ANTI-DRIPPING EFFECT

Droplets formed on the inside surface of greenhouse films due to water-condensation can have negative consequences on plant quality and growth, as they reduce light-transmission by 15-30% and increase the incidence of certain diseases.
Hitec manufactures “anti-dripping” films that contain special additives which eliminate individual droplets, turning them instead into a continuous thin layer of water that runs down the sides of the greenhouse roof and walls.

Anti-dripping films, when used properly, offer the following benefits:

 

  • More light in the greenhouse
  • Higher crop yield
  • Earlier harvesting
  • Better quality of crop, higher commercial value
  • Fewer diseases
  • Reduced need for pesticides

 

Important note: Anti-dripping films are mainly recommended for well ventilated and/or heated greenhouses, with adequate inclination of the roof. The "anti-dripping" effect lasts for up to 2 years, due to the fact that additives function by physically migrating to the surface of the film and are gradually washed away by water. Under certain circumstances there is mist (fog) formation in greenhouses covered with anti-dripping films. Such mist usually occurs at sun-set and dawn and is undesirable as it could cause damages to the plants. It is strongly advisable to ventilate and/or heat the greenhouse immediately, to remove this mist. Due to the complex mechanism of its activity and to the variety of parameters affecting its function, Hitec does not provide a warranty nor assumes any liability on the effectiveness and duration of the anti-dripping effect.