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Jean-Yves Coulbaul, Sicamus:

EU: 'Deko Pot allows earlier hydrangea sales'

Selling your plants early in the season. It is a desire of many growers, but has become challenging due to the change in consumer preferences. The product should be 'ready-to-use' or directly display how it will look like when it is in full bloom. French breeder and grower of half finished hydrangeas Sicamus.....

New Chrysal Bag-in-box packaging with 70% less plastic

Chrysal Professional's new Bag-in-box contains 70% less plastic than their blue containers. Not only is the new packaging ecologically friendly, it is also more user-friendly. The new Bag-in-box packaging is easy to separate and easy to dispose of; just press the plastic can together and put the carton in.....

Technology and unique packaging mean longer shelf-life

Perfotec and Uflex Ltd have joined forces to introduce Flexfresh – a packaging solution that dramatically extends the shelf-life of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Uflex has developed a unique specially patented polymeric packaging film with a high moisture transmission rate. Add Perfotec’s.....

"Try a more cosy relationship with your packaging supplier"

A closer, more collaborative relationship allows customers access to every detailed stage in development from conception through to full production. It also allows for a more lateral and considered approach when it comes to packaging and, importantly, the environment. "We have seen on broadcast media and.....

Pascal Rossen, Desch Plantpak:

New clever shaped orchid tray improves drainage

Listening to the grower's experiences. It is crucial for many suppliers and for pot, container and tray manufacturers like Desch Plantpak, it is too. On request of an orchid young plant grower, they developed a new orchid tray with a draining top and bottom. After conducting several trials, one type is in.....

Special packaging for special tulips

At OZ Export they're always trying to innovate and offer exclusive, new and trendy products. This week Triflor’s new foil bags with tulips stole the spotlight in their Flower Pitch Corner.Foil bags for tulipsTo make the tulips extra distinctive, Triflor designed special foil bags for their special Tulips......

Transport trays and pots from recycled paper

Modiform is launching an additional new product range under the name EcoExpert, made from 100% recycled paper waste. The transport trays of EcoExpert can be used to transport plants from grower to retailer and can then easily be recycled by the retailer, along with all of their other cardboard waste. As for.....

Ewald Bouwmeister, WEBER Verpackungen

EU: The fast adoption of clever sleeve 'bloom guard'

By entering the packaging industry of ornamental products just three years ago, WEBER Verpackungen has already established quite a name for itself. With their paper-film sleeve bloom guard plus, which they displayed at the IPM 2016 for the first time, they are offering an alternative to the fully plastic or.....

Elburg-Smit joined forces with Perga-Plastic

As of 1 January, Elburg-Smit has joined forces with the German company Perga-Plastic which produces a range of foils for the packaging of dried bulbs. The previous Benelux agent for Perga-Plastic foil was Mr Wijs from the Waco company, based in Purmerend. He has decided to follow a new path in his career.As.....

Video: Phytosanitary clean peat for bulb packaging

Dutch flower bulbs are exported all over the world. To protect them from damage and dehydration during transport, the bulbs are packaged in sanitized crates filled with peat. Peat with the RHP quality mark is also for this application safe: originating from controlled areas, phytosanitary clean and.....

US: T.O. Plastics expands line of square pots

T.O. Plastics introduces its two-quart, 5.5'' square pot and accompanying carry tray, suitable for a wide range of horticulture applications.The large square plant pots have a two-quart soil capacity, with nine bi-level drain holes strategically placed to aid drainage. Enhanced drainage was a specific.....