The A-Roo web shoppe thrives, now opened up to Canada

North America:"It offers growers the option to order smaller quantities on non business hours"

2020 turned out to be a good year for the floral industry, and not only for the large growers. In 2018, US packaging supplier A-ROO Company launched their web shoppe - which is mainly used by the smaller cut flower growers as they can easily order smaller quantities on non business hours – and it has…

T.O. Plastics launched new square pot and carry tray

"A complete brandable growing system"

T.O. Plastics has just launched a new product set: a 1-quart, brandable square pot with tag slots, and a companion carry tray. Expanding the trusted square pot product line to add convenient and durable branding opportunities comes the 450 square pot with tag slots (product #700162C) and corresponding…

Paper or plastic? Koen Pack explains

Koen Pack develops new collections in packaging, decorations and hardware every year. The theme of sustainability is becoming increasingly important, and at the same time the question of which packaging is the most sustainable is increasingly pressing. The supplier shares a look at the possibilities…

Weber Verpackungen presents new packaging solution

"The bloom guard mixed paper packaging upholds sustainable presentation of flowers in water”

The bloom guard packaging concept of Weber Verpackungen is ideal for the protection and marketing of cut flowers, pot plants, herbs, and lettuce. It’s a great, environmentally friendly alternative for plastic sleeves currently used, suitable for both manual and automatic packing. In bloom guard, plants…

Weber Verpackungen presents new packaging solution

"The bloom guard mixed paper packaging upholds sustainable presentation of flowers in water”

The bloom guard packaging concept of Weber Verpackungen is ideal for the protection and marketing of cut flowers, pot plants, herbs, and lettuce. It’s a great, environmentally friendly alternative for plastic sleeves currently used, suitable for both manual and automatic packing. In bloom guard, plants…

Henkjan van Essen (JBB Packaging): "Everything we make is customer-specific”

Ornamental cultivation packager takes first steps in the fresh produce sector with a line of paper bags

As a packaging company from the Dutch Westlands region, JBB Packaging from Maasdijk supplies a lot of packaging to cut flower and potted plant growers. A request from a…

GASA Group Germany presents cardboard Retail box

In response to the continued great interest in flowers and plants in, among other things, the retail channel, GASA Group Germany, a specialist in heather and other autumn plants, has developed a cardboard Retail box. The Retail box is exclusively available from GASA Group Germany in collaboration with DS…

Desch Plantpak presents Colour Your Story, autumn/winter 2021-2022

Desch Plantpak presents the latest edition of Colour Your Story, the number one colourful inspiration magazine where you can find, among other things, the latest trends, innovations, developments in the field of sustainability, and an interview with Dr Joachim Christiani, Managing Director of Cyclos HTP.…

Compostic launches certified home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags in the US

Compostic, one of the first creators of certified home-compostable plastic alternatives, announced its launch in the United States, available on compostic.co and Amazon. With…

"Our lightweight, durable tubes decrease shipping costs substantially"

Flopak USA, a floral packaging provider, has a patent-pending new shipping system that is revolutionizing the way flowers and plants get from growers to market. The Paklite Shipping System cuts freight costs as much as 50 percent and delivers floral packaging products in a format that creates…

Desch extends D-Grade Fibre tray series

In addition to their recycled plastic range, Desch has even more eco-friendly alternatives, such as D-Grade Fibre. D-Grade Fibre products are made from recycled cardboard waste and recycled paper, so they are perfect for composting and recycling. The Fibre trays are moisture resistant, and 100%…

Special Packaging this month

The demand for packaging is increasing. Reason enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about packaging to share this with our audience. This can be done in the form of a press release, but the special is also…

Square pots, marketing trays and more:

"Two resource-saving product categories"

Pöppelmann Teku, a provider of products for commercial horticulture, presents furthermore sustainable product categories with numerous articles that are proven fully recyclable. PCR recyclableWhether square pots of the VQB series, marketing trays of the PT series, transport and culture trays, Normpack 200…

The Mecaflor hand-tied bouquets machine:

"World’s most sold machine to make spiral bouquets"

Imagine that it requires only 5 minutes to train a non-skilled worker to create uniform and complex hand-tied bouquets. With the patented hand-tied bouquets making machine of Mecaflor, it is possible. On top of the ease, the machine increases productivity by 30% to 50% and requires few technical…

