Antioxidant, UV Absorber, Pigments for Agriculture Plastics

Plastics in agriculture also refers to Plasticulture. Plasticulture application includes greenhouse covers, tunnel films, mulch films, silage bags, irrigation pipes, nettings, nonwovens, twines, and substrate/ hydroponic bags. In which greenhouse and mulch film account for almost 70% of the market.


Antioxidant and UV Additives for Agriculture Plastics

Hindered phenolic antioxidant 1076 is recommended for general LDPE film. For plastic agriculture plastics, Anti-oxidising additive varies. One thing we shall bear in mind is choosing antioxidant / UV additives carefully. Cause not only weather, geography, but also other chemicals like pesticide could affect antioxidant performances. High molecular weight hindered amine light stabilizer 783, 944 is recommended in plasticulture, sometimes together with UV absorber 531.

MarketMaterialAntioxidantUV Absorber/

Light Stabilizer

GreenhouseWith Filler of

Kaolin LDPE

10767835% kaolin
Anti-aging LDPE/944+531The thicker, the better antiaging performance

Different manufacturers different performance

EVA film531
Anti-aging,anti-fogging LDPE944
Cd, low temperature resistance Anti-aging PVCUVA 24Liquid Ba/Cd/Zn shows better than solid form
Cd free, Anti-aging PVC flimLiquid Ba/Zn good performance
MulchBlack LDPE783 / 944Carbon black
Cd, anti aging PVC783 / 944Carbon black
Cd free, anti-aging PVC783 / 944Liquid Ba/Zn good performance
NettingAnti-aging PE
Anti-aging PP
Fishing netBlack HDPECarbon black

MB-10 masterbatch


Organic Pigments for Plastics in Agriculture (please click on title)