Infrared wavelength selection (thermic properties) can be an important tool to help growers control temperatures within the greenhouse. Proper selection and use of a high thermicity film can help reduce daytime temperature peaks within the greenhouse and help retain more heat during night hours; this allows better growing conditions and increased plant performance.
Disease Control masterbatches contains additives that strongly absorb UV-radiation up to 390 nm. It can be used to help reducing the population of insects, the sporulation of certain fungi, the development of viruses as well as the blackening of rose petals.
All plastic products exposed to heat, light and oxygen are subjected to degradation. The degradation process can be retarded and the useful life of plastic products prolonged, by the addition of stabilizers in the polymer mass. MicroMB specializes in UV-stabilization of agricultural films and has its own experimental greenhouses, specially designed for testing new formulations of UV-stabilizers, and can provide useful advice for this particularly demanding application.