Multilayers polyethylene film for crop protection in harsh climatic conditions

A. Dehbi, B. Youssef, C. Chappey, A. H.I. Mourad, P. Picuno, D. Statuto

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Abstract

In this work the performance and durability of a new generation of greenhouse covers, in which the cover is composed of five layers, are investigated. A sand wind ageing was performed under different exposure conditions. Surface morphology and chemical, physical, and thermal characteristics were investigated by using optical microscopy, FTIR, and tensile test techniques. In addition, the mechanical integrity of the five-layer film was assessed. The analysis indicated that the sand wind treatments have a significant influence only on the performance of the film. An attempt has been done to compare the properties of the five-layer film with the monolayer and trilayer films with or without air bubble under similar conditions.Theresults revealed that the five-layer film proved to be a promising greenhouse covering film.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4205862
JournalAdvances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 30 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering

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