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Microirrigation

Get to the root of more efficient irrigation

Farmer holding microirrigation tube

Crops and landscaped plants absolutely need water and nutrients. Microirrigation delivers water and nutrients where they’re needed most – plant root systems.

In fact, compared to conventional methods like flood and sprinkler irrigation, a properly installed microirrigation system means that:

  • Water use can be reduced by up to 50 percent*
  • Less pressure is required
  • Crop quality and yields can be significantly increased
  • Less labor and maintenance are typically needed

Add all that up, and it’s clear that microirrigation is a highly efficient choice. But, you may ask, how can water and nutrients be delivered even more efficiently?

FINGERPRINT™ Polyethylene Resins offer the robust characteristics and proven performance needed for high-quality microirrigation tubing and tape.

drip irrigation system, cornfield, gorgeous green background

FINGERPRINT™ DFDA-7510 Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Resin is used to produce microirrigation tubing for orchards, vineyards and landscaping.

It combines excellent:

  • Environmental stress crack resistance (ESCR)
  • Weather resistance
  • Burst strength
  • Consistency and extrusion characteristics
  • Flexibility for easy roll-out
Close up of organic pepper plants and drip irrigation system in a greenhouse - selective focus

FINGERPRINT™ DFDC-7525 Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) Resin is used to produce thin-wall microirrigation tape for a broad range of row crops.

It features exceptional:

  • Drawdown characteristics
  • High tensile strength
  • Stress crack resistance
  • Burst strength and puncture resistance
  • Balance of extrudability and toughness

 

Why choose our polyethylene resins?

Romain seedlings planted under drip irrigation in the field. Agriculture concept

Growing demand for safer, more durable solutions made with fewer resources drives our microirrigation experts to create resins for longer-lasting, more cost-effective systems that withstand extreme conditions and extend the life of infrastructure.

A farmer using a computer tablet in his corn fields

We’re fully committed to helping develop a more circular economy and conserve natural resources. Here are a few ways FINGERPRINT™ Resins are doing their part.

excited African couple doing internet banking on their farmland. male and female farmers using smartphone

We work alongside customers and other industry members in a number of ways to help develop better, more sustainable microirrigation systems.

Keep your finger on the pulse

Almonds grown with drip irrigation

Our microirrigation resins are called FINGERPRINT™ Polyethylene Resin for a reason. Each tube or drip tape produced with FINGERPRINT™ Resins has a special tracer element, making it possible to verify the presence of Dow’s polyethylene resins for years after installation. All you need to do is send a sample to Dow laboratories. We’ll do the rest: improving upon resin quality, consistency and sustainability.


Creating stronger solutions together

We’re committed to offering products that improve irrigation technology while contributing to responsible water management and conservation. FINGERPRINT™ Resins are one way we’re seeking answers for the most serious issues faced by our larger human family, such as sustainable water supplies.

Let’s work together to develop better, more sustainable agriculture and landscape microirrigation systems.
 

*Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)