Packaging firm Sirane has exhibited plastic-free compostable food pouch, Earthpouch, at this year’s Packaging Innovations event in the UK.
The event is being held between 28 February and 1 March in Birmingham.
Sirane has already supplied the new first plastic-free compostable food pouch to Troofoods.
Part of the firm’s Earth Packaging, the new Earthpouch is mad by using paper with a plastic free heat-sealable coating. It is later transformed into a preformed stand-up pouch that offers food security for dry and moist food products.
Sirane said Earth Packaging solutions will help improve green credentials by reducing both packaging waste and food waste.
The company also produces compostable food packaging solutions, including breathable bags and films to extend shelf life of fresh produce. The firm uses Sira-Flex Resolve natural biopolymer to produce bags or films.
Sira-Flex Resolve is a plant-based breathable film that maintains optimum balance between humidity control and O2 and CO2 permeability.
The company also produces compostable products such as absorbent pads for meat, poultry, seafood and fruit, as well as
In addition, it offers compostable bags and films and compostable plant pots for horticultural range.
Sirane MD Simon Balderson said: : “Environmentally-friendly packaging is in the news – particularly following Iceland’s recent ‘plastic free’ commitment – and products like the Earthpouch are exactly the sort of thing the industry needs right now.
“It is possible – as the Earthpouch proves – to supply packaging solutions which are effective but also 100% compostable. Plastic isn’t the only way.”
Sirane managing director Simon Balderson said: “The package atmosphere is maintained with the optimum balance of atmospheric gases to prevent degradation. In simple terms, the food lasts longer – but of course in packaging terms it’s fully compostable, so it ticks the green boxes.”
Sirane also offers Sira-Cook Supreme bag, which can be for meat, fish, poultry and vegetables.
The cooking bag is available in standard and non-stick versions, and comes with a range of options such as individually-packed sachets for meal-kits and sachets for herbs and spices.
Image: Sirane’s Earthpouch is a plastic-free compostable food pouch. Photo: courtesy of Sirane Ltd.