Greenhouse films, structures & accessories

RHINO PLASTICS is the sole importer and supplier of PLASTIKA KRITIS greenhouse films in South Africa and most African countries.  Plastika Kritis is one of the first companies worldwide that have invested in 7-layer technology for wide agricultural films, having foreseen the advantages that this technology can provide for the development and production of specialized films. Plastika Kritis greenhouse films combine long life time, superior strength and high light transmission with other, optional, characteristics that transform the film to an active contributor to plant protection, growth and productivity.

 

Rhino Plastics has a full range of greenhouse structures available. We represent ULMA AGRICOLA from Spain, with over 35 years experience, ULMA Agrícola is a company with a vast experience in manufacturing and developing greenhouses. We collaborate with agricultural producers offering them a comprehensive solution for their crops and assisting them in their projects from start to finish. We also work closely with certain greenhouse tunnel manufacturers within South Africa to meet our customers requirements.

Rhino Plastics has a wide range of greenhouse accessories, ranging from floor plastics to shading agents. Please contact our office for more information.

GREENHOUSE FILMS, STRUCTURES and ACCESSORIES

 

Product Range:

GREENHOUSE FILMS:

 

Product Name:
Description:
Micron
Sizes (width) available in stock
Life time (months)
High diffusing
Thermic
Anti-drip
Sulphur resistance (ppm)
Chlorine resistance (ppm)
2905
Nickel (yellow), high diffusing
180
6.5m
20 – 33
Yes
No
No
Unlimited
100
2907
Colourless, High Diffusing
200
per order
20 – 33
Yes
No
No
700
100
2982 AD
Colourless, high diffusing, anti-drip
200
7.5m / 9.5m / 11.5m / 12m / 15m
20 – 33
Yes
No
Yes
700
100
DIAMANT VERSO HD (patented)
Diamant Stabilizer, almost colourless, High Diffusing, unlimited sulphur
200
6.5m
33
Yes
No
No
Unlimited
150
DIAMANT HD (patented)
Diamant Stabilizer, almost colourless, Thermic, High Diffusing,  unlimited sulphur
200
per order
33
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unlimited
150
DIAMANT HD AG (patented)
Diamant Stabilizer, almost colourless, Thermic, High Diffusing, unlimited sulphur, anti-drip
200
please confirm with the office
33
Yes
No
No
Unlimited
150
CELLOCLIM (patented)
Cooling, High diffusing Thermic, Bubble film
200
per order
33
Yes
Yes
No
700
100
CELLOCLIM AG (patented)
Cooling, High diffusing Thermic, Bubble film with anti-drip
200
per order
33
Yes
Yes
Yes
700
100
EQUINOX S 25 (patented)
Silver 25% Shade, Thermic, Cooling, Bubble film
200
per order
33
25% shade
Yes
No
700
100
EQUINOX S 25 HSR (patented)
Silver 25% Shade, Thermic, Cooling, Bubble film, Sulphur Resistant
200
per order
33
25% shade
Yes
No
5000
200
* stock item in SA

Greenhouse Structures

We have options for all types of crops; with a modular system that is easy to assemble.

Please contact Rhino Plastics for more information, and visit the ULMA website at www.ulmaagricola.com

Greenhouse Structures

Circular Multispan

Tunnels

Greenhouse Accessories

Rhino Plastics offers a full range of specialist Redusystems products from Holland, used for regulating solar radiation and heat. ReduSol and ReduHeat have an international reputation in more than 50 countries.

We offer growers in South Africa ways to optimise the regulation of climate conditions in their greenhouses..

Please contact Rhino Plastics for further details.

 

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The Thermic Effect

PLASTIKA KRITIS offers special thermic films, containing a combination of EVA and Infra-Red additives skilfully structured in the layers of the films, which absorb the Infra-Red radiation and reduce heat losses during the night.

