Maccaferri Philippines is promoting the use and application of erosion control products.
The pressures brought to bear by environmentalists and Government upon mining and construction industries are timely and dictate greater efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of these activities on the environment; a philosophy Maccaferri Philippines endorses.
On 22 October, 2015 at Riviera Sports & Country Club in Silang Cavite, our Technical Sector Manager, Adrian Madrazo together with Mr. Derek Oosterhouse, International Business Development Manager – Profile Products, LLC delivered a highly informative seminar on Maccaferri’s erosion control products and Profile Product’s engineered hydroseeding mulches and biotic soil media.
The seminar was attended by invited guests from mining companies, property developers, engineering consultancies, Local Government and the Department of Public Works & Highways.
Engineer Madrazo talked at length about Maccaferri’s graded and logical range of environmental erosion protection solutions including BioMac, MacMat, MacCell and Green Terramesh all of which may be used in conjunction with Profile’s hydroseeding mulches.
Mr. Oosterhouse discussed new and emerging technologies in hydroseeding with specific reference to the rapid establishment of vegetation as a highly efficient means of erosion control and prevention. In these applications, the presence of the MacMat acts as a root reinforcement system to the establishing vegetation.
After a buffet lunch, guests were invited to a site on a nearby golf course to watch a hydroseeding demonstration. Two tank loads of water were mixed with Flexterra HP-FGM, local seed varieties and organic fertilizers and sprayed onto a moderate to steep slope. Sections of of MacMat and BioMac C had been previously laid on a section of the slope to show the hydroseeding products working together with Maccaferri’s erosion control mats.
High levels of interest were shown in the capabilities of the system and its application within existing and planned erosion prevention projects.
Subsequent to the demonstration, the site continues to be monitored. After only ten days, the slopes are 70% covered with a lush growth of the seed varieties of grass. Full coverage is expected within four weeks of the demonstration.
Maccaferri Philippines Inc. is now in possession of a Bowie 300 hydroseeding machine ideal for field trials and demonstrations. We are also well stocked with a full range of erosion protection mats BioMac and MacMat along with bales of Flexterra High Performance Flexible Growth Media and ProGanics Biotic Soil Media.
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