UK: "Home grown packaging to address supply chain headaches"

With the growing season underway and potential supply chain issues from importing goods from the continent, Macpac is reminding all growers to switch to them. "By using Macpac as a supplier for your packaging needs means avoiding the possibility of extra stress and increased costs for importing goods, whilst…

"The new solution for production and transportation of young plants"

Syngenta Flowers announces the introduction of Xcarrier: a new system to optimize production and distribution methods of young plants. Xcarrier has been developed by Syngenta Flowers and brings three advantages in young plant production and distribution into one smart solution: a reusable rooting tray…

The Queen's Flowers

RipeLocker containers hold roses in beautiful condition for four weeks

RipeLocker announced its RipeLocker containers held freshly harvested roses in beautiful condition for four weeks. In recent trials with Queen’s Flowers, a breeder, grower, importer and bouquet manufacturer in the floral industry, RipeLocker demonstrated how its containers could support the company in…

FloraLife Rose Enhancer:

This farm level hydration supplement increases vase life by 2.4 days and flower diameter by 1cm

FloraLife® Rose Enhancer is a unique hydration solution supplement supporting the natural development of roses. The technology helps reduce petal bluing, promotes natural opening and color retention, and in some cultivars, reduces petal browning associated with senescence. FloraLife Rose Enhancer…

Bryce Andersen, The HC Companies:

"All hands on deck to serve our growers, with factories running 24/7"

Over the last year, the interest for gardening spiked, which means busy times for growers and their suppliers. Also at US container manufacturer The HC Companies, they have all hands on deck to serve their growers, with factories running 24/7. They have a large assortment and see an increased demand…

"A new universal trolley solution, which lowers operational costs in more environmentally sustainable ways."

Uni-Troll Europe and TPS Rental Systems launch new ISO standard trolley solutions

At the beginning of March 2021, TPS Rental Systems, an international supplier of IBC containers, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Uni-Troll Europe for the rental, financing and sale of their trolleys. "We are very pleased to have found the right industrial partner in TPS, who we know can handle…

Check out Gardex, October 13-15 in Tokyo

Japan: Eager to enter/expand into the Japanese market?

Gardex is one of Japan's largest garden industry trade show covering all kinds of horticultural and landscaping products. Companies dealing in garden supply, pot/planter, watering supply, garden furniture, outdoor living product, flower/plant, etc. will gather under one roof and industry professionals…

Marc Lodewijks and Wim Mariën, PACK11, the Netherlands:

"Our films meet the growing top seal packaging demand"

Marc Lodewijks started his own business in the Netherlands in 2012. By then, he had more than 15 years of experience in the packaging industry. As a new kid on the block, he moved into a new packaging hall in Nispen. There Marc focuses on film production for the fruit and vegetable sector, among others.…

Syngenta Flowers celebrates 25 years of Delta premium Pansies

The Delta pansies set the bar high when it comes to shelf life and garden performance compared to competitor genetics. Furthermore, Syngenta Flowers never stopped improving the series; its breeders observe the market to sense and create trends with innovations. In the last 6 years alone, over 40% of the…

Rapid’eau of Clayrton’s

New waterproof kraft paper bouquet wrap launched

Clayrton’s is launching this year the waterproof Rapid'eau  This product is an evolution of the classic Rapid’eau bouquet holder, one of the top products commercialized on the market by the company. This latest development is innovative, patented and made in EU. The Waterproof Rapid’eau is an ideal solution…

Fresh flower preservation packets extend the shelf life of fresh-cut flowers

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Fresh flower suppliers in many countries are currently preparing their stock. The trade, export, and distribution of fresh-cut flowers surges during this period. However, there are many limits on the transport of fresh-cut flowers and the cost price is high, especially…

Fleurizon releases 2021 catalog

Fleurizon is happy to announce the release of the 2021 catalog. The 2021 Fleurizon catalog is loaded with succulents, grasses, bedding plants, perennial cuttings, foliage plants (all types of dracaena, deremensis, massangeana and marginata, and more); grafted cactus, hoya, adenium, the Fleurizon staple item phormium,…


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