Toon Hopmans developed a mobile cloth cleaner in 2011. De machine uses boiling hot water to clean the ground cloths, in a sustainable way, without the use of chemicals. He notices that this method gets a growing relevance. "Not only because less chemicals are available, but also because working without using chemicals becomes normal."
The boiling hot water technology is patented and Hopmans is using it as well to disinfect the concrete paths. "The boiling hot water technique cleans perfectly, it enters every gap and crack, ridding the greenhouse of all kinds of pests like algea, mosses and germs which don’t survive the boiling water." Cucumber growers with a strong focus on risk management is clean their concrete paths during every crop rotation. Thanks to that, the popularity of the treatment is increasing.Steaming floors
More economical and cleaner
These months growers of tomato and cucumber clean there paths and cloths. The cleaning is done on the lot – but not before the machine itself is thoroughly cleaned. "Than it works more effective and therefore better.” It is no problem for the schedule: Hopmans has more than one cloth cleaner. During the busy period at the end of the season this is an requirement.Prior to the major clean-up, Toon Hopmans needs to clean first. The machine which he uses to disinfect greenhouse ground cloths needs a proper cleaning. It is just possible to do this before the business of the crop rotation.
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Toon HopmansHopmans Verhuur
4625 DM Bergen op Zoom