IGG’s Vmax3 Composite Turf Reinforcement Series consists of three different permanent turf reinforcement mats (TRMs) each designed to maximize performance through all three developmental phases of a reinforced vegetative lining (unvegetated – vegetation establishment – vegetation maturity). All three Vmax3 TRMs feature a patented composite construction that elevates their erosion control and permanent turf reinforcement capabilities well beyond those of conventional TRMs. Each Vmax3 product begins with a permanent, three-dimensional corrugated turf reinforcement matting structure incorporated with either natural organic or UV stabilized synthetic fibers. This specially designed TRM structure anchors and reinforces the roots and stems of vegetation for long-term stability, and helps create a shear plane that actually deflects the flowing water away from the soil surface – improving its immediate to long-term erosion control capabilities.
The fiber matrix further supplements the TRM structure’s ground cover and moisture retention properties for dramatically improved erosion control and mulching action. By ensuring effective seed and soil protection immediately after installation, Vmax3 TRMs give you confidence from the start that your reinforced turf designs will develop as planned. And, with proven vegetation reinforcement capabilities under flow- induced shear stresses of up to 14 lbs/ft2 (672 Pa), Vmax3 products give you confidence that your severe slopes, critical channels, or high impact shorelines will withstand nature’s forces for years to come. Backed by the most comprehensive product performance guarantee in the industry, Vmax3 TRMs simply give you confidence to design with vegetation instead of rock riprap or concrete in most critical erosion control applications.
The 100% coconut fiber matrix of the C350 supplements the permanent matting’s initial mulching and erosion control performance for up to 36 months. Proven in laboratory and field research, unvegetated C350 reduces soil loss to less than 0.5 in (12.7 mm) under shear stress up to 3.2 lbs/ft2 (153 Pa). The super-high strength permanent 3-D structure boosts the shear resistance of vegetation up to 12 lbs/ft2 (576 Pa), offering permanent erosion protection exceeding that of 30 in (0.76 m) rock riprap. The C350 provides a cost-effective, environmentally friendly »green« alternative for severe erosion control projects.
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The 100% polypropylene fiber matrix of the P550 increases the permanent matting’s initial mulching and erosion control performance as well as its permanent vegetation reinforcement capabilities. Proven in laboratory and field research, unvegetated P550 reduces soil loss to less than 0.5 in (12.7 mm) under shear stress up to 4.0 lbs/ft2 (191 Pa). The P550 drives the shear resistance of vegetation up to 14 lbs/ft2 (672 Pa) – establishing a new maximum for vegetation reinforcement! The P550 is the ultimate choice for extending the use of vegetation in extreme erosion control projects where only poured concrete or articulated concrete blocks (ACBs) were the only viable alternative.
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