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Growfoam acquires OK Compost certification for biodegradation

Growfoam acquires OK Compost certification for biodegradation

Last year, Foamplant introduced the horticultural substrate Growfoam. Growfoam is a patented biodegradable plant substrate for seedling germination and plant cultivation. The dimensionally stable, peat-free and clean plant foam-substrate is produced from biodegradable biopolymers and natural additives. Depending on specific crop requirements Growfoam can be tuned in composition, foam morphology and foam cell size. By tuning the foam substrate to the requirements of young plant growers, Foamplant is able to deliver a defined water capacity and air capacity suited to every crop.

OK Compost certificate
During December 2019 Growfoam passed all required tests on biodegradation in order to acquire the OK Compost certificate from TÜV Austria. Growfoam substrate plugs are therefore available with certified biodegradation, conform EN 13432:2000 norms, from January 2020 onward. “Passing the required biodegradation tests for the OK Compost certificate is an important milestone for Growfoam”, says Martin Tietema, CEO of Foamplant. “We are now able to offer certainty towards growers regarding our claim on biodegradability, which can be communicated clearly from grower, towards retailers and consumers. Crops grown on Growfoam can now be discarded in the green bin together with its Growfoam substrate”.

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Growfoam is a patented biodegradable plant substrate for seedling germination and plant cultivation.

The dimensionally stable, peat-free and clean plant foam-substrate is produced from biodegradable biopolymers and natural additives. Depending on specific crop requirements Growfoam can be tuned in composition, foam morphology and foam cell size. By tuning the foam substrate to the requirements of young plant growers,
Foamplant is able to deliver a defined water capacity and air capacity suited to every crop.

Growfoam passed all required tests on biodegradation in order to acquire the OK Compost certificate from TÜV Austria. Growfoam substrate plugs are
certified biodegradable, conform the EN 13432:2000 norm. During biodegradation Growfoam will decompose in H20 and CO2 without effecting plant growth.