23 January 2024, Spain: Rivulis is proud to lead the charge with the launch of its new T-Tape White, made from at least 50% recycled materials. More sustainable farming without compromising performance. To farmers, it is a farm-hold name, T-Tape. Design in motion, T-Tape is renowned for its reliability in water application, clogging resistance, strength, and customizable configurations and, due to a new pioneering manufacturing technology, it is now available in an option made from at least 50% recycled material while not compromising on performance.
It is the same ultimate trusted T-Tape that is renowned for its reliability in water applications, clogging resistance, strength, and customizable configurations, now offered in a solution that provides both a more environmentally friendly option, also with the benefits of a white outer layer. The core of our business has always been to stay connected to our farmers and their needs. As regulatory pressure mounts for farming operations to become mindful of impacts on the planet, to support our customers and growers Rivulis has developed the new White T-Tape, which is made from at least 50% recycled material, that incorporates the highest quality and top performance as Rivulis T-Tape.
Until recently tapes and thin wall drip lines could only be made with one blend of resins. Through Rivulis’ commitment to investing in recycling technology, the new T-Tape White is manufactured with multi-layer blown film resin construction, meaning that the drip tape can be produced with composite layers that optimize product performance while using recycled material between the inner and outer layers. T-Tape White will be launched at the FIMA event in February 2024 in Spain, and then roll out to other territories.
T-Tape White has three layers of optimized product performance, a premium virgin white exterior which provides initial temperature reduction of the water when in direct sunlight, a middle layer utilizing recycled material for sustainability, and a black interior layer for protection against algae growth inside the tube.
The white outer layer reduces the initial water temperature, which during in-field tests, resulted in a temperature reduction for the first 10 minutes of operation when in direct sunlight. This is relevant for young seedlings transplanted from a stable to a harsher environment when the feeder roots are more sensitive to water temperature. Other benefits include reduced calcium carbonate build-up, meaning less scale build-up in the drip itself, higher visibility in the field, and less elongation during the season.
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