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New oxygen barrier film helps improve silage quality

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World Fertilizer,

A new oxygen barrier silage film that aims to reduce dry matter (DM) losses and eliminate mould and bacteria growth has been launched by ARK Agriculture to improve silage quality for dairy and livestock farms and anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.

A new range to complement ARK’s silage clamp systems and ancillary products including sheets, accessories and enzymes, OXY SEAL is manufactured using an extrusion system, ensuring a good finish.

Repercussions of spoiled silage due to oxygen permeation can have dire consequences for the farmer. The impact on animal production due to nutrient deficiency and risk to health, and the simple economics due to losses, can have serious impact on a farmer’s investment.

A coordinated silage storage system reduces the risk of these losses, and OXY SEAL helps eliminate waste and improve quality as part of an integrated approach. I combines a multi-layer polyethylene sheet with ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH).

“OXY SEAL is incredibly strong and robust, and as a single sheet film it is easier to use than similar products in the UK market,” explains William Wilson, business development director at ARK Agriculture.

The fully recyclable, single 90µ oxygen barrier film is UV stable for up to 18 months and is available in a full range of sizes.

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