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BREAKING NEWS: B&G Products becomes part of Sirane Group

Sirane has acquired B&G Products

SIRANE - the company behind Thinking-Flowers - has acquired flexible packaging manufacturer B&G Products in a move which immediately expands Sirane’s product range and allows for expansion at B&G.

B&G Products – a UK-based manufacturer of innovative bags and pouches – has become part of the Sirane Group, with the sale for an undisclosed sum going through yesterday.

The partnership will allow Sirane to access new markets, and to expand the B&G business through our existing client base both in the UK and overseas – and has come with an additional immediate investment in new machines alongside the purchase.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “B&G Products is a great company with huge potential, and their product range complements Sirane’s existing business perfectly. In fact, we’ve worked with them over the last few years on a number of projects, and got to know the team, their capabilities, and the quality of what they manufacture.

“B&G Products becoming part of the Sirane Group will allow it access to our international network and this is the first step on what should be a very exciting path.”

Nick Baxter, B&G Products MD, said: “We’ve worked with Sirane for a number of years now, and so I’m happy the company is in safe hands. This is a partnership that makes sense for all concerned, as both Sirane and B&G Products can benefit from each other.

“There’s a great opportunity now to further cement both companies’ place in the market as the go-to company for all types of innovative packaging solutions. I think everyone concerned is excited about what the future holds for Sirane and B&G Products.”

B&G Products, based in rural Staffordshire, is a manufacturer of high-quality and innovative bags and pouches with more than 30 years’ experience in the sector. Around 30 people work at the site in Norbury, and all staff will remain in place as part of the sale.

Peter Ralten, Commercial Director at B&G Products, said: “It’s been great working alongside the team at Sirane for several years now and I’m very pleased to become part of Sirane as shareholder, and for B&G Products to officially become part of the Sirane Group.

“It’s an exciting future for all involved, both at Sirane and at B&G Products.”

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.

They also offer short-runs on digitally-printed products including bags & pouches.

Simon Balderson added: “There’s so much interest in products such as the Earthpouch, and other stand-up pouches, that we’ve already agreed a six-figure investment on a new stand-up pouch machine, which can also manufacture side-gusset and flat pouches.

“B&G joined us earlier in the year at Packaging Innovations at the NEC, with the Earthpouch forming part of our stand, and we were absolutely inundated with inquiries.

“We’ve also added a new sales team member, Vince Larson, to focus on B&G Products.”

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.

We also manufacture a range of medical, horticultural, and specialist products – and B&G Products have the potential to manufacture products across all sectors.

As well as manufacturing and offices in the UK (Telford, Shropshire), we have additional sites in Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa and Turkey – as well as a network of agents and distributors – offering a global presence, with sales in more than 100 countries.

 

For more information on Sirane, visit www.sirane.com and for more information on B&G Products visit www.bandgproducts.com. Alternatively, call 01952 230055.

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Chance to meet horticultural team at Packaging Innovations 2018

A NUMBER of innovative flower packaging solutions and other horticultural products including natural growing mats are available from Sirane’s horticultural division – and there’s a chance to meeting the team at Packaging Innovations 2018 later this month.

Karl Heggarty, horticultural sales manager, said: “Many of our products are perfect for flower packaging and for protecting fresh flowers during transportation. We’ve used our expertise in material science, shelf-life and absorbency to develop a range of products.

“We’ve spoken to people within the industry about the products on the market and the products they need, and the result is the range offered by Sirane Horticultural.

“We can offer a range of pouches for cut flowers, in a range of colours, different absorbencies and different sizes, so whatever your requirement, we are able to help. These can even be used with our compostable wraps as a complete packaging solution.

“Our newer products include protective rose-stem wraps – these not only protect the delicate stems of the roses, but also protect anyone handling the stems.”

Crepe flower wraps and protective rose-stem wraps have been added to the existing range of water-retaining flower pouches and compostable wraps/films for fresh flowers.

Other products in the range include compostable plant pots, and natural growing mats. Sow-And-Grow Resolve growing mats are designed as a replacement for peat, and can be used for growing cress, mustard and herbs, including those sold as live plants.

Karl Heggarty said: “The mats are a plant-based fibre which is 100% natural and compostable. The open structure of the mats encourages root penetration, water retention and growth. We have introduced them to the range following impressive trials results.”

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.

Packaging Innovations takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from February 28-March 1, 2018. Sirane’s stand can be found at E11 – right next to the Eco-Pack Theatre.

For more information on Sirane’s horticultural range, contact Karl Heggarty on +44 7908 580481 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, visit www.sirane.com.

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Horticultural packaging solutions and NPD: meet up at IPM Essen

SIRANE will be visiting IPM in Essen, Germany, next week with Europe’s largest fresh produce show offering a great opportunity to meet customers old and new.

IPM Essen is Europe’s largest horticultural trade show, with 1,577 exhibitors from 45 countries exhibiting – and 57,000 people expected though the doors.

Sirane can offer a range of flower and plant packaging solutions including absorbent flower pouches, compostable flower wraps, natural growing mats and compostable plant pots.

