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This article is about the brand-name plastic sheeting material. For other uses, see Visqueen (disambiguation).
Visqueen (often misspelled visquine) is a brand of polyethylene plastic sheeting produced by British Polythene Industries Limited, and has become a generic description for any plastic sheeting.(p34) It is commonly between 4 and 10 mils (0.1 to 0.25 mm) thick and is available in clear, opaque, and black.
Visqueen is used for many purposes. It is commonly used as a temporary tarpaulin, as a drop cloth when painting, to cover concrete as it sets, to line decorative ponds, and to cover the ground before applying stone or wood chips to prevent weed growth. Large (100 x 20 ft) sheets of Visqueen are used during floods to protect levees from wave wash erosion.(p16) It is often suggested for use in greenhouses. Visqueen is also used as a ground cover in the crawl space of home foundations as a vapour barrier.
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