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How to recognize a good trellis net, and how to spot a poor quality one

HORTOMALLAS® gives you tips on how to recognize a good trellis net and spot a poor quality one, as a poorly manufactured product will cause enormous damages to your crops as it can collapse and destroy months of work and the possibility to make money!

Firstly one must understand that polypropylene is the best type of polymer to produce netting to be used as plant support in commercial agribusinesses.  After extrusion, the net is stretched either in hot water or in a long hot air oven where the molecules are stretched and oriented .  This orienting phase is where the molecules are aligned parallely in a very tight manner as compared to the chaotic simple extrusion stage where molecules are simply placed next to each others but have no real strength to them. An aligned (oriented) polymeric structure acquires physical strength characteristics much greater than an extruded net.

Cultivation field with lattice mesh
The consequences of not acquiring HORTOMALLAS® lattice mesh is that your crops will not have support and therefore could collapse and damage the fruits.

Once we grasp this basic concept we will be able to distinguish a good product from one that will not perform as needed once installed in the field as the tensile characteristics will not suffice to stand the weight of plants loaded with fruits under wind and rain conditions, and under the constant decay of UV rays from the sun.  To begin with HORTOMALLAS® is only manufactured from virgin PP, you may notice this from the high mesh gloss of its white color.  A virgin plastic will always be spotted at it is able to reflect light much more than an opaque recycled polymer (and by the way a recycle polymer will NEVER have the same physical strength characteristics as one using new PP pellets).  A trellis and tutor net made out of a low quality and recycled polymer will have a dull reflection, even if just taken out of the package it will look like it was left out in the dust for days.  These poor quality net will only cause problems and losses, be wise and chose your nets properly.

If you think high quality trellis netting means necessarily high prices please check out our low price high quality guarantee!

Eggplant plants with support mesh
Acquiring the trellis netting of HORTOMALLAS® is a good option because they have a high quality and a very affordable price.
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2 thoughts on “How to recognize a good trellis net, and how to spot a poor quality one

  1. Hello Hortomallas, what is your price in dollars for the equivalent to this product linked below?

    Tenax Hortonova Net, 48-Inch by 3280-Feet
    by Tenax
    1 customer review
    List Price: $319.24
    Price: $318.26 & FREE Shipping. Details
    You Save: $0.98
    Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
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    White for easy trimming
    UV resistant
    Rigid and versat

    1. Thanks for your interest, we do no manufacture the particular size you are looking for. Our closest measurement would be a 60″ net x 4920´ (mesh size 10×10″) that goes for $220US, plus tax and shipping, which in any case seems to be a considerable saving as compared to that net you are looking at.

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