Coir blankets are well known for superior performance compared to other organic blankets. Coir is naturally resistant to rot, mold and moisture. It needs no chemical treatment. Hard and strong, it can be spun and woven into matting. It also provides adequate strength and durability to protect slopes from erosion, while at the same time allowing vegetation to flourish.
Coir erosion control blankets, also known as coconut blankets or coir blankets, are used extensively for slope stabilization, landslide stabilization and river-bank protection purposes. They are easily transported and deployed, can be secured in place, and can eventually become part of the soil structure. They are environmentally friendly and do not pose potential contamination risks. There are no hazardous chemicals or synthetic materials within the matrix. Over a period of time, coir, which is ecofriendly and bio-degradable, completely disintegrates leaving only humus.
Coir blankets are also excellent for use in landscaping, vegetation control and sediment control purposes. Coir fibers have an advantage over synthetic fibers. They are highly water absorbent, while retaining their physical properties. They store up water and build an ideal microclimate for the seeds underneath. Of all natural fibers, coir has the greatest tensile strength.
All Erosion control blankets are manufactured using natural coir fiber and a PP netting or Jute netting to hold the fiber together. Following are the standard sizes of the blankets produced by Coir Green.