Polyethylene Films

Green-Tek’s polyethylene film offers the plants inside your greenhouse structure extended protection against harmful outdoor elements including wind, rain, snow and persistent UV rays. PolyGreen-Tek’s polyethylene film offers the plants inside your greenhouse structure extended protection against harmful outdoor elements including wind, rain, snow and persistent UV rays. Polyethylene film is a simple and cost-efficient solution to give your greenhouse the covering it needs.ethylene film is a simple and cost-efficient solution to give your greenhouse the covering it needs.

GT4 offers the best value in a 6-mil, 4-year greenhouse film with the following improved properties over our older generations of greenhouse covers.

  1. Folds up to 210% stronger
  2. Tear Strength up to 164% higher
  3. Puncture Force up to 12% higher
  4. Advanced UV up to 33% longer life

4 Year Films

GT4 (clear and white)

GT4 is produced using advanced technology, resulting in a greenhouse film that is tough and clear long lasting greenhouse film. Manufactured with state-of-the-art extrusion equipment and new high tech polymers, GT4 products offer growers:

  1. Superior Strength and Toughness
  2. Higher Light Transmission
  3. Guaranteed Longer Life — 4 years

Availability

Tubes (in feet)
10, 12, 14, 16,18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25 and 26

Sheets (in feet)
All of the widths listed above plus: 28, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48 and 50

GaugeUV StabilizedWarrantyAnti Condensate?Thermal?Bee Compatibility?White Opacity?
6 milYes
4 Years
Yes
4 Years
NONOYES**Optional

*Minimum order requirements only

PropertyTypical ValueUnitTest Method
Gauge
Specified6milAT Method
Optical
Transmission92%ASTM D 1003
Haze27%ASTM D 1003
Clarity73%ASTM D 1003
Tensile: MD
Max. Stress33.3MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load125NASTM D 882
Elongation684%ASTM D 882
Tensile: TD
Max. Stress31.9MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load118NASTM D 882
Elongation776%ASTM D 882
Tear
MD10.2NASTM D 1922
TD30.2NASTM D 1922
Dart Impact
F(50) Fold570gASTM D 1709

4 Year Infra Red/Anti-Condensate

GT – IR/AC With Condensation Control

  • Superior Protection
  • Constant Heat Retention
  • Directional Condensation Control
  • Bee Compatibility for Natural Pollination

Every grower strives to produce the best crop they can while keeping production costs to a minimum. The covering overhead is a major component, and when extras are added – anti-condensate, thermal capabilities or bee compatibility – grower costs start to rise. GT IR/AC – a new generation of horticultural films – combines all of these extras into one package. Superior drip control, energy savings and bee compatibility are all packaged together to provide growers with one film at one cost. Why pay extra when GT IR/AC is all you need!

GT IR/AC is available in a selection of stock sizes

Availability

Tubes (in feet)

10, 12, 14, 16,18, 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25

Sheets (in feet)

All of the widths listed above plus: 28, 32, 36, 40, 42, 44, 48, and 50

Product Specifications

GaugeUV StabilizedWarrantyAnti Condensate?Thermal?Bee Compatibility?White Opacity?Diffusion?

6 milYes
4 Years
Yes
4 Years
YESYESYESNot AvailableNO
PropertyTypical ValueUnitTest Method
Gauge
Specified6milAT Method
Optical
Transmission91%ASTM D 1003
Haze35%ASTM D 1003
Clarity78%ASTM D 1003
Tensile: MD
Max. Stress22MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load83NASTM D 882
Elongation600%ASTM D 882
Tensile: TD
Max. Stress21MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load82NASTM D 882
Elongation685%ASTM D 882
Tear
MD7.2NASTM D 1922
TD11.7NASTM D 1922
Dart Impact
F(50) Fold650gASTM D 1709

Solar-Ice Cooling Film

Sun View Cool is a four-year film that will lower greenhouse temperatures in the daytime heat. Sun View Cool is the first highly diffusing greenhouse film that improves growing conditions by using controlled diffusion to influence the light reaching the plant. It is designed to make more light available to plants by increasing the amount of diffused light to close to the maximum, while reducing short wave infra-red radiation and enhancing useful light in the PAR range. This four-year, 6 mil film is the ideal choice as an outside layer, and the perfect partner with GT IR/AC on the interior This leads to healthy, bushy plants while reducing greenhouse temperatures. In addition, there is less risk of plants scorching while achieving an optimum rate of photosynthesis. Solar-Ice creates higher yields and stronger-than-normal root systems, making it a excellent choice for ornamental plants, nursery stock and tomatoes. Greenhouse owners have long contended with the loss of heat from greenhouses during the night and at times of cool weather. That is why high level of thermicity of Solar-Ice is so important. Research conducted in Europe shows that, in greenhouses covered with Sun View Cool, the total solar heat load was reduced by over 20%, without any significant decrease in PAR light. Your workers and customers will enjoy this more comfortable environment and you can expect this will be reflected in productivity, too.

Sun View Cool Film

  • 4 year, 6 mil greenhouse film
  • High light transmission
  • Excellent thermic properties
  • Effective light diffusion

Benefits

  • Lowers greenhouse temperature by 9 degrees compared to outside (during summer heat-build season)
  • Produces higher-yielding plants with stronger than normal root systems
  • Less demand for watering
  • Inhibits fungus spore development
  • Inhibits insect propagation
  • Comfortable working conditions during harvest season

Compare the performance.

As this table illustrates, Solar-Ice provides significant advantages compared to conventional films.

