Sirane's plastic-free packaging range will be the major focus when the UK company exhibits at Fachpack in Germany for the first time at the end of September.

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. 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 managing director, 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. “To date, it has been used to replace plastics for granolas, porridge oats, grains, health/diet supplements, chocolate and confectionery and more. And it is not just a food packaging solution, some of our customers are in other sectors – it has potential applications in pharmaceuticals, horticultural products and more.

“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 the company will exhibit 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.”

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 recognized 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.

Sirane is a food packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialities include bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products. For more information, visit