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Coatings have no effect on day length sensitivity


Short day plants flower during short days; long day plants flower during long days. It is becoming increasingly clear that light colour plays an important role in driving this effect. Coatings however, have no impact on this.

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Steering with light colours getting closer


Different light colours each have their own effect on growth and development. Our knowledge about this is increasing and is starting to be applied. But does our ability to steer with light still lie way in the future?

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Screens hardly needed due to coating


Since Dutch flower nursery, van de Westeringh, started using ReduHeat and ReduFuse IR, the shade screens have hardly been used at all. The flower colour remains good and working conditions are better.

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Measuring light in practice


All our coatings are measured annually by the light lab at Wageningen UR. They determine a number of values including direct transmission, hemispheric transmission and diffusion.

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Loss of light through condensation


Water droplets on the inside of greenhouses due to condensation can cause considerable loss of light.

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Why diffuse light works


If you scatter light when radiation is high, the total photosynthetic efficiency of the entire crop increases. This is the main reason why diffuse light leads to greater production. Furthermore it results in less heat stress.

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Three years practical experience with ReduFuse


Coating makes optimal growing possible. Diffuse light clearly can increase production and quality. Over the years this has been proven time and time again by horticultural research trials and now data from commercial nurseries is piling up. ReduFuse allows a greenhouse roof to diffuse light without the...

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ReduFuse or ReduFuse IR?


A few years ago Mardenkro introduced ReduFuse. It is a coating that diffuses sunlight while hardly reducing light transmission. It is used mostly in the summer months for vegetable and flower crops that normally are not, or very minimally, screened. It’s clear from the graph below that light transmission...

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Pot plants benefit from diffuse glass


A wide range of flowering and green pot plants performs better under ReduFuse. For some types the increase in productivity or acceleration of the production cycle is quite substantial. That is especially true if the grower can allow in more light. But even at an equal level of light, diffused light leads...

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Independent light measurements


Independent light measurements demonstrate: ReduFuse achieves uniform distribution of light with minimum loss! Mardenkro called in Multi-Meet from Nieuw-Vennep to measure the light in greenhouses belonging to Prominent, a growers’ association located in ’s-Gravenzande (Netherlands). The aim was to gain...

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