Greenhouse Film Covering- Polyethylene Film 10 Year UV Warranty!

 SolaWrap ™ Greenhouse Plastic- Holds Up When You Don't Think It Can!

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SolaWrap™ (bubble greenhouse film) is the transparent, energy saving, UV Protected Greenhouse coveringl/ greenhouse film (greenhouse plastic)  that has revolutionized the greenhouse industry. See pictures here and read about the history of SolaWrap™. 

Plants of all types including cannabis does very well in our SolaWrap™ greenhouses! Some people use 6 mil plastic sheeting that is used as a greenhouse plastic- but it was not designed specifically for that function. 6 mil plastic is all around plastic.  Solawrap is a greenhouse film that was designed specifically for greenhouses. This film cares about the insulating factors, light diffusion and more.

10 Reasons to Use SolaWrap™ Clear Greenhouse Covering:

  • R-Value 1.7
  • 83% transparency
  • 10 year warranty against UV degradation (better warranty than polycarbonate)
  • up to 83% diffused light (only product on the market with both high transparency and high diffusion)
  • 120 lbs per square foot snow load rating (approx 15 feet of snow)
  • 100 mph wind rating (has survived 135 mph windstorms in Alaska)
  • Has been shown to last up to 27 years on greenhouses in Europe
  • Does not yellow or get brittle
  • Flexible so it can be rolled up inside wall curtains
  • More cost efficient than polycarbonate 
  • 30 years and still going for houses in Europe!

UV light is classified as energy with a wavelength ranging from 10nm to 380nm. Above 380nm energy is known as the visible light spectrum (visible for humans). the required UV for horticulture is called UV-A (315-380nm) because bees can see in that range and use that "light“ for orientation as well. Solawrap transmission rate increases from 0% to over 80% within the range of 340 to 370nm. There is some minor transmission below 380 nm (in the UV-A) range.

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What happens when SolaWrap greenhouse plastic meets Britespan building Structures? All we can say is WOW! That is will be as strong as you need it to be! The big bad wolf won't be able to huff and puff and blow that greenhouse down!

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Please call 855 SOLA USA for more information

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 Visit our SolaWrap™ Cannabis page, and find out why SolaWrap is the greenhouse plastic film of choice!

How big is the cannabis market?

Watch Kendo the Green Wiza Talk about his Solawrap Greenhouses!

SolaWrap Video Series

Topics include:

  • Installing SolaWrap™ on a Frame (with great music on top of it!)
  • Roll-up curtains for SolaWrap
  • Comparing soft poly films to hard polycarbonate and glass
  • Evaluating greenhouse films
  • How to build a SolaWrap greenhouse

Click here for the video series

Solawrap™ Regarding Condensation, Insects and Debris

Condensation:

Condensation depends much on humidity and temperature difference inside/outside. In greenhouses, that can be an issue. The film coms with an anti-condensate feature on the inner layer, so depending on humidity that usually lasts for roughly 3-5 years. After that, growers should spray an anti-condensate agent (like sun clear or reducondens) again. If you think about building designs, probably there will not be as much moisture, so it will be good for longer. If you use a double layer design, insulation will be improved and condensation on the inner layer much reduced.

Insects:

We usually have no problems with insects inside of each layer of Solawrap™. Since the edges of the films are seald and back and front end will be sandwiched down on your structure, the films are pretty well sealed shut. Insects inside any house covered with SolaWrap tend to go up towards the light and will accumulate mostly at the top of each section or roof.

Debris:

Similar as to the insect’s issue, there’s only very little problems with debris. The films stay very clear over time. In fact, we have done some interesting measurements on new versus old films. Usually some debris accumulates around the edges close to the ground. Pictured below is a greenhouse with 20 year old film, so you can get a little peak at real applications.

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SolaWrap:

Transmission

direct [%]

Transmission

diffuse [%]

Haze

[%]

Bemerkung

New, not exposed, 2004

81.0

69.3

51.0

analyzed 2004

exposure 9.5 years

77.8

64.9

58.1

analyzed 2004

exposure 17.5 years

76.7

62.9

62.0

analyzed 2004

exposure 23 years

77.4

65.1

 

analyzed 2014

exposure 25 years

77.4

64.1

 

analyzed 2014 


What's the "BEST" Greenhouse Plastic for a Greenhouse Covering?

