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Bindex_BFM_Slurry_with_Seed_mediumInnovative erosion and sediment control solutions are a norm at American Excelsior Company and that is why our Curlex® fibers are the backbone of our erosion and sediment control products.  We now have a family of products to choose from when the project conditions warrant the use of a hydraulically applied product. 

Imagine the convenience of ordering base mulch products to a quality bonded fiber matrix (BFM), standard straw, straw/coconut, and coconut blankets, industry standard Curlex erosion control blankets, high performing and environmentally friendly Recyclex® turf reinforcement mats (TRMs), and efficient Curlex Sediment Logs® and standard straw wattles for sediment control all from the same company on the same truck.  The Bindex innovation of a high performance hydraulically applied mulch family of products has provided our customers with the industry’s BEST COST DELIVERY SYSTEM from our six manufacturing and distribution centers.

Curlex Fibers: All products in the Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches contain industry standard Curlex fibers.  These are a few of the benefits Curlex fibers add to the Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches:

  • Curlex Fibers help ”bind” the matrix due to their unique curls and barbs
  • Curlex Fibers provide added loft and surface roughness to the Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches
  • Curlex Fibers are well known for their ability to help expedite germination
  • Curlex Fibers have over 50 years of superior performance history as an erosion control media
  • Curlex Fibers are made from a biodegradable and renewable resource (Great Lakes Aspen)
  • Curlex Fibers have been tested under numerous test methods
The Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches is lead by:

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Bindex BFM

Bindex BFM is a one-step erosion control system that provides intimate protection.  Bindex BFM combines natural wood fibers, including Curlex fibers, with a cross-linked binder, tackifier, and dye that is mixed with water and applied hydraulically.  The resultant matrix becomes water insoluble for maximum protection and effective germination immediately after drying.

All ingredients are pre-measured into each bag of Bindex BFM.  This one bag system reduces inventory needs, simplifies compliance, allows for convenient mixing, and helps to ensure consistent quality.

Bindex BFM Highlights

  • Hydraulically applied slurry ”binds” to almost any soil surface and dries to form a bonded fiber matrix that can be hydrated repeatedly
  • Matrix helps reduce surface erosion by holding soil, seed, and amendments in place, while promoting vegetation establishment
  • Matrix protects from rainfall and wind erosion, while releasing moisture to the soil below it
  • Made from wood fibers (including Curlex fibers), a natural binding agent, and a mixture of organic and mineral activators
  • Formula is non-toxic and biodegradable (see Bindex BFM Fish Toxicity Report)
  • Self-contained one bag system
  • Does not require two step application

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Watch how easily Bindex BFM with Curlex Fibers mixes with mechanically agitated hydroseeders (Bindex BFM is not designed to be installed with jet agitated equipment).

In addition, watch how Bindex BFM sprays uniformly from a mechanically agitated hydroseeder.

See the Bindex BFM Installation Guidelines and Bindex BFM Slope CAD detail (.pdf) or (.dwg) for complete installation instructions.

Bindex BFM Material Specifications and Manufacture Certifications (MSMC)
Bindex BFM CSI long specification

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Bindex Wood WT

Bindex Wood WT contains natural wood fibers, including Curlex Fibers, and high grade organic tackifier that are premixed in each bag.  Bindex Wood WT sprays easily for consistent coverage with reliable performance.

Bindex Wood WT Material Specifications and Manufacture Certifications (MSMC)
Bindex Wood WT CSI long specification

Bindex Blend WT

Bindex Blend WT combines clean recycled paper with the powerful performance of Bindex Wood along with a high grade organic tackifier.  All ingredients are premixed in each bag.  Bindex Blend WT is vastly superior to tackified straight paper mulch.

Bindex Blend WT Material Specifications and Manufacture Certifications (MSMC)
Bindex Blend WT CSI long specification

Bindex Wood

Bindex Wood is a planting mulch containing natural wood fibers, including Curlex fibers.  Its long fibers interlock and cling to the soil.

Bindex Wood Material Specifications and Manufacture Certifications (MSMC)
Bindex Wood CSI long specification

Bindex Blend

Bindex Blend combines the economy of clean recycled paper with the performance of Bindex Wood.  It is vastly superior to untackified straight paper mulch.

Bindex Blend Material Specifications and Manufacture Certifications (MSMC)
Bindex Blend CSI long specification
Bindex Wood & Bindex Blend Installation Guidelines

Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches Material Specifications

 Product* Ingredients
Bindex BFM 88.0% Natural Wood Fibers (including Curlex® fibers), ?9% High Grade Organic Tackifier, ≈1.0% Proprietary, ≈1.0% Proprietary, ≈1.0% Green Dye
Bindex Wood WT ≈97.0% Natural Wood Fibers (including Curlex® fibers), ≈3% High Grade Organic Tackifier, <1.0% Green Dye
Bindex Blend WT ≈60% ± 10% Natural Wood Fibers (including Curlex® fibers),
≈40% ± 10% Recycled Clean Paper, ?3% High Grade Organic Tackifier, <1.0% Green Dye
Bindex Wood ≈99.0% Natural Wood Fibers (including Curlex® fibers), <1.0% Green Dye
Bindex Blend ≈60% ± 10% Natural Wood Fibers (including Curlex® fibers),
≈40% ± 10% Recycled Clean Paper, <1.0% Green Dye


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All products come in plastic bags [?50.0 lb (22.6 kg)] that are shipped 36 bags per pallet.

Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches Performance Specifications

Product Slope Rating  Slope Length* Application Rate
Bindex BFM ≤ 1H:1V 75 ft
(22.9 m)
3,000 – 4,200 pounds per acre
(3,362 – 4,707 kg/ha)
Bindex Wood WT ≤ 3H:1V  50 ft
(15.2 m)
 2,000 – 3,000 pounds per acre
(2,241 – 3,362 kg/ha)
Bindex Blend WT ≤ 3.5H:1V  50 ft
(15.2 m)
 2,000 – 3,000 pounds per acre
(2,241 – 3,362 kg/ha)
Bindex Wood ≤ 5H:1V  20 ft
(6.1 m)
 2,000 – 3,000 pounds per acre
(2,241 – 3,362 kg/ha)
 Bindex Blend ≤ 5H:1V 20 ft
(6.1 m)
2,000 – 3,000 pounds per acre
(2,241 – 3,362 kg/ha)


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Recommended maximum uninterrupted slope length at maximum slope rating.  Install Curlex® Sediment Logs® perpendicular to slope length at proper spacing intervals prior to applying hydraulic mulch when slope interruption is used.

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Technical Support

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Disclaimer: Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches are systems for erosion control and re-vegetation on slopes. American Excelsior Company (AEC) believes that the information contained herein to be reliable and accurate for use in erosion control and re-vegetation applications. However, since physical conditions vary from job site to job site and even within a given job site, AEC makes no performance guarantees and assumes no obligation or liability for the reliability or accuracy of information contained herein for the results, safety or suitability of using Bindex Family of Hydraulic Mulches, or for damages occurring in connection with the installation of any erosion control product whether or not made by AEC or its affiliates, except as separately and specifically made in writing.