest 2019 in London

SIRANE is exhibiting at the Bread & Jam Fest next week – a ‘2-day boot camp’ show for smaller & emerging food and drink companies looking to grow their business.

We’ll focus on sustainable packaging solutions from our range of bags and pouches, including our environmentally friendly award-winning plastic-free Earthpouch.

We’ll also be showing products including our re-usable thermally-insulated bags – a recyclable solution great for anyone looking at ways to get their brand out there.

Mark Lingard, Marketing Manager, said: “For start-up companies, and food manufacturers still in fairly early days, packaging can be a real issue. Getting the right advice and finding a packaging supplier where the minimum orders are not too high, and who can work with you as you grow, can be a bit of a minefield, but Sirane can really help.

“We can offer digital printing for shorter runs, for example, which also avoids plate charges - which is ideal for start-ups who are not looking to invest thousands of pounds.

“Whatever your priorities, whether it’s environmentally-friendly plastic-free packaging or making it resealable, making it stand-up on the shelf, or just keeping costs down, we can help. We can also advise on the best packaging for the product you’re selling.

“Sourcing the right packaging can de daunting for some companies in the early days, but Sirane will help you through that process and help you source exactly what you need.”

Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company which specialises in areas including absorbency and ovenable/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, absorbent pads, and much more.

Earthpouch is an award-winning plastic-free stand-up pouch suitable for dry and moist foods, which comes with a range of different barrier options. It is also available as Earthfilm, a flow-wrap film. Both are perfect for people looking for alternatives to plastic.

But we also offer a huge range of products that won’t be featured on the stand – and staff at the show will be happy to talk people through the varied product range on offer.

Mark Lingard added: “Sirane offers a wide range of food packaging solutions, including ovenable and microwavable cooking bags, ovenable dividers and more. Sirane may well be a company that visitors to this show would benefit from knowing more about.

“There’s lots of food packaging products that start-ups may need and not know where to source: absorbent pads, ovenable packaging, shelf-life extension…. Sirane has it all.

“If you’re looking for sustainable solutions, look no further. As well as plastic-free pouches and flow-wrap films, we have breathable films for fresh produce, compostable absorbent pads and much more. And if you’re not sure what you need…. we’ll help.”

Bread & Jam takes place at the Grade 1-listed Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London, from October 3-4, 2019. There’s also a series of lectures and talks, including Ape founder Mark Shayler, Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa, and Clipper Teas founder Michael Brehme.

Bread & Jam describes itself as an annual 2-day conference and bootcamp for emerging and scaling food and drink brands, bringing together food and drink founders and innovators, investors, media and industry leaders – visit www.breadandjamfest.com 

Other features of the show include the ‘Pitching Room’ – where new brands can get a 10-minute pitch to Selfridges, Holland & Barrett, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s – ‘Growth Labs’ focused on scaling-up business, and the popular ‘Start-Up Studios’.  

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