Lohne, January 2019 – New from Pöppelmann TEKU®: The specialist for commercial horticulture products will present its extended range of innovative, fully recyclable plant pots at the IPM 2019 from 22 to 25 January 2019 in Essen/Germany. Highlights of the trade fair also include additions to the propagation and nursery tray series, as well as a larger selection of square-round containers.
PÖPPELMANN blue® is the company-wide initiative developed by the Pöppelmann Group, which is firmly committed to a closed material cycle. Pöppelmann TEKU® contributes to this with fully recyclable plant pots. Just in time for the IPM, the range of resource-saving plant pots has been expanded. In the colour “Recycling Blue”, the pots are made of Pöppelmann PCR, a pure post-consumer recycled plastic. The plastic used for this comes entirely from the recyclable waste collection by Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland (DSD). The pots are one hundred percent recyclable. After use, they are returned to the recyclable waste collection once more. This creates a fully closed material cycle at one and the same stage of the value chain. The following plant pot series are now also available in Pöppelmann PCR: VCG, VCH, VCK and VTG.
Rapid growth, healthy plants, excellent machinability – this is what the BP series of propagation and nursery trays stands for. It has now been extended to include three innovative additions. With a volume of 76 ml, BP 3153/60 T is ideal for plugs with a height of up to 48 mm. Cams that slot into the profile bottom of the tray ensure safe transport. Version BP 2854/72 has a volume of 59 ml and offers optimal spatial utilisation with 476 plants/m2. With a rim height of 21 mm, the trays are ideal for printing or equipping with adhesive labels and RFID tags. The BP 3153/28 trays present highly useful tapering of 12° and a rounded bottom to prevent plants from settling on them. This makes the trays easier to remove. A bottom groove ensures excellent ventilation and good irrigation and drainage.
New, space-saving square-round containers: the MQF series by Pöppelmann TEKU® is characterised by significantly improved space utilisation compared to the use of standard round pots with the same volume. The series now also includes MQF 16 x 16 x 21.5 cm and MQF 18.5 x 18.5 x 25 cm. Both models are equipped with the established multi-hole cross bottom, which allows for optimal irrigation and drainage. The MQF square-round containers in the dimensions 18.5 x 18.5 x 25 cm will in future also permit customised designs. During production, Pöppelmann TEKU® uses the proven IML (in-mould labelling) process. In this process, pre-printed labels are attached directly to the plant pot, creating a high-quality and visually appealing unit. This way, the label cannot be removed, either wilfully or unintentionally.
Pöppelmann TEKU® at the IPM Essen 2019: Hall 2, Booth 2D31.