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Sirane set to expand cake board supplier Olympic

first_imgPackaging business Sirane is looking to further develop its plastic-free offer following the acquisition of Gloucestershire-based board manufacturer Olympic.Based just outside Stroud, Olympic produces cake boards, salmon boards, U-cards, sleeves and sandwich boards that are supplied through distributors and direct sales. It has operated from the same site for more than 60 years and was owned by members of the founding family before the acquisition.Its product range is based around fibrous board products, many of which are compostable and recyclable, explained Sirane managing director Simon Balderson.“This acquisition is a strategic step for Sirane to enhance and improve our product offering into new areas of the food industry.“In particular it supports our continued development into plastic replacement technology for all types of food. We plan to extend this product range, using our Earth Packaging banner, into all areas of food packaging which currently use plastic-coated and laminated boards.”Sirane intends to grow the business and expand the portfolio of products produced at what will be Sirane Stroud.This will include a new eco-friendly and plastic-free Earthwedge sandwich pack that will combine recyclable boards with Sirane’s plastic-free coated papers.“The result is a sandwich pack, with a window, which gives the required barrier, but which is completely free of plastic,” added Balderson. “Earthwedge will remove a lot of unnecessary plastic from supermarket shelves.“This will be the first of many innovative new products which combine existing Sirane technology with the board-processing operations at Olympic.”last_img read more

NCAA: Deborah Acquah wins bronze in long jump; Bissah, Amoah miss out on medals

first_imgGhanaian long and triple jumper, Deborah Acquah, picked up a bronze medal in the women’s long jump on Day 2 of the NCAA Division 1 Championships in Austin, Texas.The Texas A&M student had a rocky start to her long jump final, but pulled through on her second to last jump with a huge Personal Best of 6.63m (21-9 ft.) [+0.9].She secured 3rd overall and a Texas A&M school record for her outstanding performance. Her distance also places her just .07m away from Ruky Abdulai’s national record of 6.70m.It was a monumental achievement for the former Fiaseman SHS and Western Texas College student on her first outing at the NCAA Championships.In the running events, middle distance runner, Martha Bissah, fought strong but ultimately finished 4th in her heat with a time of 2:04.12, missing out on the finals by one spot and ultimately, any chance of her winning a medal.Bissah, now 22, ran a Personal Best in the 800m in Greensboro last month with a 2:03.13s clocking.Joseph Amoah, on the back of a new national record in the men’s 200m, could not replicate is blazing performance in the 100m heats, finishing 8th in the 100m men’s finals.The Coppin State Junior had blistered to a new PB of 10.01s in the 100m heats on Thursday to qualify for the finals, and booking Tokyo 2020 and 2019 World Athletics Championship tickets along with it.But a slow start meant he could not produce anything close to that, only managing to cross the finish line in a time of 10.22s.The 100m title was won by Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru who blazed to a new PB of 9.86s, a mere 0.04s outside Christian Coleman’s collegiate record of 9.82s set in 2017.Amoah also came 6th in the 200m final with a time of 20.19slast_img read more