EARTH-PACKAGING: First overseas order for the plastic-free Earthpouch

First overseas order for the Earthpouch - McCambridge in Ireland

A FIRST overseas order for our Earthpouch – the first plastic-free compostable and recyclable food packaging pouch – has just been completed.

Sirane’s Earthpouch was launched in the new year by B&G Products (acquired by Sirane in April) – with Troofoods the first brand to use the new material – and a range of brands have since switched their packaging to the Earthpouch.

Peter Ralten, from B&G, said: “We’ve just completed an order for McCambridge in Ireland, who wanted packaging for their Irish Gluten Free Porridge Oats. It’s a stylish-looking pack, and it’s great to see the Earthpouch go international.

“Beside the fact that the Earthpouch can be recycled with paper it is also compostable – and like other companies, McCambridge have been able to make a real point on their packaging of how their packaging is eco-friendly.”

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.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, added: “Since Packaging Innovations at the NEC we’ve had many inquiries, and we’re now working with a number of companies, in many different sectors, and the Earthpouch will be on a shelf near you soon… one of the great things about the product is it is also cost-effective, often environmentally-friendly packaging comes at a cost, with Earthpouch that’s not the case.”

The Earthpouch is just one 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.

Other compostable products include our breathable bags and films for extending the shelf-life of fresh produce, absorbent pads for meat, poultry, seafood and fruit. Many of our Dri-Fresh absorbent products can be offered in compostable form under the name Dri-Fresh Resolve; for Sirane, Resolve = compostable.

Sirane also offers compostable packaging for plants/flowers, including compostable bags and films, and compostable plant pots, as part of our horticultural range.

For more information, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies on 01952 230055, or email 

FOOD PACKAGING: Packs allow bacon to be crisped in the microwave


NEW Crispy Bacon Packs from Sirane’s innovative food packaging team allow bacon to be sold and cooked in a microwaveable pack in which it will crisp up.

An absorbent board within the pack will absorb the hot fat released by the bacon during cooking, allowing for perfect results every time. Cooking times can be adjusted depending on customer preference of how they like their bacon.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Over the years we’ve been asked to develop many products, but one that’s kept up popping up is a pack that will cook bacon in a microwave. We’re now able to offer exactly that – a ‘microwave crispy bacon pack’.

“Having developed the product in-house, we’re now pleased to offer it to the wider market, and I believe this is a product which will generate some real excitement in the industry.”

Sira-Cook Crispy Bacon Packs can be sold as a complete sealed pack with the bacon, or as a take-home pack for customers to add their own bacon. They could also be used in cafes, commercial kitchens etc. as a means of cooking bacon.

They are also being added to our Thinking-Cooking range – a range of products made by Sirane which are packaged and sold direct to the customer for domestic use. A partner overseas is also launching a retail product under their own brand.

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 microwave crispy bacon packs, or any product in our range, contact Jeremy Haydn-Davies on +44 1952 230055 or email

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