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Light stabilizers and UV absorbers are designed to solve the polymers degradation issues caused by exposure to sunlight.

BASF has developed a comprehensive range of light stabilizers and UV absorbers to meet the requirements of various markets and applications (Agriculture, Automotive, Building & Construction and others).

BASF Light stabilizers solutions for Agricultural films

The use of plastics in agriculture, often referred to as "plasticulture", need to continuously adapt to the rapidly changing agricultural scenario.

The wide range of plasticulture applications (greenhouse covers, mulch films and silage films are the broadest ones) are strongly influenced by three main trends that are shaping the market and driving innovation.


Browse this page and learn about the following topics: To help professionals to overcome the challenges of the Agricultural market, BASF holds a comprehensive portfolio of UV absorbers and Light stabilizers. Discover them in our Selector.

What are the main trends impacting plastic films in Agriculture?

> Improve production efficiency

The rising price of energy and growing scarcity of raw materials, including seeds and fertilizers, are making it necessary for growers to adapt agricultural practices to make them more efficient. Agricultural plastics with extended durability contribute to improving efficiency.

> Increase yield with fewer resources

The growing world population and continuous depletion of raw materials require more productivity with fewer resources available such as water and arable land due to climate change. Agricultural plastics play an important role in helping to enhance crop productivity and quality in such a difficult environment.

> Adopt responsible agricultural practice

Increasingly stringent regulations require the adoption of more responsible agricultural practices. New approaches in soil disinfection and fruit and vegetable production result in increasing uses of chlorine and sulfur. Agricultural films must be adapted to these severe conditions.

Which solutions does BASF bring to the Agricultural films market?

BASF Light stabilizers for greenhouse and tunnel films

These are Agricultural films which are exposed to very strong solar radiation and heat (including heat built-up on the greenhouse support), sulfur-based treatments and chlorine-based disinfection products. The enduring protection enables cost reduction and benefits the crop's yield and quality.

Discover the BASF Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) selection for Greenhouse and tunnel films:
Applications Products Specificities and Benefits Products TDS
Greenhouse
and Tunnel films
TINUVIN® NOR® 356
TINUVIN® NOR® 371
High performance NOR HALS providing long lasting heat and light stability, and protection against severe levels of contaminants.
TINUVIN® XT 200 High performance NOR HALS based additive providing long lasting heat and light stability, and protection against critical levels of contaminants.
TINUVIN® 494 High performance methylated HALS providing long lasting light stability, and protection against moderate to critical levels of contaminants.

BASF Light stabilizers for films (mulch, silage), drip irrigation pipes, nets (ventilation and shading), nonwovens, twines and substrate bags

Here we talk about Agricultural films which are exposed to lower levels of UV light, heat and treatments and require an appropriate stabilization package to serve their different purposes.

Find out about BASF Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) offering for these applications:
Products Specificities and Benefits Product TDS
TINUVIN® 111 Synergistic mixture of methylated HALS and light stabilizer providing light stability, low pigment interaction and protection against moderate levels of sulfur and chlorine.
CHIMASSORB® 2020 High molecular weight HALS providing light stability and protection against low to moderate levels of sulfur and chlorine.
CHIMASSORB® 944 High molecular weight HALS providing light stability and protection against low levels of sulfur and chlorine.
TINUVIN® 783 Synergistic mixture of high molecular weight HALS and light stabilizer providing light stability protection against low levels of sulfur and chlorine. PDF to download

Synergistic effect of BASF UV absorbers and Light stabilizers

The combination of BASF HALS and UV absorbers** have synergistic effects to enhance the performance and features of agricultural films. See BASF recommendations in the below table:

BASF agricultural films

Table 1: Synergistic effects of BASF UV absorbers and Light stabilizers. BASF product recommendations.

** BASF and other third parties Intellectual Property rights in relevant countries have to be considered and respected for some combinations, in particular HALS - Triazines combinations.

To read more about BASF solutions for Agricultural plastic films and see comparative technical data, access the Brochure.