Greenhouse plastic comes in many forms:

  • 6 mil plastic sheets- some people use 6 mil poly for their greenhouse covering. Its greatest asset is its economical. It will get you by. But if you have a bad storm and it gets damaged in any way, you must recover you structure and get back to work in the poor weather. 
  • Twin wall polycarbonate- Proponents of this greenhouse cover say it's impact resistant, attractive, and will not yellow. The down side is the cost, how easily it scratches, and is difficult to cut.
  • Fiberglass- fiberglass is not used as much as it once was...
  • Miscellaneous greenhouse covers (Glass, reinforced plastic, varying thicknesses of poly films)
  • SolaWrap™ Films....please see this page for all the attributes that have growers coming on board seems like daily. The downside to Solawrap is the cost- but, factor in your labor, and the fact that you may never have to recover your house again- and then ask your self if the cost of the film is really a factor.

The point is, when deciding on a greenhouse covering, compare the attributes of each, and factor in your labor. Should (not likely) a panel of Solawrap greenhouse plastic get damaged, you simply replace that one strip. Your whole greenhouse is not in shambles. The time to fix it is a faction of redoing the whole greenhouse. Plus you don't stand to loose your whole crop.

We have our greenhouse plastic for sale in our on-line store, or you can talk to us directly at 769.597.9298.

What is your opinion of ETFE as a greenhouse film? What is difference between ETFE and SolaWrap?

- In our opinion, ETFE is a great material, but we don't like it much for greenhouses. There is no film like the bubble film made of ETFE, so if you decide to go with ETFE, you will have a clear film, but loose all the other benefits of the bubble film (unique and easy installation, insulation without electricity/fans that keep the inflation, light diffusion, strength of the system etc.. ETFE is also expensive, but how do you build your structure and cover it? Can you exchange strips when damaged or do you have to recover the whole house then? With SolaWrap, single strips can be switched out easily and more or less under any condition even without being on the roof (in most cases). with our film you can build insulated side walls that can be rolled up. same goes for front and back end.
 
Another point is reuse/recycling. ETFE can’t be recycled. SolaWrap greenhouse plastic can (because its purely polyethylene). 
 
Strength: Its difficult to compare a single layer material (ETFE or any other film) with our SolaWrap. because testing both under standard tests in a lab doesn’t make much sense because of our multilayer bubble structure. Also no other film I know in the market uses our unique locking mechanism. That adds a lot to the overall strength, longevity and durability of the system. We did testings close to real application/setups on a testing box.
The film strips were attached on top and were we could evacuate the space beneath with a high powered fan. By measuring pressure drop and elongation we could compare the film strength and integrity of a typical structural element on a greenhouse roof.
 
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The testing results were really interesting: For new, mint condition film we determined a load limit >200kg/sqm (>40lbs/sqft)
 
for a 25 year old film, taken off of a greenhouse in Germany (at roughly 110kly/year) we still achieved that same result! We could not really break that film.
So even after that long time span, the material was going strong.
 
By: Dr. Jan Eubeler
 

 

Greenhouse Plastic- Greenhouse Film

Reinforced plastic sheeting for greenhouse

Poly Scrim 14 Greenhouse is a 14 mil, 3 ply laminate that combines 2 layers of U.V. stabilized polyethylene with a highly durable, high strength cord grid.  The U.V. additives in this film will protect your greenhouse from the deteriorating damage from the sun.  It's these U.V. stabilizing additives that makes this greenhouse plastic sheeting capable of out-performing other clear plastic products that lack this state of the art formulation. 

The high strength cord that runs through the plastic offers extreme tear resistance.  Best of all, this film remains lightweight.

Custom fabrication allows for pipe loops, grommets and zippers.

COLORS:  Clear, Black, White

Poly Scrim 14 Greenhouse in clear will transmit 80% diffused light.

Poly Scrim 14 Greenhouse in White allows 20% light transmission.

Poly Scrim 14 Greenhouse in Black has almost no light transmission. 

All Poly Scrim Greenhouse products are seam welded to reduce seam leakage.  They can be applied over your existing greenhouse structure in just a few minutes.

 

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