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Dümmen orange poinsettia collection is ready for 2021

The 2020 holiday season just wrapped up and Dümmen Orange has its poinsettia collection ready to go for the 2021 holiday season.   Dümmen Orange has unveiled its extensive poinsettia program with the theme being simple, modern and inviting. The company recently paired up with fashionable home décor brand West Elm…

Duo range upgraded

Soparco thermoformed range is now fully circular

In the context of the circular economy, more and more companies are working towards a more eco-responsible approach. Also French pot manufacturer Soparco is, and they are constantly researching to reduce or eliminate the use of virgin plastic material (in the manufacturing). Already over 80% of their…

Olaf Amende, WEBER Verpackungen:

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

German producer WEBER Verpackungen has made a name for himself worldwide with the bloom guard packaging concept within the lettuce, herb and flower market. These bloom guard covers consist of FSC-certified paper and are therefore 100% recyclable. The packaging is produced from reinforced, water-resistant…

"the perfect choice for sustainable growers"

Fresh herbs in bio-degradable flower pots

In this video below, Desch Plantpak show how their D-Grade®BIO pots are not only a good fit for flowers, they are as well for fresh herbs. "This combination is the perfect choice for sustainable growers," says Kees Waque, Manager Retail & Marketing at Desch. In their new Colour your Story magazine,…

"Peony growers can store their flowers for a duration of 10 to 12 weeks"

Innovative low oxygen box extends cut flower shelf life

It does not only enable flower growers to extend their season, it also makes them more flexible in deciding when to sell the flowers. The product in question is the low oxygen box of Janny MT. For several years now, this French company is working with peony growers to store their flowers for a duration…

The HC Companies:

"The Colors of the Year reflects at time for hope and renewal"

For 2021, the Pantone Color Institute has done something unique – naming not one, but two Colors of the Year: the neutral Ultimate Gray and vibrant yellow Illuminating. Posted in HC's Blog “It’s a combination that speaks to the resilience, the optimism and hope and positivity that we need, as we reset, renew,…

The new sustainable standard expanded with Recover recycle grey

From fridges to plant trays

Last fall, Desch introduced "The new sustainable standard", Recover® and D-Tect®Plus for the horticultural sector made from recycled plastic. Desch recently expanded its sustainable line further with Recover® recycle grey plant trays. These are made from PS interiors from discarded refrigerators and also have the Cyclos HTP…

Packaging Automation

Test Kitchen helps customers through the development of new packaging concepts

Packaging Automation’s Trial Facility at their factory in Knutsford, Cheshire offers customers the opportunity to carry out tests using different packaging materials with their product incorporating MAP, SkinPAC, Map F to verify the results prior to investment in machinery. Simon Wilson, Seal…

Recyclable plant pots in all colors

Pöppelmann TEKU can also be colourful. The specialist for products for commercial horticulture now has the inline plant pot range in an incomparable colour palette as a recyclable alternative in the category Circular360 in its programme - so that really nothing more speaks against saving resources. For…

"Cold Water Peeling" labels from Contact save on energy and cleaning agents

"Washable labels make reusable systems even more sustainable"

In the fruit and vegetable trade, but also in many other areas of the food trade, reusable systems are indispensable. Anyone who uses them knows what problem they bring: there are labels on the containers that did not -or not completely- come off after cleaning. If such containers are then relabeled,…

European patent for electrostatic printing of plant growth regulator

Verdant Technologies, a recently launched technology company focused on product life extension for perishable products, announces that the European Patent Office had granted Patent No. 15 735 823.5-1107 to Verdant for the electrostatic printing process, or photocopy process, used in their growth…

Two units of 8,000 sqm

De Jong Packaging rents new 16,000 sqm warehouse

On the Honderdland business park, De Jong Packaging will rent additional storage space, consisting of 2 units of 8,000 sqm. The first hall was completed this month and the remaining part will be completed in December. De Jong Packaging will occupy the building for several years. Our cardboard factory in…

