During GreenTech in the RAI Amsterdam, the team of Piet Bom Innovations received a lot of interested parties at their stand showcasing the innovative greenhouse roof made from Fiberglass. Spokesperson René van Winden: “Besides Dutch growers and greenhouse builders we also received interested parties from China, Japan, Korea, and South America. We even received a delegation from Qatar who are working on the development of 350 hectares of greenhouses.”
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The Fiberglass (Glass fiber reinforced plastic) is the intended replacement of aluminum for roof constructions in future greenhouses. The main advantage is the significant reduction in CO2 emissions during the production process. With Fiberglass, this is about 20% of the amount that is released during the production of aluminum. Also, the horizontal profiles lack a so-called cold bridge such as the gutter, ridge, and rod. With this, Fiberglass prevents stubborn and adverse condensation. Fiberglass can be delivered white as a sheet, is glass friendly, and has a much lower shrink and stretch factor than aluminum.
Click here for our conversation with Piet Bom that was shared on our newsletter a few weeks ago.
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