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A close co-operation with Ellepot US partner Blackmore Company made it possible to develop the new Ellepot papers to follow the USDA guidelines for organic growing.
Once again Ellepot is leading the charge for better growing conditions and now proudly launches two new propagation papers to their selection, both OMRI listed and approved for organic production in the US.
As part of their integrated propagation system, Ellepot specializes in developing degradable propagation papers for all types of crops. Their latest offerings, the patented Ellepot Organic 10 Weeks and Ellepot Organic 16 Weeks, are based on Nobel Prize-winning technology and are testament to the company’s commitment to increase sustainability through innovation.
“This is good news for growers of organic crops in the US, and, as a bonus, it allows them to eliminate the use of plastic pots, further decreasing their environmental footprint.”
The two new papers are OMRI listed and made with biodegradable materials using a patented technology which was developed based on the collaboration between Ellepot and Blackmore Company. This product development has been a long time in the making, and after years of research and testing done by and with local US growers, the ideal texture, durability, and performance for these papers were achieved. This is good news for growers of organic crops in the US, and, as a bonus, it allows them to eliminate the use of plastic pots, further decreasing their environmental footprint.
With their ability to biodegrade, Ellepot Organic 10 Weeks and Ellepot Organic 16 Weeks are produced with carefully sourced materials and made to last longer than the groundbreaking and award-winning Ellepot Organic 2.0 paper that was launched in 2021. While the latter has a degradation time of approximately 6-8 weeks, the two new papers last 10 and 16 weeks respectively before they start to degrade. To achieve these extra weeks of durability, Ellepot has worked closely together with Blackmore Company to identify and test papers containing a variety of bio-based materials ranging from FSC®-certified wood fibers to plant-based polymers, ultimately settling on a Nobel Prize-winning technology for their new patented paper that meets the world-class standards required by organic growers in the US.
The trials conducted by US growers were also designed to test that the papers perform as expected under real-world growing conditions. This has allowed Ellepot to refine the product and make any necessary adjustments before launching it to the markets of both indoor and outdoor growers.
Ultimately, the development process behind Ellepot’s two new organic papers is a testament to the company's commitment to sustainability, innovation, and collaboration. By working closely with their US partner, Blackmore Company, and conducting extensive research and testing, Ellepot has created a product that is environmentally friendly and meets the needs of growers of organic crops in the North American market. With the launch of their new Organic papers, Ellepot continues to push the boundaries of sustainable agriculture and viable solutions for the future.