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Sirane details million-pound pound investment

Packaging specialist Sirane has announced details of a major investment project, which it says will help to create a number of new jobs at its Telford facility.

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The expansion brings Sirane’s total manufacturing space in Telford to around 140,000sq ft

The firm is to expand into a new 32,000sq ft unit, which will be used to house an environmentally friendly water-based printing press, to support its diversified service offering that includes absorbent materials, bags, pouches, films and board products.

According to Sirane, the investment will make it the first print operation in the UK to operate using solely water-based printing, meaning there are no solvents to be disposed of after printing, with harmful emissions also eliminated.

Simon Balderson, managing director of Sirane, says: “This is big news for us, as it will allow us to significantly expand our Telford operation, and give us the room to install new machinery, and to keep ahead of growing demand.

“Not only will this allow us to bring much of our printing in house, but it will also mean we can offer a truly environmentally-friendly print service.”

Not only will this allow us to bring much of our printing in house, but it will also mean we can offer a truly environmentally-friendly print service

Sirane says the expansion and new jobs are as a result of significant growth in its food packaging and medical and healthcare divisions, with demand for its eco-friendly packaging films and medical specimen transportation range increasing in particular.

Peter Ralten, head of specialist packaging at Sirane, adds: “The new printing press will allow us to run a more environmentally-friendly printing, coating and converting operation, and has been driven by customers concerned about the environment and asking for a more sustainable solution.

“Using our paper-based packaging, Earthfilms and Earthpouch, we will be able to use water-based inks to offer what the market is demanding.”  

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