Turf Reinforcement Matting – ISCouncil

Turf Reinforcement Matting


  • Product Type Landscaping Services
  • Regions New Zealand



  • Company Name Cirtex Industries LTD
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Applicable Credits

IS v1.2 Dis-1 , Eco-1 , Eco-2 , Urb-1 , Urb-2


Cirtex offers ECC3 and T-RECS turf reinforcement matting.

ECC3 allows for grass applications in stormwater overflow paths and swale drains providing an easy to maintain solution. The use of reinforced grass in swale drain applications also helps to minimise the transmission of waterborne sediments into our waterways and provides a soft green solution. Once vegetated, ECC3 can handle flow velocities up to 7.62 m/s which make it an attractive alternative to traditional hard armour scour protection methods such as concrete and gabions.

Manufactured from a matrix of UV stabilised Polypropylene reinforcement meshes and incorporating a natural coconut fibre fill to assist with vegetation establishment, ECC3 is considered to be a permanent TRM with enhanced short and long term performance. The natural colour of ECC3 allows it to blend in with the surrounding environment until the vegetation is established.

T-RECS is a high-performance mat that is permanent and three-dimensional used for erosion protection on steep slopes and high-velocity channels. The process of manufacturing T-RECS involves cross-directional monofilament fibres woven into multiple dimensions featuring the T-RECS Technology with dome characteristics.

This unique process and feature enhances the performance of the product and gives additional support to the vegetation. T-RECS provides reinforcing capabilities and interlocking root system while assisting the vegetation establishment. The product can be either surface applied or soiled filled to maximise performance.

The T-RECS meets Type 5.A, 5.B, and 5.C specification requirements established by the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) and Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) FP-03 Section 713.18.

Cirtex Platipus ARGS® anchors can also be used to secure the T-RECS in the more demanding applications where extra reinforcement is needed.

Sustainability Outcomes

The application of turf reinforcement matting allows for the long term planting of slopes and erosion prone areas as an alternative to “non vegetated” solutions with a lesser environmental benefit.

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