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ECTC members ‘cover’ geosynthetic applications with TRMs

July 1st, 2024

FIGURE 1 Turf reinforcement mats (TRMs) in a high flow channel with sediment caught in the mat after the first few flow events. Photo courtesy of ECTC. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. […]

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Wildlife and environmentally friendly RECPs

February 1st, 2024

FIGURE 1 (TOP) Excelsior RECP with natural, biodegradable, wildlife, and environmentally friendly lightly woven jute netting installed across a bio-sensitive floodplain. Wildlife and environmentally friendly rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have been a focus of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) for decades and will continue to be. ECTC is a leading industry organization and […]

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Landfills and erosion control

October 1st, 2023

FIGURE 1 Aspen excelsior erosion control blankets (ECBs) protect a landfill cap shortly after installation. The ECBs control soil erosion caused by wind and water and hasten revegetation. Erosion control, sediment control and revegetation are common at landfills. Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and […]

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Mining and erosion control

August 1st, 2023

Erosion control, sediment control, revegetation and dewatering activities are common at mining sites. The Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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Erosion control and infrastructure

June 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Aspen excelsior erosion control blanket installed to protect a steep roadside channel. Photo courtesy of American Excelsior Company. Infrastructure projects require a variety of solutions provided by Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) members. ECTC is a leading industry organization whose members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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Sustainability comes natural to the erosion and sediment control industry

April 1st, 2023

Sustainable materials are the central part of the erosion control industry and the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). ECTC is a leading industry organization home to top manufacturers of erosion and sediment control products, component suppliers, material distributors and test laboratories. ECTC members are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and […]

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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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Green MSE walls and erosion and sediment control applications

October 1st, 2022

Figure 1. Badly eroded roadside slope adjacent to stream before restoration Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls are becoming more common in today’s landscape. Keeping soil in place during construction (erosion control), addressing stormwater contaminated with sediment-laden runoff during construction (sediment control), and providing successful revegetation after construction activities are all challenges that are commonly solved […]

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WINFAB expanding with geotextile production line

August 22nd, 2022

Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics, Inc. (WINFAB) is investing in a new state-of-the-art nonwoven geotextile manufacturing production line in Nashville, Ga. Start-up of the ANDRITZ needlepunch line is planned for the second quarter of 2023.   “We’re excited to continue the growth of our industry-leading geosynthetic solutions, and to provide options to customers during a time of industry […]

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Erosion and sediment control mine applications

August 1st, 2022

Successful synergistic approach to erosion control, sediment control and revegetation on this mine site. Turf reinforcement mat (TRM) was installed down the center of the channel, erosion control blanket (ECB) on the slopes, hydraulic erosion control product (HECP) on the flat surface above slope, and sediment retention fiber rolls (SRFRs) across the channel. Material was […]

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