PropertySolar-IceStandardWhite
Light Transmission Par88%91%68%
(diffused light>90%)
Infra-Red Transmission43%86%53%
Total Solar Energy62%87%60%
Thermicity*16%40%40%

*Note that thermicity is a measure of the amount of infra-red that passes through a film. The lower, therefore, the better.

Overwintering

New generation of overwintering protection
GT Films offer traditional overwinter poly and as well as a new generation of overwintering protection with 1 year UV life.

1 year UV Life

Available in 3 or 5 mil thickness, clear or white, our 1 year film offers superior UV resistance of all Nursery films

3 mil Overwinter

This super strength overwintering film has improved tear strength, stronger folds and takes greater force to puncture than the 4-mil ‘co-poly’ that is traditionally used. It is also 25% lighter than standard 4-mil co-poly — that’s 25% less weight during installation and 25% less film to dispose of next spring. When an even tougher film is required, this film is also available in super strong 5-mil gauge.

Availability

Overwinter films are available in a wide selection of stock sizes. The following minimums apply for custom Overwinter products:

For widths of 20′ or less, a minimum of 2,000 lbs per order, per width, per gauge and per opacity is required
For widths greater than 20′, a minimum of 5,000 lbs per order, per width, per gauge and per opacity is required

Stock Sizes

3 and 5 mil Clear and White

Sheets (in feet)

14.33, 16, 21, 24, 28.66, 32, 42 and 48 feet.

Product Specifications

GaugeUV StabilizedWarrantyAnti Condensate?Thermal?White Opacity?Diffusion?
3 milNONONONOYES
(medium or high)
Not Applicable
PropertyTypical ValueUnitTest Method
Gauge
Specified3milAT Method
Optical
OpacityMedium (target 55)%ASTM D 1003
High(target 70)%ASTM D 1003
Tensile: MD
Max. Stress39MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load72.2NASTM D 882
Elongation667%ASTM D 882
Tensile: TD
Max. Stress36.6MPaASTM D 882
Max. Load72.2NASTM D 882
Elongation740%ASTM D 882
Tear
MD7.4NASTM D 1922
TD20.2NASTM D 1922
Dart Impact
F(50) Fold270gASTM D 1709

GT Black-White

Black-White

GT Black-White Poly is a highly reflective and opaque 6-mil black-white film that can be used for either bench/ground cover or as a reflective blackout curtain for photoperiod control.

GT Black-White Poly is UV-stabilized to ensure durability, and is guaranteed to withstand 12 months or 1 year of UV exposure under normal circumstances.

Brilliant white layer ensures maximum light reflectivity to aid in vegetable crop production.

100% film opacity ratings provide maximum control when used as a blackout curtain for your crops.

Reflects heat and cools better than shade cloth.

Designed specifically to withstand the wear and tear of either foot traffic or retractable curtain systems, so that crop management control is not reduced in these higher-stress applications.

High strength at folds means higher resistance to development of punctures and tears. In any film, weaknesses can occur where the polymer strands are bent at a fold. Increased fold strength minimizes performance issues at these key areas.

Availability

Standard Stock Roll Size (6 mil thickness)

We cut to any length

Width (ft) 24, 40, 50, 60

  • General greenhouse wall covering.
  • Tear resistant and long lasting coated woven polyethylene cloth.
  • Lightweight, low cost option.
  • Can be sewn to insect net.

Can be sewn to create any size or shape, with ropes, eyelets, etc with customized dimensions for easy installation.

GT Reinforced Poly

3 ply Reinforced Poly

Green-Tek’s GT-1200 is a 3 ply laminate covering combining two layers of fire retardant, linear, low density polyethylene and a high strength cord grid. It is specifically engineered to provide high strength and durability in a lightweight material.

Availability

10 mil – available widths 50”, 84”, 80 “
Pipe loop available upon request

Applications:

  • Temporary walls, plant dividers, building enclosures and containment tents.
  • Floor covers, dust partitions and cleanroom enclosures.
  • Architectural vapor retarder in walls & ceilings and in roofing systems.
  • Pallet, cask and drum covers for outside storage.
  • Shipping container covers and liners.

Features

  • Multiple layers and cord reinforcement resist punctures and tears.
  • Cold-crack resistance eliminates failures in cold temperatures.
  • Low permeability greatly inhibits moisture transmission.
  • Flexibility and light weight allow for easy handling and quick installation.
  • Custom fabrication is available to meet your exact specifications.
  • Long life expectancy allows for significant cost savings through reuse and fewer replacements.

Product Specifications

PropertyASTM Test MethodUS ValueMetric Value
WeightD-377645 lb/1000 ft222 kg/100m2
3" Tensile StrengthD-882135 LBF600 N
Puncture StrengthD-48333 LBF191 N
PPT ResistanceD-258235 LBF156 N
Dart Impact StrengthD-17092.4 lbs1.09 kg
Cold Impact StrengthD-1790-10 degrees F-23.4 degrees C
PermeanceE-960.036 Grain/HR*in. HG 2.06 NG/(PA*S*M2)
Fire RetardancyE-845 flame spread, 50 smoke developed
NFPA 701Pass

Accessories

Patch Tape

A clear 9-mil polyethylene UV stabilized one-sided tape used to patch small holes in the film.

Sizes available:

  • 2″ X 108′ (48 mm X 33 m)
  • 4″ X 108′ (96 mm X 33 m)
  • 6″ X 108′ (144 mm X 33 m)

An acrylic UV stabilized two-sided tape used to seam two pieces of plastic together.

Batten Tape

2.75” wide Polypropylene tape in black or white color.

Used to lash down Poly Film on the greenhouse