Commercial Greenhouse Coverings
Polycarbonate coverings and panels for commercial greenhouses
Polycarbonate greenhouse coverings or panels meet the performance of glass in terms of light transmission and thermal insulation; and they also offer much more in terms of material properties. As polycarbonate weighs less than half the weight of glass, both the structural requirements and maintenance costs of Palram’s polycarbonate greenhouse panels are significantly lower. Palram’s polycarbonate greenhouse panels also feature integrated drip and condensation controls that reduce dripping, resulting in a reduced chance of fungal infections, viruses and bacteria. Controlling condensation also reduces reflectivity, which improves light transmittance. Superior thermal insulation can be achieved with multiwall polycarbonate covering sheets. These are built with an insulated honeycomb structure that preserves internal heat and saves on heating costs.
Features growers care about
In general, polycarbonate is inherently susceptible to condensate formation, especially when used to cover enclosed environments such as greenhouses.
SUNTUF Plus and SUNLITE Plus are manufactured using a unique process that results in the industry’s first and most extensive 10-year condensate control warranty. As effective condensate control is such a critical need for greenhouse growers, the “Plus” condensate control feature is now built into every SUNTUF Plus and SUNLITE Plus product.
Why compromise? Balance your thermal insulation & light transmission requirements.
|Product||U Value||K Value||LT%||Comment|
|SUNTUF® Plus||5.69-5.80||0.172-0.175||20-90||Higher light transmission|
|SUNLITE® Plus||1.45-3.50||0.286-0.69||20-80||Better thermal insulation|
COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE ROOFING PANELS & SIDEWALLS
Palram’s solutions for commercial greenhouse plastic coverings & sheeting offer higher yields and savings to the horticulture market.
Higher yield and efficiency
Increased yield per hectare
Lower energy consumption
Simpler, less frequent maintenance
Low usage of chemical fungicides
Better control & optimization
Light transmission and light diffusion
Heat and cold
Wind, rain, hail and snow
Fits All Structures
Gothic Arch and Quonset Arch
A Frame, Wide Span and Even Span
Retrofitted Glasshouses and Film Greenhouses
Palram offers commercial growers a wide selection of greenhouse coverings with different light transmission, thermal insulation and diffusion properties. These greenhouse coverings are lightweight and durable to reduce maintenance and material costs. They create a tailor-made environment to match the grower’s crops and facilitate high crop yields. Moreover, Palram products are suited to specific structure types, including retrofitting film or glass greenhouses.
- UV protection
- High level of light transmission and diffusion
- Easy to handle
- Performs year round, even in areas with harsh climates and temperature extremes
- Suits every type of structure while requiring minimal supports
Retail Garden Centers
Retail Garden Centers
As retail garden centers accommodate both plants and customers, they need to be comfortable for both. Palram greenhouse sheets and systems cater to these requirements with SolarSmart™ technology, which blocks infrared radiation (heat) while allowing visible light into the greenhouse. The result is a pleasant shopping experience for the customer, while providing the light and conditions required for plants to grow and flourish.
- SolarSmart™ technology provides selective solar transmission options
- Performs year round in harsh climates
- Lasts for years due to superior durability
- Leverages the benefits of natural light while reducing heat buildup
- Creates an enjoyable shopping experience
In urban areas, rooftop greenhouses are a great way to maximize land use. Rooftop growers need lightweight panels that don’t add weight to the roof on which they are located. Unlike greenhouse films, a long-life structure does not need to be replaced annually, and this saves a great deal of time and inconvenience. Palram greenhouse panels are easy to install onsite and are durable enough to protect plants while requiring minimal maintenance.
- Minimal burden to rooftops
- Easy to install onsite
- Require minimal maintenance and replacement
- Provide thermal insulation for low ambient temperatures common to high altitudes
- High-light transmission panels for optimal crop yields in small volume sites
Due to the recent developments in the legalization of recreational and medical cannabis, growers are faced with several growing challenges. Commercial cultivation of cannabis requires full control over the day and night cycles. During daylight cycles, growers in the commercial market strive for maximal light transmittance and high light diffusion factors. Opaque walls are desirable for security and discretion, as well as for light deprivation control.
Palram provides a suite of solutions for cannabis growers with specific high-light transmission and diffusion panels for the roof; and opaque, reflective multiwall or corrugated sheets for greenhouse walls and gables.
- Polycarbonate roof panels provide high level of light transmission
- Light blocking, UV resistant, and reflective sheets enable full light deprivation control
What do growers want?
During daylight cycles, Cannabis greenhouse growers strive for the optimization light transmission and light diffusion.
Opaque walls are desirable for light deprivation cycles and are commonly used at greenhouse sides & end walls.
Collaborating with the world's largest growers and greenhouse builders, we have developed and now provide a package of solutions that wraps the entire growing facility and provides a safe, protected and controlled growing environment.
Control light transmission with SolarSmart technology
Palram uses SolarSmart technology to manufacture sheets that transmit more natural daylight while reflecting infrared radiation that creates heat.