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

Abdelkader Dehbi, Boulos Youssef, Abdel Hamid I. Mourad, Corinne Chappey, Pietro Picuno, Dina Statuto

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number797
Pages (from-to)124-129
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Agricultural Engineering
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Five-layer film
  • Gas permeability
  • Greenhouse
  • Mechanical behaviour
  • Sand wind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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