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Technical information

Introduction

Technical information about the Procona Gerbera.

  • Components

    Components

    1. Florida container
    2. Tray
    3. Plastic bags
    4. Cardboard interiors
    5. Collar
    6. Lid

  • Base

    Base

    There are two options for the base of the Procona gerbera packaging.

    Florida 25
    To stack three layers of the gerbera packaging onto a pallet you need a Florida 25 container as base. With this low container the lowest stems in the interior may not be longer than 40 cm. The container is 25 cm high, the tray 10 cm and the lowest stems in the interior start at 5 cm from the bottom. 

    Product details
     Size 30 x 24 x 25 cm    
     Colour White & Black, other colours on request
    Packaging unit (large) 900 (pallet)

    Florida 35
    The Florida 35 is the second container that can be used as a base for the Procona gerbera packaging. With the Florida 35 as base two layers of packaging can be stacked on a pallet. The Procona gerbera packaging with the Florida 35 as base is suitable for stems from 50 cm high. The container is 35 cm high, the tray 10 cm and the lowest stems in the interior start at 5 cm from the bottom.

    Product details
     Size 30 x 24 x 35 cm    
     Colour White & Black, other colours on request
    Packaging unit (large) 850 (pallet)

     

     

  • Tray

    Tray

    The tray is placed on the base of the Procona gerbera packaging. The interiors are held in position in this holder. Notches on the tray support all available cardboard interiors. Openings in the tray support two water bags ensuring the supply of water to the gerberas.

     Product details
     Size  28 x 22 x 15 cm 
     Colour  White
     Packaging unit (large)  2880 (pallet)

     

  • Bags

    Bags

    There are two openings in the Procona gerbera tray; these are used to suspend the bags and are then filled with water. With the Procona gerbera packaging unit the stems of the flowers hang in the water.  

    At the top of each bag there is an extra flap which prevents water splashing out of the bag against the gerberas.

    Three lines are printed on the bag. The water in the bag must never reach below the bottom line – as this would dry out the top gerberas in the packaging. When filling the bag, the water must be up to the middle line. When the interiors are placed on the tray- and the stems enter the bag - the water level will rise to the top line. It’s important that the water does not reach higher than the top line as this will prevent the anti-splash flap from working.

      

    To guarantee the quality of the gerberas in the Procona gerbera packaging, Pagter Innovations advises adding the rose pre-treatment product Chrysal RVB, to the water. This keeps bacteria levels low and prevents burnt stems. The dosage is 4 ml per bag (of approximately 2 litres of water). A hand pump is available for dosage.

    We opted for the bags with anti-splash flap, because only 2 x 4 litres of water is used.  A container totally full of water (without bags) would be too heavy. The anti-splash flap prevents water from splashing out of the bags against the flowers and the interiors.

    Product details Procona gerbera packaging bag for Florida 25 container

    Size 40 cm    
    Packaging unit (small) 500 (box)
    Packaging unit (large) 25.000 (pallet)

     

    Product details Procona gerbera packaging bag for Florida 35 container

    Size 50 cm    
    Packaging unit (small) 500 (box)
    Packaging unit (large) 25.000 (pallet)

     

     

  • Cardboard interiors

    Cardboard interiors

    There are five dedicated interiors for the Procona gerbera packaging. Four for large-bloomed gerberas, and one for Germini.

    Available cardboard interiors
    Interior Interior
    height (cm)
    Number of stems
    per interior
    Number of stems
    per packaging
    40 cm
    40 holes
    dividable
    40 cm 40  80
    40 cm
    40 holes
    40 cm 40  80
    50 cm
    48 holes
    50 cm 48  96
    40 cm
    30 holes
    40 cm 30 60
    40 cm
    70 holes
    40 cm 70 germini 140

     

    Dividable interior (40 cm, 40 holes)
    After filling and folding the interior you see two tubes with gerberas. The stems are in the tube, the heads stick out. The interior can be split into two parts with a perforation line. This gives a retail unit of 20 stems.  

     Product details
     Number of stems  40    
     Number of interiors per packaging  2
     Number of stems per packaging  80
     Height  40 cm     
     Colour White, brown
     Packaging unit (small)  50 (bundle)
     Packaging unit (large)  1400 (pallet)

     

    Standard interior (40 cm, 40 holes)
    This base-interior for gerberas is made of solid cardboard. After filling the interior the two ends are folded over towards each other and stapled together. This results in a tube, with the stems hanging and the blooms sticking out.

