AIB Vinçotte has officially awarded the Growcoon with the Industrial Composting, OK Compost certificate. This is a major milestone for this biodegradable growth- and seedplug.
OK Compost certificate
OK Compost is a label for compostable products and raw materials. Packaging or products featuring the OK compost label are guaranteed to be biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives. What's more, each product with the OK compost logo is guaranteed to comply with the of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste directive (94/62/EEC).
More and more growers are opting for the Growcoon in their cultivation or sowing process. Interest in the plug is growing strongly not only nationally, but also internationally, partly due to the intensive collaboration with Klasmann-Deilmann as international partner. The Growcoon is deployed in traditional cultivation systems, but there is also increasing interest for the ‘clean’ Growcoon product from growers that use hydroponics.
The Growcoon is a biodegradable cultivation and sowing plug for the horticulture sector. By applying innovative production techniques, the Growcoon fits in commonly used trays used in horticulture. The Growcoon can be placed in the tray using an automated system and then filled by the grower with his own substrate. Combined with loosely filled substrate and an open net structure, the perfect fit of the Growcoon is the ideal basis for optimal and rapid plant growth.
Maan BioBased Products
Maan BioBased Products from Raalte is a division of Maan Group. With 20 years of experience in adhesive technology, the company has spent the last few years developing the biodegradable root plug. Maan BioBased Products produces and markets the Growcoon and aims to make the horticultural industry more effective with innovative products and services.
Klasmann-Deilmann is a worldwide market leader in the international substrate industry. With production units at various locations, Klasmann-Deilmann offers the foundation for success to professional growers the world over. The organisation has a thorough knowledge of substrates, and partly due to optimisation of the logistics processes and geographic distribution of the sources, is able to supply a high and consistent quality all year round. Furthermore, Klasmann-Deilmann also has its own peat farms in Germany, Ireland, Lithuania and Latvia. In terms of sustainability, the peat farms are returned after peat production to their natural state, turning the peat farms into conservation areas. With continual high-quality raw materials in-house, including a growing share of alternative raw materials, Klasmann-Deilmann is also able to provide its customers with the required products over the longer term.