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Flora MGB introduces 'Chimpy'

Clever label solution remains visible on plant

A label that is attached to the plant without a rubber band, stick or clip and that remains clearly visible through all weather conditions. These were some of the main requirements of Dutch packaging manufacturer Flora MGB when designing a new plant label. After some months of research they created a label.....

Kenya's plastic bag ban set industry thinking

The Kenyan ban on plastic bags comes into effect the end of August and some packaging suppliers like Dilpack Kenya were worried that it would hit several flower growers as it would increase their packaging costs. Fortunately, after checking with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the ban.....

D.H.M. Innovation's new POS material for dipladenia:

How a small label adjustment can contribute to higher sales

Consumers and their preferences changed over time. Not only the appearance of plants on the shelf, but also the labels are becoming more important. For this reason more breeders are offering POS material along with their varieties. "More often, people buy plants in full bloom and when they are not in.....

Desch Plantpak committed to recycling plastic:

Give plastic a second chance

When talking about the environment, plastic still seems to have a bad image. It pollutes the environment. However, it only does so if people are not taking care of it properly. "Everyone likes dogs, but no one likes to step in their waste. In order to prevent this, dog owners need to be trained to clean it.....

Dillewijn Zwapak joins Florint as a partner

International Florist Organisation Florint welcomes a new partner organisation: Dillewijn Zwapak, known for its packaging solutions for flower and plant products.Competition from other flower retail outlets, particularly the supermarkets, keeps increasing in most countries. More than ever, therefore, it is.....

Ernst de Haas, Van der Eng:

"Easy control of legal cultivation possible"

Illegal copying of protected work is a serious problem in the floral industry. Last week breeders told Chinese executives about the problems due to illegal copies of Dutch plant varieties. According to Ernst de Haas, CEO at Van der Eng, these problems not only concern the breeding industry."The illegal.....

June 13-15, Chicago

US (IL): Flopak to exhibit at International Floriculture Expo

Flopak will be exhibiting at the 2017 International Floriculture Expo June 13 – 15, 2017, at Booth #1131 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Flopak will have its premium packaging of pot covers, delivery boxes and floral accessories on display.Produced by Diversified Communications, the International.....

Orora Visual launches specialised horticultural division

Horticultural Marketing & Printing is on the move, adding new capabilities, new products, new capacity and a new name following the formation of Orora Visual.Orora Visual was launched in April and united four print and Point of Purchase businesses under the one brand, including IntegraColor (Dallas), The.....

Chris Lindley of Oserian on new packaging concept Cargolite:

"It's a game changer for the Kenyan flower industry"

Last year, a new packaging concept was introduced to the Kenyan flower industry and it now seems to change the 'look' of the Kenyan flower industry from a packaging point of view. "It is a real 'game changer' for the industry", says Chris Lindley of Oserian, a Kenyan rose farm that is using the Cargolite.....

How labels can help spread the plant health message

In this post, IML Labels will share with you information on a brand new plant health regulation scheme, and outline why labelling and branding plays a part in being compliant to these new regulations. They will also look at what makes a good horticultural label – one that will grab your customers’ attention,.....