 

  • Protection from frost and low temperature
  • Smoother temperature drop and higher night temperatures overall
  • Reduced energy consumption for heating
  • Higher crop yield
  • Earlier harvesting
  • Better quality of crops

The light diffusion

Light from the sun passing through a greenhouse film and entering a greenhouse is split into direct light and diffused light. It is now generally accepted that diffused light has a positive effect on plant growth, especially for spring and summer crops and in areas with strong sunlight. Light diffusion causes a film to look hazy to human eye, however this doesn’t mean that the film is less transparent.

 

PLASTIKA KRITIS has the know-how and produces films with more or less diffusion, according to the specific requirements of each area and crop:

  • Crystal clear films (maximum direct light)
  • Films with medium diffusion (35-50%)
  • Films with very high diffusion (60-75%)

The choice of the most appropriate level of diffusion depends on the climate of the area, the crop and the season(s) of growing.

The anti-drip effect

Droplets formed at the inside surface of greenhouse films due to water-condensation have negative consequences on plant quality and growth, as they reduce light-transmission by 15-30% and increase the incidence of certain diseases.

PLASTIKA KRITIS is manufacturing “anti-dripping” films that contain special additives which eliminate droplets and form instead a continuous thin layer of water running down the sides.

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.

 

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.

The Anti-mist Effect

To allow the use of anti-dripping films, with all their benefits, without fear of the mist that is sometimes formed during sun-set and dawn in greenhouses covered with such films.

 

PLASTIKA KRITIS has developed anti-dripping films with a special anti-mist function that reduces the formation of mist.

 

Note: Due to the complex mechanism of its activity and to the variety of parameters affecting its performance, PLASTIKA KRITIS does not provide a warranty nor assumes any liability on the effectiveness and duration of the anti-mist effect.

The Cooling Effect

In many areas of the world there is growing requirement for films that cut-down excessive heat during day-time and maintain a cooler environment in the greenhouse.

 

In areas with strong sunlight and hot weather as well as in nurseries and for shadow-loving ornamental plants, the “cooling effect” is becoming more and more a requirement.

 

PLASTIKA KRITIS offers special types of films, which reflect and/or absorb the Near Infra-Red (NIR) Radiation, a the part of solar spectrum which is  useless for plants growth but carries most of the heat entering a greenhouse, thus reducing the heat inside the greenhouse during day-time.

 

It has been demonstrated that the higher the outside temperature, the larger the temperature reduction achieved with “cooling” films.

 

PLASTIKA KRITIS’ range of “cooling” films includes:

 

  • Our special double-effect “silver” film which contains tiny aluminum particles that reflect NIR radiation, offering cooling during hot days and better heat retention during cold nights. It is especially recommended for peppers and for countries with tropical climate.
  • “Selective interference” films with pearl based pigments
  • Very high diffusion films

 

Note: after cold winter nights, temperature rise in the morning may be a little slower under “cooling” films than under conventional PE films.

The Disease Control Effect

PLASTIKA KRITIS has developed a range of special disease control films, which contribute efficiently in “Integrated Pest Management” and help to reduce the usage of pesticides.

 

An important type of disease and insects control films is “UV-blocking” films, which absorb UV-radiation up to 380 nm, thus achieving:

 

  • Reduction of the population of whiteflies, thrips, miners, aphids and other insects in greenhouses, thereby also reducing the viruses which are vectored by these insects.
  • Control of the spread of certain diseases (such as botrytis), by reducing the sporulation of the relevant pathogenic fungi.
  • Reduction of “blackening” of red rose petals, thereby increasing their commercial value.

 

Note: “UV-blocking” films should be used after prior testing when bumble-bees are used as pollinators or when growing eggplants or other purple flowers or crops.

 

The plastic film alone may not control diseases, it can, however, contribute to their control, when used in conjunction with other suitable methods.

The Photoselective Effects

PLASTIKA KRITIS offers a range of special films incorporating selected additives and pigments to modify the light spectrum entering the greenhouse, thus changing the growth behavior of plants (photosynthesis and photomorphogenesis).

 

By using such films it is possible to increase the yield, to promote or retard the growth and to cause elongation or dwarfing of the stems.

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