SHOW: Sirane Group exhibiting at ‘2-day boot camp’ show for smaller food and drink companies.

Breadandjam

B&G PRODUCTS, the flexible packaging arm of Sirane Group, is exhibiting at the Bread & Jam show this week – a ‘2-day boot camp’ show for smaller food and drink companies.

B&G Products – a UK-based manufacturer of innovative bags and pouches which became part of the Sirane Group earlier this year – will be able to offer packaging solutions from our range of bags and pouches, including our environmentally-friendly Earthpouch.

We’ll also be showing products including thermally-insulated bags.

Peter Ralten, Commercial Director at B&G Products, 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 we can 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 cost, we can help. We can also advise on the best type of packaging for the product you’re selling.”

Recent innovations from B&G include the Earthpouch – a plastic-free stand-up food packaging pouch – and anti-bacterial insulated bags. Other products on offer retort & microwave stand-up pouches, side-gusset bags, mail order bags and more.

The Earthpouch – an industry first - is made from paper with a 100% plastic free heat-sealable coating which is then formed into a preformed stand-up pouch which provides total food security for dry and moist food products. We have standard, barrier and high barrier.

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.

Peter Ralten 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.”

Bread & Jam takes place at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London, from October 4-5, 2018. There’s also a series of lectures and talks, including The Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn, co-owner of Sweets in the City, and Julia Glotz from The Grocer magazine.

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   

For more information on Sirane, visit www.sirane.com and for more information on B&G Products visit www.bandgproducts.com. Alternatively, call 01952 230055.

SHOW: Thermally-insulated 'hot food bags' prove a big hit

Sirane's stand the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo

OUR thermally-insulated ‘hot food’ bags proved a hit with visitors to our stand at the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo - where our message was ‘Keep It Hot’.

The Restaurant & Takeaway Expo 2018 took place at the ExCeL arena, London, from September 25-26 – and it was Sirane’s first time exhibiting at the show.

Sirane’s thermally-insulated materials keep chilled food cold – but perhaps crucially for this show’s market they also keep hot food hot – and we can offer bags in a range of sizes. Bags can also be digitally-printed, allowing for short runs without set-up costs.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Keep It Hot was our theme for the show. Takeaways are as popular as ever, and customers want the food to still be hot by the time they get home. These bags are a great way of keeping them happy and making sure that happens.

“We had a range of customers on the stand, from takeaway/restaurant owners to chains, all interested in the possibilities that these bags opened up for them. We’ll be adding a few standard products to our new web-shop (coming soon) meaning we can cater for all needs, whether you’re a single-site takeaway or a national chain.

“They’re great for brand awareness as they are reusable – you could even offer a discount to customers re-using ‘your bag’, and this product is also fully recyclable, and we can even supply it made from a material in which up to 40% of the material has been replaced by recycled materials and sea-shells… so it’s an environmentally-friendly solution.”

Simon also spoke in the lecture theatre on sustainable packaging solutions, which was well attended and well received. Simon gave an honest appraisal of the market – what’s possible and what’s impossible in food packaging terms, and how to quantify sustainability.

Simon said: “We got a lot of positive feedback afterwards, so hopefully people got something out of it. There’s a lot of misinformation within the industry, and I tried to put some of that right, and give an honest take on achievements so far and what can be achieved.”

We also exhibited a range of our other products - including susceptor for crisping food effectively in a microwave, cooking bag solutions and even absorbent rotisserie liners

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: “Our susceptor-based products allow food to be crisped up in a microwave, which is perfect for anyone wanting to add pizza slices, paninis etc. without having to keep warm – they can just heat them quickly as required.

“We also offer a wide-range of steam-cooking bags, which may well have a place in both the restaurant and takeaway sectors, due to their flexible uses. We have nylon roasting bags which could be popular in restaurants, and this really is just a snap-shot.

“We also have absorbent rotisserie liners – perfect for lining rotisseries as well as other hot-food display areas – cutting down on the mess and helping to improve presentation.”

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.

For more information on Sirane or any product in our food packaging range, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies on +44 1952 230055 or email jeremy@sirane.com

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