Choosing Pots and Planters
Potsonline Fibreglass Pots Fact Sheet
There are many names for Fibreglass pots and planters with poly-resin, but the materials can be vastly different.
Potsonline Fibreglass is made from pure poly-resin, stone powder, and fibreglass mesh and contains no additives such as cement, fibre composite matt, or water.
Many manufactures use additives to reduce costs, however, long term quality is second rate, and these pots and planters will crack over a period of time.
How do they reduce manufacturing costs and how to spot the difference?
Firstly, manufacturers place composite materials between fibreglass mesh sheets, or they mix poly with cement. Although this material is some what lightweight, it is still heavier than an similar shaped planter from Potsonline. The quality does not compare to our pots and planters.
Secondly, they use water-mixed Poly resin fibreglass. Factories uses a chemical additive that helps to mix water into poly-resin. This reduces costs and maximises their profit. The ratio proportion for this process is 40% water and 60% poly resin. A visible sign of pots made in this way is a greater thickness in the wall and rim of the pot. When you compare it to a Potsonline fibreglass similarly shaped pot you will clearly see the difference. The pot wall is not strong enough in a water mixed base, cannot support itself, therefore thicker walls are needed. A pure poly resin fibreglass pot is strong and durable so the walls will not be as thick. Overtime, pots made with water additive will break down and develop cracks.
If you are unsure about the quality of your pot, call Potsonline on 1300 730 269 or use our contact form. We will be happy to answer your questions. Buy direct from Potsonline and buy direct from the supplier. This is a guarantee you will get quality products.