The 38th edition of the IPM Essen was organised last week. This year the fair attracted 54,000 visitors, slightly more than in 2019 when 52,800 visitors traveled to Essen to view a great deal of flowers and plants, but also the necessary supplies and technology solutions. The show highlights the trends of the coming years: sustainable propagation and packaging solutions. Then there's a lot of things going on in the LED market.
It's rumbling in the LED market
Last year at the IPM there were many LED suppliers and this year was no different. There's a lot going on in the LED industry: new fixtures being launched, new employees being attracted, and also more competition as a result and thanks to a lot of new players entering the market year after year. Although the IPM focuses on the European market, there's also a lot of talk about the developments in the US where the cannabis market has had its impact on the industry. The year 2020 will be a pivotal year for the LED industry.
Joel Enns (left) recently joined the Moleaer team
PlantPaper took the chance to show their alternatives for plastic products.
No more plastic and no more finite resources
Getting rid of plastic is an important topic in the floriculture market and therefore also for the suppliers. Whether in propagation or in packaging, alternatives for plastic are to be found. In addition also the peat market has been eyed: since peat is a finite resource, finding alternatives where possible is getting more and more important.
A new job here and somebody joining a new company there. Those who keep an eye out on our newsletter see regular personnel changes at many companies, and this is something the industry as a whole has to deal with. This turns out to be the time to take on a new job since there's great offers being made to those with experience, knowledge and a well filled address book, and that results in regular changes.
Thomas Spradau, Mats Nychel & Anders Nystrup with Plexiglas. With the transfer of Evonik’s methacrylates business to private equity investor Advent International, Röhm, the company is now called Röhm again. The company based at Darmstadt, Germany, also has a new logo.
Olivier-Henri Dambiel (Filclair) and Jorien Schouten-Plak (Besseling & All Techniek)
With many businesses expanding, they also know how to expand the team at TGU Greven!
For the specific novelties in tech we probably have to wait for the upcoming week, when the Fruit Logistica will take place in Berlin. Since many technical innovations will give a higher revenue in the vegetable industry, the introductions are kept for this week. We will not spoil anything yet, but among others we're looking at Oreon and Van der Knaap.