This new developed biobased nanocomposite coating lacquer has the desired characteristics of high FIR effectiveness and high transmission levels of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). FIR effectiveness measured by FTIR showed that the AgIR coating lacquer has greatly improved the thermic effect of the agricultural film. The improvement of FIR radiation is important due to their relationship with energy retention and “Greenhouse Effect” which can retain the long wave IR radiation from the rapid loss at night. The use of this specialized infrared barrier systems allows the control of the climatic conditions inside plastic greenhouses such as those of small and large tunnels. The modified condition by applying one layer of nanocomposite coating film allow for optimum growing conditions which allow the farmers to extend the season, increase yields and maximize profit.
This novel composite coating material with complex nanomaterials is:
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Lee Ching Shya
UMCIC Business Officer University of Malaya