FAQ Liquidseal for Flowers

FAQ Liquidseal for Flowers

Is it harmful for me and/or my employees to come into contact with Liquidseal?

No, our products are not harmful at any step in the chain whatsoever.

Note: when spraying Liquidseal, the use of gloves and a mask is recommended. Wearing an apron will prevent clothing from becoming soiled. No mask is necessary when dipping fruit, as Liquidseal is not volatile. Use of a mask is recommended during spraying; a high concentration of Liquidseal may build up in spaces that are poorly/inadequately ventilated.

 

Will the flowers be hermetically sealed?

No, Liquidseal affects the evaporation of moisture from the flowers: this would be impossible if the flowers were to be hermetically sealed.

 

Is Liquidseal soluble in water, and can it be removed using water only?

No, Liquidseal is technically insoluble – although it can be removed with just water. Once Liquidseal has been applied to a product (and allowed to dry), it can be removed using water at a temperature of 40 – 60 degrees Celsius. Before the drying period, Liquidseal can be rinsed off with cold water.

 

Does Liquidseal contain active substances?

No, our products do not contain any active substances. It is, however, possible to use Liquidseal in combination with active substances.

 

Does Liquidseal contain chemicals?

No, Liquidseal does not contain harmful chemicals.

 

Can a fungicide be added to Liquidseal?

Yes, that’s possible. If the fungicide is added to Liquidseal the fungicide is retained its activity longer.

 

In which ratio fungicide can be added to Liquidseal?

In the same ratio as that the fungicide is mixed into water.

 

What is the pH level of Liquidseal?

The pH is between 5.6 and 6.9.

 

Does the pH of Liquidseal have a positive effect on the use of added chemicals?

Yes. Various chemicals are poorly soluble when pH levels are high (> 7). Liquidseal has a lower pH level, making it easier to dissolve chemicals in the Liquidseal.

 

Is Liquidseal a biocide and/or preservative?

No, our products are not biocidal agents. The protective effect of Liquidseal products does not result from active, technological or biocidal effects created by the product.

 

With what should I compare Liquidseal?

Our product can best be compared to packaging applied around the flower.

 

Under what conditions should I store Liquidseal?

It is best to store our jerrycans in a cool, dark place.

 

What is the shelf life of Liquidseal?

When stored as recommended, our products have a shelf life of two years.

Note: if you plan to combine our product with a biocide, we recommend that you use it immediately after mixing.

 

Can Liquidseal be used in a sprayer?

Yes, although we recommend rinsing the sprayer and tubing thoroughly with warm water after use.

 

What should I do with Liquidseal residue?

After dipping, and certainly in case of frequent or long-term use, all surfaces that have come into contact with Liquidseal should be given a thorough cleaning. First flush the area with water, then rinse, making sure all product is washed away. Follow up with an intensive cleaning using disinfectant.

 

Can I also use Liquidseal prior to harvesting?

No, our products have been developed for use post-harvest. You may consult us about the possibilities for use prior to harvesting, if you wish.

 

In which countries is Liquidseal available?

Our head quarter is located in Leiden – the Netherlands. Worldwide we work with representatives and distributors in Spain, South America (Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico) and Kenya. Please be in contact with your local representative or distributor which are to find on our website under the chapter ‘Contact’.

 

How do I order Liquidseal?

Orders can be placed via our website (www.liquidseal.nl) or by e-mailing us at info@liquidseal.nl.