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MEETING GLOBAL FOOD DEMANDS

A greenhouse coating that gives light a new meaning

PAR+ coating

Giving crops the vitamins they need

Our expertise in the field of coatings for glass has led to the development of luminescent coatings that convert harmful UV light into photosynthetic active radiation, otherwise known as PAR light. We call this coating PAR+. This convergence allows for a 4% increase in crop growth for fruit vegetables grown in greenhouses, without the use of additional artificial lighting.

UV to PAR

Control the last variable

Our luminescent coating converts ultraviolet light into an extra 4% PAR light with a relative boost in the blue spectrum of 400 - 550 nm. 1% more PAR light allows for 1% more crop growth of fruit vegetables like tomatoes, strawberries and bell peppers without the need for artificial lighting using unnecessary energy.

Benefits

PAR for two crop types

For fruit vegetables, 1% of increase in PAR = 1% of increase in crop yield. For potted plants and bedding plants, the relative increase in the blue spectrum reduces stretching, effectively making PAR+ a sustainable alternative to hormonal stretch retardants. Next to this, PAR+ inherently makes the light diffuse, another proven process of boosting crop yield.

Increase growth

Save costs

Be sustainable

1% par = 1% more crop growth

Boost crop growth naturally

Sputter or spray

Choose which application fits your greenhouse best

Natural light

Stop investing in artificial lighting with this natural solution

Limit UV

Convert harmful UV into useful PAR

Inherently diffusive

Proven to be used more efficiently by crops than direct light

Non harmfull composition

Our coating is proven to be unharmful to the environment

“It is my dream to positively contribute towards the world’s food security, for a happier and healthier planet. I hope PAR+ will be one of the solutions getting us there.”

— Sadiq van Overbeek, Product-owner PAR+

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