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ECO: Plastic-free Earthpouch now available as ‘Earthfilm’

Earthfilm - plastic-free packaging for flow-wrap applications

SIRANE’S Earthpouch – the first plastic-free and fully recyclable food packaging pouch – is selling well, and we can now supply film for flow-wrap.

The Earthpouch was launched in the new year – with Troofoods the first brand to use the new material – and a range of brands have since switched their packaging to the Earthpouch, including a number of companies overseas.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Earthpouch is proving very popular on the market, as companies are looking for environmentally-friendly packaging. As the Earthpouch is recyclable with the paper stream, it ticks a lot of boxes.

“We have been shortlisted for the UK Packaging Awards in London in the resource-efficient packaging category in November and were also finalists in the Sustainable Packaging Awards in Amsterdam earlier in the year. Not only are customers turning to the Earthpouch, but we’re also starting to get industry recognition.

“Earthfilm was the next logical step for Sirane, and so we’re pleased to be able to offer it to the market. We’ve already received a number of inquiries.”

The Earthpouch – an industry first - is made from a 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.

At present we have standard and barrier pouches/films, with high barrier available soon – meaning it is suitable for a wide range of potential products.

Earthfilm allows the same material to be supplied for flow-wrap use.

The Earthpouch & Earthfilm are just two of a range of compostable/recyclable products and packaging solutions Sirane has developed over the years – and they are all included in our Earth packaging range, which is constantly evolving.

Earth Packaging also includes Earthpads – compostable and/or recyclable absorbent pads, as well as products such as recyclable plant pots.

We’ve also recently added the M7 pouch-filling line – a single or dual-head pouch packaging line which is compatible with the Earthpouch as well as other formats.

The M7 is high-speed and low-cost and is the perfect solution for anyone interested in the Earthpouch, but not sure how they would pack the pouches.

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


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   

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