The show is the UK’s largest packaging show, and focuses on developments across the supply chain. As ever Sirane has some developments to share, including a major development in anti-microbial food packaging and new developments in its cooking bag range.
Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Packaging Innovations is always a popular and busy event, and this year we’ve decided to make the focus of our absorbent products, and in particular shelf-life extending technology, and also ready-to-cook packaging.
“We have got some stunning innovations in food packaging to share at Packaging Innovations, including anti-microbial and anti-bacterial absorbent packaging which can be used to extend the shelf-life of meat, fish and poultry as well as soft & delicate fruits.”
Sirane’s new Dri-Fresh ABV (fruit) and ABM pads (meat & poultry) and ABS (fish) contain a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids which work together to extend shelf-life. Together with the absorbency within the pad, they offer outstanding protection. The technology can be supplied as standard absorbent pads or incorporated into any of our other pads including our odour-absorbing pads, cushioned pads for soft-fruit etc. The ABM/ABV/ABS technology is activated by moisture – so only functions when needed.
Simon Balderson, Sirane managing director, said: “There are obvious differences between meat, poultry, fish and fruit, in terms of the way they degrade and what causes the degradation.
“However, there are also similarities meaning we’ve been able to modify the technology and the solutions we have developed to cover differing markets. Soft-fruit, with little in the way of protective skin, is vulnerable to fungal and bacterial degradation. Similarly, with meat, fish and particularly poultry, reducing microbes and bacteria can be hugely beneficial. These benefits are not only the physical appearance and extended shelf-life of the product, they can also be enhanced food safety, again particularly relevant to the poultry market.
“The combination of flavonoids which are anti-oxidants and anti-microbial, with organic acids including citric acid and ascorbic acids is harmless, as all elements are found naturally within fruit. It is clean, simple, and effective. Nature itself often has the answers. This complements our existing shelf-life extending technologies, including odour-absorbing pads, absorbent cushioned pads, anti-fungal pads, ethylene-absorbing pads and labels and more – and it is perfect for soft and delicate fruit, poultry and seafood.
“People have tried, and failed, in the past, to make anti-microbial packaging… but the major difference here is the method of delivery. With the anti-microbial integrated into the pad, and activated only when needed, it gets efficiently to the heart of the problem.”
Other food packaging areas which will be on show at the exhibition include oven/microwave cooking solutions, including steam-cooking bags, nylon roasting bag materials, oven/BBQ bags and multi-compartment steam-cooking bags. “Our range of cooking bags can be used in many ways, including pre-packed ready meals, over-the-counter, grab-and-go and more. We even offer them in retail packs to sell.”
New products in the cooking bag line include ‘smoking bags’ which flavour the food during the cooking process, and stand-up cooking bags for enhanced on-the-shelf display.
“Sirane’s a manufacturing company,” said Simon Balderson, “but we’re also a development company. We thrive on a challenge, we like to make things that other people can’t. We’re happy to talk to people looking for a company to take on a development project.
“If you’ve got a problem within your packaging, or want an oven-ready or microwaveable packaging solution, Sirane’s the company that can help you achieve your goals. In effect, if you’re at Packaging Innovations and want innovations in food packaging, visit our stand.”
Sirane has many other food packaging products, including a range of absorbent pads, susceptor for crisping food in the microwave, protective boneguard and more. Samples and information on everything within its range will be available on the stand.
Packaging Innovations (inc. Ecopack and Contact Pack), co-located Empack & Label&Print, takes place at Birmingham NEC, 1-2 March 2017.
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