American Excelsior Recyclex HD TRM, 8′ x 112.5′, 100 sy/rl

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Typical Applications
Recyclex TRM’s are designed to allow revegetation and provide permanent protection in areas of concentrated flow:

Ditch bottoms, channel bottoms, swales & slopes
Steep reinforced slope veneers
Landfill down chutes & let down structures
Pond, small lake, and stream bank shoreline stabilization
Urban Storm water drainage channels & waterways
Concentrated flow areas as a TRM component with Curlex® Sediment Logs®
Typical Rip Rap or Hard Armor applications

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American Excelsior Recyclex HD TRM – Data Sheets

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Recyclex – the first permanent turf reinforcement mat (TRM) with fibers made from 100% recycled post-consumer goods – “green or brown bottles”. That is right, there are approximately 20 bottles in every pound of Recyclex TRMs. American Excelsior Company invented the first biodegradable blanket, Curlex®, and we have done the same with recycled fibers to create Recyclex. Not only is Recyclex environmentally responsible, it is designed to meet your most difficult erosion control challenges. For long-term permanent erosion control, Recyclex is the answer.

Material Characteristics
recyclex_3Recyclex is made with fibers dirived from 100% post-consumer recycled materials with 80% or more 5 inches in length or greater. The fibers are crimped to allow a strong, curled, interlocking fiber matrix. Sound familiar to Curlex excelsior fibers? Absolutely! Just as Curlex fibers have been the most successful biodegradable matrix since we invented erosion control blankets, we applied the same concept to our permanent Recyclex TRM. Our crimped fibers conform to terrain details and train water flow to follow the Recyclex curled fiber matrix. In turn, water flow velocity is reduced. Recyclex fibers have a specific gravity of greater than one, meaning the matrix will not float in a hydraulic event. Recyclex fibers are stitched together by two strong layers of UV resistant polypropylene netting to form a three dimensional matrix that is designed to provide permanent surface support for vegetation and structural root systems. Recyclex can be installed as an erosion control blanket by placing it over grass seed and topsoil or it can be soil filled and seeded to allow a structural root system to grow directly into the permanent turf reinforcement matting. Recyclex is available in aesthetically pleasing green or earth tone brown.

Recyclex Products Do Not Float

Surprisingly, several TRMs available today float in water. Floating TRMs allow water under the TRM between anchoring devices during hydraulic flows, which leads to erosion. Intimate contact with the subgrade is critical to successful erosion control applications that use TRMs. Would you rather have your TRM floating or intimately contacting the subgrade during hydraulic events? Recyclex products have been engineered so they do not float in water. Watch this video demonstration to see how easy it is to verify if a TRM floats or sinks.

Recyclex TRM-V
The newest member to the Recyclex TRM family is Recyclex TRM-V. Recyclex TRM-V was engineered to provide a solution for low to medium flow channels and slopes that require permanent vegetation reinforcement. Recyclex TRM-V retains many of the same great properties of Recyclex TRM. Recyclex TRM-V Material Specifications

Performance Capabilites
Recyclex is arguably the most researched and tested erosion or sediment control product ever.

Recyclex TechNote

Recyclex TRM Shear Stress Rating: 480+ Pa (10+ lb/ft2)

Recyclex TRM-V Shear Stress Rating: 384+ Pa (8+ lb/ft2)

Steepness: Unlimited gradient, but relative to geotechnical review

Recyclex Case Studies
Reclaiming Mines With Recycled Materials – Recyclex TRM

Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM)

Recyclex TRM is a unique, patent pending, permanent, turf reinforcement mat (TRM) with fibers from 100% recycled, post consumer goods – “green or brown bottles.”

recyclex_4TRM shall be manufactured with recycled fibers approximately 5” in length, crimped and curled to allow fiber interlocking, which is critical to a strong matrix. The fibers shall be encased between two layers of heavy UV stabilized polypropylene netting, and stitched top to bottom to form a three-dimensional matrix. The unique recycled polyester fibers have a memory of 95% of its original crimp after load or hydraulic events. The fibers shall have a specific gravity of greater than one, which means it will not float in a hydraulic application unlike other polypropylene fibers.

recyclex_5 Its three-dimensional matrix is specifically designed to provide permanent surface support and/or structural support for vegetation root systems. Therefore, it is a TRM or turf reinforcement matrix in blanket form. Typically, it is installed as a soil filled and seeded TRM that allows the germination of vegetation above, and provides a permanent structural matrix for the root system to grow into. In addition, it may be installed as a “stand alone” erosion control blanket (ECB) over the top of soil and seed, which allows vegetation to grow up through its permanent matrix.

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