Packaging

Tyne Moulds introduces stick that cannot be removed

New info stick that really sticks to the pot

Customers switching labels between plants or tags that are lost are some of the problems retailers are encountering and therefore a major concern leading retailers are wanting to be addressed. There has not been an Info Stick on the market that cannot be removed, up till now, explains James Sword of Tyne…

A co-creation with growers and for growers

Make the difference with plant-pot combinations of Desch Design Studio

The Desch Design Studio works together closely with growers, exploiting colour as the main ingredient in developing new and creative plant pot concepts. "So, Colour Your Story? Desch Design Studio." A good example of such a concept is the 'Urban Gardening' product line, which Desch Design Studio recently…

Topics discussed at PMA's June 24 Virtual Floral Roundtable

Floral packaging options and the importance of box standards for shipping

Sustainability has been a hot topic for businesses and consumers alike for several years now, and while COVID-19 has impacted consumer behaviors around packaged goods to a degree, being more sustainable is still a consideration, including for the floral industry. Cost-containment and price for both…

Telrol and Kolibri Labels become part of Optimum Group

Telrol Group, consisting of the specialists in self adhesive labels Telrol and Kolibri Labels, becomes part of Optimum Group. The addition of Telrol Group fits within the…

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HTA response to UK Government lockdown relaxation announcements

In response to the UK Government’s announcement that the social distancing rule of two metres will be reduced to one metre plus, with cafes able to reopen from 4 July, James…

From buckets to IBCs

It was common practice for contractors to order a pallet full of buckets with screening products from Sudlac, but now Ruben Lensing notices increasingly more contractors are making a switch to IBCs. “That works well, both for the contractor and the factory. For example, an IBC with the Eclipse LD coating contains 1000 litres…

Royal FloraHolland

Prices of single-use packaging materials down at Royal FloraHolland

Packaging prices at Royal FloraHolland may change twice a year. Price changes usually take effect on the first Monday of January and the first Monday of July. As of Monday 6 July 2020, the price of various packaging materials will change. A number of single-use packaging materials is affected by the…

Beekenkamp Packaging develops efficient mother plant planter

In practice, mother plant planters can’t be filled entirely. This is what Jerry Arkesteijn noticed and heard in the market. So, together with his colleagues at Beekenkamp Packaging, they developed a new model. The result is a planter for mother plants with a height of 150 mm. Jerry: “This is 20 mm lower…

Robert Wu replaces Martin Dahlberg as CEO at Oboya

Martin Dahlberg, interim CEO at Oboya Horticulture Industries AB, resigns with immediate effect and Robert Wu is appointed as CEO. Martin Dahlberg was appointed as CEO in…

Dudutech

“Dudutech recycles about 577 kg of plastic per week”

As hygiene supervisor at Dudutech, Antony Matete oversees the recycling of 10,500 product bottles and 200 high-density boxes per week, helping to mitigate the environmental impact of getting our products to the fields where they do their work. Once cleaned and all microbial residues have been removed,…

online workshop, June 19

Sustainable packaging in Australian horticulture

As any gardener knows, the polypropylene pots used to transport seedlings and plants from growers to garden beds across Australia, are not currently recycled through household recycling collections. As a result, they often end up stacked at the back of the shed, because very few gardeners want to send…

Turkish cut flower exporters set their eyes on Spain and Italy

Turkish cut flower exporters had set the target for 2020 as 125 million USD after surpassing the 100 million USD threshold for the first time in its history. However, the coronavirus outbreak put a stop to these plans and cut flower exports of Turkey dropped significantly in the last 2 months which were…

Desch give plants added value with colour

More than 140 colours now in free digital booklet

Match pot colours to fashion trends. Desch Epla started the trend years ago and is still very successful to this day. Now all 140 colours can be viewed in a digital booklet at www.desch.nl/en/catalogue/Epla-colour-card Twice a year, Desch's marketers are inspired by trend watcher Hilde Francq of Francq…

Australia: Closing the loop on polypropylene (PP5)

As the Australian Government seeks to deal with the nation’s waste onshore as a result of the Chinese ‘ban’, our greenlife industry is leading the way by closing the loop on polypropylene (PP5).   by Gabrielle Stannus   In 2018 China’s “National Sword” policy banned the import of most plastics and other materials headed for that nation’s…

Pöppelmann on how they were/are dealing with the COVID-19 impact

"The corona crisis hit us hard"

The abrupt closure and reopening of garden centres have not only been a challenge for the growers, they have also been for companies supplying the industry. German plastic pot and tray manufacturer Pöppelmann Teku for example tells us how they were and still are dealing with the negative impact of the pandemic on their sales of…

Koen Pack presents new cardboard buckets for shelf presentation

To meet the sustainability demand, Koen Pack is now introducing patented 8 and 10 liter cardboard buckets. "Due to their unique design and their natural look, the buckets are ideal to use as transport bucket and for instore presentations at the same time", they state in a press release. FSC quality markThe…

"In public facing environments, like garden centers, visors become even more imperative"

UK: Macpac adds plastic visors to assortment

Horticultural packaging manufacturer Macpac added a new product to their assortment recently, namely plastic visors. It might not be in line with their packaging products…

American Flowers Week

Grower’s Discount Labels joins American Flowers Week as a sponsor

For the past several years, American Flowers Week bouquet labels have been ordered from Grower’s Discount Labels. "We’ve loved working with this family-owned business with deep ties to farming and publishing", Debra Prinzing comments. For 2020, Grower’s Discount Labels is joining American Flowers Week as…

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Clockhouse Nursery

#UNCLOCKDOWNHere we go... we are open NOW. Plus as promised, there are trumpets.(Thank you Patrick)STAY ALERT, CONTROL THE VIRUS, SAVE LIVES.#clockhousenursery #enfield #covid19 #garden #gardening 13/05/20 pic.twitter.com/qp20a8gxmu — Clockhouse Nursery (@ClockhouseEN2) May 13, 2020

Cargolite enables growers, clients to save more on airfreight during the pandemic

Innovative packaging saves up to 2 kg per carton

High freight costs have become a serious issue for Kenyan flower growers. With the corona pandemic crisis, the price per kilo in some cases has doubled, and today a packaging solution can be more valuable than ever. The lightweight packaging concept designed by Cargolite, for example, can now, with the…

Lambert van Horen shares Rabobank's predictions and the effects on the floriculture industry

"It will take 4 to 5 years before the industry is back at the 2019-level"

The floriculture is hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, but when looking at the past, present and future, how is the industry expected to develop and recover? Rabobank tried to predict the global economic impacts and the effects on the floriculture industry. Lambert van Horen, Analyst - Fresh Produce at…


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