New Cost Saving Erosion Control Blanket

January 2009 Vol. 64 No. 1

American Excelsior’s new erosion control blanket is ideal those projects where performance is needed, but the project operating budget allows only for the use of lower-end type ECBs such as straw matting.

With the introduction of Curlex CL, the user not only benefits from the performance of higher-end type engineered fibers such as Curlex I and Curlex II, but also from prices that compete with lesser grade type blankets. Unlike straight fibers, Curlex CL fibers are barbed and curled, which creates interlocking strength to the blanket and helps the fibers cling to soil.

Jerry Bohannon, director of the Earth Science Division for American Excelsior said, “We are very excited about the introduction of Curlex CL, as we can now provide the industry with a lower priced product to help support rising construction costs without sacrificing the quality and performance of a product that is used in a critical part of any erosion or sediment control plan. And with the new roll length, it will also help reduce installation costs due to fewer seams and material handling. In addition, with 33 percent more square yards on a truckload, transportation costs can be greatly reduced.” 888.352.9582, www.curlex.com