New top collars save up to 60% of cardboard08 October 2019
Royal FloraHolland developed new top collars together with a few suppliers. These top collars go on the support shelf and save approximately half of the cardboard compared to the large collars. This is another important step in the field of sustainability.
Photo caption: Tim Stricker, Starflor (processed for Tesselaar Alstroemeria)
The top collars save up to 60% of cardboard, but do provide the flowers with the necessary protection.
Research into protective collars
We recently assessed the value of protective collars with customers. They broadly recognised the good protection of the flowers, but there were also some critical remarks, mainly from growers who immediately take flowers out of the packaging. The new top collars will drastically reduce the quantity of cardboard going into the market, and the desired protection is maintained.
Use of top collar is positive
This summer, Berg Roses started with the 80 cm top collar on the Fc997 and Arend Roses will be starting the supply of 80 cm roses in Fc997 with top collar soon. Tesselaar Alstroemeria has been working with 75 cm top collars on the new Fc998 since October. The first experiences are very positive.
The release of the new flower bucket Fc588 for Rose is planned for June 2020. The protective collars will also have to be adjusted for the switch to this new efficient flower bucket. The experience that we will gain with the top collars in the coming months is important input for this switch.
Approximately 50% of the top collar will be charged to the client, as with the other collars. The settlement of the top collar takes place as follows:
|Packaging code||Description||Top collar settlement|
|Fc888||Fc997 + top collar 80 cm (Fc628)||€0.22|
|Fc981||Fc998 + 75 cm top collar (Fc611)||€0.23|
Benefits of top collar
- Up to 60% less cardboard compared to large collar
- No more crooked collars thanks to solid locking
- Good protection
- 100% FSC
Want to know more?
Do you have any questions or are you interested in the top collar? Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service, as they will be happy to assist you.
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