SunMaster DuraLight uses a mineral barrier which gives it a slightly milky appearance. Not only does it diffuse the light and reflect the near infra red (from the sun) but the light also penetrates better to the lower leaves of the plant which makes for a more efficient plant because all of the leaves are photosynthesising. This lowers the leaf or fruit temperature (as well as the operators temperature) and with adequately ventilated structures the leaf/fruit or operators temperature can be lower inside the greenhouse than it is outside. This does not however lower the temperature when the sun is not shining brightly.
Because of reduced water stress difused films can lead to higher yields and reduced water consumption.
Research has also shown that the optical spectrum of the DuraLight is the same inside the structure as outside in the field and this gives an earlier crop, higher brix levels and antioxidant levels and a longer shelf life.
The mechanical properties are outstanding and it is much stronger than many competitive films which are much thicker.