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Agricultural plastics must withstand high solar radiation, high temperature in use, and mechanical stresses in service. Greenhouse films must also maintain a consistent environment, with high light transmission to promote plant growth. The thermal stability of the films is important to avoid failures at the supports. In addition, to ensure durability and a long life, the performance of the light stabilizers in these applications must withstand the antagonistic effects of agrochemicals, such as pesticides, insecticides, soil disinfectants, etc.

For more than 35 years, Solvay has been a global leader in the stabilization of plastics for agricultural applications. We offer a broad range of products for greenhouse film covers, mulch film, shades silage stretch wrap and netting. Our agricultural product collection includes:

  • CYASORB CYNERGY SOLUTIONS® A440P stabilizer: for optimal UV protection under severs agrochemical exposure, including sulfur burning.
  • CYASORB CYNERGY SOLUTIONS® A430 stabilizer: provides outstanding UV protection and superior resistance to greenhouse film covers exposed to aggressive pesticides and fumigants (to 4+ years service); also for mulch films.
  • CYASORB CYNERGY SOLUTIONS A400® stabilizer: delivers excellent protection to mulch films and green house films covers (to 2+ years service) in the presence of aggressive pesticides; very high light transmission for better crop quality and growth.
  • CYASORB THT® 6460 light stabilizer: market-proven, superior UV protection for 2 and 3 year greenhouse film covers; highly resistant to agricultural chemicals.
  • CYASORB® UV-3529 and UV-3346 light stabilizers:  hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) for 1 and 2 year greenhouse film covers. 
  • CYASORB® UV-531 light absorber: UV absorber for greenhouse film covers; typically used with CYASORB UV-3529 or CYASORB UV-3346.
  • CYANOX® 2777 antioxidant: excellent processing and thermal stability; discoloration resistant for all agricultural plastic applications.

 For more information on the Agriculture applications product portfolio, please contact us.