Terrazza MC and Beaulieu Technical Textiles have found each other as partners in the field of maintenance of ground cloth for tree and plant growers. The parties find each other in marketing and product development, as well as in using each other’s network. The collaboration will be presented at GrootGroenPlus, an exhibition in the Netherlands.
Terrazza MC produces and sells cleaning machines for the professional market. With the Terrazza Geotex PRO, ground cloth can be cleaned using nothing more than cold water and a patented brush technology. Moreover, the machines have recently been fitted with electric motors, allowing the cleaning of the ground cloth to be done not only chemical-free but also ‘CO2-neutral.’
Beaulieu is a Belgian manufacturer of agro-textiles and has recently introduced Recover, a new woven ground cloth made of 30 percent recycled material. It also releases 35 percent less CO2 during its production. The cloth is UV-resistant and will last at least 10 years.
Beaulieu is a large company and has a global (sales) network. Terrazza MC is comparatively much smaller, although their machines are also gaining acceptance in some 20 countries, says managing director Dany Mestdag. “Cleaning without chemicals and making production more sustainable is what it’s all about. We can contribute to this from both sides, and we complement each other nicely. We also seek and find cooperation on the development side, looking, for example, at how to minimize wear and tear on the fabric through cleaning.”
Note: Tree Nursery Willy De Nolf NV from Waregem had the new ground cloth laid and is obviously very pleased with it. He has also been a satisfied user of Terrazza’s Geotex PRO machines for many years. In this article (NL) on Boom in Business, he talks about the great importance of a clean ground cover.
For more information:
Beaulieu Technical Textileswww.beaulieutechnicaltextiles.com