Smart Green Polythene (150 Micron)

Product ID: PM0022

£10.50 inc. VAT
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A unique film that mimic's a forest canopy. This film allows 65% light transmission Canopy plants have absorbed much of the red spectrum and so plants that have evolved and adapted to grow in these conditions, don't do as well in full sun conditions. By mimicking the shade of a forest floor, also makes it a cooler environment to work in. This UV stabilised film is 150 microns (600 Gauge) and is supplied with a five year guarantee.

FOR USE WITH Shade loving plants that benefit from the Green Spectrum.

Please note - to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee, a series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed across the polythene. 

Smart Green Properties

Supplier

PLASTIKA KRITIS was established in 1970 and is one of the largest Greek plastics manufacturers and one of the leading European producers of agricultural films. It has a strong international orientation and exports to more than 50 countries around the world. They believe that industry should actively participate in the effort for protecting the environment and owns and operates a 12 MW Wind Park and 340 KW of Photovoltaic Stations in Greece, producing electricity that secures for the company the most competitive source of energy.

Warranty

5 Year Polythene Guarantee

View the terms of the Guarantee here.

Polythene Guarantee
Thickness

Our Smart White polythene is 600 gauge/150 micron and made up of 3 layers for outstanding strength and performance.

Thickness
Optical Properties
Total Transmission of Visible Light

Total Transmission of Visible Light
The amount of available light entering the polytunnel through the film. Measured as a percentage of total light.
Smart Green = 65%

Diffusion

Diffusion
The scattering of direct light entering the polytunnel ensuring no shadows, so all plants receive equal light. Measured as a percentage of total light.
Smart Green = N/A

Thermal Effect

Thermal Effect
A pocket of additives within the layers of the film that ensure and maintain a stable and optimum temperature within the polytunnel, especially during the night when it is colder.
Smart Green = N/A

Mechanical Properties
Strength at Break

Strength at Break
The load on a tested sample when it breaks. This is expressed in Pascals or MPa.
Smart Green = MD22/TD21

Elongation at Break

Elongation at Break
The strain on a tested sample when it stretches. This is also expressed in Pascals or MPa.
Smart Green = MD600/TD700

Creep

Creep
As the weather changes becoming hotter or colder, so the Polythene expands and contracts. Creep is the terms used to express this.
Smart Green = 5

Dart Test

Dart Test
A test to measure the impact strength on a test piece of plastic, using a weighted falling 'dart'.
Smart Green = 660

Please note - to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee, a series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed across the polythene. View the terms of the Guarantee here.

Instructions

We strongly advise referring to the original Polytunnel Suppliers' construction guide when installing your polythene. The methods described herein may differ from those of the original manufacturer. Full and comprehensive guides for a First Tunnels Polytunnel can be downloaded here - www.FirstTunnelsPolytunnels.co.uk

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What is the Minimum Order Value? 
We sell replacement polythene by the metre, 25m or 50m rolls in various widths with no waste and no cutting charge. Order values less than £50.00 will incur a £4.95 delivery charge. Please see the Delivery Tab for offshore delivery charges.

Does the Polythene come with a warranty?
Our Polythene is supplied with a guaranteed for 5 years against its biggest threat of sunlight degradation. When fitted correctly, it is not uncommon to hear our polythene covers have lasted in excess of 10 years.
Sunlight is the biggest enemy of polythene. While it's essential for the wellbeing of whatever you're growing, it also 'kills' polythene in much the same way you can find old discarded crisp packets lose their colour and become very brittle. First Tunnels polythene covers are developed and tested in the extreme conditions to give optimum performance and are UV stabilised to prevent the polythene from breaking down prematurely.
Please note - A series of numbers and letters are intermittently printed one metre from the edge, which should be either dug into a trench or trimmed off after installation. This printing is essential to help identify the polythene type and validate the guarantee.

Is there an inside or outside to my Polythene cover?
Each Face of the Polythene sheet is identical, there is not a right or wrong side when choosing which face goes on the inside or outside of the Polytunnel structure. If condensation is a problem we have Sunclear available which is a non-toxic coating that reduces this effect.

Where is the Polythene Sourced from?
PLASTIKA KRITIS was established in 1970 and is one of the largest Greek plastics manufacturers and one of the leading European producers of agricultural films. It has a strong international orientation and exports to more than 50 countries around the world. They believe that industry should actively participate in the effort for protecting the environment and owns and operates a 12 MW Wind Park and 340 KW of Photovoltaic Stations in Greece, producing electricity that secures for the company the most competitive source of energy.

What is the Thickness of the Polythene?
Our Polythene is 600 gauge/150 micron and made up of 3 layers for outstanding strength and performance.

Do you provide further data regarding the Polythene specification?
Data for Optical and Mechanical properties can be viewed .

All polytunnel accessories will be despatched within 1-3 working days. Should you have any query regarding delivery, please contact us on 01282 601253.

Customers in the Blue areas with an order value less then £50.00, shipping costs will be £4.95. For orders above £50.00, delivery is FREE. For customers in the Orange areas, shipping costs will be £30 irrespective of order value.

For those very small orders, such as tape, books or irrigation spares, we may be able to offer a smaller charge to cover postage and packing, please call the office for a quote.

* Please note, customers in the Green area including France should call us on 01282 601253 for delivery costs.

If you have any concerns regarding delivery please telephone our office on 01282 601253.

Note: If you purchase a Commercial and Domestic Polytunnel, then Shipping Charges for the Polytunnel are applicable.

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