Grow-Tech introduces BioStrate:

New biobased textile specifically engineered for hydroponic microgreens

Grow-Tech LLC, a 30-year veteran of the stabilized growing media industry, is proud to announce the release of BioStrate Felt, a biobased textile specifically engineered for the growing of hydroponic microgreens and baby salad greens. BioStrate Felt was developed in-house with the support of USDA funding and is manufactured in Maine. The blend of biopolymers and natural fibres is designed to manage water efficiently for optimal growth in a variety of hydroponic systems.

BioStrate Felt is the first in a range of products in development using Grow-Tech’s biopolymer technology platform. “We have been fortunate to be able to utilize our experience in the horticulture sector combined with a close collaboration with innovators in the hydroponics sectors to develop a new substrate that meets the needs of this fast growing market,” explains Edwin Dijkshoorn, Grow-Tech’s CEO. Our technical sales team can work directly with growers to custom cut the product to perfectly fit the grower’s systems.

Grow-Tech’s design emphasizes all the qualities growers requested in a microgreens medium: high performance, promotion of dense healthy roots and shoots, ease of use and clean. Grow-Tech has taken this product development one step further and had BioStrate Felt tested and internationally certified for biobased content and compostability in an industrial setting. BioStrate is a USDA Certified Biobased product and has received certification from Din Certco in Europe for >85% biobased content according to ASTM D6866. According to the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) and Din Certco, this product also meets ASTM 6400 and EIN13432 respectively and is intended to be composted in commercial composting facilities.

For more information
Grow-Tech, LLC
T: +1 888-805-8916

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