As a socially responsible and green business, we are always seeking out ways to source materials Made in America. Products Made in America supply valuable jobs that support our economy, and reduce fossil fuel use due to shorter transport distances from suppliers to our manufacturing facility.
We often have to weigh a number of factors when applying our company values in sourcing. In the past, the only place we could source greenhouse polycarbonate glazing panels (clear covering for the Growing Dome) was from Italy. We have been willing to make this concession for years because the polycarbonate glazing is a superior product. We determined that the 15-20 year lifespan of the polycarbonate compensated for higher transport fuel consumption, and was much better than a more local, disposable covering that would need to be manufactured, shipped, and replaced much more frequently.
Now we no longer have to make this trade-off as we’ve recently discovered a source of polycarbonate glazing in the United States! Not only is it made in the USA, it’s also eco-friendly! The new Gallina polycarbonate glazing is made using between 10-40% recycled polycarbonate materials. This new polycarbonate is recyclable and after 15-20 years of use, the panels can go off for recycling rather than to a landfill – we love that, and we think you will too! Even better, the cross-hatch structure makes this new polycarbonate stronger than the former product. Win, win, win!
This Gallina Polycarbonate Glazing will now come standard in all of our Growing Dome greenhouse kits at no extra cost to you! This is cause to celebrate!
New! Gallina Polycarbonate Glazing
Former, Macrolux Polycarbonate