Lohne, July 2019 – At Green is Life 2019, the international trade fair for plants, garden and landscape architecture in Warsaw, Poland, Pöppelmann TEKU® will be presenting a wide range of innovative solutions for commercial horticulture. The plastics specialist will show visitors fully recyclable plant pots made of Pöppelmann PCR, new seedling and nursery trays that are also suitable for automated processes and an extended selection of space-saving square-round containers.
As part of the company-wide PÖPPELMANN blue® initiative, which aims to achieve a closed material cycle, Pöppelmann TEKU® last year launched the first fully recyclable plant pots made of Pöppelmann PCR in the colour “Recycling Blue”. The range has since grown to include several popular TEKU® articles, and the VCG, VCH, VCK and VTG plant pot series are now also available in the post-consumer recycled plastic Pöppelmann PCR. The plastic used for this comes entirely from the recyclable waste collection by Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland (DSD). After use, the plant pots are returned to the recyclable waste collection, thus achieving a closed material cycle at one and the same level of the value chain.
The Pöppelmann TEKU® seedling and nursery trays stand for rapid growth, healthy plants and excellent machinability. Now, the plastics specialist presents the popular trays in three new versions that are also ideal for automated processes: with a volume of 76 ml, BP 3153/60 T is ideal for plugs with a height of up to 48 mm. Version BP 2854/72 has a volume of 59 ml and offers optimal spatial utilisation with 476 plants/m2. With a volume of 76 ml and useful tapering of 12°, the BP 3153/28 trays are characterised through their rounded bottom, which makes it easier to remove plants. All of the trays are equipped with stacking notches to ensure defined spacing between trays. They are also ideal for automated unstacking. Their design enables optimal plant ventilation plus good irrigation and drainage. Furthermore, the transport cams that slot into the profile bottom of the tray ensure safe transport.
Another trade fair highlight offered by Pöppelmann TEKU® is the popular MQF plant pot series, which has been extended to include new formats. With the space-saving square-round containers MQF 16 x 16 x 21.5 cm and MQF 18.5 x 18.5 x 25 cm, users achieve significantly improved utilisation than with standard round containers of the same volume. The pots are equipped with the established multi-hole cross bottom, which allows for optimal irrigation and drainage.
Pöppelmann TEKU® at Green is Life 2019 in Warsaw, Poland: Hall 3, Booth 3.69.