A 9-Step Guide To Distinguishing Quality Of Artificial Box Hedges
These days, quite a few artificial box hedges spring up on the market, but not all of them are good. You might not know how to distinguish their quality. That’s why we are here.
Follow this step-by-step guide to help turn your boxwood hedges into a successful business.
⇒ Step 1: Watch the appearance of artificial box hedges
⇒ Step 2: Distinguish quality of box hedges by smelling
⇒ Step 3: Contrast the touch of box hedges’ texture
⇒ Step 4: Reconfigure artificial box hedge panels into whatever shape
⇒ Step 5: Use a blower test to compare the density of hedges
⇒ Step 6: Measure the thickness of plastic grids
⇒ Step 7: Good quality artificial box hedges are heavier
⇒ Step 8: Check the ISO & SGS Certificate
⇒ Step 9: Judge the fading degree to distinguish quality of box hedges
Step 1. Watch the appearance of artificial box hedges
To make things easy, we’ll ask a few questions:
1. Are they hyper-realistic or fake looking?
The leaves of qualified artificial boxwood hedges look natural and vivid green. Especially in the distance, you can hardly set them apart from real plants.
2. Are they close to the real color or faint color?
The raw material itself is transparent, therefore, we need toners to make different colors stand out clearly. The proportion of toners must be tested repeatedly to ensure that the color of the hedge approaches the color of the real one.
3. Are they high or short?
Step 2. Distinguish quality of box hedges by smelling
Non-chemical odor or Chemical odor?
Time for your nose! There are two kinds of PE materials, one is fresh, the other is old. If the hedge smells bad, its material is certainly recycled PE or other cheap plastic. However, high-quality artificial hedges are made from 100% fresh PE without any chemical odor.
Step 3. Contrast the touch of box hedges’ texture
Smooth or Rough?
Step 4. Reconfigure artificial box hedge panels into whatever shape
Sunwing box hedge panels can be folded to create different shapes you like. They will return to their original shape soon after letting go. This is a surprising fact that you may not know. If you don’t believe it, please contact us to get free samples for testing.
Step 5. Use a blower test to compare the density of hedges
Here’s an actionable way to compare the density:
Allow the breeze of a blower to pass through the plants, you will find those with more layers stick to the grid much more firmly. No matter if it is pulled or shaken, the leaves stay nearly put. Take Sunwing artificial boxwood hedges as an example, ours usually come with four or even more layers, which are better than common ones on the market with three layers.
Step 6. Measure the thickness of plastic grids
Thick or Thin?
The plastic grids used for fixing hedges are also an aspect that reflects the quality of artificial hedges. If you concentrate on satisfying the requirement of longevity in outdoor decor, you should choose one kind of hedges backed by strong and thick plastic grids.
Step 7. Good quality artificial box hedges are heavier
Heavy or Light?
The weight of faux hedges is an aspect where professional wholesalers engaged in this industry always keep a prudent eye on. Some manufacturers cut corners on materials to make more profits, so their defective products are usually lighter. However, at Sunwing, we commit to our motto – quality comes first, and assure you that our product is of sufficient weight.
Step 8. Check the ISO & SGS certificate
Step 9. Judge the fading degree to distinguish quality of box hedges
UV-protection or Fade easily?
In the short term, you can use a cloth to wipe the surface of the panel which has been exposed to sunlight for a while. Then, judge if both the plants and cloth do not change their color.
In the long term, fake hedge panels of good quality are made of new material with a UV stabilizer, which can stay green for 3-5 years.
By following these steps, you probably should have a deeper understanding of how to choose better artificial box hedges.
In summary, specialized in artificial boxwood panels, Sunwing has gained rich experience since its foundation. As the first ranking boxwood hedge manufacturer in China, Sunwing is continuously pursuing innovation and development with advanced international equipment and a cultivated team.
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