Warm delivery of poinsettias with ThermoStretch

As the nights are getting colder, the poinsettias from Kwekerij Wouters in Ens, the Netherlands receive an extra warm blanket before they are delivered to the customers. Wouters has been using Amevo's ThermoStretch to ensure that the poinsettias don't catch a cold when being transported. "It's not only because…

New colours and also in injection moulding

Circular360 family of circular plant pots is growing rapidly

Pöppelmann TEKU mixes up the market for plant pots with products of the category Circular360. Their plastic content consists of 100 percent post-consumer material from the yellow bin, the yellow bag and other recyclable material collections close to households. After use they are 100 percent recyclable.…

Dutch judge rules: Porto pot unlawfully copied

The LUNDAGER design registered pot has been copied under the name Porto pot. That is the core of the The Hague court ruling in a dispute between the Danish nursery and designer of the Lundager pot on the one side and Import Company and Ovata on the other side.  Michel Teekens, representative of Lundager in…

Dec 1-mid-December in the Netherlands:

Clayrton’s to organize a mini-fair celebrating sustainable packaging

From December 1st until mid-December, Clayrton’s will showcase its new range by organizing a mini-fair at its business location in The Netherlands. Upon appointment, clients will have a chance to discover the company’s latest developments with focus on retail solutions. Creativity, innovation, and…

AU: Matthew Mills announced as 2020 sustainability champion at the APCO awards

Matthew Mills, Marketing Manager of long-time industry supporter Garden City Plastics has won the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) 2020 Sustainability Champion Award. The award recognises individual commitment for a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability…

Koen Pack about new campaign 'Trends for ALL’

Earlier this month Koen Pack launched the new campaign 'Trends for ALL'. This is an alternative to the Trade Fair which was canceled this year and where the company normally presents the new collection and redecorates the entire showroom according to the latest trends. Sandra Könings, who opened the newly…

Desch successfully invests in circular brands

'Recover and D-TectPlus conquer the market'

Desch itself calls it 'the new sustainability standard'. The plastic pots for the horticultural sector of the young, forward-looking brands Recover® and D-TectPlus are not only made from recycled plastic, they are also in turn recyclable. Both are also fully Cyclos-HTP certified. D-Tect®Plus and Recover®…

New Chrysal Bag-in-Box packaging in 10 litres

The growing challenge of plastics in the environment means it is more urgent than ever to find solutions to reduce, reuse and recycle. With our Chrysal Professional 2…

Green Partners:

Cut flower supplier saves £48K p.a. by switching to Rotech direct carton printing

European supplier of cut flowers and bouquets, Green Partners, has reduced its annual carton printing costs by £48K by switching from hand labelling to using Rotech direct carton printers. “The cost-savings have been significant for us," said Operations Manager, John Berry. “A price per print study was…

Company Ortoflorovivaistica F.lli Simonato

Organic herbs and poinsettias in plastic-free packaging

Fratelli Simonato started paying attention to organic cultivation and issues related to ecological sustainability more 20 years ago. This has led to the innovative solutions in the field of packaging. After Bio Kepos 3, an entirely eco-friendly packaging, there is now also a totally plastic-free…

Flower Circus

Flower Magician reveals the secret of unboxing Anthuriums

A well-known problem for many florists for years is finally revealed by one of the Flower Magicians of Flower Circus. The Anthurium is a beautiful flower which stands out in every arrangement. A real eye-catcher without any doubt. This is what all florists worldwide have known for ages. The only thing…

UGA research studies efficacy and environmental impacts of alternative containers

"Biodegradable containers can benefit gardeners"

Professional and home gardeners alike can grow landscapes sustainably with the help of biodegradable plant containers but may wonder whether these containers decompose quickly…

Gordon Robertson, Verdant Technologies, on HarvestHold:

New post-harvest solution extends life by up to 25 percent

"It depends on the floral type, but overall we see an up to 25 percent increase in the life of cut flowers and potted plants," says Gordon Robertson, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer of Verdant Technologies™ on the company’s recently introduced product, HarvestHold™. This new post-harvest product life…


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