Enkamat R45 delivers soil and root reinforcement at low elongations — it will not stretch — due to its high-modulus geogrid that acts as an additional tensile element.
Profile Products introduces next generation Enkamat R45
Building on the legacy of Enkamat®, the industry’s original turf reinforcement mat, Profile Products introduces the most complete High Performance-Turf Reinforcement Mat (HP-TRM) in the industry, Enkamat R45 HP-TRM. Enkamat R45 delivers maximum soil and root reinforcement at low elongations — it will not stretch — due to its high-strength, high-modulus geogrid that acts as an additional tensile element. This, along with the matrix’s 95 percent open space, leads to faster vegetation establishment and maximum root entanglement. Its three-dimensional matrix acts as a reinforced grip layer that allows vegetation to withstand periodic light vehicular traffic as well as mowing and maintenance operations on slopes. “Enkamat R45 is raising the bar even higher for what our industry should expect out of High Performance-Turf Reinforcement Mats,” said Marc S. Theisen, CPESC, CPSWQ, vice president of erosion control solutions for Profile®. Produced in partnership with Colbond Geosynthetics, Enkamat R45’s strength and durability was created through a manufacturing process that integrates a high-tenacity polyester geogrid within thermally fused and entangled, three-dimensional nylon monofilaments to create a homogeneous, three-dimensional structure. The new offering from Profile is ideal for demanding and specialized applications, including:
Steep slope and channel stabilization
Canal and shoreline protection
Slope failure repairs
Enkamat R45 provides the foundation for different applications. Profile’s GreenArmor™ System — achieved when Flexterra® High Performance-Flexible Growth Medium™ (HP-FGM™) is sprayed on the Enkamat R45 matrix — holds 17 times its weight in water and doubles the vegetation establishment rates of other TRMs while increasing erosion resistance prior to germination and growth. Profile’s Anchor Armor™ Anchor Reinforced Vegetation Solutions (ARVS) can also utilize Enkamat R45. Used in the most severe erosion challenges when safety is at a premium, Anchor Armor permanently secures Enkamat R45 to the ground with Platipus® Percussive Driven Earth Anchors (PDEAs). PDEAs offer lightweight, corrosion-resistant anchorage that can be driven from ground level using conventional portable equipment. Their installation creates minimum soil disturbance and can be stressed to design-holding capacities and made fully operational immediately.