With the aid of agricultural plastics, growers can secure and significantly increase produced output per hectare while enhancing crop quality. The wide range of plasticulture applications includes greenhouse, mulch and silage stretch films, silage sheets, drip irrigation pipes, nettings, nonwovens and many more.
Plastic additives and colorants
The continued growth in food production has also created an increased demand for effective additives and colorants for plastics in agricultural applications. Agricultural plastic converters require products that enhance the durability of plastics and improve crop productivity and quality, while meeting increasingly stringent requirements with regard to the environmental impact of agriculture, water consumption and cost of materials. BASF’s stabilizers and UV absorbers help extend the durability of agricultural applications even in the presence of high UV radiation and agricultural chemicals.
Biodegradable mulch films
BASF's ‘ecovio® M’ was specially developed for film applications in farming and gardening. It is certified compostable and contains biobased content. The advantage: The farmer does not have to laboriously collect the mulch films after harvest, but can plow it in directly. This saves time and money.