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Aqua Pad in Tray system proving popular

March 13, 2015  By Dave Harrison

March 2015 – The “Aqua Pad in Tray” is a unique system for reducing plant losses in the retail sector by 10 per cent as well as prolonging the life of the plant by up to 30 per cent.

Moreover, it also provides increased flexibility for logistics and planning thanks to the extra water reservoir.

The system is 100 per cent compostable and environmentally friendly.


To meet growing demands for Aqua Pads, Chrysal International, Flier Systems and Modiform have joined forces in developing a complete application solution.

The Aqua Pad is a wood fibre mat that should be placed under the pot. Once the Aqua Pad has been hydrated, it forms a water reservoir that absorbs up to 20 times its own weight. The water is gradually released as required by the plant. This gives plants a longer shelf life.

To supply the Aqua Pad in Tray systems, Flier Systems developed the Aqua Pad Dispenser. This machine places the pads in trays or pots and ensures the correct amount of water is supplied.

Additionally, and in consultation with nurseries, Modiform wants to investigate the possibility of supplying customized trays ready-filled with Aqua Pads.

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