Greenhouse, Solar & Shelter Woven Films, Shade Fabrics
Woven Ripstop Films
The coverings and fabrics for Shelter Systems’ Yurt Domestm, tents, greenhouses and other structures are made by taking a special plastic copolymer (a simple compound composed of carbon and hydrogen which is chemically similar to wax) and stretching it until it becomes stiff. At this point, the material is at its maximum tensile (pull) strength. It is then sliced into thin strips and woven into a fabric. This gives it amazing tear resistance. The fabric is then laminated on both sides with some sheets of the same stretch-strengthened material and is thereby stabilized and super strengthened. You cannot tear it.
All Shelter Systems’ coverings incorporate UV sunscreen inhibitors to help block damage from the sun and give the covering a longer useful life.
Shelter Systems’ Translucent GroDome Covering
Lets 90% of the light through–more than glass does. It diffuses the light so the light won’t burn the plants. You can not see through it. Was designed for greenhouse and solar use. It is not fire retarded. The light that comes through it is somewhat like the light that comes through frosted glass: uvB=59% transmission; uvA=68% transmission; visible light transmission=84%
Shelter Systems’ White SolarDome covering
Also lets 60% of the light through; not enough for greenhouse use. It is UV stablized for a long life. It is fire retarded. The light that comes through it is somewhat like the light that comes through white paper : uvB=0% transmission; uvA=0% transmission; visible light tansmission 25%
Shelter Systems’ White and Black Shade Covering:
White outside to reflect light and the sun and Black inside to block 100% of the light and sun.
Shelter Systems’ Clear Vinyl: Heavy gauge (10 mils), UV-stabilized.
We use this for our windows.
Accessories: These materials, are available from Shelter Systems.