Kees Waqué, Desch Plantpak:

"There is a rapidly rising demand for detectable products"

In the world of flower pots and containers many changes are taking place. Where black and terracotta pots based on up to 100% recycling material are now the standard, there currently is a rapidly increasing demand for detectable products. Desch Plantpak has immediately switched over to make all thermoform pots and containers in the terracotta colour with a NIR-detectable terracotta inside instead of a black inside, under a new brand: D-Tect.

The new size 23 cm Emma hanging basket by Epla in terracotta is being made of D-Tect detectable plastic. 

In this video Desch shows how they make them.

There is a reason that black flower pots are being replaced more and more. "Pots made with the carbon black dye cannot be detected by near infrared (NIR) detection technology, because carbon black absorbs the NIR rays. The pots are therefore not recognised and cannot be optimally separated." says Kees Waqué of Desch Plantpak.

The D-Tect products are made of NIR detectable recycled plastic. "Of course we will not have all products in stock from day one but there will be a transition from terracotta / black to terracotta / terracotta in the coming half year. This means that during this transition period there is a possibility that we do not yet have all products available in terra / terra but still in terracotta / black. D-Tect can also be produced in grey / grey on request. In addition, all our coloured pots that are newly produced will also be provided with a detectable light interior so that they also meet the requirements for D-Tect" 


For more information:
Desch Plantpak B.V. 


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