30.3. - 3.4. 2014
International Forestry and Hunting Fair
Individual protection of trees - product line TUBEX 12D
|PROFILE OF EXHIBITS|
|Product:||Individual protection of trees - product line TUBEX 12D|
|Location:||Open area Z1, st. 004|
|Producer:||Fiberweb Geosynthetics Ltd.|
Brief characteristics of the exhibit
TUBEX 12D is a new material technology combining biopolymer (starch based) and an oxo-biodegradable polypropylene. Whilst our traditional treeshelters are made from polypropylene, photodegrading from UV radiation; our new TUBEX 12D material contains a biopolymer and a catalyst which accelerates degradation and reduces the reliance on UV degrading the material. The name 12D demonstrates customers receive all the benefits of a traditional shelter with the added benefit of degradation. Our customers will still enjoy the same ease of installation of TUBEX, their trees will receive the same high level of protection and support, and 12D gives the added value of completely degrading on site.
Specification of advantages compared to the competitors
The TUBEX 12D product range differs from the competition not only with the new biodegradable material, but also with a big variety of precise and sophisticated details. These details include among others: laserline, designed to split avoiding strangulation as plant grows; flared rim to minimise stem abrasion; twin wall construction for rigidity and best strength to weight ratio; strengthening rods at stake area to prevent tearing of the shelter. An advantage for a better transport and storage is that the shelters are nested, whilst maintaining original shape.