Filon Fotolite Profiled GRP sheets have been designed to meet the diverse demands of the horticulture industry and help you create the most ideal growing environment. This cost-effective, long-lasting and reliable roofing application maximises balanced light diffusion whilst protecting your products from the elements.
Manufactured from specially developed glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) using polyester resins and glass reinforcement matting, our Filon Fotolite GRP sheets boast the unrivalled benefits of this specialised composite material, including:
- Maximum impact resistance
- Extreme versatility
- Ease of installation and handling
- High corrosion and fire resistance
- Outstanding durability yet extremely lightweight
To prevent yellowing, enhanced UV and weathering protection is provided by Filon Protect, a special polyester film surface, incorporated during the manufacturing process.
The combined properties of Filon Fotolite GRP sheets open the door to a wide variety of uses within the horticultural sector. Fotolite profiles can be used for complete claddings on multi-span, tunnel and pitched roof greenhouses and garden centres, providing a durable and long-lasting option for commercial growers. Our Fotolite GRP sheets can also be fixed to steel, aluminium and timber cloches and cold frame structures which help extend the growing season of plants by protecting them from the elements.
Filon Fotolite GRP sheets are available in the following formats to help you achieve the correct application for your horticultural project requirements:
- Colour: Available in clear, translucent or tinted white.
- Dimensions: 1220mm wide with length cut to order.
- Profile: Standard profile is 17.5 x 76mm.
Benefits of Filon Fotolite GRP sheets
Discover how your horticultural roofing projects can benefit from Filon Fotolite GRP sheets.
Exceptional light diffusion
Filon Fotolite GRP sheets provide excellent light diffusion, reducing glare and hot spots whilst ensuring plants are evenly illuminated. They also provide a high transmission of photosynthetic wavebands which are essential for plant growth. These qualities ensure plants receive the full spectrum of light they need to grow and thrive.
Our range of horticultural GRP sheets are known for their impact resistance and extreme durability which is essential for protecting against falling debris or other external hazards. GRP ensures a long lifespan and reduces the need for frequent maintenance and replacements, compared to traditional polyethene applications.
Filon GRP sheets are resistant to common greenhouse pesticides and organic and chemical fertilisers. They are also rot and vermin-proof, and virtually opaque to UV light which can cause leaf burn, ensuring maximising protection at all times.
Resistant to weather extremes
To combat diffuse climates, our range of horticultural GRP sheets have been designed to remain unaffected by extremes of temperature from –20ºC to +100ºC.
Easy to handle and install
Whilst extremely durable, Filon Fotolite GRP sheets are also exceptionally lightweight. This reduces the labour required to manage and install.
Why choose Filon?
As industry leaders in GRP roofing applications for more than 65 years, the team at Filon are equipped with the knowledge, advice and products to help you achieve safe and successful roofing results. Get in touch today to discuss the Filon Fotolite and other Filon GRP ranges.