Packaging

David Austin Roses launches sustainable packaging for bare root planting

As part of the rose breeder’s ongoing commitment to reducing its plastic consumption and impact on the environment, David Austin Roses' range of bare root roses now comes in plastic-free packaging. Without the need for a pot, these dormant plants have until now been packaged in an inner carrier made of…

Plastic fantastic?

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in horticulture right now. That was shown on Tuesday 29 October by the interest in the packaging event at World Horti Center.  WHC organised a trade fair and seminar in collaboration with participants. The whole day focused on the theme of ‘Plastic Fantastic? Working with sustainable packaging’.…

Circular Plastics presents 100% recycled foil

The discussion surround sustainable packaging material is far from over, and at Circular they are also very aware of that. Provided that it is actually recycled, plastic surpasses the usual alternatives. "If plastic waste does not end up in nature and the ocean, then a plastic bag is a better choice than…

Temkin PPC introduces 3 products

More environmentally friendly packaging solutions entering the market

Globally, the consciousness regarding recycling is increasing in the US and Canada as well. “It is really coming up now and in the future, the flower industry is looking to reduce its use of plastic,” says Noam Temkin of Temkin PPC. For this reason, their booth at the Proflora show represented three of…

Colombia: New vacuum cooling facility solidifies the chain

"Ensure a solid cold chain process for consolidated shipments." That was the aim of Vacuum Cooling Colombia when they decided to set up a second operation in Medellin, Colombia. They opened their new operation with vacuum cooler in Guarne (Medellin) in August 2018 at a strategic location; 6 minutes away…

IFTF and FHTF coming to an end

After 2 busy days with fully filled parking lots, the Haarlemmermeer Expo in Vijfhuizen will today, on the third and final day, close its doors of the 10th edition of the IFTF. Nearly 300 exhibitors again did their utmost best to present their products and services and of course their novelties or new innovations that will…

Trends and champagne: Koenpack opens new showroom

Yesterday, Koen Pack festively opened a new showroom in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Before the official opening, Sandra Könings presented a seminar for the hundred guests about the trends and collection for 2020. 1000 m2After having used the old showroom for 12 years, it was time for a new one. Besides the…

UK: New label prevents tampering

A novel solution to secure tagging and labelling has been developed by Devon-based Bluepoint Tags and Labels. This combines security, legislation and provides marketing options. By listening and working closely with their customers, Bluepoint have developed this product to ensure secure tagging and labelling of plants and…

Decorum phalaenopsis growers start with sustainable Feel Green packaging

Decorum's Phalaenopsis growers are constantly looking for sustainable solutions that help with energy savings, an efficient water policy and the lowest possible CO2 emissions. The next step is to market orchids in sustainable packaging. After all, the growers can see that the demand for sustainable…

Cargolite introduces 'Quarters & Halves for direct sales'

New packaging cartons for more efficient direct sales

Over the years, more and more Kenyan farmers started to look for direct markets to ensure a fixed price for their cut flowers. Another advantage of supplying direct is the faster shipment period which results in fresher flowers and saves considerable repacking costs in Europe. However, if the flowers are…

New cut flower food sachet is fully recyclable

Vaselife introduces an innovative paper packaging for their cut flower food sachets, which is fully recyclable and FSC certified. Paper recyclable packagingThe new paper recyclable packaging has been independently tested according to the recognized standard PTS-RH:021/97 by the Papiertechnische Stiftung…

Australia keeps plastic out of the sea with simple nets

Australian consultant and innovator Anthony J. James posted an optimistic tweet saying: "Australians have installed their drainage network with nets so plastics and pollutants cannot reach rivers or seas. This doesn't require a lot of money. It requires willingness to change!" A more sceptical twitterer reacted:…

Towards a reduction of plastic waste in the floriculture chain

As a market leader in transport packaging, Royal FloraHolland has a responsibility to reduce waste, which includes plastic waste. That is why they, together with 85 other leading companies and organizations, signed the Plastic Pact NL. Yme Pasma (COO) explains how the floriculture industry can make…

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…

Enhanced Floral Power Cutter:

"More labor savings with inline labeler"

Posie Packer has enhanced the labor savings of its most popular machine – the Bouquet Organizer/Power Cutter – by adding an inline labeler. "This will be a big benefit to those who process farm-made bouquets", says John Vandergrift. Now, in one step, the bouquets will be cut to length and labeled. As a…

Gift wrap that grows wins award

“How many times have you unwrapped a present?  What do you do with the wrapping paper- you throw it away.  What we have done is given it a second life!  Now you can take that used paper and lay it on the ground, give it water and watch it grow”, said Sam Ahilan President Fibredust.  Last week his company FibreDust LLC, producers of high-quality coir products,…

Russia: Flower growing greenhouse in Kaluga sold at the auction

Auction House of the Russian Federation conducted sales within the bankruptcy procedure of LLC Rozoviy Sad, owner of the flower retail chain OptTSVETTorg. The greenhouse complex growing roses, gerberas, and chrysanthemums in the northern part of Kaluga region has been offered up for auction. The complex…

