Three Advantages of ACRYLITE® Resist Diffuse High-Impact Acrylic

Three Advantages of ACRYLITE® Resist Diffuse High-Impact Acrylic

This light-transmitting, heat-insulating and weather-resistant sheet is available with diffusion properties.

July 19, 2018
Edited by the GIE Media Horticulture Group

Greenhouse coverings

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ACRYLITE® Resist high-impact acrylic is a light transmitting, heat-insulating and weather-resistant sheet made of impact modified acrylic (polymethyl methacrylate, PMMA) polymer. This 16-millimeter multi-skin acrylic sheet is now available with diffusion properties, and ideal for commercial greenhouse applications where diffused light is desirable for optimized crop growth, while maintaining overall high light levels.

Here are three advantages it offers growers who add it to their operation.

1. It scatters light.

Because it scatters light, ACRYLITE® Resist high-impact acrylic offers growers a more homogeneous light distribution that penetrates deeply into the plant canopy. This wraps the plants in light and activates more photosynthesis. The result is fewer hot spots and shady spots in the greenhouse. It also means better growth, stronger plants and brighter colors.

2. It provides increased light.

Growers know that the morning and evening can be difficult for growing due to the low angle of light. But ACRYLITE® Resist high-impact acrylic allows more light into the greenhouse at those two points in the day when the plants need it the most. It also helps reduce greenhouse temperatures in the summer and thus reduces the need for shade cloth.

3. A high-quality product.

As with all ACRYLITE® Resist high-impact multi-skin sheets, the ACRYLITE® Resist high-impact acrylic features excellent protection against excessive amounts of UV radiation; comes with a 30-year warranty against yellowing, and is hail-resistant with a 10-year guarantee for withstanding hailstones with a kinetic energy of 1 joule. It also offers growers up to 50 percent energy savings, minimizes CO2 emissions and is treated with a nontoxic, biologically neutral anti-algae application.

Plus, on its way to greenhouses and when it is assembled, it is guaranteed to be impact resistant.

For more information on ACRYLITE®, click here.

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