SIRANE’S newly-expanded Tuff-Hold™ range now includes both sticky boneguard and shank-caps – both of which will be on show at next month’s IFFA show.
Sirane’s Tuff-Hold™ sticky boneguard materials offer a combination of strength and elasticity to assure maximum shelf-life for vacuum packaged meat and poultry, while at the same time offering a very tacky surface that clings to the product. Newly-improved production processes at Sirane mean this is a better and more cost-effective product than ever before.
IFFA – the largest trade show for the meat industry in Europe, if not the world – takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 7-12. And Sirane will be exhibiting protective packaging for meat including our Tuff-Hold range alongside absorbent and ready-cook packaging.
Tuff-Hold™ sticky boneguard is a wax-impregnated cloth combining excellent strength with ease of use and a range of grades to reduce the number of leaks caused by sharp bones. Tuff-Hold™ sticky boneguard is available in reels, perforated and on the reel, or in sheets.
Sirane has also just added a new type of shank caps to its popular Tuff-Hold™ range - a range of products offering protection to packaged meat products.
Tuff-Hold™ Shank-Caps are designed to fit over bones, preventing potentially sharp bones from piercing the external packaging during the vacuuming process.
Sirane’s Tuff-Hold™ Shank-Caps are not rigid formed caps, instead they are made as pouches using a high micron very resilient film with a degree of flexibility. This means they are less likely to fall off during the vacuum process or when opened.
Tuff-Hold™ Shank-Caps from Sirane are available in a range of sizes and widths to suit including lamb rack caps, extended shank caps and large gammon shank caps.
Absorbent packaging and ready-to-cook packaging solutions for meat and poultry will also be in the spotlight when Sirane exhibits at the Frankfurt show for the first time.
And an absorbent pad which has incorporated anti-microbial technology into the pad, helping to extend shelf-life, promises to generate a lot of interest.
Simon Balderson, Sirane managing director, said: “Our new ABM technology contains a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids which can be used very effectively to extend the shelf-life of meat and poultry, and remove problem bacteria.
“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 activated by moisture, so only begins to function when needed.
“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.”
Sirane manufacturers a range of absorbent pads for meat and poultry, including standard absorbency, odour-absorbency and ovenable absorbent pads.
Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, added: “We offer absorbent pads in a wide range of colours, sizes, and levels of absorbency, and Sirane will tailor the absorbent pad to your requirements, so that you’re not paying for something that you just don’t need.
“We’re also a development company, so we’re constantly looking to help people improve their packaging and solve problems. A few years ago, for example, we introduced a pad which absorbs odours, and solved the problem of confinement odour in Vac-packed meat.
“This lead to significant drops in returns for some customers using this pad, as consumers were no-longer opening the pack and wrongly believing that the meat was off.”
The company also offers a range of cooking solutions, including nylon materials for roasting, oven/microwave steam-cooking bags, BBQ bags, sous-vide and more. A new product which allows for ‘smoking bags’ using either liquid-smoke enhanced wood chips or an absorbent pad which flavours the food during cooking forms the latest addition to this range.
Sirane can be found in Hall 4.1, on Stand H39 - email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would to make an appointment to see someone at the show.