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PCR plant pots Circular360 from Pöppelmann TEKU with Blue Angel environmental seal:

"Blue pot gives high recognition value among customers and consumers"

Pöppelmann TEKU aims to support companies from the horticultural sector in their commitment to greater sustainability with plant pots from the Circular360 category. The…

Alberto Palmí, director of FEDEMCO:

"The price of wood has tripled, and we have never seen anything like this before"

Growers and marketers are facing rising costs when placing their products on the market. One of the inputs that have seen the highest price increase is packaging materials, including cardboard, plastic, and wood. This is a consequence of high energy and fuel costs and severe supply problems caused, in…

Plastic fantastic: “We need to change the negative view about plastic”

“There is a powerful anti-plastic movement, even though this negative view on plastics is not always justified.” So how can we improve the image of plastic in an accessible way? That is when the Dutch Federation of the Rubber and Plastics Industry (NRK) and Rethink got together to create a series of…

Alexey Zdrok, Vista Pack:

“The packaging market moves in the direction of biologically recycled and 100% recycled materials”

“The main purpose of our organization does not go to the marketing, but to the technological innovations and to the direction of biological recycling,” explains Alexey Zdrok, Chief Development Officer of Vista Pack. The Polish company produces packaging for flower bouquets. The different types of papers…

Johan de Neef, Smart Packaging Solutions:

Lack of raw materials: what are the consequences?

As everyone notices, the global impact of Covid also affects the availability of raw materials, which in turn leads to rising raw material prices. At Smart Packaging Solutions they notice the consequences as well. Johan de Neef explains. "The raw materials market is moving fast. Raw materials are…

Aart Jan Bos, Beekenkamp Packaging

"Plant roots better in new 60-hole BKX tray"

In 2019, Beekenkamp Plants launched the BKX tray for seed products. After positive trials, thorough research was done into additional BKX trays to also deliver cuttings products. This resulted in the new 60-hole BKX-tray, suitable for ornamental plant products. Aart Jan Bos of Beekenkamp Verpakkingen…

Anne de Rouw - Ranpak:

Paper is an effective and cost-effective cold chain packing solution

During the pandemic, use of ecommerce spiked, including online purchasing of food products that require thermal protection during the shipping process. In most cases, products are delivered within 24 hours, and traditionally, many of these products have been shipped using expanded polystyrene (EPS) boxes…

Modiform’s new infographic

Making sure plant pots and packs are getting recycled by consumers

“Making sure that consumers recycle our products starts with us. Not only do we need to provide recycled products, we also need to provide the proper information to our customers about recyclability. It is important that we help our customers choose the right products, so that the chances of them being…

Sentinel introduces new packaging line

The Sentinel Scindapsus nursery recently introduced its new packaging line at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. This line consists of a paper sleeve, a cardboard 6-hole tray, and Danish box. All the packaging is made of FSC paper and cardboard. This new line is a response to the increasing demand…

Beekenkamp Packaging introduces more efficient growing tray

Up to now, young vegetable plants could only be transported from the nursery to production grower on a plant raising tray or on a 60x40cm growing tray. These both work fine when you work with the correct trolleys, but when it is especially busy, Danish carts are also used a lot. Up until now, there was no…

"Recyclable plant pots as a new benchmark"

Recyclable plant pots from the Circular360 category Pöppelmann TEKU help companies in the horticultural industry to make a commitment to increasing sustainability. This was…

A conversation with Modiform's John van der Maarel and Francis Schrama

On the road to new plastic-free production

Perhaps the greatest challenge in recycling is of a logistical nature; only when that is realized can we truly speak of a sustainable chain. "For most pots, we have this pretty well sorted out by now, consumers can dispose of them with their waste. The difficulty lies in getting all the trays back from…

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Horticulture recyclability: what are the eco-friendly alternatives?

Eco-conscious customers demand a reduction in plastics and an increase in sustainable packaging that does not damage the environment. After all, horticulture in itself is the preservation and beautification of the environment, so why damage it through lazy packaging? There are a lot of products that are…

De Jong Packaging has new Valmet IQ Quality Control system

"This improves our capability to deliver quality on time"

In 2020, De Jong Packaging invested in a Valmet IQ Corrugator Quality Control System. Combining precise online moisture, temperature, and warp measurements together with reliable closed-loop controls and moisturizers, Valmet IQ stabilizes raw material and process variations to optimize both process…

Arie den Hertog on Modiform’s ecoExpert range

Offering growers new sustainable solutions at the very beginning of the chain

“Our range is responding to the ever increasing demand for environmentally friendly products,” says Arie den Hertog, Product Manager at Modiform. The ecoExpert line is a complete range of horticultural products made of 100% recycled cardboard waste, and after their use, the products are completely…

Jared Rusch and Leigh Ann Burbes, T.O. Plastics:

US: “Despite the challenges, this year’s record sales enables us to grow”

“The increasing trend in orders already started before COVID, but afterwards demand really increased exponentially,” says Jared Rusch, Director of Sales & Marketing at T.O. Plastics. Rusch and Leigh Ann Burbes, Senior Market Manager, explain how this year has actually been very positive for the producer…

Beekenkamp Plants introduces sustainable 60-hole BKX-tray

Sustainability is important to Beekenkamp Plants. This week, the first 60-hole BKX trays for cutting raised products leave the company. These trays are the company's response to customers' growing need to transform into a more sustainable cultivation process. Beekenkamp Plants switches from a single-use…


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