Welding Grow Bags with Leister HEMTEK-ST
Seam Welding of Grow Bags instead of stitching can increase the life of the grow bags
Rooftop gardening culture is part of our day to day activities. Since ages, it is a common sight to grow a plant inside, around, in living room, bathroom or bedrooms or even in matchbox houses. Usually they are placed on a traditional terracotta, ceramic pots, jar or a decorative pot. But now, Grow Bags are in trend. This culture of growing plants inside a bag is increasing day by day to avoid water leakage on the floor, roof, or the balcony. It needs less maintenance compared to traditional pots. Grow bags are made of HDPE (High-density polyethylene) membrane and can be made to any size.
Grow bags were made completely by stitching earlier that caused small pin holes on the material during the process. These hemstitches which used to be carried out on top of the bag cause damage while carried or moved around with soil, resulting in low shelf-life.
With the help of Leister HEMTEK-ST automatic welder, a better solution was given to restrict the damage caused due to stitching.
Pic : Employees of Dharneesh & Co using Leister HEMTEK-ST to increase production. What started with one HEMTEK has grown to 3 units today.
HEMTEK ST creates these hem by just folding in a size required and passed through the machine. Hot air is passed in the direction of the hem and required pressure is applied to create a perfect hem weld. This way there is zero damage to the material, as the air, temperature, and pressure are constant.
Manufactures like Dharneesh & Co are using Leister HEMTEK-ST to create hem welds on the grow bags, making them furthermore firm and suitable for plant growing. Due to this process of welding, production time of one grow bag has been decreased. The quality of the grow bags have increased considerably due to the welding process over the traditional stitching. HEMTEK-ST machines have made the production process flawless as the guidance of the hem can be predefined. And effortless operation for the workers make their work hassle-free resulting in increase in the production of grow bags.
Leister India is happy to be a part of the manufacturing process that increases the durability of a product. This in turn reduces the number of grow bags ending in dump sites due to wear and tear.