Elastic glasshouse screen passes trial

Ombra DLS from Penn Textile Solutions is a new development in glasshouse screening.

According to Babs Jasper of the product developer Contechma, the screen stays elastic for more than five years. "Expanding screens aren't new, but others don't return to the same state," she claimed.

As well as providing shading from eight to 65 per cent, it also serves as a thermal screen, insulating twice as well as other shading screens, she added.

"We have trialled this with orchids and Anthurium, but we see opportunities in strawberries and other fruit and vegetables too," she said.


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