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Western Excelsior manufactures a full line of Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs). Excel PP5-8 Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) is composed of 100% synthetic components. A matrix of green synthetic fibers is mechanically (stitch) bound between two UV stabilized, heavy duty synthetic nets. Stitching is secured on two inch centers using UV stabilized, heavy duty polypropylene thread. Excel PP5-8 is a permanent, three-dimensional TRM that provides immediate erosion protection and long term turf reinforcement and is intended for slope or channel applications requiring erosion protection for greater than thirty-six months.

Western Excelsior's Excel PP5-8 Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) consists of a matrix of ultraviolet stabilized, synthetic fibers stitched between two ultraviolet stabilized, heavy-duty synthetic nets. With a target weight of eight ounces per square yard, Excel PP5-8 provides sufficient thickness and durability to yield functional longevity greater than three years. The Excel PP5-8 is intended to provide immediate erosion control and long term turf reinforcement for the more severe slope and channelized applications. The Excel PP5-8 TRM provides erosion control and turf reinforcement for a minimum of thirty-six months, and likely much longer. Available in a variety of roll sizes, Excel PP5-8 provides reliable, economical erosion control and turf reinforcement for projects that benefit from a permanent material, however, may not require ultimately high performance. Like all Western Excelsior products, Excel PP5-8 is made in the USA and may yield LEED credits for the end user. In addition to a complete suite of standard documentation, detailed information on the advantages and properties of the product are provided below.

Property Excel PP5-8
Matrix Color Green
Netting Top and Bottom
Netting Type Synthetic
Netting Degradability Non-Degradable
Stitching Synthetic
Stitch Spacing 2 in On Center
Matrix 100% Synthetic Fiber
Degradability Non-Degradable
Degradability Mechanism Non-Degradable
Unit Weight 8.0 oz/yd^2 (271 g/m^2)
Thickness 0.34 in (9 mm)
Tensile Strength (MD) 25.0 lb/in (4.4 kN/m)
Tensile Strength (TD) 18.0 lb/in (3.2 kN/m)
Coverage 35% 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 > 36 Months
Enhancement None