Panda Film is a waterproof, light-reflective, hardwearing co-extruded polyethylene film for lining the walls and floors of greenhouses and grow rooms.
Panda = White on one side, black on the other.
The white surface reflects light from the floor back into the foliage of crops. The black underside layer stops light reaching the soil beneath, which prevents weed and algal growth.
The waterproofing properties of Panda Film prevents ground moisture and soil-borne diseases rising from beneath, penetrating the floor and raising the humidity in the growing area.
Runoff from crops can easily be contained and directed to nearby drains.
When used in an indoor growroom situation, sheets of Panda film can be taped together with heavy-duty tape to fully line the walls, roof, and floor of a grow room.
This provides a waterproof lining and has a cooling effect.
When artificial HID lighting is used (e.g for commercial seedling production) the Panda Film reflects all available light back into the crop for maximum energy efficiency. It is also ideal for covering windows so no light can enter or escape.
600mm Wide Panda film can also be used as a cheap NFT gully instead of using the more expensive & durable rigid PVC gully.
Panda Film is commonly used for growing NFT tomatoes, capsicums, etc. Simply lay in rows on a gently sloping floor and place capillary matting down the center. Then fold the two sides of the film up and around your seedlings and clip them to a horizontal cross wire. The nutrient solution is then pumped into one end of the row where it flows down the slope towards the catchment area at the other end.
Panda Film is offered in the following widths:
- 600mm x 400m (125 Micron thickness)
- 2m wide per metre (100 Micron thickness)
- 4m wide per metre (100 Micron thickness)
• Material – UV Stabilised, Co-extruded LDPE
• Lifespan – 2-3 years depending on application &
PureHydroponics can also offer pre-cut cut lengths, and import a thicker 200 micron grade if required.