Since 1988, Phormium has produced one of the darkest black-out screens on the market: the double screen PH 98 +1. The screen is known by growers of short-day plants for its darkening capacity, energy saving and quality.
In 2014 Phormium launched the award winning PhormiTex Eclipse 1+98. PhormiTex Eclipse combines the characteristics of the existing PH 98 +1 with high flame retardancy characteristics.
3D Woven screen
Aware of the constant challenge in greenhouses to manage humidity, the Phormium Research Centre developed PhormiTex Eclipse Dry with active humidity control by using 3D Woven Technology. This technology allows to fully connect two layers of screen, eliminating the dead zones without humidity transport. In a panel of 3D screen, there are millions of connection points of fibrous acrylic yarn between the top layer and the bottom layer of the screen. This creates active humidity control.
Growing short day plants
For short day plants (e.g.Chrysanthemums, Poinsettias and Cannabis) it is key to ensure complete darkness during the short-day period in order to have a quick flowering process. Furthermore, this avoids stressing a female Cannabis plant into an intersex plant. Another key factor is humidity control and avoiding moulds.
The screen will be available from May onwards at your preferred screen installer.