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"Each extra percentage of light counts"
With the GreenTech coming up this month we're getting in touch with several horticultural intellectuals, entrepreneurs, innovators and general greenhouse geeks. Today Van Looveren tells us more on their TerraSol diffuse glass range.
What is your contribution to the advancement of the global horticulture industry?
With our diffuse glass range TerraSol™ we offer a product with an outstanding price quality ratio. We are convinced that diffuse glass will become more and more important. That’s also why we are an active member of the NEN-commission which developed the new norms NEN2674 and NEN2675 for measuring the light transmission and hortiscatter of horticultural glass.
Toon Thys – Jeremy Aussems – Steven Adriaense
What would you say is the most important topic in horticulture right now?
For our company the light transmission is of course the most important topic in horticulture at the moment. As each extra percentage of light in the greenhouse counts, our TerraSol™ glass contributes to greater yields.
What will you be showcasing at GreenTech? Will you be presenting any new products during the trade show?
At the GreenTech fair we will be promoting the TerraSol™ glass range (in case this wasn’t clear yet).
Which current project are you most proud of?
Of course we are proud of all our (whether or not TerraSol™) orders, but in particular we are very proud of a project in Val De Loire (France) where we delivered in 2016 TerraSol™ glass and where we supplied recently the second phase.
We are also very pleased with a TerraSol™ order in Broechem (BE). As you can see we supply worldwide, but also around the corner.
How do you see the future of horticulture?
We believe the future of horticulture is bright. There is an increasing demand from the consumer for a secure, safe and affordable local food system. In order to cope with food shortage, several markets are switching from foil covered greenhouses to glass covered greenhouses (in the Middle East, Iran, Russia, Georgia …). But also in our regions there is an increasing demand for (locally produced) healthy food. As regards Van Looveren, we are looking forward to sell in the near future Terrasol™ orders up to dozens of hectares.
Van Looveren is to exhibit at booth 11.101 at the GreenTech exhibition June 12-13-14 in Amsterdam. The GreenTech summit will take place June 11th.
For more information on the GreenTech exhibition and the GreenTech Summit, check out www.greentech.nl.
Publication date: 6/11/2018
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