New ASTM Soil and Rock Standard Provides Test for Rolled Erosion Control Products

For Immediate Release Release #7816 Press Contact: Barbara Schindler 610/832-9603; bschindl@astm.org New ASTM Soil and Rock Standard Provides Test for Rolled Erosion Control Products W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 28 November 2007—A new ASTM International standard, D 7322, Test Method for Determination of Rolled Erosion Control Product (RECP) Ability to Encourage Seed Germination and Plant Growth Under Bench-Scale Conditions, covers guidelines, requirements and procedures for evaluating the effect of RECPs on seed germination and vegetation enhancement. The standard was developed by Subcommittee D18.25 on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology, part of ASTM International Committee D18...

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AEC Announces New E-Stapler Application System for E-Staples

For Immediate Release Date: September 21, 2007 Contact: Customer Service American Excelsior Company 850 Avenue H East Arlington, Texas 76011 800-777-SOIL or sales@americanexcelsior.com Introducing E-Stapler™ A New and Improved E-Staple® Applicator System By American Excelsior Company (Arlington, TX) - American Excelsior Company is pleased to announce the new and improved staple gun for the exclusive installation of E-Staple® biodegradable staples. The E-Stapler will install either 4 or 6 inch E-Staples for the sole purpose of anchoring American Excelsior Company line of Curlex® and AEC Premier Straw® erosion control blankets. The E-Stapler will shorten installation time, therefore, decreasing the overall...

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New ASTM Soil and Rock Standard Helps to Determine Performance of Temporary Ditch Checks

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Barbara Schindler Release #7461 610/832-9603; bschindl@astm.org New ASTM Soil and Rock Standard Helps to Determine Performance of Temporary Ditch Checks W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 17 August 2006—ASTM Committee ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock has approved a new ASTM International standard that covers the guidelines, requirements and procedures for evaluating the ability of temporary ditch checks to protect earthen channels from stormwater-induced erosion. The standard, D7208, Test Method for Determination of Temporary Ditch Check Performance in Protecting Earthen Channels from Stormwater-Induced Erosion, is under the...

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AEC Announces new Bio-Degradable E-STAPLE®

Introducing e-Staple & Applicator System A New Biodegradable Anchoring Staple and Applicator System By American Excelsior Company and UZET (Arlington, TX) - American Excelsior Company and UzetWorld Dublin, Ireland, have partnered together to bring e-Staple to the erosion control industry. According to Jerry Bohannon, Director of the Earth Science Division, “this partnership with UzetWorld allows the American Excelsior Company to combine our leadership skills with the leader in biodegradable technology to continue to provide our customers with innovative, unique biodegradable solutions for todays erosion and sediment control markets.” e...

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AEC Announces New Curlex Roll Sizes

American Excelsior Company Introduces New Roll Sizes on Curlex® Excelsior Blankets Arlington, TX – November 18, 2005 – In response to their distribution network and the contractors that install ECB’s, American Excelsior Company announced a series of new roll sizes designed to better utilize warehouse space, provide standard roll lengths and enhance material utilization by providing an option on roll sizes. To further enhance the installing process; all Curlex products will now be machined stitched to eliminate any un-rolling issues on the construction site. Jerry Bohannon, Director of ESD for American Excelsior Company,...

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Castle Rock, CO Restaurant Goes Topless and Bottomless

NEW RESTAURANT GOES TOPLESS AND BOTTOMLESS! The builders of a new Red Robin Restaurant in Castle Rock, Colorado exercised sound sustainable design, and environmentally friendly, development principles when they called for the use of 100% biodegradable temporary erosion control blankets (ECBs) for their project. Normally this specification would be met with blankets constructed with wood excelsior, or straw, or 70% straw/30% coconut blend, or 100% coconut fibers. Such blankets are typically stitched on top only, or top and bottom, with layers of woven jute thread nettings. Compared to traditional plastic nettings, woven nettings have...

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