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Europe: Sirane displays ABS technology in packaging at Brussels show

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Sirane will present ovenable/microwaveable cooking solutions, including steam-cooking bags and oven/BBQ bags at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium from April 26-28, 2016.

Its new Dri-Fresh ABS pads for seafood and fish for example contain a blend of natural bio-flavonoids and organic acids that extend shelf-life.

The technology can be supplied as standard absorbent pads or incorporated into the company’s odor-absorbing pads, absorbent inter-leavers and Ice-Mats.

The ABS technology is activated by moisture – so only functions when needed.

Sirane’s ABS technology for seafood and fish is similar the technology used for anti-microbial fruit pads and anti-microbial pads for meat and poultry.

It works using the same principles, but has been adapted to work more efficiently with different foods.

“There are obvious differences between meat, poultry, fish and fruit, in terms of the way they degrade and what causes the degradation to happen,” says MD Simon Balderson.

“However, there are also similarities meaning we’ve been able to modify the technology and the solutions we have developed to cover differing markets.”

“Soft-fruit, with little in the way of protective skin, is vulnerable to fungal and bacterial degradation,” he says.

“Similarly, with meat, fish and seafood, reducing microbes and bacteria can be hugely beneficial.”

“People have tried, and failed, in the past, to make anti-microbial packaging…but the major difference here is the method of delivery,” adds Balderson.

“With the anti-microbial integrated into the pad, and activated only when needed, it gets efficiently to the heart of the problem.”