American Excelsior Company is the inventor of biodegradable erosion control blankets. Developed in the
American Excelsior Company is the inventor of biodegradable erosion control blankets. Developed in the early 60's. Curlex Excelsior Blankets are specifically designed to actually promote ideal growing conditions for grass seed, while simultaneously protecting topsoil from wind and water erosion. Curlex Excelsior Blankets have long passed the test of time. By design, Curlex Blankets have a built-in swell factor - wet curled excelsior fibers slightly expand in thickness and interlock to form a strong, fiber matrix. This allows the fibers to provide intimate contact with local terrain. Water flow is trained to follow the curled fiber matrix. The roughness of the curled excelsior matrix slows the velocity to a point where gravity takes over, allowing moisture to slowly seep into the topsoil to promote ideal growing conditions.
Curlex blankets consist of unique softly barbed, interlocking, curled, Aspen excelsior fibers. They are weed seed free. Depending on job site requirements, Curlex blankets are available with a variety of environmentally sensitive and/or stronger netting types. We offer a green color-coded plastic netting for applications requiring UV resistance, strength and longevity. Our photodegradable Quick Mow netting is recommended for urban, golf course, and certain roadside projects. It is color-coded (white) to identify it as a rapid breakdown, polypropylene netting designed for use in areas to be mowed. Also available is our Fibernet 100% biodegradable netting for use in critical environmentally sensitive areas. Most straight-line fiber blankets draw the line at 270g/m2 (1/2 lb/s/y), but not Curlex. At just under 400g/m2 (3/4 lb/s/y) Curlex blankets bring 50% more erosion control fibers to your job site. Curlex blankets are available in natural Aspen or QuickGRASS (green). Combine with a roll that is 45cm (18in) wider than conventional blankets and you have today's most effective and efficient multi-purpose biodegradable erosion control blanket. Curlex excelsior blankets are available individually wrapped or in master packs to allow for mechanical unloading and stacking.
American Excelsior Company, 850 Avenue H, East, Arlington, TX 76011. Tel: 800-326-3626 ; Fax: 817-649-7816 .