BAGS OF IDEAS: Oven-ready packaging perfect for roast turkeys


A READY-TO-COOK packaging solution that can also be flow-wrapped – nylon is the perfect Christmas present for anyone looking to cook a turkey for Christmas Day.

Nylon is a terrific material for cooking meat in. With a whole bird such as turkey it will retain all the juices and flavours, aid browning of the meat, and reduce cooking times.

It can be flow-wrapped, vac-packed or used as bags with ties – meaning no matter what the scale of your packing operation, you can offer your customers the benefits of nylon.

Sirane MD, Simon Balderson, said: “Siralon was a world’s first. A revolutionary new nylon-based bag or film, suitable for the oven or microwave, it has one crucial difference – it can be heat-sealed on a flow-wrapper – which means mass production can still use nylon.

“Nylon truly is the best ovenable packaging format for a roast that there is. It doesn’t go brittle, like many other materials, and its absorbent qualities will help with browning. The juices all stay within the bag, so the meat won’t dry out – all in all it’s perfect.

“Siralon can be cooked at higher temperatures to the traditional alternatives, which means that cooking times can be significantly reduced, especially on larger cuts or whole birds.

“And most importantly, meats cooked within nylon packaging always taste delicious. Nylon could be the perfect Christmas present for both retailers and consumers.”

Nylon has long-been accepted as the best material for oven-roasting bags, but until Sirane’s new blend was created it was simply not been possible to use it on a flow-wrapper.

It is perfect for whole birds such as turkey or chicken, as well as lamb, beef, and pork – indeed any bird or cut of meat. It can also be used for seafood, particularly whole fish.

Sirane is a highly innovative packaging product development-to-manufacture company based in Telford, Shropshire. It has four divisions: food packaging; medical and healthcare; industrial and horticultural, and a number of agents and distributors across the world.

Sirane launched the Bags of Ideas campaign as a way of combining and simplifying all our cooking bags solutions – these include steam-cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, flavoured cooking bags, nylon roasting bags, sous-vide bags, slow-cooker liners and more.

To contact Sirane call +44 1952 230055 or email sales director Jeremy Haydn-Davies at For more information on Sirane, visit

THINKING-COOKING: Oven/microwave bags could be a help for Christmas dinner

Sprouts can be cooked in the microwave in a steam-cooking bags

STRUGGLING for space on your hob while making Christmas dinner? Well don’t forget your microwave could come to your rescue, without making any sacrifices on flavours.

Our steam cooking bags for oven/microwave - available online now as part of our Thinking-Cooking range - can cook vegetables to perfection in just a few minutes.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Christmas dinner can be a stressful time for many a household, and a supply of steam-cooking bags can be a real god-send, especially if you’re trying to juggle all your cooking times in a cramped cooking environment.

“Take sprouts for example, no-one likes them over-cooked. Let’s be honest, a lot of people don’t like them at all….. but cooking them in minutes in the microwave makes it easy, a bit of butter and pepper for flavour and they’re perfect – for those who like them.”

Sirane’s steam-cooking bags allow all the flavours to be sealed in for simple, tasty cooking – perfect for healthy cooking and portion control, without sacrificing flavour.

All the natural flavours of the meat, fish or vegetables are sealed in the bag during cooking, creating a sensational and healthy meal. Flavoured butters and glazes can be added – and the bags are very popular in retail environments as an over-the-counter solution.

The bags are designed to be used safely in a conventional oven at up to 200 degrees celsius, in a microwave - and even in a freezer for subsequent reheating and eating.

Our steam cooking bags can be used as a retail counter bag – but are also available in retail packs so that users can add their own ingredients and use the bags in a way that suits them. We also offer them in individually-packed sachets, allowing the bag to be included as part of a meal kit, for example, and the customers put the food in the bag themselves.

Sirane recently launched the Bags of Ideas campaign as a way of combining and simplifying all our cooking bags solutions – these include steam-cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, flavoured cooking bags, nylon roasting bags, sous-vide bags, slow-cooker liners and more.

And there’s other products in the Thinking-Cooking range which could be useful during the festive celebrations. Oven/BBQ bags can be great for cooking seafood – ideal if you have someone who doesn’t want turkey, or for keeping a vegetarian meal separate.

And don’t forget our nylon roasting bags can be supplied large enough for a turkey – and will help you cook it to perfection every time, without losing juices or flavour.

Bags can be ordered now from 

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