YEC9320 MFG #: SS-2 RAPIDGO 8X112.5
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Constructed of certified weed-free, agricultural straw, Western Excelsior’s Excel SS-2 Rapid Go series temporary blankets offer an ideal solution for rainfall/rainsplash protection on shallow slopes and channel protection for low-risk, low-flow channels. These superior straw blankets incorporate Rapid-Go nettings and are available in both single and double net varieties. Each blanket is manufactured to ensure a consistent thickness and distribution of fibers, allowing for excellent flexibility, moisture absorption and the ability to conform to the soil surface

Western Excelsior manufactures a full line of Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs). Excel SS-2 Rapid Go temporary Erosion Control Blanket (ECB) is composed entirely of a straw matrix mechanically (stitch) bonded on two inch centers between two photodegradable, synthetic nets. The netting of the SS-2 Rapid Go ECB is treated to accelerate the degradation process. The straw matrix consists of weed free agricultural straw. Excel SS-2 is recommended for use in channels or slopes requiring erosion protection for a period forty-five to ninety days. Actual field longevity is dependent on soil and climatic conditions.

Each roll of EXCEL S-2 Rapid Go is made in the USA and manufactured under Western Excelsior’s Quality Assurance Program to ensure a continuous distribution of fibers and consistent thickness. Typical manufactured properites are provided in Table 1 and product characteristics are provided in Table 2.

Property Excel SS2 Rapid Go
Matrix Color Natural
Netting Top and Bottom
Netting Type Synthetic
Netting Degradability Fast
Stitching Synthetic
Stitch Spacing 2 in On Center
Matrix 100% Weed Free Straw
Degradability Completely Degradable
Degradability Mechanism Photodegradable / Biodegradable
Unit Weight 8.0 oz/yd^2 (271 g/m^2)
Thickness 0.28 in (7 mm)
Tensile Strength (MD) 10.7 lb/in (1.9 kN/m)
Tensile Strength (TD) 6.2 lb/in (1.1 kN/m)
Coverage 22% open
Available Widths 7.5 - 16.0 ft (2.3 - 4.9 m)
Available Lengths 112.5 - 450 ft (34.3 - 137.2 m)
Nominal Longevity 3 Months
Enhancement None