Plastic clips are used to tie the plant to the stake. In order for this to function properly, great care must be taken to ensure that the plastic clip is attached to the stake correctly.

Pros: plastic clips are strong and easy to use. They tie the stake and the plant together without damaging the stem.

Cons: attaching the plastic clip is a lengthy process, it is not a degradable material in plant compost and results in high recycling, transport and storage costs.

TomSystem is a tying tool that has all the qualities of plastic clips and more – without the cons. 

The Tomsystem allows optimum production in the least amount of time, staking up to 1600 plants per hour. This results in cost saving as this system does not require the same specialized skills as the traditional plastic clip method.

As well as preventing stem breakage, the Tomsystem also offers many other advantages making it unique to this sector. The clips are degradable and compostable, and incur lower recycling, transport and storage costs than other methods. The Tomsystem also provides excellent after sales service which includes: customer service, maintenance, spare parts, repairs and technical support.


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