In the past, when Phase 1 mushroom growing compost was filled, shelving was made of aluminium. With the introduction of Phase 2 and Phase 3 compost, galvanised shelves became popular because of the lower cost. The corrosion resistance of some galvanised shelves was poor and life expectancy was 10-15 years.
The Better quality galvanised mushroom shelving became expensive. In 2007, AST Totten Ltd., undertook the design of a high quality mushroom shelving system for the Irish Market and the result is LUMAN-Shelves.
LUMAN-Shelves is an Anodised Aluminium Shelving System – a cost effective product, developed for the Irish market. While aluminium mill finished can withstand the corrosive nature of mushroom compost this anodised product also resists staining and discolouration.
The Advantages of Aluminium Shelving:
- Corrosive resistant.
- Resists staining and discolouration.
- Easy to transport and to assemble.
- Easy to clean and less wear on nets.
- Cost effective – minimum depreciation.
- High resale value.
Aluminium mushroom shelving is normally supplied mill finished, but the LUMAN product has gone one step further and anodized the exposed parts, i.e Sideboards, Endboards and Legs. Anodizing is done for cosmetic appearances as it eliminates staining or discolouration, – a clean look is beneficial in keeping with Food Production Standards.