An optimal climate in every season
Every climate is different, and each crop has its own preferences. The wide range of ReduSystems coatings makes it possible to manage sunlight throughout the year.
To ensure proper growth and production, you will sometimes need more or less light than is naturally available. Or the light may be welcome but not the accompanying heat. Or the light needs to be better distributed across the crop so that all the leaves can participate in the photosynthesis process. ReduSystems now offers solutions for all these requirements. In the past, a coating was synonymous with covering the greenhouse with chalk to protect the crop from excessive sunlight. Our first step was to improve on this: ReduSol provides shade from some of the light and ensures that the rest is evenly distributed throughout the greenhouse. Having improved on the traditional chalk, we have continued to develop new solutions to achieve an optimal greenhouse climate in all seasons.
ReduSystems coatings can now be divided into six categories: shading light, diffusing light, influencing light colours, improving transmission, improving reflection and effective cleaning.
ReduSol reflects part of the sunlight across the entire light spectrum. This significantly reduces light and heat stress. However, if the crop is mainly suffering from heat but can effectively convert the sunlight into production, then ReduHeat is a better choice.
A diffuse coating ensures that the light is optimally distributed across the crop, with no more dark and light areas. This enables the crop to grow evenly and does not become stressed, resulting in better production and quality. ReduFuse is the product to use for this purpose. If heat also needs to be reflected, ReduFuse IR would be the best option.
By adding pigments to the base coating, we can inhibit any light colour. For plants, the proportion of light colours is a signal for initiating certain processes, such as blooming, stem growth or branching. The first application in this line is ReduFlex Blue. This coating reflects part of the blue light which results in a longer rose stem. It also prevents product damage caused by excess UV light.
During a part of the year, there is more likely to be too little than too much light. Every bit of sunlight, to help boost production and improve product quality, is more than welcome. AntiReflect and AntiCondens can achieve this. AntiReflect reduces reflection on the greenhouse glass, allowing more sunlight to enter the greenhouse.
AntiCondens ensures that the condensation on the inside of the greenhouse cover is dispersed to form a fine water film. This water film lets the sunlight through, unlike condensation droplets that reduce the light.
It is important that as much light as possible in the greenhouse reaches the crop. However, all dark rough surfaces absorb light. It is therefore useful to make everything as white as possible. PipePaint makes heating pipes reflective and protects them from corrosion.
Clean glass increases light transmission. The GS-4 cleaning agent effectively removes all dirt without adversely affecting the glass. ReduClean can be used to remove ReduSystems coatings. This product causes the coating to dissolve, after which the rain washes it off the greenhouse cover for a spotless result.
ReduSystems products can be combined without problems
All ReduSystems coatings are fully compatible and can therefore be applied on top of each other to achieve the desired result. This also applies to the new solution AntiReflect.
Sun protection in plastic greenhouses with ReduSystems
Worldwide there is about 1.200.000 ha of professional plastic greenhouse and tunnel. Most crops in these greenhouses need protection against heat and/or light during summer. An easy and efficient way to protect the crop is to use a temporary coating applied on the outside surface of the greenhouse. The...
At the forefront of horticultural innovations
Mardenkro maintains close contact with scientific researchers and is a member of the Club 100: a group of prominent horticultural suppliers that helps finance and steer research at Wageningen Greenhouse Horticulture. This way Mardenkro is at the forefront of horticultural innovations.