WOOD-LOK HPM

High Performance Matrix

Product Overview

WOOD-LOK  HPM (High Performance Matrix) consists of specially processed long strand virgin wood fibers along our proprietary high-strength organic binder.  This combination gives superior erosion protection without the addition of man-made, non-biodegradable synthetic fibers.  Wood-Lok HPM is applied like mulch and forms a blanket that adheres to the soil surface immediately upon application.  After it cures the blanket helps retain soil moisture, is porous, erosion resistant and protects the soil surface from water and wind erosion.  The mulch blanket retains its integrity and protects the soil despite repeated rains for well beyond twelve months.  The extra-long wood fibers form tent-like pockets, which aid in seed germination and plant growth.  When applied over the soil surface the wood fibers twist and interlock with each other and the soil as they dry.   Along with our proprietary high-strength binder the holding power of the wood fibers to the soil is much stronger than BFM, thus providing superior erosion protection.  Wood-Lok HPM is 100% naturally biodegradable and is safe for use around humans, fish and wildlife.

 

WOOD-LOK  HPM is packaged in easy to handle plastic bags and will load quickly into all mechanical paddle agitated  hydraulic seeding equipment.  When mixed with water Wood-Lok HPM will form a homogeneous slurry and can be used with seed and fertilizer.  Wood-Lok HPM will remain in suspension during agitation and pumping and the slurry does not dewater during the application process.  The green color allows for an even application of material over the soil surface.  The green dye added to the fiber during manufacturing is safe for use around humans, fish and wildlife.

FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES
• Extra-long wood fibers make a stronger mat, thus increasing erosion protection
• Greater than 99% effectiveness in controlling soil loss
• No man-made synthetic fiber
• Wood fiber is 100% biodegradable
• Fiber stays in uniform suspension and blends easily with seed and fertilizer
• Provides favorable micro-climate for seed germination
• Pumps easily in mechanical paddle agitated hydromulching machines
• Has no germination or growth inhibiting factors
• Wood fibers decompose after plants have established
• Safe to use around humans, fish and wildlife

• Plant growth increase greater than 400% versus bare soil
• Mat blanket retains integrity after repeated rains
• Conforms to all surface contours
• Helps to eliminate tenting and soil rills
• Disperses quickly in water forming a homogeneous slurry
• High temperature steam fiberization sterilizes the wood fibers
• All in one bag – HP binder additive is homogeneously mixed with the wood fibers
• Made from specially selected clean wood chips

Wood-Lok HPM is manufactured to specific fiber sizes in a controlled environment to provide best job-site performance. Specially selected wood chips are softened by high temperature steam and the mechanical refining process produces extra-long soft fibers. The fibers have physical features that tend to interlock with each other, thus forming a more protective blanket.
• Composition: Refined wood fiber (total weight basis)………………........................... 90%
• Proprietary cross-linked binder (total weight basis)…….................... ……………………10% min.
• Moisture content (total weight basis) ASTM D-644 ........................ ……………………..12.0% ± 3%
• Organic Matter (oven dry weight basis) ASTM D-586 ......................................... ..97.0%
• Ash Content (oven dry weight basis) ASTM D-586 ................................................ 3.0%
• pH @ 3% concentration in water SW846 9045 ......................... …………………………..4.8±0.5
• Water holding capacity (minimum) ASTM D-7367.......................................... ……..1,300 grams
• Color ……PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES
• Percent Effectiveness: Test Method ASTM D-6459 .............................................. ..> 99%
• Seed Germination Enhancement Test Method ASTM D-7322 .............................. .>500%
• Functional Longevity Test Method Observed ……………………………………………………...>12 months
• Council HECP Classification ........................................Long Term Erosion Control Technology

Wood-Lok HPM is compressed and sealed in heavy-duty plastic bags that have a UV inhibitor. Each bag weighs 50 lbs. (22.7 kg) nominal and measures 10 x 19 x 29 inches. There are 40 bags per pallet forming a tight shrink-wrapped unit.

APPLICATION AND LOADING RATES
• Recommended Application Rates:
o 3,000 to 3500 lbs./acre -- 2H: 1V slopes
o 3,500 to 4,000 lbs./acre – slopes steeper than 2H: 1V depending on site conditions
• Tank Loading and Mixing
o Begin loading mulch when the water level is above the agitator paddles
o Load one 50 lb. bale per 125 gallons of water
o Agitate Wood-Lok HP for a minimum of 10 minutes
Apply the Wood-Lok HPM to make a uniform mat. The application should be made in two passes from opposite directions. Apply from two directions to avoid light coverage or shadowing on the backside of ridges and depressions. Application should be made sufficiently in advance of rainfall to allow a short drying time.

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