February 13, 2008

MasterTag Offers Sustainable Options

MasterTag has two new plant label options made with environmentally sustainable materials.  The materials, shape and design were developed to complement biodegradable pots that are becoming more popular at retail. MasterTag will offer a stake label made of recycled and recyclable materials, and a new hanging tag, made from biodegradable and recyclable plastic, has been developed to work with nursery, perennial and annual plant containers. MasterTag also offers creative design and product development services that can create custom labeling to complement other eco-friendly packaging components. For more information, go to www.mastertag.com.

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December 19, 2007

Eco-Friendly Plant Tags

Horticultural Identification Products (HIP) has developed two sustainable plant tag products. EcoTag is a degradable alternative to traditional plastic plant tags. Manufactured using wind power as one energy source, EcoTag retains its structural integrity until buried in compost or disposed of in a landfill. The buried tags disintegrate in one to five years. BioTag is made of biodegradable plastic using state-of-the-art polymer technology that relies on bio-based products, such as corn and soybeans, instead of fossil fuel-based resins. The end product has a natural composition that is biodegradable. The degradation process takes about one year. Bob Lovejoy, president and CEO of HIP, has identified a need for environmentally friendly packaging options and developed alternative materials for custom-designed labels. “These environmentally conscious horticultural tags contribute to the brand image of a horticulture company, not only enhancing the look of plant products, but also conveying a corporate commitment to environmental awareness and […]

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November 14, 2007

John Henry Wins Teddy Award

The John Henry Co. recently won first place at the Teddy Awards for excellence in design and innovation of promotional displays. The Teddy Awards are held annually to honor the most creative and innovative displays designed worldwide from Nomadic products. Named in honor of Ted Zeigler, founder of Nomadic Display and inventor of the pop-up display, the Teddies are presented in seven categories and have been a tradition for nearly 20 years. John Henry’s Backwall Display was selected as the best in combining versatile, modular and flexible design with strong graphics to create a dynamic brand image. Many of you probably saw this display on the trade show floors this summer. “We are honored to be recognized at this year’s Teddy Awards,” commented Kristi Huffman, John Henry’s senior vice president for horticulture. “The Backwall Display is a great example of the creativity that John Henry offers florists, growers and retailers […]

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April 4, 2007

Wanted: Bilingual Production Labels

Last week a grower from one of the largest operations called to see if we could get more chemical and fertilizer companies to provide label information in Spanish, as well as English. In his quest, he did find bilingual resources from PanAmerican Seed and Bioworks and mentioned that Fine Americas will be coming out with Spanish translations soon. Which suppliers are helping you provide production information in multiple languages? Or if you are doing this as a supplier, please let us know. Drop us a line at [email protected]

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