17gsm UV Protected UNI-Agri Fabrics for Banana Crop Protection
protective cover for protection of banana bunch comprises a
fibrous Nonwoven fabric exhibiting
sufficient vapor permeability
to alter or control the ripening of the banana so ensconced
while retarding passage of dust and insects. The protective
cover is positioned generally about associated agricultural products, with the cover being particularly suited for use on
products prior to harvest. The Nonwoven is formed with
protection-enhancing UV-protective agents. The Nonwoven fabric
may be pigmented as desired.
The transmittance of light to an agricultural product is known
to significantly affect the way that product develops and
ripens. Banana that are mass grown in plantation exhibit
pronounced variation in the rate of ripening depending upon
whether the banana plant is located within immediate proximity
to a shade Source, or are exposed to continuous daylight, such
as along the periphery of the plantation.
The fabric invention provides an improved form of protective
cover for banana
bunch which is particularly
suite for use in
controlling the in-situ ripening prior to harvest of the
products, and which is configured for economical, and
optionally, disposable use.
Today the use of Nonwovens has revolutionized the development of
very high quality clean spotless bananas around the world and is
an established product used by all leading banana growers all
over the world, thousands of tones are consumed internationally.
Use of-Agri Fabrics for Banana Crop Protection
Unimin offers fabrics in roll form as well as UV
stabilized ultrasonic welded sleeves ready for use on the
Banana sleeve is laid manually. Since they
are very light they must be handled with care. The Fabric must
be secured at the top thread .The Fabric is reusable for the
next season if not damaged. The tension must be adjusted
suitably depending upon the Banana crop.
UV Accelerated Weathering Tester for testing UNI-AGRI FABRICS.
For UV Protection recommended dosage of the best quality
additives are used for highest and most severe levels of
radiation and temperatures prevalent even in severe tropical and
Middle East climate conditions.
UNIMIN uses only prime quality virgin Polypropylene raw
materials of the appropriate fiber grade from the world's most
reputed producers and also master batches/UV additives of the
Quality Assurance Certification is available upon request.
||From 10 gsm onwards. Generally
||Fully UV Protected
As per Test Methods established by EDANA,
ISO, DIN, ASTM, EUROPEAN and other international test
specifications / methods For full details on test
specifications please refer to
In tubular form (opened from both ends)
-0.8M dia.x1.5M, 0.8M dia.x1.0M Fabric can be offered in
roll form also.
Strength - MD
Strength - CD
140.1-81 (DIN 53857)
50% of Original Sample after expose to 200 hrs in UVB Light at
Standard Florida Condition
- A tester
(CEN method - European Committee for standardization)
or in roll form
Unimin complies with the
strictest product and process controls according to the
latest International standards.
Unimin reserves the
right to update technical data according to process and
The above tentative data sheet
gives typical figures only and no implied warranty should be