'I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself'
~R. Buckminster Fuller
My personal goal is to make ecological products accessible to everyone; to democratize ecology!
PermaClone is my first example of how ecological products and design can be priced and produced in order to make real change in industry. With PermaClone I've produced a durable, re-usable, ecological product with microwave-sensing nanotechnology that maintains food grade status despite exposure to sterilizers.
But to get you to make the switch, we need to discuss the return on investment (ROI). After all, PermaClone is 3 - 4x more expensive than other collars on the market, but smart growers understand the value!
The Immediate Pay off
At $2.29 each PermaClone pays for itself in convenience and speed of sterilization within the second use. Your time is money! You run a grow, you may even have employees. With PermaClone you can microwave sterilize 120 - 180 collars in 15 minutes, at 1200 watts. How much does that cost in electricity? ...here's the math:
1.2 Kw (1200 watts) x 0.25 hrs (15 min) x $0.12 kWh = $0.04
That's 4¢ to sterilize anywhere from 128 - 180 collars, depending on your grow. That is 15 minutes of effortless, unfocused work by you or your employees...while confidently offering sterile collars at your next cloning cycle. The increased cloning rates alone pays for PermaClone.
STILL, I would be remiss if I didn't address the more conservative cost analysis.
The conservative pay off
Collars sized like PermaClone (tall, easy to grab--ergonomic) go for $0.65 each. But there are thinner, cheaper neoprene callers that are closer to $0.30 each, this is not the comparison. Compared to traditional, non-recyclable collars (at an average of $0.65 each) PermaClone pays for itself after your 3rd cloning cycle (at cycle 4). From that point forward, you have YEARS of in-house use with a 5 year warranty to back it up!
The pay-off does depend on how frequently you clone. Let say 6 cloning cycles per year as the minimum. With 5 years of guaranteed use, that's a 9x return on investment (ROI). I personally clone every two weeks which yields a 41x ROI. I expect to go longer than 5 years with my prototype set. Meanwhile, those who only use them 6x per year can expect their collars to last significantly longer than the warranty. Here's how I did this math:
5 - 6x / year: (5.79 annual use) x (5 years) x $0.65 (ave $/collar) = $18.82/ ($2.29) = >8x ROI
biwkly: (26 annual uses) x (5 years) x $0.65 (ave $/collars) = $84.50/ ($2.29 each) = >36x ROI
Remember, this is the conservative savings, all PermaClone customers realize a much great ROI in time, energy, ecology, AND costs by switching to PermaClone.
The PermaClone Story
To understand who I am...and why I created PermaClone, please read my article Improving Hydroponic Cloning Success, Efficiency & Ecology. There you'll learn that creating PermaClone was a tall order from all angles: chemistry, Food Grade Status, durability, chemical resistance, heat resistance, microwave sterilizability. All while keeping ecology, sustainable practices, and eco-friendly chemistry in mind.
Thanks for reading and warmest regards, everyone!
PS: My articles share knowledge I've accumulated over the years while perfecting my use of my PermaClone technique and customers. My hope is by sharing this knowledge my cloning collar will be realized as the best cloning collars or cloning pucks on the market for use in hydroponic, deep-water culture, and aeroponic cloning systems. Please spread the word! PermaClone has collar sizes to fit the top cloning systems: EZ-CLONE, TurboKlone, PowerCloner by Botanicare, Oxyclone, Psychloner, and more. We also can recommend sizes for DIY and home-made cloning systems...just reach out for dimension. Thanks for your support! #PermaClone