Wider availability of colorful flowerpots

Hum Flowerpots are available to buy through online channels such as Amazon in many different countries. The company is now working with international online seller Onogo, in order to expand sales through online platforms in the USA, Japan and Australia, in addition to the UK and Europe. For more information:Hum…

Royal FloraHolland:

"New top collars save up to 60% of cardboard"

Royal FloraHolland developed new top collars together with a few suppliers. These top collars go on the support shelf and save approximately half of the cardboard compared to the large collars. The top collars save up to 60% of cardboard, but do provide the flowers with the necessary protection. Research…

"Committed to closing the material loop together"

Modiform’s Closed Loop Commitment focuses on maximum preservation of materials and goes further than just recycling. The company is committed to closing the material loop…

Chrysal

Compostable sachet nominated for a Greenovation Award

Recently Chrysal introduced a new sachet, the Compostable sachet. This sachet is decomposable within 12 weeks, the same amount of time as a banana skin. With this introduction Chrysal wants to make a difference at the consumer, also within the horticultural sector, the introduction has been noticed. The…

UK: HTA calls for increased kerbside recycling of plant pots

During Recycle Week (23-29 September) the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) calls for more local authorities to collect non-black recyclable plant pots from the kerbside. HTA research has found that the recycling of plant pots could result in an estimated 8,000 tonnes being diverted from landfill…

Mini propagator starter packs for young gardeners

Mr Fothergill’s were looking to re-design their range of ‘Little Gardener’ starter propagator packs, ideal for young gardeners or the smaller garden, that could also be easily packed and printed. They chose to approach thermoforming packaging manufacturer, Macpac, with their efficient thermoforming…

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NL: Newest technical installations at new greenhouse of Florensis

Florensis is building a 6-hectare greenhouse in Dinteloord, the Netherlands with which it can expand the cultivation of all kinds of floricultural products. Stolze is taking care of the electrical and water technical installation and the growth light. In their own words, the installer has never before…

UK: Sainsbury’s to reduce plastic packaging in fresh flowers in 167 stores

Sainsbury’s is launching a new trial to reduce plastic packaging in fresh floral ranges on a large scale. The 12-week trial, which will run in 167 Sainsbury’s stores, marks another step towards achieving the company’s commitment to reduce plastics by 50% by 2025, across all Sainsbury’s food operations.…

"Product labelling without limits"

Qsys enjoyed a very positive Four Oaks earlier this month with a record number of labelling solutions deployed. Their Infinity Label Producer, coupled with Infinity Publisher, offers the horticulture industry creative and flexible solutions to their Label and Tag requirements. Labels for production stocksInfinity…

D-Tect

Desch introduces second range of eco-friendly recyclable pots

Desch Plantpak presents a new, eco-friendly range of pots and trays: D-Tect. Next to Recover this is the second recyclable product range in the Desch Plantpak assortment. Recover. 100% circular with Cyclos-HTP certificateRecover products are completely Near-InfraRed (NIR) detectable. This ensures that Recover…

New packaging leads to impressive sales growth for flower provider

Jardines de Los Andes is a Colombian flower grower that developed a brand called ‘Enjoy Flowers’ to target customers through the eCommerce channel.  Enjoy Flowers approached Smurfit Kappa to create a sustainable pack for online customers that would withstand a complex eCommerce supply channel from Colombia…

Global food packaging market forecast to 2030:

"There is an uptick in use of paper and aluminum-based packaging"

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, 'Global Food and Beverage (F&B) Packaging Market, Forecast to 2030', reveals that the need to reduce material usage and develop more…

UK: Black pots make way for recycled, colored ones

In the world of plastic pots, recycled material has become of great importance. Especially in the United Kingdom, where it has been a much-discussed issue during Four Oaks. The traditional black pot is slowly making way for taupe, but colors are also taking off. Mainly because UK supermarkets won’t…

Smart Packaging Solutions

Conditions the flowerbox must meet

For many types of packaging used for agricultural products, like fruits and vegetables, firmness is the most important aspect, seeing as the boxes are stacked high and the ones at the bottom need to be able to carry the weight of the boxes on top. Products from the ornamental industry, on the other hand,…

Desch Plantpak presents new Colour Your Story magazine

Focus on colour, innovation and sustainability

Desch Plantpak has again published a kaleidoscopic Colour Your Story magazine, full of content and information about trends, novelties and other developments. The magazine is thicker than before: now with lots of news about sustainability. Colour Your Story. Trends for spring/summer 2020Famous trendwatcher…

Tackling plastic waste with breakdown PET

Throughout 2018/19 plastics was one of the largest issues for growers and nurseries and will likely feature prominently in 2020. With environmental issues in the spotlight, Macpac has introduced new sustainable plastic materials this year welcomed by the horticultural sector. Macpac at the Four Oaks show…


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