Mulch films are used to modify soil temperature, limit weed growth, prevent moisture loss, and improve crop yield as well as precocity.
Rhino Plastics supplies a wide range of mulch films for varied applications.
Locally produced films are designed and supplied for shorter periods of usage depending on a crops requirement, anything from 3 months to 12 months.
Specialised imported mulch films are designed to last from 12 months up to 4 years depending on the required application, with incredible results.
We also supply fully bio-degradable mulch films, with a life expectancy of 3 months – 12 months depending on the application and thickness of the film.
Black or black/white
According to DIN 13432, NF 52001, OK COMPOST, OF&G
Rhino Plastics distributes BI-OPL biodegradable mulch films from Oerlemans Plastics in Holland Oerlemans Plastics BV has more than 25 years of experience with biodegradable film. The basic raw material for this type of film is co-polyester with poly-lactic acid (PLA). Compared to foil based on starch, its major advantages are that it is more stable and degrades more slowly. After harvesting, the film together with the crop residue can simply be ploughed into the soil or loosened using a rotary cultivator. The BI-OPL film degrades completely in the soil due to light, oxygen, temperature and microorganisms in the soil. What remains is just CO2, water and humus.
The black side ensures that weeds cannot grow under the black/white biofilm. The white side reflects light, which results in less heat under the film compared to using just black film.