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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|
|Netting||Top and Bottom|
|Stitch Spacing||2 in On Center|
|Matrix||100% Weed Free Straw|
|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)|
|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|