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Propex Launches Fire Resistant Erosion Control & Slope Stabilization Technology

Parul Dubey on September 13, 2022 - in News, Products

Chattanooga, Tenn. PYRAMAT® 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and PYRAMAT® 25 Turf Reinforcement Mat (TRM) are now engineered to mitigate fire risk and increase the resilience of wildfire prone areas using non-halogen fire retardant technology.

Recognizing the long-lasting impact of wildfires, including the destruction of essential vegetation that helps to maintain slope structure and storm water runoff, Propex designed an HPTRM and TRM that provide essential slope and erosion protection while mitigating fire risk. 

Non-halogenated flame retardants work by interfering with the chemistry of the flame, producing less heat and suppressing smoke. Additionally, they don’t pose the associated health and environmental concerns as halogenated retardants.  Testing confirms that this technology has a zero-burn rate and is self-extinguishing.

The ignition resistant option is available for all Propex Engineered Earth Armoring Systems including ARMORMAX®, SCOURLOK®, PYRAWALL® and PYRAMATTRESS®.  In 2023, the fire-resistant technology will be standard on all PYRAMAT products and Engineered Earth Armoring Systems. 

Applications: 
•    Areas prone to wildfires 
•    High risk fire zones 
•    Railbeds
•    Landfills
•    Defensible spaces
•    Burn scar remediation 

Propex low carbon solutions have been protecting and stabilizing channels, slopes, levees, and stream banks for more than 20 years. They are cost-effective and nature-based solutions that have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than traditional solutions.

About Propex:

Propex is a global leader in developing and manufacturing innovative geosynthetic and erosion control products and systems. Our engineered solutions stabilize the earth, extending the life of levees, dams, roadways, and other key infrastructure. In December 2021, Propex was acquired by Solmax to expand its product portfolio into the turf reinforcement market. 

About Solmax

Solmax is a geosynthetics pioneer, innovator, and leader. With almost five decades’ experience, our recent acquisitions make us one of the world’s largest geosynthetics manufacturer. With plants in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, our geosynthetics are used in critical applications by significant customers in mining, energy, waste management, construction, agriculture and irrigation, civil engineering, environmental containment, infrastructure, and transport. Our products safeguard the earth from waste and contaminants, and protect investments, helping preserve the integrity and longevity of vital infrastructure in the toughest environments. Our vision is to advance the geosynthetics industry and create products that are accessible everywhere.    

Solmax - Geosynthetics that support human progress. Visit us at www.solmax.com

 

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