Desch Plantpak

Desch Plantpak is a specialist thermoform and injection moulding manufacturer of plastic packaging for the horticulture sector. It works with four production locations in the Netherlands and in the UK as well as one partner location in Germany.

In all its businesses, Desch works with fully automatic -thermoforming machines fed with polypropylene, polystyrene (which the firm extrudes itself), PET and biopolymer foil. With a total capacity of roughly 30,000 tonnes of product readily available, Desch is one of the leading thermoforming companies in the horticulture industry.

Its UK manufacturing plant in Mundon, Essex, has undergone a multimillion-pound investment over the past few years and now boasts some of the most modern injection moulded and thermoforming equipment in the industry — from inside and outside the UK, the firm is "working together" and reacting to the many changes that the current market demands.

Desch is continually extending its range of products for professional horticulture with items that respect the environment. Together with its partners, the company keeps investing in sustainable and innovative concepts in the future.

"RECOVER" is the very latest product line from Desch — an addition to the standard recycled products in the company’s range as a result of demands from the market. Desch purchases kerbside domestic plastic waste to produce RECOVER.

The products have their own distinctive colour, which makes them easy to separate from the waste stream after use and during waste processing. They can then be recycled again. It means that RECOVER is a completely circular product — made from recycled plastic and endlessly recyclable.

Desch also markets paper pulp products for the professional horticulture sector under the name of "D-Grade FIBRE". An appealing and logical addition to "D-Grade BIO", which growers can use in their automated cultivation processes, D-Grade FIBRE was developed for transport and added value, and it allows Desch to make a special contribution to the demand for more biodegradable products.

D-Grade FIBRE has a natural cardboard waste appearance and is a great alternative to plastic. It is also:

  • Environmentally friendly.
  • 100% biodegradable.
  • Compostable.
  • Moisture-repellent.
  • Made from 100% recycled paper

Desch says it is delighted to be a sponsor at this year’s HW Business Awards and to actively encourage and support innovation in its own business as well as the entire horticultural industry. The company adds that it wishes the winners and finalists every success for the future.

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