It is more necessary than it has ever been to come up with solutions that make the most efficient use of the resources that you already have so that the farmers can continue to feed the world’s growing population, which is exacerbated by factors such as climate change and the deteriorating quality of agricultural land.
Plastic films, which are mostly composed of polyethylene and have become an integral component of contemporary agricultural practices, offer one answer to this problem. These films provide food producers with a plethora of economic benefits that allow them to make the most efficient use of their resources. These benefits are made possible as a result of the excellent protection that they afford against the climate-related mechanical effects, in addition to their great practicability. They provide growers with control over the precise amount of light and heat that is delivered to their crops, which not only helps to lessen the amount of water that is lost and boosts the overall health and quality of the plants but also results in harvests that are more frequent and abundant while simultaneously reducing the risk of crop failure. Because of this, industry analysts anticipate that the global selling or use of agricultural films will expand between 5 and 6 % on an annual basis up until the year 2030. Palvi Masterbatches is known to manufacture the best quality Masterbatches for Silage bags in Abu Dhabi.
Agricultural Films and their Expected Service Life:
The process of plastic degradation is considerably sped up by ultraviolet radiation, which, in turn, causes a significant reduction in the film’s mechanical strength and flexibility. This “ageing process” is evaluated by measuring the elongation at break. At the end of the film’s specified lifespan, the residual elongation at break is considered acceptable if it is at least 50 % of the initial value. This establishes the duration of useful life that may be anticipated for the sample film when exposed to the specified amount of solar radiation. The strength of the sun’s rays can differ significantly from one climate zone to the next all across the world. This indicates that the key to getting the greatest functionality from the agricultural films as well as enabling them to attain the required level of service life for them is changing the UV stabilisation so that it is suitable for each geographic region.
Depending on the situation, the UV stabilisers utilised are nickel (NI) quencher systems or HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers) based UV stabilisers with varying degrees of efficiency. When picking on a stabiliser, it is important to think about where it will be used, how long it needs to last, whether or not agricultural chemicals will be utilised, and how thick and structured the film will be. These UV stabilizer Masterbatches for Modern Agriculture Industry in Abu Dhabi manufactured by Palvi Masterbatches, are the best quality masterbatches that can be used to make UV films that can provide defence against the harmful ultra violet rays.
Nickel quenchers offer strong resistance to agrochemicals made from sulphur in addition to being an effective and inexpensive technique for moderating UV levels. The use of HALS chemicals has also increased in popularity as a global strategy. How well they protect different types of polymers, how mobile they are, and how resistant they are to pesticides all depend on the exact chemical composition of the HALS family of compounds.
Newer generations of NOR HALS varieties provide not only exceptional defence against ultraviolet (UV) rays but also exceptional resistance to sulphur and chlorine-based agrochemicals. Our extensive background in the sector, in-depth understanding of which stabiliser works best for whatever product, and careful consideration of your needs will all work together to ensure your success.
Infrared (IR) Masterbatches for Thermic Greenhouse Films:
When temperatures drop at night, greenhouse films with an IR masterbatch can help keep more heat inside. At night, the greenhouse’s warm plants, soil, and other components release heat by emitting infrared radiation into the cold night air. This loss rate is affected not just by the ambient temperature and plant temperature but also by the greenhouse film’s material qualities.
Below mentioned are a few benefits of these Thermal films that are made from the best quality:
- Safeguarding Against Freezing Temperatures
- Lowered winter heating costs
- More fruitful harvesting and earlier picking.
- The crop quality has improved
Anti-Fog (AF) Masterbatches:
The term “fogging” is used to describe the condensation of water vapour on the surface of plastic films in the form of small discrete droplets. This condensation occurs as a direct result of variations in the surface tension of the water droplet and the polymer surface. It is necessary to incorporate antifogging compounds into agricultural films in order to prevent crop damage caused by the creation of drops, the dispersion of light, or dripping. During the process of extrusion, the anti-fog ingredient is mixed into the polymer matrix so that it becomes part of the matrix. During the process of extrusion, the additive travels to the surface of the polymer, where it raises the surface tension of the polymer. As a result, the water droplet is dispersed into a continuous layer of water that is see-through.
By utilising anti-fog additives manufactured by Palvi Masterbatches – an excellent manufacturer as well as supplier of top quality Masterbatches for Modern Agriculture Industry in Abu Dhabi, you will be able to benefit from an improved light transmission of greenhouse films. This will lead to higher plant and crop growth rates, as well as earlier crop maturity. Additionally, it will reduce the risk of crop spoilage and the burning of plants by reducing the amount of constant water dripping. The anti-fogging effect of monolayer agricultural films typically lasts between six and twelve months from the time it is applied. The use of multilayer films allows for an anti-fogging effect that is more robust and long-lasting.
The addition of light diffusers to greenhouse films has a beneficial impact on the development of plants grown in those environments. Diffusion of light decreases shadows and makes for a more even distribution of light throughout the greenhouse so it reaches down to the lower portions of the plants, prevents burning, and provides a modicum of cooling. The weather patterns of the region, the nature of the plant, as well as the rhythm of the seasons all have a role in determining which amount of dispersion is optimal.