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EROSION CONTROL

Our netting components provide flexible containment and protection functionalities that keep erosion in check.

Conwed netting plays an essential function in rolled erosion control products (RECPs). Our customers use our plastic netting as the containment element in their Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs), Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) and Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs), usually known as wattles. We also manufacture an entire portfolio of Prostran® synthetic fibers which are used as a filler in TRMs. Conwed is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) www.ieca.org and the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) www.ectc.org

What is Erosion Control?

Erosion Control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. Vegetation, such as grasses and windflowers, and other materials such as straw, fiber, stabilizing emulsion, protective blankets, etc., are placed to stabilize areas disturbed by grading operations, reduce loss of soil due to the action of water or wind, and prevent water pollution.

TYPES OF EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS

Based on information gathered through the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), erosion control products can be classified in three main categories:

  • Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs)
  • Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs)
  • Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs)

Conwed manufactures netting components and synthetic fibers that manufacturers utilize in the assembly of their final erosion control products. Our netting portfolio is an essential component to contain the matrix materials in RECPs and SRFRs.

ROLLED EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS (RECPS)

Conwed netting components are commonly used in RECPs. Within this category, manufacturers incorporate our netting and synthetic fibers in two main product applications:

  • Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs)
  • Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs)
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Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) Conwed Component: Plastic Netting


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Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM)
Conwed Components: Plastic Netting and Prostran® synthetic fibers


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Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs)
Conwed Component: Plastic Netting


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SUMMARY OF EROSION CONTROL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED WITH CONWED NETTING

1 Source: Erosion Control Technology Council www.ectc.org

2 Source: Erosion Control Technology Council www.ectc.org

3 Source: Erosion Control Technology Council www.ectc.org

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