02 July 2021
WESTLAND, Netherlands: Remmy Substrates India Private Limited, a manufacturer and exporter of coir fibre and coir pith has achieved RHP certification. RHP, the Dutch certification scheme for substrates and raw materials.
Based on research and inspections executed by ECAS, the company complies with the requirements as determined in the Product Certification Scheme of the RHP quality mark. With the certification of Remmy Substrates a total of 70 certified companies have now joined RHP, nine of which have coir products for horticulture in their product line.
Remmy Substrates is located in Tamilnadu, India and established in 1994. Besides other growing media products the company produces RHP certified coir fibre and coir pith and sells these products to growers worldwide, including the Netherlands, USA, Mexico and Canada.
The company’s pride is its modern production plant fitted with specialised machinery for the manufacturing of quality coir products.
The company’s headquarters are in India but, Remmy Substrates has also foreign subsidairies in Australia and China (Qingdao Remmy Commerce & Trade Co. Ltd.).
The RHP quality mark for substrates is issued by the Stichting RHP (RHP Foundation), the leading centre of expertise on substrates and soil-improving materials in Europe, and is granted to producers and importers of and traders in peat products, raw materials, potting soil mixtures and substrates. The RHP quality mark was developed by the RHP Foundation to guarantee the products’ quality throughout the entire production chain, from extraction from their source to processing by the buyer. The quality mark guarantees certainty, safety and quality.
The RHP quality mark is considered the world’s most stringent quality standard for the growing media industry, also phytosanitary. The RHP quality mark requires full control of production processes in order to effectively exclude possible contamination in the supply chain. This unique quality control system offers growers the – most as possible – security that the growing media are clean.
RHP-certified products are produced by national and international leading substrate companies that have set up their production processes in accordance with the RHP standards. For plants and crops, the substrate in which they are grown is a major factor in their health. One way to contribute to the prevention of plant diseases and pests which affect (ornamental) crops, is to start the culture with clean, RHP-certified substrate.
RHP uses a 4 minute video to explain its RHP quality mark in an easy way. The video is available for sharing and embedding from RHP’s YouTube channel.
Watch it here