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Access the brochure. BASF produces a full range of plastics additives, optimized to meet the special needs of the automotive industry (impact resistance, improved design, thermal stability, light stability, etc.). Read more.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 847 is a UV stabilizer for Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) in roofing membranes. Read more.
Access the brochure. Chimassorb 2020 is a light stabilizer for TPO roofing membranes in building and construction applications. It contributes to exceptional weatherability and durability.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® 1600 UV absorber has been developed for the long-lasting protection of thin-layer applications for exterior uses. Read more.
Access the brochure. Find out about the plastic additives offered by BASF to meet the challenges of the synthetic fiber industry.
Access the brochure. BASF offers the plastic packaging industry a broad range of additives including thermal and light stabilizers. Discover them.
Access the brochure. Find out about BASF stabilization solutions for the Electronics and Electrical market.
Access the brochure. BASF offers innovative stabilization solutions to solve the challenges of the building and construction industry. Discover them in this brochure.
Access the brochure. BASF provides a full range of stabilization and protection solutions for the agricultural industry. Find out more.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 55 is a Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer designed for polyethylene Tapes and Monofilaments and combining high UV with long term thermal stability.
High performance light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Benzophenone UV absorber. Access product details.
Benzoate light stabilizer. Access product details.
Hydroxyphenyl Triazine UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low Volatile Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Very low volatile benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Very Low Volatile Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Liquid Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
High Performance Light Stabilizer Package. Access product details.
High performance light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Oxanilide UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat Stabilizer. Access product details.
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Benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Liquid light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Liquid benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Very low volatile benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low Volatile Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Liquid Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low volatile hydroxyphenyl triazine UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
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Case Studies from Light stabilizers and UV absorbers

Looking for longer lasting and extended warranty from your polycarbonate sheet?

Are you looking for longer lasting and extended warranty from your polycarbonate sheet?

BASF has developed Tinuvin® 1600, a high performance ultraviolet light absorber of the hydroxyphenyl triazine class exhibiting very low volatility and very high extinction coefficient. A weathering study was conducted in partnership with dott.gallina s.r.l. to evaluate the attributes of BASF Tinuvin® 1600 against standard UV stabilization.

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Protection against Light Degradation for Polyethylene monofilaments and tapes used in exterior applications

Tinuvin® XT 55 is BASF’s latest generation of HALS for the film, fibers and tapes industry. Its primary application is polyethylene monofilaments and tapes.

Tinuvin® XT 55 is a high-performance light stabilizer that has very low contribution to water carry over and therefore enables the production line to run without disturbance.

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Tinuvin® XT 847 light stabilizer fulfills revised TPO roofing membranes standard ASTM D 6878

Tinuvin® XT 847, a proprietary light stabilizer solution based on NOR-HALS (hindered amine light stabilizer) technology provides exceptional durability when used in a properly formulated TPO roofing membrane compound.

It imparts outstanding light and long term thermal stability to enable the TPO to fulfill the revised ASTM D 6878 requirements.

Due to the inherent advantages of NOR-HALS technology products from BASF, it also has lower interaction with system components and acidic environmental contaminants than traditional HALS based chemistries, helping to retain the mechanical properties of TPO membranes to meet the demands of the marketplace and building owners.

Read more about Tinuvin® XT 847 in TPO roofing membranes and access technical data.

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Long Lasting TPO Roofing membranes with Chimassorb® 2020 Light Stabilizer

Struggling to formulate long lasting TPO roofing membranes?

Read this Case Study featuring Chimassorb® 2020 light stabilizer which is recommended by the DOW™ Chemical Company for the use in VERSIFY™-based TPO roofing.

Chimassorb® 2020 combines exceptionally high UV stabilization and long-term thermal stability for both MDH and ATH flame retardant-containing TPO roofing membranes, in compliance with revised ASTM D 6878 standard.

 

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Increase Durability of Agricultural Greenhouse Films with Tinuvin® XT 100 light stabilizer

BASF has developed Tinuvin® XT 100, an advanced NOR® HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer) technology based solution providing low interaction with acidic pesticide derivatives thanks to its low basicity and its very specific alkoxy-amines chemical content.
Tinuvin® XT 100 is a cost effective light stabilizer designed to prolong the agriculture Polyethylene film lifetime. 

Read this Case Study including a Testimonial from a Chinese greenhouse films manufacturer.

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