Karl Heggarty, Sirane sales manager for horticultural products, said: “Essen will give me a good opportunity to meet some new faces, and introduce ourselves. Sirane has a great horticultural product range, so contact me if you’re interested in meeting up.

“Sirane’s expertise in absorbency and material science has put us in a unique position of being able to manufacture of range of products perfect for horticultural packaging.

“And don’t forget, Sirane is a packaging development company, so if you’re interested in finding a solution to a particular problem in your supply chain, and you think we might be able to help, this could be a good opportunity to find out more about Sirane.”

Crepe flower wraps and protective rose-stem wraps were recently added to the existing range of water-retaining flower pouches and compostable wraps/films for fresh flowers.

Other products in the range include compostable plant pots, and natural growing mats. Sow-And-Grow Resolve growing mats are designed as a replacement for peat, and can be used for growing cress, mustard and herbs, including those sold as live plants.

IPM takes place in Essen from January 23-26, 2018.

For more information on any Sirane horticultural packaging solution, or to make an appointment to meet in Essen, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01952 230055.

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Natural and renewable 'peat replacement' great news for growers

Natural and compostable growing mats for cress, mustard and herbs etc

A NATURAL and renewable ‘peat replacement’ growing mat from Sirane could be great news for producers of cress, mustard, herbs and retailers selling ‘live food plants’.

Sow-And-Grow Resolve mats are a new growing medium which is 100% natural, 100% compostable and 100% renewable – and can be used instead of traditional peat products.

Gillian Carter, horticultural sales executive, said: “The mats are a plant-based fibre which is 100% natural and compostable. The open structure of the mats encourages root penetration, water retention and growth. We have had some very impressive trials results.

“Unlike many other alternative growing materials on the market, the Sow-And-Grow Resolve mats have low levels of microbial contamination, which avoids the potential introduction of unwanted pathogenic microbes into domestic or commercial situations.”

Sow-And-Grow Resolve mats are available in two grades, 600gsm and 1200gsm, and can be supplied as a roll or cut to size. Additional products grades may also be made available.

Sow-And-Grow Resolve is the latest product to be added to Sirane’s horticultural product range, which includes compostable flower packaging and absorbent solutions.

Sirane offers crepe flower wraps and protective rose-stem wraps, water-retaining flower pouches and compostable wraps/films for fresh flowers and compostable plant pots.

Gillian Carter added: “Many of our materials and absorbent products are perfect for flower packaging and for protecting fresh flowers during transportation. We’ve used our expertise in material science, shelf-life and absorbency to develop a range of products.

“We can offer a range of pouches for cut flowers, in a range of colours, different absorbencies and different sizes, so whatever your requirement, we are able to help. These can even be used with our compostable wraps as a complete packaging solution.”

Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company with four divisions: horticultural; food packaging; medical & healthcare, and industrial. The company specialises in areas including absorbency and oven-ready/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, absorbent pads, and much more.

For more information on Sirane’s horticultural range, contact Gillian Carter on +44 1952 230055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, visit www.sirane.com

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Flower-pouches keep cut flowers fresher for longer

Water-retaining flower pouches

WATER-RETAINING flower pouches are a great way to help keep cut flowers fresher for longer – and Sirane can offer a wide range of sizes, absorbencies and colours.

Flower-Fresh pouches can be tied securely, maintaining a constant reservoir of water which nurtures the flowers and maximises shelf-life. The outside of the pouch is leak-proof.

Gillian Carter, sales executive for horticultural products, said: “Flower-Fresh pouches are a great solution to keeping flowers fresh and maintaining a constant water supply.

“We have a wide range of colours available, and can even supply them printed. If you’re looking for a way to stop flowers wilting during transportation, then this is the answer.”

A number of innovative new flower packaging solutions have been added to the Sirane Horticultural catalogue recently alongside the Flower-Fresh water-retaining pouches.

Crepe flower wraps and protective rose-stem wraps have been added to the existing range of water-retaining flower pouches and compostable wraps/films for fresh flowers.

Gillian Carter, horticultural sales executive, said: “Many of our products are perfect for flower packaging and for protecting fresh flowers during transportation. We’ve used our expertise in material science, shelf-life and absorbency to develop a range of products.

“We’ve spoken to people within the industry about the products on the market and the products they need, and the result is the range now offered by Sirane Horticultural.

“Some of the products can be used together, so for example the water-retaining pouches can be used together with our compostable wraps as a complete packaging solution.

“Our newer products include protective rose-stem wraps – these not only protect the delicate stems of the roses, but also protect anyone handling the stems.”

A new website dedicated to flower packaging has also been launched. Thinking-Flowers.com showcases all the horticultural products, with a particular focus on flowers.

Other products in the range include compostable plant pots, and natural growing mats. Sow-And-Grow Resolve growing mats are designed as a replacement for peat, and can be used for growing cress, mustard and herbs, including those sold as live plants.

Gillian Carter said: “The mats are a plant-based fibre which is 100% natural and compostable. The open structure of the mats encourage root penetration, water retention and growth. We have introduced them to the range following impressive trials results.”

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 Sirane’s horticultural range, contact Gillian Carter on +44 1952 230055 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, visit www.sirane.com.

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