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Greenhouse shading agents

A suitable solution for every crop to make optimum use of the sun

Many crops cannot withstand full sunlight or high temperatures. Greenhouse shading agents and diffuse coatings offer a solution. Royal Brinkman provides a suitable solution for every crop to protect the crop against too much sunlight, by painting glass windows to block sunlight. For example, greenhouse shading paint can be applied to shade greenhouses, and protect the crop from too much sunlight. While diffuse coatings can spread the light evenly throughout the greenhouse, this ensures that a crop is not damaged by excessive light intensity without loss of light.

 Improved greenhouse climate
 Can be applied mechanically and manually
 Easy to remove

Wondering what greenhouse shading agents and diffuse coatings can do for your crop? Ask for an informal (digital) consult with our specialist.

Greenhouse shading paint

Greenhouse shading agents offer reflection

Greenhouse shading agents reduce the temperature inside the greenhouse by partially reflecting sunlight. This greatly diminishes peaks in the greenhouse temperature and allows for a more stable growing climate. In this way greenhouse shading agents offer full protection throughout the season and prevent light stress symptoms and damaging of fruit and crop caused by light burn.

Liquid greenhouse shading agents

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Powder greenhouse shading agents

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Diffuse coatings offer transmission

In contrast to greenhouse shading agents, diffuse coatings are intended to let through as much light as possible. Instead of reflection coatings offer transmission. It scatters sunlight over a bigger/larger surface and by this it simultaneously ‘divides’ the radiant energy over a larger surface. By highly diffusing incoming sunlight up to three times more valuable photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) will reach the middle a bottom parts of the crop and eliminates shadow formation of the greenhouse construction. All this ensures a higher reception of light in the greenhouse which in turn leads to more and better growth of crop and fruit. In floriculture diffused light has proven to lead to more growth and in the cultivation of vegetable crops it has shown to increase production and at the same time improve fruit quality.

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  • Experiences from our customers

    D-fuse in cucumbers"The light penetration was better and the crop was significantly less stressed. As a result, it remains active longer and you get more production. We are very satisfied with this"

    Jan Reijm | D-Fuse in cucumber

    Q4-white in kalanchoe"It's important that we can do the whole season with one layer of shade paint. Removing it at the end of the season shouldn't cause any problems either. Q4 White meets those conditions very well."

    Pietro van Genderen | Q4 White in kalanchoe cultivation

Related greenhouse shading articles

To create the optimal greenhouse growing environment, you can control for air circulation, humidity and shading inside the greenhouse. The main aim of greenhouse shading is to reduce the temperature inside the greenhouse. You can shade your greenhouse using different solutions such as internal shade systems, external shade nettings or you can apply greenhouse shading paint. Shading paint can be applied to the outside of the glass or plastic polytunnels to reduce sunlight.

In our range you can find different shading paint products for your greenhouse that offer UV protection, and reduce tempterature in the greenhouse. First of all, you can choose between a shading agent or a diffuse coating to reduce the temperature of light transmission inside the greenhouse. Our specialist wrote an article about the differences between greenhouse shading agents and coatings.

When you want to reduce the temperature in the greenhouse, a greenhouse shading paint is a good choice. However, there are different shading paints available in our assortiment. Royal Brinkman is exclusive supplier of Hermadix greenhouse shading agents Q3 and Q4 White. Do you want to know what the main differences are between these shading paints? In the article Q3 and Q4 White: What's the difference? you can read here all the available information.

Moreover, there is also a difference between powder and liquid shading agents. The liquid shading paint is more weather resistant, while powder shading paint is frequently used in climates with higher temperatures. In this article you can read about the differences between powder and liquid shading agents.

At last, Q-black greenhouse paint is used in crops where maximum shading is needed. Read here the article: What is Q-Black and where is it suitable for?

At the end of the summer when the temperature is falling, it is important to remove the shading paint from the greenhouse roof. In this way, the crop can maximally benefit from the natural grow light. Remover are specially developed to remove greenhouse shading agents. Our specialist give you some tips to remove shading paint from the greenhouse
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