Maccaferri Macmat® R Polymer is a geomat made from a three-dimensional matrix of UV stabilized, non-degradable synthetic fibres, heat bonded where they cross, extruded onto a polymeric geogrid reinforcement. The reinforcing geogrid strength can be selected to suit the project requirements.
Used on vulnerable soil slopes, exposed to erosion, MacMat® R immediately increases the soil’s resistance to erosion by providing an environment that enhances the growth of vegetation through the mat.
It is also used within water courses to provide hydraulic erosion protection. The MacMat® R is secured to the ground using suitable pins / stakes as required in the project.
Its most common use however, is within the protection works to landfill membranes or in mine-remediation works. The geogrid reinforcement provides greater structural integrity, when the mat is used to contain and reinforce soil on long slopes.