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Plants and flowers are big business with the global industry worth well in excess of $250bn. Some of our largest customers are based in the Netherlands, the worlds largest hub for flower and plant distribution. As a result, we understand the problems that can arise when transporting floricultural products.
The Need to Breathe
Plants, by their very nature, need to breathe. They ingest carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. If there is not a suitable amount of circulation then this oxygen gets trapped and the plants will eventually start to suffocate. Left long enough they will become seriously damaged and, in extreme cases, even die. The problem is that if they are wrapped in a solid stretch film, the trolley on which they are transported can become ‘sealed’, preventing the load from breathing.
The Moisture Problem
Furthermore, condensation be a real issue -