Supermarket shelves are filled with fresh fruit and vegetables in both summer and winter. This is increasingly made possible by controlled and controllable environmental conditions in greenhouses or vertical farms. In view of weather and climate changes, arable land alone is no longer sufficient to feed the growing world population. The key element of light in particular is crucial for sustainable and efficient plant growth. BWF Profiles supports professional greenhouse lighting and vertical farming with co-extruded plastic profiles.

BWF Profiles, your partner for professional greenhouse lighting
Optimum solutions thanks to customised plastic profiles

In order to optimise plant lighting, we extrude high-quality plastic profiles for our customers, which we tailor specifically to your requirements in close consultation with you.

Special requirements in greenhouse lighting | Vertical Farming:

  • Certain fire protection standards, such as the American standard UL 94 5VA

  • Temperature resistance

  • IP protection, such as IP protection class 65, which can be achieved using flexible sealing lips in the profile cross-section

  • Chemical resistance

  • Development of special optics for targeted light control

Our expertise in the highest fire protection standards for greenhouse profiles and plastic profiles for vertical farming comes from decades of supplying the bus and railway industry. This extensive experience flows into the careful development of high-quality, fire-tested solutions made of PMMA, but also PC and other materials.

Depending on the type of indoor lighting for greenhouses and vertical farming systems, and thus on the temperature development and the use of chemicals, our experts will advise you on innovative solutions that naturally also offer complete protection against contact and the ingress of dust. In addition, the light sources are protected against water jets from all directions. Specially designed light refractions enable optimum artificial lighting for the best possible plant growth.

Why should you use plastic profiles? In the context of horticulture, plastic profiles offer a number of specific advantages in greenhouse lighting.

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Greenhouse Lighting | Vertical Farming
Efficient plant growth through horticulture lighting

  • Resistance to environmental influences: Plastic profiles can often be UV-stabilised and resistant to various weather conditions. This makes them particularly suitable for use in greenhouses, where they are constantly exposed to fluctuations in light and temperature.

  • Lightweight: Plastic profiles are lighter compared to other materials. This not only makes installation easier, but can also reduce the load on structures, especially in vertical farming systems.

  • Flexibility in design and shape: Plastic can be moulded into different shapes and sizes. This makes it possible to adapt the profiles to different lighting and installation requirements in horticulture and vertical farming.

  • Thermal insulation: Some plastics provide natural thermal insulation. This is an advantage in greenhouses as it can help to regulate the temperature and thus create optimum conditions for plant growth.

  • Light transmission: Certain plastics can have high light transmission, which is important to promote plant growth. This is particularly crucial in greenhouses and vertical farming systems where artificial lighting plays an important role.

  • Corrosion resistance: Compared to some metals, plastics are resistant to corrosion. This makes them ideal for environments where moisture plays a role, such as in greenhouses.

  • Durability and maintenance-free: Plastic profiles can have a long service life and generally require minimal maintenance. This lowers the total cost of ownership for farms and other facilities.

  • Adaptation to specific light spectra: Some plastics can be manufactured to optimise the light spectrum that is most suitable for plant growth. This enables better control over the light in different growth phases.

  • Recyclability: Environmental aspects are becoming increasingly important. Plastic profiles can be recyclable in some cases, which improves the sustainability of your solutions.

  • Cost efficiency: Plastic profiles are often cheaper to manufacture and purchase compared to some traditional materials. This can reduce the overall cost of building agricultural equipment.

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