Absorbent solutions for a whole range of sectors: food packaging; medical & healthcare: horticultural & industrial

Absorbent products from Sirane Ltd

ABSORBENCY is a requirement in many different industries and Sirane’s four divisions supply a wide range of absorbent products into a huge variety of companies on a global basis.

Whether it is absorbent pads for meat, poultry, fruit, cheese or fish, ovenable pads, fish crate liners or absorbent tray dividers, absorbency forms a large part of our food packaging range. But we also sell absorbent products in increasing numbers into other sectors, including non-slip absorbent floor mats for medical use, and absorbent flower-pouches.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Absorbency and absorbent products is one of Sirane's core strengths, and the company manufactures a wide range of customised absorbent products.  We can supply all types of absorbency levels and types, including liquid, blood, odour and ethylene – you name it, and we have a solution for absorbing it.

“Our absorbent products can be supplied with integrated odour control and anti-bacterial/anti-microbial or anti-fungal properties where required. We can offer a wide range of sizes, absorbencies and formats, and tailor the products to suit your needs.”

As a development company, Sirane is always looking to better what it has and further improve products for the customers - our new absorbent pad technology that delivers anti-microbial properties into the pack is the most recent example of that ethos in practice.

Sirane’s new Dri-Fresh ABM/V/S pads are for meat, soft fruit and seafood, and contain a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids which work together to extend shelf-life. Together with the absorbency within the pads, they offer an outstanding level of protection.

AB pads are offering not just the shelf-life extension that using an absorbent pad will bring, but additional shelf-life extension on top – in some cases this can be a number of days.

The technology can be supplied as standard absorbent pads or incorporated into many of our other pads including our odour-absorbing pads, absorbent inter-leavers and Ice-Mats. The AB technology is activated by moisture – so only functions when needed.

Simon Balderson added: “There are obvious differences between meat, poultry, fish and fruit, in terms of the way they degrade and what causes the degradation to happen. We have ABM for meat, ABV for soft-fruits and ABS for seafood… the technology is fundamentally the same, we just modify it to fit with the particular sector’s needs.

“With soft-fruit for example, with little in the way of protective skin, it is vulnerable to fungal and bacterial degradation. Similarly, with meat, fish and seafood, reducing microbes and bacteria can be hugely beneficial – in all cases, better shelf-life is the ultimate goal.

“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.

“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.”

Anti-microbial technology has many other potential uses – some outside of the food packaging sector. Absorbent products form a large proportion of the products in our medical & healthcare range, many of which could be enhanced with anti-microbials.

Jonathan Mason, business development manager, said: “We offer a range of absorbent medical products – including spillage control products, absorbents for mortuary use, absorbent floor mats, and soaker mats/pads, in a wide range of absorbency levels.

“Many of these products, with them being used in healthcare environments, would get significant added value by having anti-microbial/anti-bacterial technology incorporated.”

Other recent absorbent product developments include our Soft-Hold pad for soft-fruit – a pad which is both absorbent and cushioned, offering the fruit much more protection. We’ve also developed a product which allows an ovenable absorbent pad to deliver flavours during the cooking process. We’ve released this to the market with smoke (hickory and a wood blend) as the flavours offered – but we’re already working on additional flavours.

Simon Balderson said: “If you’re needing absorbency, then Sirane is the market leader. If it can be done, we’re the company to make it happen. Whether it’s for food packaging, medical and healthcare, or an industrial application, then give us a chance to help.

“Whereas most companies are manufacturing operations supplying a range of absorbent products – which of course we can also do from our range of standard absorbent products – Sirane’s NPD team is happy to look at your individual requirements and design and develop an absorbent solution perfect for you and your customers.”

Examples of other absorbent products made by Sirane including absorbent pads and pouches for diagnostic specimen transportation, absorbent tourniquet drapes, oven-grill liners and even mats for absorb the water when you defrost your freezer.

For more information on any absorbent product in the food packaging sector, call Jeremy Haydn-Davies on +44 1952 230055 or email jeremy@sirane.com. For more information on any medical & healthcare product call email jonathan.mason@sirane.com.

More information on medical products can be found at www.siranemedicalsolutions.com

Absorbent medical products - absorbent floor mats for hospitals

THINKING-COOKING: Range offers the best of both worlds - flavour & convenience

Thinking-Cooking range from Sirane Ltd

LOOKING for a range of products that will help your customers in the kitchen? That they will thank you for stocking? That will actually make a difference in peoples’ lives?

Our Thinking-Cooking range has been designed around the needs of busy people, who want quality products and solutions which help them make quick and easy food without sacrificing on the taste and the flavour. In short, they want the best of both worlds…

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane sales director, said: “Thinking-Cooking can offer this. It is possible to have ‘the best of both worlds’. It is possible to have a bag which allows you to cook a stunning seafood meal in just a few minutes in the microwave, without any mess.

“It is possible to buy a grill-pan liner that stops you having to scrub that grill pan afterwards. It is possible to buy a roasting bag that won’t go brittle in the oven, a bag that keeps all the flavours inside the bag, and actually helps it to taste better than if you’d not used the bag.”

The full Thinking-Cooking range currently includes: oven/microwave steam-cooking bags; oven/BBQ bags; oven-grill liners; slow-cooker liners; nylon roasting bags in two sizes; deli-bags; and breathable bags for extending the shelf-life of fresh produce

The BBQ/Oven bag is available in packs of three, each bag 220x300mm. Additional sizes are available on request for anyone interested in stocking larger sized bags. The bags are non-stick, making them ideal for fish which would otherwise stick to the bag.

The Steam-Cooking Bag is an oven or microwave cooking bag, which seals in all the juices and flavours and allows healthy eating and fast food to be combined. They can be used for seafood, poultry and vegetables… whether it is steamed fish or asparagus with a flavoured butter, chicken with a glaze or buttered new potatoes, they come out full of flavour.

Whether it is for ease of use, flavour, portion control or health reasons, the Steam-Cooking bag is a popular choice – something customers will definitely want in their kitchen drawer.

These two items are also selling well in the US, where our distribution partners Elkay Plastics are selling them both online and in stores under their popular Ready. Chef. Go brand.

Nylon Roasting Bags are available in two different sizes – ideal for chickens and turkeys - and will crisp up the bird perfectly, stop it from drying out, and significantly reduce cooking times.

Fat-Catcher absorbent grill liners can be used on oven-grills to soak up the fat – healthier food and less cleaning – while Slow-Cooker Liners are used to do exactly that, to line the slow-cooker during the cooking process, reducing both cleaning and wear & tear.

Our Incredible Fruit & Veg Bags are just that – incredible. They allow customers to get many extra days shelf-life on their fresh produce and reduce significantly the amount of fruit and vegetables they are forced to throw away each week. Our Deli-Fresh food bags also offer significant shelf-life extension on items such as cakes, pasties and cold meats.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies added: “The Thinking-Cooking range is a great range of useful products that consumers will find themselves using again and again. We’re happy to supply boxes of retail packs, or in shelf-ready packaging – the choice is yours.”

Email mark.lingard@sirane.com if you would like more information on the range. The full range can be seen – and purchased in the UK – from www.thinking-cooking.com. Products in the US can be seen (and bought) from www.readychefgobags.com

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