Types of Films Used in Agriculture Sector
The usage of plastic in agriculture has resulted in increased efficiency and crop output. As a result, the usage of plastics in agriculture has expanded dramatically during the previous 60 years.
The common agricultural films available in the market are Mulch film, Geomembrane film, film for Covering Greenhouses, and Silage film.
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Mulch film is specifically intended for crops planted with saplings. The major goal of this film is to protect the crop from weed multiplication, preventing weed growth from impeding plant development. Furthermore, the coating shields the crops and soil from potentially damaging weather conditions.
For mulch film use, there are Granic and Ciclic solutions available in the market.
Ciclic has a particular line of products made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and lineal low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), with a focus on translucent or coloured film that gives opacity and helps to minimise colour masterbatch.
Regarding Granic, the various masterbatches specifically created for mulch film have higher tear strength, which is critical given that the film is perforated to allow the plant to pass through. Similarly, Granic retains its tensile strength, which is a crucial mechanical attribute given that the film is dragged across the ground by a machine.
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Geomembrane film is used to control humidity levels in crop fields, particularly in arid climates. This coating reduces evapotranspiration, resulting in a more efficient harvest. The geomembrane sheet is quite thick to ensure that no moisture is lost, which is why recycled polymers are typically employed.
Granic strengthens the geomembrane, while Ciclic increases the processability of the film, which deteriorates when very low grade recycled goods are employed. The combination of Granic and Ciclic strengthens and improves the processability of the geomembrane.
The greenhouse covering film is used to protect the harvest from wind and rain, as well as to control internal temperatures, preventing significant temperature variations in the greenhouse throughout the day and night.
Various mineral fillers are also available on the market, allowing for temperature gradient adjustment during the day and night without sacrificing light diffusion. These thermal fillers absorb and retain infrared radiation, increasing harvesting.
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Silage film is used to wrap grain, seeds, or fodder for later fermentation.
The most essential aspects of silage film are its strong insulating properties (barrier characteristics against air and water) and its resistance to sunlight; as a result, these films are used outdoors in fields for days on end.
The goal of these items is to achieve increased opacity without interfering with the UV fillers. This opacity also allows for less use of the colour masterbatch, which lowers the cost of the film. Granic, on the other hand, enhances mechanical qualities like as tear strength and impact resistance.