More Grow Per Row
Hydrox Technologies produces Solar Shrink™ Mulch Film with more meters per roll, requiring less downtime for roll changes when laying.
Solar Shrink™ is designed to shrink tight on to the growing bed after laying, reducing time in adjusting laying equipment settings as the film naturally shrinks tight to the bed, allowing for faster application.
Manufactured with less polymer, Solar Shrink™ is generally able to be supplied at a lower cost per meter than competitor products.
Being applied to the bed faster, it requires less fuel and labor and is retrieved easily by machine, reducing additional labor costs.
The reduced plastic content results in lower disposal landfill costs.
The unique polymer blends and the patented Solar Shrink™ production process creates a mulch film that is up to 300% stronger than other available mulch products. This additional strength ensures that the mulch lays easily and can be picked-up by machine at the season’s end.
Manufactured up to 50% thinner, Solar Shrink™ has more meters per roll for the same weight, this means less roll changes and downtime. Solar Shrink uses less plastic and reduces the amount of waste for disposal.
Solar Shrink™ is designed to shrink when exposed to solar radiation, resulting in a tightly laid bed every time. This reduces damage, heat and moisture loss due to loose, flapping plastic.
Within minutes of exposure to the sun Solar Shrink™ reduces in surface area by up to 30%, pulling tight against the edge soil. As the season progresses the plastic will remain tight, continuing to shrink tight even if the bed should collapse.
As Solar Shrink™ uses less plastic and energy in its manufacture, it is far cheaper than competitor products.
Labor and fuel requirements are considerably reduced during deployment and retrieval.
Using less plastic results in less plastic going to waste in landfills. These factors all contribute to reduce the carbon footprint that farmers leave when using plastic in agriculture.
Our company has used Solar Shrink mulch in the past season and has found it to perform as expected and to be economically and technically viable for our continued use of the product.
In my opinion Hydrox Solar Shrink is the best product available at this time and we are working hard to secure supply for the majority of our growing programme for the coming season.”
— Otto Kath, Farm Manager