Greenhouse Films

Plastic greenhouses help to increase and secure the yield. But greenhouse films are exposed to high UV radiation, heat build-up on the greenhouse supports, and the effects of crop protection as well as soil disinfection chemicals. Therefore, the films have to be stabilized with the right light stabilizers and UV absorbers.

Plastic additives


Greenhouses, as well as small and large tunnels, provide an ideal environment for plants. They protect vegetables from the effects of frost, wind and rain, ensure uniformly high quality and help fruit, vegetables and flowers to ripen faster, allowing several crops to be harvested in one year. Moreover, modern plastic film can be tailored specifically to the unique light and temperature requirements of many field-grown fruits and vegetables. At the same time, plastic film helps to reduce water consumption by reducing evaporation.

Durability and crop quality

Whenever converters produce a greenhouse film, they have to allow for solar irradiance, expected film durability, type of cultivation and type and frequency of agro-chemicals used. BASF's light stabilizers allow converters to match any combination of these conditions. In addition, the manifestation and spread of pests inside greenhouses can be influenced by the use of BASF UV absorbers.

Plastic additives for agricultural plastics

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Satisfying consumer wishes is top priority for the food value chain, starting with the farmer and leading further via trading companies, food processors to the end retailer. BASF, as a provider of farming solutions, partners with different stakeholders in this chain to meet the demands of the market.

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