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LIGNOFIBRE - own wood fibre

LIGNOFIBRE - own wood fibre

 

The substrate company Gramoflor from Vechta will inform their visitors about a major future-proof investment: With beginning of 2018 they have their own wood fibre production.

 „With the investment in an own wood fibre technology we are setting another milestone on our way of saving resources and reducing the carbon footprint“ Josef Gramann, the Managing Director of Gramoflor says. He adds: „As a quality supplier of soil and substrates for the professional horticulture we invest constantly in our own production factories to fulfill the requirements of the market and of our customers.”

The own technology of Gramoflor is absolutely up to date. Wood chips from sawmills with assured quality become wood fibres which are very suitable for professional substrates and soils. Therefore the experiences of the last years have influenced the development work. With LIGNOFIBRE® Gramoflor guaranteed wood fibres in top quality. The own technology is also a great support for the research and development department and innovative ideas can be advanced.

For many years Gramoflor offers peat in different structures and substrates can adjust from super fine to super coarse, depending on the plants which are cultivated. According to this example, also the wood fibre is now available in three variants: medium coarse-uncoloured, medium-coloured and extrafine-coloured. Thereby peat reduced substrates can be ideally adapted to the different cultural requirements.

 

 

 

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Resources in own hands – a benefit for quality

Resources in own hands – a benefit for quality

Gramoflor has its own peat sources and now also a wood fibre from own production

 At the Internationale Pflanzenbaumesse (IPM) in Essen, taking place from January 23th to January 26th this year, the substrate company Gramoflor from Vechta will inform their visitors about a major future-proof investment: With beginning of 2018 they have their own wood fibre production.

„With the investment in an own wood fibre technology we are setting another milestone on our way of saving resources and reducing the carbon footprint“ Josef Gramann, the Managing Director of Gramoflor says. He adds: „As a quality supplier of soil and substrates for the professional horticulture we invest constantly in our own production factories to fulfill the requirements of the market and of our customers.”

He also adds: „At the present the professional horticulture still can't work without peat, but also renewable and regional resources gain in importance, now and in the future. Considering the crop safety and for saving limited resources peat will be reduced as much as possible in our substrates. This consistent way by Gramoflor will be established with the investment in our own technology. Next to the North German Peat we now have our own wood fibre (LIGNOFIBRE®) qualities, too. Therefore we have both main resources in our own hands and this is a great benefit for the quality of our products.

Today the wood fibre is an established raw material for producing substrates and soils. The demand of peat reduced and peat free products is rising.

The own technology of Gramoflor is absolutely up to date. Wood chips from sawmills with assured quality become wood fibres which are very suitable for professional substrates and soils. Therefore the experiences of the last years have influenced the development work. With LIGNOFIBRE® Gramoflor guaranteed wood fibres in top quality. The own technology is also a great support for the research and development department and innovative ideas can be advanced.

For many years Gramoflor offers peat in different structures and substrates can adjust from super fine to super coarse, depending on the plants which are cultivated. According to this example, also the wood fibre is now available in three variants: medium coarse-uncoloured, medium-coloured and extrafine-coloured. Thereby peat reduced substrates can be ideally adapted to the different cultural requirements.
Some professional substrates, for example container crops, need a very fibrous structure and for example substrates for propagation should be rather finer. In potting soils for the hobby gardeners, the wood fibre preferably shouldn’t be visible.
Especially for press pots, propagation and potting substrates (pot size 9 and 11) a very fine structure is very suitable because it offers a very homogeneous structure and optic. The uncoloured variant is great for a visible peat reduction in the substrate. It can also be used for bio substrates.

Last but not least Josef Gramann adds: „The wood fibre LIGNOFIBRE® is a renewable and regional resource and is therefore able to improve the carbon footprint of the substrates and soils. Or: The more the fossil resource peat would be replaced by the wood fibre, the higher the CO2 savings and this would be great for our environment."

 

Company profile

The substrate company Gramoflor combined services:

  • Production of high-grade substrates for commercial growers and selected potting soils for specialist shops
  • Responsible extraction of peat and usage of renewable resources (since 2018: wood fibre from own production!)
  • Distribution of high-grade substrates and related products with the support of our dedicated and competent expert advisors
  • Renaturation of former agriculturally used peat deposits to living mires.