Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu Technical Textiles showcases Lumilys® at Interpoma 2018

  • Lumilys® groundcover provides optimal light reflection in the heart of any apple orchard
  • Welcome to our Workshop on the “Improvement of Fruit Colour”, 15/11 at 16:00 at our stand
  • Stand B07/22, Bolzano, Italy, 15-17 November

Comines-Warneton, Belgium – November 14th, 2018. For the 3rd time, Beaulieu Technical Textiles is again exhibiting at Interpoma, the international show of the apple, presenting the value of its smart reflective groundcover Lumilys®.

More light, more colour, more profit, quick install

Lumilys® groundcover is developed by Beaulieu Technical Textiles to provide optimal light reflection in the heart of any apple orchard. Over just the last few weeks Lumilys® provides the crucial extra PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) light that gives your colour-sensitive apples the most beautiful red blush.

This efficient technology has been proven to deliver measurable results, with noticeable added value in orchards equipped with hail nets. The results are nothing short of brilliant: 30% more PAR light in all types of weather, optimal red colouring, up to 25% more premium choice apples, return after 1 to 2 seasons, up to 20% average annual return and quick to install, durable and reusable.

More perfectly coloured apples with your first harvest

The effect of Lumilys® is evident. Scientific tests conducted by recognized and reputable research centres prove how “smart” Lumilys® groundcover really is : Universität Bonn (Germany), pc fruit (Belgium), KOB Kompetenzzentrum Obstbau-Bodensee (Germany) and CRESO (Italy). This efficient technology has been proven to deliver measurable results, with noticeable added value in orchards equipped with hail nets.

Workshop on Fruit Colour

15/11 – 16h : Workshop on Improvement on Fruit Colour with Prof. Michael Blanke

The effect of light reflection has been proven by scientific tests conducted by numerous recognized and reputable research centers. At Interpoma, we welcome Prof. Michael Blanke, Universität Bonn, who is willing to share in person with you the results of his scientific test on the “Influence of reflective groundcover like Lumilys® and biostimulants on fruit colouration of apples.”

16:00 – Start Workshop by Prof. Michael Blanke, Universität Bonn, INRES - Gartenbauwissenschaft
16:30 – Q&A and closing with a Belgian beer and Belgian chocolates


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About Beaulieu Technical Textiles

Beaulieu Technical Textiles is an established leader and driving force in the global market of technical textiles. The company produces textile solutions out of a variety of polymers. The woven fabrics are used in different industries, such as agriculture and horticulture (agrotextiles), civil construction (geotextiles), the industrial packaging and the carpet industry (for carpet backings). Beaulieu Technical Textiles is a proud member of the Belgian Beaulieu International Group. Today this renowned industrial group holds a solid market position both in producing raw materials and intermediate goods and in offering an extensive range of finished floor coverings.

Member of Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu International Group is a well-respected industrial group with headquarters in Belgium. It holds an important market position both in the production of raw materials and intermediate goods, and the supply of perfectly finished floorcoverings.

Beaulieu International Group is composed of three business units. ‘Flooring Solutions’, is a worldwide leader in wall-to-wall floorcoverings (carpet, needle felt, artificial grass, cushion vinyl, vinyl planks, laminate, parquet, wall panels and mats). A second business Unit, 'Polymers', produces polypropylene granules for numerous applications. The third business unit ‘Engineered Products’, houses the activities related to ‘Fibres’, ‘Yarns’, ‘Technical Textiles’ and ‘Technical Sheets’.

Another division of Beaulieu International Group is specialized in the development and production of quality upholstery fabrics for the sofa industry.

Beaulieu International Group has more than 5,000 employees in 27 plants, 16 representative offices and distribution centres spread across 16 countries. In 2017, the combined turnover was close to €2 billion.

The Beaulieu International Group's entrepreneurial spirit and innovative ambitions make it the model of diversity and evolution within the sector. They allow it to create added value sustainably for customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and for the society in which it operates.

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