First phase of biomulching production is complete

During the month of May, AITIIP finished the first stage in the production of 648 m2 of biomulching that will be used for the small-scale tests during the sowing of peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers in the plot of one of the members of the Sociedad Cooperativa de Frutas y Hortalizas San Lamberto.

The process included design strategies during the preparatory actions (production protocols, evaluation of mechanical and biodegradable requirements/standards) as well as evaluations of the viability of using biodegradable mulching compared to conventional polyethylene versions. Afterwards, a series of different materials were tested from a variety of biopolymers to determine the optimum combination.

The process of film blow extrusion can be seen in the videos below.