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FACHPACK: Show's environmentally-friendly packaging key theme will be perfect for Sirane


FACHPACK’S key theme for 2019 is ‘environmentally-friendly packaging’ – and that’s exactly what Sirane will be exhibiting at the show in Nuremberg next week.

Special prominence is being given to packaging in four key areas: recycled, resource-conserving; reusable and environmentally-friendly processes – and of course Sirane’s Earth Packaging range offers sustainable, plastic-free packaging solutions.

Our award-winning plastic-free packaging range will be the major focus when we exhibit at Fachpack in Germany for the first time next week.

Earthpouch and Earthfilm are ideal for anyone looking to remove unnecessary plastics from their packaging – they are a plastic-free packaging solution available with a range of barriers, perfect for a range of dry and moist products.

The material is perfect for dry and moist foods – such as granolas and cereals, nuts, snacks and more. But it also has plenty of potential outside of the food industry – we also have customers packing health supplements, tablets, and protein powders.

Earthpouch is a paper-based solution with a heat-sealable coating, preformed into a stand-up pouch. It can also be provided in reel format as flow-wrap film – Earthfilm.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Earthpouch is a plastic-free solution, a paper-based material with a plastic-free coating which is perfect for a range of products. We can supply it with a range of different barriers, to suit your needs.

 “If you’re serious about moving away from plastics and looking for sustainable alternatives, then this – and many of the other sustainable and recyclable products in our Earth Packaging range – might be exactly what you’re looking for.

“This is a first visit to FachPack for Sirane, and the first time we will have exhibited the Earthpouch and Earthfilm in Germany. With Germany having made significant changes to their packaging laws earlier this year – and the emphasis firmly on moving away from plastics and non-recyclable materials - we should be busy.

“The perhaps unsurprising fact that FachPack has chosen environmentally-friendly packaging as its focus is great news for us, as we will have lots to show visitors to the stand, and sustainable packaging will undoubtedly be the talk of the show.”

‘Environmentally-friendly packaging’ will be the theme for many of the lectures and seminars, with topics up for discussion including ‘New Plastics – Is the Packaging Industry Ready?’ and ‘Focus on Recyclable Packaging: Technological Challenges’.

2018 was a big year for the Earthpouch with some major industry recognition– it won a Green Apple Award, presented at the Houses of Parliament, and it also secured first place at the UK Packaging Awards in the Resource Efficient Pack of the Year category. The Earthpouch was also recognised at the Sustainable Food Awards in Amsterdam, where it finished third in the sustainable packaging category.

It has been endorsed by the UK Recycling Association following extensive trials and has also been certified as plastic-free by A Plastic-Planet – allowing brands to apply to use the increasingly-popular Plastic-Free trust-mark on their packaging.

The Earthpouch is just one of a range of compostable/recyclable products and packaging solutions Sirane has developed over the years – and it has been placed in our Earth Packaging range: compostable; recyclable and sustainable.

Other products in the Earth Packaging range include paper-based absorbent pads, compostable & breathable packaging films, and compostable boards.

FachPack, one of Germany’s largest packaging shows, runs at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, from September 24-26. Our stand at the show is 9-657.

We’ll also be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations Madrid in November.

BREXIT: Sirane's preparations - how you can help us to help you...

As we approach the date of the UK’s proposed formal exit from the European Union (EU) on October 31, 2019, the Sirane Group is committed to providing you with the best possible ordering experience and ensuring minimal to no disruption to your usual product supply.

As part of that commitment, Sirane has been preparing for the possible outcome of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and have increased our stock levels of key product lines in both our UK and mainland Europe operations. We continue to receive increased order levels in recent times and anticipate an even more significant uplift over the coming weeks as our customers prepare for the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Our procurement team has been working diligently to anticipate how these peaks in customers’ orders affect essential stock levels and ensure there is no resulting drop in supply levels for our clients.

In order to provide you with a seamless Brexit transition that guarantees continuity of supply to all our valued customers, we would like to request your support, and ask that you consider the following suggestions: 

  1. Contact your Sirane account manager - and let them know your expected product requirements over the next 3-4 months. This will help us enormously to continue supplying you.
  2. Better still, in order to ensure continued supply of your key product lines, please consider placing bulk orders of any products that are critical to your applications by Friday 11th October;
  3. Best of all, give us forecasts for key product lines and consumables for which you require regular stock over the next 6-12 months.

Your account manager will be happy to discuss the different options of accruing stock and setting up bulk orders and forecasts.

We thank you for your cooperation over these challenging times and for your continued trust in the Sirane Group as supplier to your business.


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