Erosion control history and evolution

February 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Curlex, the first ever erosion control blanket (ECB), was invented in the 1960s. Photo courtesy of American Excelsior Co. I'm always excited at the opportunity to write this column in Geosynthetics magazine on behalf of the industry, but this issue’s focus on erosion control is extra special because “it’s in our name”: Erosion […]

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ECTC releases RECPs specifications

February 1st, 2018

In August 2017, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) updated its Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specifications include charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus among leading manufacturers of RECPs and […]

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ECTC releases RECPs spec

September 6th, 2017

The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) recently updated their Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs) specification. The specification includes charts of product characteristics for mulch control nettings (MCNs), open weave textiles (OWTs), erosion control blankets (ECBs) and turf reinforcement mats (TRMs). These charts are the result of consensus amongst leading manufacturers of RECPs in the industry […]

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