Mulch Films

Mulch films serve a number of different purposes. Transparent mulch film is used to encourage early season plant growth and early cropping, black mulch films are used to control weed growth, and white films provide reflected sunlight for the plants. In all cases, the implementation of mulch films leads to a more effective use of available water. Most mulch films are only 10 to 50 microns in thickness and are used in widths up to 3 meters.

Mulch Films Technical Properties and Benefits:

Mono Layer

  • Mechanical properties
  • Possibility of downgauge
  • LDPE / LLDPE ratio: 15 / 85
  • Film thickness: 15 - 20 microns

Multilayer (3 layer or 5 layer)


  • Mechanical properties
  • Possibility of downgauge
  • LDPE / LLDPE ratio: 15-20 / 85-80
  • Film thickness: 20 - 25 microns
  • Film thickness for fumigation film in 5 layer
    with 5% EVOH in core layer: 15-40 microns
  • LDPE improves processing and costs
  • DOWLEX adds mechanical
    properties and downgauging capabilities
  • Black MB makes the film opaque