"Most growers confuse energy saving with transparency"

It is no surprise that the demand for extra energy screens is booming. An extra screen can save a lot of energy as it increases the insulation value of the greenhouse. Most growers use that extra screen during the night. After all, that's when the biggest savings can be achieved. During the day, plants should be able to take maximum advantage of the scarce sunlight.

Surprisingly, growers always pick a transparent screen for this application. As if transparency and energy saving are the same thing. That's because energy screens and transparency have always been related topics in the past. Nevertheless, the opposite is true: aluminized (non-transparent) night-screens are superior in energy saving to transparent energy screens.

Left: Tim Parrein, R&D Manager. Right: Peter Ollevier, Sales & Marketing Director, background: Nick Lambrechts, R&D Technician.

Peter Ollevier, Phormium: "However, until now, real night-screens were never commercially available at affordable prices." By leveraging its innovative MEP technology, Phormium introduces this unique, proven concept:

  • Superior energy saving
  • Lower heat emission
  • Higher crop temperature
  • Light restriction
  • Fire retardancy
  • Highest value for money

Peter: "We'll be back soon with all the details."

For more information:
Peter Ollevier
Weverslaan 15
9160 Lokeren, Belgium
+32 (0) 9 340 98 11

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