     Product details
     Number of stems  40
     Number of interiors per packaging  2
     Number of stems per packaging  80
     Height  40 cm
     Colour  White
     Packaging unit (small)  30 (bundle)
     Packaging unit (large)  2700 (pallet)

     

    Standard interior (50 cm, 48 holes)
    This base-interior for gerberas is made of solid cardboard. After filling the interior the two ends are folded over towards each other and stapled together. This results in a tube, with the stems hanging and the blooms sticking out.

     Product details
      Number of stems  48
     Number of interiors per packaging  2
     Number of stems per packaging  96
     Height  50 cm
     Colour White
     Packaging unit (small)  30 (bundle)
     Packaging unit (large)  2100 (pallet)

     

    Standard interior XL (40 cm, 30 holes)
    This interior for XL gerberas - diameter 12-14 cm - is made of solid cardboard. After filling the interior the two ends are folded over towards each other and stapled together. This results in a tube, with the stems hanging and the blooms sticking out.

     Product details
      Number of stems  30
     Number of interiors per packaging  2
     Number of stems per packaging  60
     Height  40 cm
     Colour White
     Packaging unit (small)  30 (bundle)
     Packaging unit (large)  2700 (pallet)

     

    Standard interior Germini (40 cm, 70 holes)
    There is a solid cardboard interior for Germinis. After filling the interior the two ends are folded over towards each other and stapled together. This results in a tube, with the stems hanging and the blooms sticking out.

     Product details
     Number of stems  70  
     Number of interiors per packaging  2
     Number of stems per packaging  140
     Height  40 cm  
     Colour White
     Packaging unit (small)  30 (bundle)
     Packaging unit (large)  2700 (pallet)

     

  • Collars

    Collars

    A collar fits in the rim of the container which acts as a base for the Procona gerbera packaging. The collar makes the packaging stackable (in combination with the Florida lid). A collar provides extra protection for the gerberas. The collars for the Procona gerbera packaging come in two heights. The choice depends on the type of interior. All Procona gerbera packaging collars are printed in three colours. The collars are made of C-corrugated cardboard.

    Procona gerbera packaging collar 53 cm
    Suitable for 40 cm and dividable interiors

    Product details
     Height 53 cm    
     Colour White/brown, 3-Colour print
     Packaging unit  500 (pallet)

     

    Procona gerbera packaging collar 63 cm
    Suitable for 50 cm interiors.

    Product details
     Height 63 cm    
     Colour  White/brown, 3-Colour print
     Packaging unit  500

     

  • Lid

    Lid

    A lid is fixed on top of the collar allowing the packaging to be stacked.

    The lid has adequate ventilation holes in the top. The flow of air along the containers and via the lid throughout the pallet offers sufficient ventilation for the stacked packages. The Procona gerbera packaging can also be used without collar and lid. In that case stacking is not possible and the packaging can only be used on cards with trays.

    The lid provides stacking ridges, so that another Florida container can be stacked on top.

    To ensure ample air flow the ridges are raised and the lid has sufficient ventilation holes. The cool air can be inhaled into the packaging and the humid (warm) air (the flowers’ breath) can exhale from the packaging. So even the Procona gerbera packaging in the middle of a pallet has enough ventilation.

    Size 30 x 24 x 4 cm     
    Colour White & Black, other colours on request
    Packaging unit (small) 60 (zak)
    Packaging unit (large) 2.550 (pallet)

     

     

  • Stem lengths

    Stem lengths

    It is important that all the stems are in water. To ensure this the water in the bag must be at the level of the top stripe when the gerberas have been inserted. It is also important to take the minimum and maximum stem lengths into account for every interior.

    Minimum stem length
    The minimum stem length is applicable for the flowers in the top row of the interior to ensure the stems are in water once packaged.

    Maximum stem length
    The maximum stem length is applicable for the flowers in the bottom row of the interior to ensure the stems do not touch the bottom of the bag. All the remaining flowers in the interior may be longer. 

