This European Standard specifies the requirements related to dimensional, mechanical, optical and
thermal characteristics of thermoplastic films used for covering permanent or temporary greenhouses
and walking tunnels and low tunnels used for forcing and semi-forcing vegetable, fruit and flower crops.
Lay-flat perforated cover films are also in the scope of this European Standard.
It specifies a classification for the durability of covering films and the test methods referred to in this
This European Standard specifies also test methods for the determination of the chlorine and sulfur
contents of films subjected to use.
This European Standard is applicable to thermoplastic covering films used in agriculture and
horticulture in Europe, in the thickness range 20 μm up to more than 250 μm, based on polyethylene
and/or ethylene copolymers materials, of the following types: non-thermal films, thermal clear films
and thermal diffusing films.
This European Standard also defines guidance for installation, use and disposal of covering films. It
defines the conventional expected lifetime, as well as rules that allow evaluating the remaining use
potential in the event of a failure before the normal end-of-use date.
NOTE These rules allow estimating the residual value of the films. These provisions only apply to the film
itself and the damage it has undergone. Any other problem falls within the scope of professional practices and the
general terms and conditions of sale.