Our erosion control products and components provide flexible containment and protection functionalities that keep erosion in check. SWM netting, yarn, geotextiles and fibers play an essential function in rolled erosion control products (RECPs). Our customers use our plastic netting as the containment element in their Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs), Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs) and Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs), usually known as wattles. We also manufacture an entire portfolio of Prostran® synthetic fibers which are used as a filler in TRMs and polypropylene yarn to stitch and secure ECBs.
SWM is an active member of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) www.ieca.org and the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) www.ectc.org
What is Erosion Control?
Erosion Control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development and construction. Vegetation, such as grasses and windflowers, and other materials such as straw, fiber, stabilizing emulsion, protective blankets, etc., are placed to stabilize areas disturbed by grading operations, reduce loss of soil due to the action of water or wind, and prevent water pollution.
Types of Erosion Control Products
Based on information gathered through the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), erosion control products can be classified in three main categories:
1) Rolled Erosion Control Products (RECPs)
a) Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs)
b) Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs)
2) Hydraulic Erosion Control Products (HECPs)
3) Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs)
SWM Netting, Yarn and Poly Fibers for Erosion Control Products
|Category||Product Types||Applications||Functional Longevity||
|Where natural vegetation
alone will provide sufficient
long term erosion
|Temporary RECPs||Various Netting
|Where natural vegetation
alone will not provide
sufficient long term erosion
protection or sustain
expected flow conditions.
|Permanent RECPs||Various Netting
Fiber Rolls (SRFR) or
|SRFRs slow and disperse
runoff, thereby reducing
soil erosion, and increasing
infiltration. SRFRs are also
known as wattles,” “socks,” or
|Temporary||Extruded Netting or
SWM manufactures netting components and synthetic fibers that manufacturers utilize in the assembly of their final erosion control products. Our netting, yarn, and fibers portfolio is an essential component in Erosion Control Blankets (ECBs), Turf Reinforcement Mats (TRMs), and Sediment Retention Fiber Rolls (SRFRs) — also known as wattles.
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SWM Erosion Control Products
*Source: Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) www.ectc.org