     

    Base   Interior Minimum
    stem length
    (topmost flower)
     Maximum
    stem length
    (bottom flower)
    Florida 25  40 cm 40 stems  41 cm  38 cm
    Florida 25  50 cm 48 stems  49 cm  41 cm
    Florida 25  40 cm 30 stems   40 cm  38 cm
    Florida 25  40 cm 70 stems  41 cm  38 cm
    Florida 35  40 cm 40 stems  41 cm   49 cm 
    Florida 35  50 cm 48 stems  49 cm  51 cm
    Florida 35  40 cm 30 stems  40 cm  49 cm
    Florida 35  40 cm 70 stems  41 cm  49 cm

     

  • Packing

    Packing

    Packing gerberas in the Procona gerbera packaging requires some explanation.

    Step 1
    First of all the bags must be fixed in the tray. Two bags are positioned in every tray. To do this first insert the bag from the underside, through the opening in the tray. Then, both strips on the bag are clicked into the slots in the openings. Make sure that the bag is properly clicked into position. Last of all the anti-splash flap is folded into the bag so that the upper side of the tray is free.

       

    Repeat this for the second bag.

    The tray with the two bags is placed on the Florida 25 or Florida 35 container.

        

    The water dosing machine is used to simultaneously fill both bags with water. There’s no need to add rose pre-treatment solution afterwards, if the water dosing machine has a dosing pump for this. With a water dosing machine without a dosing pump you should add 4 ml rose pre-treatment per bag afterwards, manually. Hand pumps are available for this. 

    Step 2
    Unfold the interior so that all holes are accessible and place the interior on the insertion table. Put a gerbera in every hole, start at the bottom. After one or more interiors have been filled, the interior must be folded and stapled. This brings the left and right sides together. Put staples in the top and bottom of the overlapping flaps. Make sure that the gerberas are not damaged. .

    Dividable interior
    Unfold the interior by pulling on the long sides so that all the holes are visible. Lay the interior on the insertion table. Insert the gerberas into the lowest holes (lower half), from bottom to top above. Insert the gerberas in the upper holes, (top half), from top to bottom. Lift the filled interior in the middle and allow it to hinge on the folded line so that the stems of the gerberas move towards each other below the interior. Now make two towers in which the stems are secured – and staple the exterior flaps together.

            

    Step 3
    After filling the interiors, check that the bottom stems aren’t too long. Stems that are too long push the heads of the flowers from the interior. Too long stems need to be cut.

    Step 4
    After the length of the stems has been checked, the interiors are put on the tray. They rest on the tray and the stems hang in the bags. Make sure that the water level in the bags does not go over the top line when interiors are put on the tray.

    Step 5
    Once all the interiors have been put on the tray a collar a lid can be placed on the packaging unit. Omit step 5 if the packaging unit will not be stacked.

    Collar
    There are several collars available for the various interiors, these come in different heights.

    Position the collar with the longest rear side into the edge in the tray. Fold the collar forwards; meanwhile the two side flaps are folded into the edge. Close the front side of the collar and place this in the edge. Lastly, fold the short flap over and put it in the edge. This way the collar will be in minimal contact with the gerberas.

    Lid
    After the collar has been positioned in the container put a lid on the collar. When positioning the lid also make sure that the collar slots properly into rim of the lid.  Positioning the lid locks the interiors between the lid and the tray.

    Strapping
    The last stage in closing the packaging is binding it with straps. It is important that these cross the centre of the lid as this is the lid’s strongest point.

     

  • Procona gerbera processing line

    Procona gerbera processing line

    A processing line has been developed for packaging gerberas in Procona. This line comprises the following:

    • Insertion table
    • Water dosing machine
    • Strapping machine (table model)

     Packaging gerberas is much easier with this the Procona processing line.

     

    Insertion table

    There are different models of insertion tables. And for every type of interior there is a separate insertion table. As the gerbera stems do not need to be watered in advance the insertion table also acts as a buffer.  Buffer trays are also available for Danish trolleys.

     
      
     

    Water dosing machine

    The bags in the tray must be filled with water. A manual water dosing machine developed for this fills both bags evenly at a single movement.
    It is important to add rose pre-treatment solution to the water. You can use a dosing pump for this or a manual pump. Each bag (content around 2 litres of water) should be filled with 4 ml rose pre-treatment.

     

    Strapping machine

    Once the interiors have been placed on the interior and the collar and the lid have been placed on the packaging unit, it is closed with a strap.