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Shading agents & Diffuse coatings: the perfect climate throughout the year

Royal Brinkman offers an extensive  range of shading agents - including shading paint and coatings. Light is an important issue for all greenhouse growers as too much light can damage crops. Whitewash helps the grower minimise crop damage due to excessive light and temperatures. Research in recent years has greatly improved shading agents and produced new coatings for greenhouses.

Advantages of shading agents & diffuse coatings
-  Improves the climate in the greenhouses
-  Suitable for manual and mechanical application
-  Easy to remove

Shading agents

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Shading agents offer reflection
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 shading agents offer full protection throughout the season and prevent light stress symptoms and damaging of fruit and crop caused by light burn.

Diffuse coatings offer transmission
In contrast to 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.

Q3 WhiteQ3-White (medium weatherproof whitewash)
Q3-White is a medium weatherproof and adjustable screening product specifically designed for glass, plastic film, polycarbonate and acrylic. Depending on the dilution, Q3-White is medium wear-resistant.
 Medium weather resistant
 Ideal for shading percentages >65%
 Whitewash for short periods
 D-fuseD-FUSE, D-FUSE Extra (diffuses light)
Diffuse light penetrates deeper into the crop, providing higher production and better quality. With diffuse coatings your crop benefits from optimal light distribution the whole year round.
 Maximum diffuse light
 Maximum growth
 Three times as much light in the mid-sections of the crop
 Minimal lose of growing light (PAR) 
Q4-White (maximum weatherproof whitewash)
Q4-White is an adjustable whitewash for creating the optimal shading conditions. Because Q4-White is liquid it can be diluted to adjust the shading percentage to the needs of the crop. Q4-White has a very good weather resistance.
 Minimal ridge wear on the apex of your greenhouse
 Ideal for shading percentages <65%
 Perfect screening throughout the season

 D-GREE (diffuses light and reduces temperature)
D-GREE is a weatherproof diffuse coating that provides maximum diffused light and maximum growth light (PAR) transmission. D-GREE contains specially developed pigments that reflect (NIR) light to lower the temperature in the greenhouse. 
 Maximum diffuse light
 Optimal heat reflection (NIR)
 Maximum growth light (PAR) transmission
Q-Black (maximum shading)
Q-Black is an adjustable dark shading agent which means that it is widely applicable for crops and areas where maximum shading is needed. The special composition of Q-Black has ensured that the heat reduction is very high and that a maximum protection can be achieved.
 Maximum protection
 Adjustable shading percentage
 Minimal wear off
 Machine or manual application
 Easy to remove

 Shadefix / Temperzon  (low cost powder whitewash)
Shadefix / Temperzon is a whitewash in powder form, which protects the crop from light irradiation. Removal of Shadefix is not necessary. You can determine the shading percentage by yourself.
 Uniform screening
 Optimal coverage
 Environmentally friendly
 Very high whiteness
 Improved reflection

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