Polythene has evolved from being a cheap alternative to glass for growing plants under into being a 21st Century improvement on glass. Elixir’s clear polytunnel cover uses tried and tested M-LLDPE technology to give a very high strength film.
Only recently years has it been imaginable to create a polythene which allows the full spectrum of natural UV daylight through. This full UV spectrum film has a dramatic effect on flower, fruit and foliage colours, particularly on the blues and reds.
Our clear film transmits the same full spectrum of natural UV light that plants get out of doors. Research has shown that natural UV levels also produce a more compact, sturdier plant which is more resistant to disease. Plants root out into the pot better under natural UV films than under conventional types of polythene.
UV open films are used by flower growers to increase colour intensity of the flowers and from time to time to reduce stem length. The usage of a UV open film also enables vegetable growers to grow red leaf salads under cover and can provide soft fruit growers redder strawberry fruit with fewer white tips and not more white around the calyx.
Our polythene also has an Anti Fog agent which breaks down the surface tension of the condensation droplets in order that they run down the sheet, reducing drips and retaining light clarity. All plants with red in their leaves, fruit or flowers also benefit and will have a better colour.
*Terms and conditions apply. To succeed in stated lifespan and/or make any guarantee claim, product MUST be installed and maintained in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.
Please note, this listing is for the polytunnel cover ONLY.
In order for us to offer the most productive imaginable prices we bespokley cut this product from bulk rolls. Subsequently once your order has been cut it cannot be cancelled or returned, as compliant with the consumer protection act 2013 – part 3, paragraph 28, sub-paragraph B
UV Guarantee: 5 Years*
Life Expectancy: 7 – 8 Years*
Clear – ~91% Light Transmission
Anti-fog & Anti-drip
Full UV Transmission