Erosion Control Blankets are thick, fibrous blankets woven out of either natural materials (e.g. straw and coconut fiber), synthetic materials (e.g. polypropylene), or a mixture of natural and synthetic materials. These blankets are used primarily to slow water runoff, provide effective sediment and erosion control, and enhance re-vegetation. These blankets are commonly applied to channel and ditch linings, slopes, culvert inlets and outfalls, riverbanks, and levees. Erosion control blankets are classified as short term, long term, or permanent use, mostly based on whether vegetation is intended to replace or work in conjunction with the blankets.
The manufacturing of Curlex NetFree begins with choosing the finest Great Lakes aspen. After the material is methodically shaved, the resulting Curlex excelsior fibers are stitched to form a continuous matrix. Biodegradable thread is used in the process, which makes the entire Curlex NetFree product biodegradable. Curlex NetFree loses the net, but keeps the unique and time proven benefits of the Curlex fiber. Designed to provide protection for grass seed and topsoil from wind and water erosion, while simultaneously promoting ideal growing conditions.
- Slope protection
- Channel and ditch linings
- Reservoir embankments and spillways
- Culvert inlets and outfalls
- Dikes, levees, and riverbanks