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Shading agents

Hermadix shading agents are mostly used in horticulture. Many crops are not resistant to the full sun or high temperatures. By applying a chalk or diffuse coating to the greenhouse roof , you create  a optimal greenhouse climate and prevent peaks. Royal Brinkman offers a wide range of shading agents, diffuse coatings and cleaners
  • The differences between shading agents & coatings

    During warm and sunny periods many crops need a little help to remain growing strong. Although sunlight is essential for photosynthesis and growth in all plants, too much sunlight in spring and summertime can lead to light burn and light stress symptoms in a lot of crops. 

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  • The difference between Q3 and Q4 white

    Q3 White and Q4 White are both shading agents based on calcium carbonate. There’s only one difference between these two products being their weather resistance and thus lifespan. But this one difference has important implications in terms of their application, use and price.

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  • How do i remove shading agents?

    Remove this products from your greenhouse easy and quick with Removit. For removing the chalk or coating layers you first have to treat those with Removit. We advise a dosage of 250 liters per hectare. Then, after a good rain shower your greenhouse will be very clean again. 

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Hermadix shading agents

Royal Brinkman has an exclusive partnership with the producer of shading agents, Hermadix. Since every crop has different needs, there is a shading agent available for every crop. In this way you, can repel the sun, get more efficiency from the sunlight or reflect your sunlight. 

Liquid shading agents

If the crop is not resistant to full sun or high temperatures, the liquid shading agents from Hermadix offers the solution. During a warm period you can chalk the greenhouse, which reflects light and reduces heat. In this way you always maintain an consistent temperature into the greenhouse. Royal Brinkman offers two different liquid chalk products: Q3 White and Q4 white. Our specialists explain the use of a shading agent in an article.

Diffuse coatings

Diffuse coatings scatter light over the crop, so crops do not run the risk of being damaged by excessive light intensity. This scattered light is also called diffuse light. Every crop has different needs, therefore Hermadix has developed different diffuse coatings. Our specialists explain in an article which different coatings are available.

Cleaning your greenhouse roof

In addition to shading agents and diffuse coatings, Royal Brinkman also offers a cleaner for cleaning you greenhouse roof at the end of the season. Removit, developed by Hermadix, is the cleaner for removing shadings agents as Q3 and Q4 and diffuse coatings D-Fuse and D-Gree. 

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