Physical and gas permeation properties of five-layer polyethylene film used as greenhouse roof

Submitted: 3 October 2017
Accepted: 27 November 2017
Published: 27 February 2018
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The effect of sand wind ageing simulation performed under different conditions for a five-layer film consisting of polyethylene, poly-vinyl-acetate and various additives has been investigated. The mechanical properties of the five-layer films after several treatments were evaluated, together with their surface morphology - analysed by using Fourier transform infrared and contact angle - and gas permeation properties. The experimental analysis indicated that these treatments had a significant influence on the surface of the film only. An attempt has been done to compare the properties of the five-layer films with the monolayer and tri-layer films with or without air bubble under similar conditions.

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Dehbi, A., Youssef, B., Mourad, A.-H. I., Chappey, C., Picuno, P. and Statuto, D. (2018) “Physical and gas permeation properties of five-layer polyethylene film used as greenhouse roof”, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 49(2), pp. 124–129. doi: 10.4081/jae.2018.797.