American Excelsior Company—the inventor of biodegradable erosion control blankets and the Curlex® brand—has been the most trusted name in erosion control for 50 years.

Have you ever wondered why Curlex is so popular?  If so, find out by viewing our Curlex Features and Benefits document.

Erosion Control Blankets are thick, fibrous blankets woven out of either natural materials like straw and coconut fiber, synthetic materials like polypropylene, or a mix of both. They are primarily used to slow down water runoff, offer effective sediment and erosion control, and enhance re-vegetation. These blankets are commonly applied to channel and ditch linings, slopes, culvert inlets and outfalls, riverbanks, and levees. The range of use for these blankets are classified into short term, long term, and permanent use—mostly depending on whether vegetation is intended to replace or work in conjunction with them.

 American Excelsior Company offers a wide variety of Erosion Control Blankets under the Curlex® brand and other specialized products like the QuickGRASS® Pro to meet a plethora of needs.

Short Term Erosion Control Blankets

The Original Curlex® Erosion Control Blanket – Designed using cuts of Great Lakes Aspen fibers, these blankets were developed in the early 1960’s to provide perfect conditions for grass seed growth, while simultaneously shielding the topsoil from water and wind erosion. These blankets also have a built-in swell factor, where the fibers expand and form a stronger matrix when wet.

Curlex® CL Blankets – A cheaper, lighter version of the original Curlex®, this blankets promote superior vegetation establishment support when compared to straight-lined fiber blankets like straw.

AEC Premier Straw® Blankets – Top quality agricultural straw fibers which are certified weed seed free are stitched in single or double netting to the top sides or on both sides of the ECB.

Curlex® NetFree™ Blankets – A 100% biodegradable ECB made from sturdy, interlocking, curled and barbed Great Lakes Aspen fibers which require no netting to support the structure. This means no more incidences of tripping and animal trapping.

Long Term Erosion Control Blankets

Curlex® Double Net (Curlex® II) – An organic, consistently thick, specific cut of Great Lakes Aspen curled wood excelsior with 80% six-inch or greater fiber length.

 Curlex® III – Made from Great Lakes Aspen Excelsior Fibers, these blankets encourage ideal growing conditions and provide seed and topsoil protection for up to 36 months.

AEC Premier Coconut™ – Made from the finest quality strands of coconut fiber, this ECB is stitched together using a special UV enhanced heavy black net on top and on the bottom.

AEC Premier Straw/Coconut™ Blankets – 70% of the finest quality weed seed-free agricultural straw and 30% top quality strands of coconut fiber are intertwined and evenly distributed on the ECB and stitched with a UV-enhanced black net on top and a UV-enhanced green net on the bottom.

 Permanent Erosion Control Blankets

Curlex® Enforcer® – A bio-composite turf reinforcement mat designed for service of at least 36 months or more, this ECB is made from naturally seed-free Great Lakes Aspen Excelsior Fibers bound by two layers of extra heavy-duty black UV-enhanced netting to ensure permanent reinforcement between root systems and the established vegetation.

Recyclex® TRM and Recyclex® TRM-V – The first environmentally responsible turf reinforcement mat (TRM) made from 100% recycled post-consumer goods designed to meet the most difficult erosion and sediment control challenges.

 Sediment Control Devices

Curlex® Bloc – A naturally seed-free and nontoxic alternative to coir logs, these blocs are high-density, natural filters designed to start degrading during the first year of its 3-year lifespan to allow seed and sediment into the Curlex fiber matrix.

Curlex® Sediment Logs – Designed to reduce the velocity of flowing water and filter out sediment, these environmentally-friendly, degradable sediment logs are made up of intricate, interlocked fiber log matrices.

AEC Premier Straw® Wattles – The dense nature of the finest quality agricultural straw fibers encased in durable netting allow water to pool instead of filtering through. The straw fibers are certified weed-seed free.

Curlex® SiltTRAP™ – A temporary buffer strip that offers a unique way of trapping and capturing sediment before it is washed away, filling gutters and clogging pipes. The naturally seed-free SiltTRAP™ fibers filter soil from the runoff and offer a non-messy alternative to silt fences.



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