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Polythene Polytunnel Covers

Clear Polythene - Due to its clarity clear polythene allows 2% more light to pass through than a diffused film. Although diffused films have several advantages over clear films, if the extra light is more beneficial to your crop (or geographical latitude) then ‘Lumisol' clear could be the correct choice. 

UV Absorption - This new generation film combines all the benefits of "Luminal" (great thermic & light transmission properties), but unlike normal greenhouse films that prevent short wavelength UV light (UVB) from reaching plants, this UV transparent film allows UVB to enter the greenhouse thus enhancing the fragrance, taste & colour of the crops. In addition, UV transparent plastic films promote plant anti-oxidants which are good for health & encourage stronger plants. This greatly benefits plant raisers & young growers as stronger plants can be easier to plant out thus saving time & money.

Anti-Fog (Condensation Reduction) - Thanks to its unique additive, Lumisol is able to control the condensation of water on the film. Providing the film is properly installed, water will condense uniformly on the plastic sheet rather than form as droplets. This reduces the risk of water dripping on to the plants below and prevents the loss of light caused by these droplets, which can account for as much a as 25% light reduction.

  

In commercial trials carried out by Lancaster University & Stockbridge Technology Centre (UK), Lumisol has consistently produced the highest quality propagation salad & vegetable crops with increased leaf thickness, vegetative strength & root : shoot ratio.

Light transmission: Over 87%
Thickness: 720g (180mu)
Thermic effect: Over 80%
Light Diffusion: Under 30%

Diffusion - Light diffusing polythene films scatter the light as it passes through. This enables the light to penetrate deep in to the plant canopy, as it hits the plant from all angles, not just directly from above. This ‘diffused' light prevents the higher foliage from shading the lower parts of the plant. 

Diffused plastic films allow more of the available light in to a polytunnel when the sun is low in the sky (which can be early or late in the day, and also during short days). This is because the ‘scattered' light is deflected downwards in to the crop, rather than reflected as happens with glass and clear polythene.Lumisol Diffused' can reduce midday summertime temperatures by 2-4OC, although approx 2% of light transmission will be lost.

UV Absorption - This new generation film combines all the benefits of "Luminance" (great thermic & light transmission properties). Unlike normal greenhouse films that prevent short wavelength UV light (UVB) from reaching plants, this UV transparent film allows UVB to enter the greenhouse thus enhancing the fragrance, taste & colour of the crops. In addition, UV transparent films promote plant anti-oxidants which are good for health & encourage stronger plants. This greatly benefits plant raisers & young growers as stronger plants can be easier to plant out thus saving time & raising productivity.

  

Anti-Fog (Condensation Reduction) - Thanks to its unique additive, ‘Lumisol' is able to control the condensation of water on the plastics surface. Providing the film is properly installed, water will condense uniformly on the plastic sheet rather than form as droplets. This reduces the risk of water dripping on to the plants below and prevents the loss of light caused by these droplets, which can account for as much a as 25% light reduction.

Light transmission: Over 88%
Thickness: 720g (180mu)
Thermic effect: Over 85%
Light Diffusion: Over 90%

5 Season Guarantee Against premature UV degradation

Quality - Plant scientists from the University of Reading have shown that growing soft fruit crops under Lumisol can lead to early picking & improve a wide range of fruit quality parameters including the production of secondary compounds linked to human health, taste, fruit firmness & shelf-life.

 

 

 

Green/White Film is especially formulated to meet the needs of the mushroom grower.

Green/White Co-ex Polythene sheet  Green/White Co-ex Polythene sheet  

Light Transmission: Less than 2%
Thickness: 800g (200mu)
Reflectivity (White Side): Over 70%
Thermicity: Over 55%

The green outer layer helps this cover blend in with the environment, whilst the white inner layer reflects internal lighting to provide a pleasant working environment. A black core layer ensures complete opacity and contributes to the durability of the film. This film is also used for other applications, such as livestock housing, fish farms and protective structures.

 

 

 

 

5 Season Guarantee Against Premature UV DegradationA thermic film developed to help keep the growing environment warmer by reducing the heat lost through long wavelength infra-red radiation. Higher overnight temperatures encourage plant growth, can reduce plant losses and allow savings to be made on heating.

 White UVI/5S visqueen polythene, Goat milking parlour, sheep tunnel, Sheep Polytunnel, Neneview Dairy Flockmaster Premium, Sheep Tunnel, Sheep Polytunnel, Lambing tunnel

Light Transmission: 67-68%
Thickness: 720g (180mu)
Thermic effect: 55%
Diffusion: 32% - 33% 

Ideal for: Crops that require shade and cooler daytime temperatures such as nursery stock, ferns and conifers. The overwintering of hardy shrubs and for general hardening off. Also widely used in the agriculture for general live stock housing and also general storage.  

 

 

 

 

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