Packaging

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…

CTi Plastic partnered with Plastic Bank to come up with Flow material

Cleaning oceans to make containers

Reducing the use of plastic and recycling plastic is a hot global topic. Canadian container planter and plastic container wholesaler, CTi Plastic tapped into this sustainability trend and partnered with Plastic Bank to come up with Flow material, a mixture of plastics collected from and around rivers and…

UK: GCA members look for ways to reduce plastic waste

The Garden Centre Association are encouraging their members to do what they can to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. Two of its member centres recently worked with Herefordshire and Worcestershire authorities to get non-black PP plastic pots and trays accepted in household and kerbside…

September 3-4, Lower Withington

UK: Macpac team returns to Four Oaks

With environmental packaging solutions for an industry in the spotlight this year Macpac introduced new sustainable plastic materials which have been welcomed by the horticultural sector and will be exhibited on the stand; these include a new Near Infra-Red (NIR) detectable black plastic and Breakdown…

ROP Introduces MA packaging for edible flowers

While the demand for edible flowers is on the increase, the challenge for its expansion remains with the limited post-harvest shelf life of this delicate product. Once harvested the perishable flower tissue starts to dehydrate compromising its appearance. Research also pointed out that its nutritional…

This is what the Dezhou Horti Center in China will look like

Following the World Horti Center in the Dutch Westland, the initiative to realize the Horti Center in Dezhou has been taken. Dezhou is a city in the northwest of the Shandong province of China, where a lot of horticultural and agricultural developments are taking place. AAB has been called upon to be the…

Joe Raju, Bumnong:

"This tray could guarantee 100% of seedling"

By comparing the results of a general seedling tray with their Fibroot tray, Bumnong USA found that the latter tray could get the crop about 20 to 50 percent higher when it was used for plants that had severe transplant shock or that the growth of the rootlet is not good enough. The team of Bumnong at…

Increased number found in Kenyan, Tanzanian roses

NL: "False codling moth is a serious threat, but the risks should not be exaggerated"

A little animal causes a big fuss in the ornamental and horticultural industry today. Dutch media report how an increase in the discovery of the false codling moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) in roses imported fr…

US: Clever tag concept ensures 100% correct labeling

Plants without a tag or with the wrong tag on the shelves. It not only annoys the end consumer, but the retailer, grower and breeder as well. Therefore, a new way of tagging entered the market about 4 years ago and it is now becoming more of a norm in the US, explains Mike Howden of Macore, a tag and…

US: MasterTag taps into succulent and cacti trend with new tags

Succulents, and increasingly cacti, are continuing to trend in the US market. Their ease of care and interesting array of shapes and colors are a big draw, especially among younger shoppers. MasterTag taps into this consumer trend with a new line of cacti and succulent tags. A part of the team of…

Plastic recycling of plant protection product containers in South Africa

GlobalGAP supports CropLife Africa/Middle East’s strategy for developing plastic container management programs in key countries of the region. CropLife encourages farms to…

Vented film gives flowers and plants a breather

Traditional cast stretch film is great for product load stabilization, but what if you are wrapping products that are still alive, like flowers and plants? Then, once the load is wrapped and stabilized, businesses can experience condensation which can affect the quality of the product. In order to enable…

South African flowers bounce back after challenging 2018

After Mother Nature made 2018 a challenging year for many South African growers, Afrex Trading - one of the leading exporters of Cape Flora and other South African flowers – are very pleased with the supply, demand and sales of this year so far. "It surpassed our expectations", according to Lee Sarah…


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