Each piece of stretch UVI, or Ultra Violet Inhibitor, provides protection from the elements for any long term outside storage you may have. These products work best for stopping free radicals that tend to form during the photo-oxidation process and thus hindering the breakdown of polyolefin. Our UVI stretch films reduce the damage caused by ultra-violet rays while maintaining strength and load holding integrity during prolonged outdoor exposure.
- Facts to take away:
- Most plastics absorb certain wavelengths of UV and in doing so will chemically degrade.
- The degradation is visible: discoloration, yellowing, chalking, and ultimately decomposition.
- UV from the sun will cause most plastics to degrade within several months.
- Without specific protection, unprotected plastic will degrade in less than a year when exposed to sunlight outdoors.