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GREENHOUSE SOLUTION TO AVOID FILM COVER U.V. AND SULPHUR DEGRADATION

Objective

"Greenhouse cultivation under plastic has allowed converting apparently unproductive lands in modern agriculture exploitations. Different types of plastic materials such as Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Poly Carbonate (PC) and Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) are commonly used for cladding of greenhouse structures. However, most of plastic polymer films are prone to photo-degradation when exposed to UV radiation (290–400 nm) or even visible radiation (400–700 nm). In hot regions in combination with agrochemicals, degradation is a bigger problem. Durability is one of the aspects that most interest and worry to end users. Manufacturing of plastics resistant to treatments done in greenhouses are the battlefield of the companies in this industry and phytosanitary products such as sulphur and chlorine have become their greater enemy. Among these products burning sulphur is especially aggressive and the current method of application has a big impact in plastic degradation.
GREENAVOID project aims to develop an innovative integrated solution combining a new polyethylene greenhouse plastic resistant to UV degradation in the presence of burning Sulphur with an improved Sulphur vaporizer designed to minimize the amount of product reaching the cover. Thanks to our integrated solution we aim to obtain a film with 3 years guaranteed durability in the presence of burning sulphur and a radiation of 145-150 KlAngleys/year, the average radiation Greenhouses suffer in South Europe. Moreover, it will be resistant to sulphur concentration in plastic of ≥3500ppm, chlorine concentration of ≥250ppm, with High NIR (near Infrared) and UV blocking, minimum PAR transmittance 85% and 35-40% haze.
The impact of GreenaVoid solution will be bigger in the EU considering, not only the total revenue of the SMEs, but also the savings for the end user (grower), savings in energy for PE production, and displaced imports from China."

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

COLORES Y COMPUESTOS PLASTICOS SA
Address
Calle Orfebreria 1
08184 Palau Solita I Plegamans
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 518 746
Administrative Contact
Gerard Marques Tura (Mr.)

Participants (7)

MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 249 665,75
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Salmi Jaouad (Mr.)
SOLI INDUSTRIES (1981) LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 269 944,45
Address
Po Box 747
83106 Kiryat Malachi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isaac Liebreich (Mr.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADOY DEL PLASTICO DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 4 536
Address
Avenida Europa 4 5 Poligono Industrial Las Salinas
30840 Alhama De Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rafael Losana Martinez (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TECNOLOGIAS AVANZADAS INSPIRALIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 170
Address
Calle Manuel Tovar 49
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Sanchez (Mr.)
SOLPLAST SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 55 587,80
Address
Avda Francisco Jimeno Sola S N Bloque Par Portal 42 Poligono Industrial Saprelorca
30800 Lorca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Pablo Diez Marcos (Mr.)
APOFRUIT ITALIA - SOC. COOP. AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 350
Address
Viale Della Cooperazione 400
47522 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Braschi (Ms.)