Still time to catch up with Sirane at Fruit Logistica

Sirane - fresh produce packaging for the world

IT'S been a very hectic few days at Fruit Logistica in Berlin this week - but there's still time today (Friday) to catch up with Sirane.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director, said: "We've been absolutely flat out, and it's been great to meet so many people in the first three days of the show. We have been incredibly busy - and would love the last day to be just as busy, so please do come and find our stand."

The Sirane theme for the stand is 'fresh produce packaging for the world' and the centrepiece is a large map of the world created entirely from fruit and vegetables. "It's worth paying us a visit just to see the artwork," he added, "It's very impressive and has been a real talking point on the stand."

Sirane can be found in Hall 8.2 on Stand b-04. We look forward to seeing you there if you're on your way today...

Dubai trade show a springboard to the Middle East

Sirane will be at Gulfood in Dubai

SIRANE is heading to the Middle East with a stand at the region’s number one food trade show.

Gulfood in Dubai later this month follows 12 months of expansion which has seen a new manufacturing facility open in Turkey and Sirane’s Middle Eastern offices opened for business in the city, significantly strengthening the group’s presence in the region.

Sirane is the leading packaging development-to-manufacture company in Europe, with a high level of expertise in areas including shelf-life and absorbency.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, sales director for food packaging, said: “The Middle East is a key growth area for Sirane, and now we have a dedicated office in Dubai and manufacturing capability in Turkey, we can really look for strong sales in the region.

“We’ll be taking our full product range, from absorbent meat pads to innovative cooking bags, shelf-life extending bags to susceptors, to launch them into the Gulf markets.”

Gulfood – held at the Dubai World Trade Centre - will see nearly 4,000 exhibitors and 100 international pavilions, in more than 100,000 square metres of exhibition space.

Meat pads on show will include Dri-FreshTM Fresh-HoldTM, a pad which led to a 9% drop in returns at one UK supermarket having solved the problem of containment odour in vac-packed meat. Other pads will include absorbent pads for meat, seafood and fruit.

Another product on show will be Sira-FlexTM Resolve® - a film with incredible shelf-life extending properties which has caused a bit of a global stir. The film, also available in a bag format, has been shown to add five days or more additional shelf-life to some fresh produce.

Sira-FlexTM Resolve® is made from a natural bio-polymer – so is fully bio-degradable. The film’s astonishing qualities mean it self-regulates the conditions inside the pack. The perfect atmosphere is maintained inside the pack even if the storage temperature is variable.

MD Simon Balderson said: “Shelf-life extension is the holy grail for the fruit and vegetable industry. A huge amount of food is wasted because it goes off before it is eaten.

“This is a big issue in the Middle East, where the extreme heat makes it harder to keep produce fresh. Using this film could reduce the amount of food waste and reduce costs. We can make it more likely that the consumer will get a quality product in great condition.”

Sirane also produces a growing range of cooking bags, which are perfect for cooking meat, seafood, vegetables or fruit-based desserts in a conventional oven or a microwave.

These bags include Sira-CookTM Self-SealTM, Smart-Release and the Si-bagTM.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, director of sales for food packaging, said: “We’re finding interest increasing in cooking bags.  The bags are great products, which have so many uses - straight-to oven or microwave food doesn’t have to sacrifice on flavours.

“The cooking bags retain all the flavours, and allow people to cook quickly and easily with fresh ingredients. They are great for over-the-counter retail, allowing customers to take home packaging which simply needs cooking. We also have our Smart-ReleaseTM, a dual-compartment bag which allows for perfect infusion of sauce and ingredients.

“Finally, Sirane’s Self-Seal bag won a top award in the UK last year – best innovation at the Fish & Supermarket Awards 2012 having been entered by Asda, proof it is great product.”

Gulfood is held in Dubai from February 25th to 28th. Email jeremy.haydn-davies@sirane.com or call +44 1952 230055 for an appointment. Sirane is in Concourse 2, Stand CC7-6.

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. Specialisms include absorbency and cooking bags.

Sirane Middle East can be found at Techno Park Block A, First Floor Office 123, PO Box 262285, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Call +971 (0) 4 8806341. The regional manager for the Middle East is Farzan Mirshamsi – email farzan.m@sirane.com

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