Lumiforte unveils biobased greenhouse shading coating

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Lumiforte recently hosted an event for its global distributors to showcase the company’s latest innovation: LDC 101, their first biobased greenhouse shading coating.

Event highlights
The event featured presentations by key Lumiforte figures, including Halil Özkan, Product Manager Horticulture, and Barry Zuidgeest, Chief Commercial Officer. They detailed Lumiforte’s commitment to sustainability and introduced the audience to the new biobased and biodegradable products.

Barry Zuidgeest opened the session by discussing the evolution of greenhouse coatings and Lumiforte’s role in the industry. He highlighted the transition from traditional synthetic binders to organic binders, emphasizing the company’s ultimate goal of achieving a circular product lifecycle.

Halil Özkan presented the technical aspects of LDC 101, explaining how the product is derived from modified corn starch, making it both biobased and biodegradable. He also outlined the research and development efforts behind this innovation.

Sustainability and Innovation
The Lumiforte team states: “The event underscored Lumiforte’s sustainability strategy, which includes a commitment to using raw materials from natural or waste streams, thereby minimizing environmental impact. The new biobased coating is designed to be compatible with both glass and poly greenhouses, ensuring broad applicability across different types of horticultural operations.”

Another highlight of the event was the announcement that Lumiforte attained ECO certifications for both ReduClean (ReduSystems) and Topclear (Sudlac).

Interactive Sessions and Future Prospects
Distributors engaged in interactive sessions, learning about the practical applications and benefits of the new biobased coating. The event also provided a platform for discussing future innovations, including the development of thermochromic shading coatings and plant growth retardant coatings.

“The ‘Future of Coatings’ event was a success, highlighting Lumiforte’s leadership in sustainable horticultural solutions and its dedication to innovation. With the launch of LDC 101, Lumiforte is poised to set new standards in the greenhouse shading industry, offering products that not only enhance agricultural productivity but also align with environmental sustainability goals,” the team concluded.

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Lumiforte
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www.lumiforte.com

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