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Our biodegradable tree mats are made from the first professional grade, weed control membrane made purely from organic material that is fully compostable, has a low carbon footprint and is naturally fire resistant. Our Ecotex™ Tree Mats provide biodegradable tree root protection.

Ecotex™ Tree Mats - Hy-Tex (UK) Ltd.

Ecotex™

Tree Mats

Ecotex™ Tree Mats

Our biodegradable tree mats are made from the first professional grade, weed control membrane made purely from organic material that is fully compostable, has a low carbon footprint and is naturally fire resistant. Our Ecotex™ Tree Mats provide biodegradable tree root protection.

The fabric contained in our tree mats is our Ecotex MulchMat™ material, it's an effective, easy to use and economical solution. It may look and feel like conventional non-woven, petrochemical based weed control fabric but is the only membrane made purely from an environmentally friendly alternative called Polylactic Acid (PLA).

PLA is made entirely from annually renewable, starch rich vegetables with production requiring fewer fossil fuel resources and generating less greenhouse gases than traditional plastic fabrics. Furthermore, Ecotex MulchMat™ is the only weed control fabric certified to the stringent EN 13432:2000 test for compostability - fully breaking down to nutritious matter and leaving no synthetic residues.

Ecotex MulchMat™, which is earthy brown coloured, is also stronger, more durable and easier to handle than any previous "degradable" fabrics and resists airborne seed settlement far better.

Feature Hy-Tex Ecotex MulchMat™
(Biocover)
Composition: 95% PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)
5% hemp fibre needlefelt with heat fused underside
Colour: Brown
Weight [EN ISO 9864]: 157g/m²
Thickness [EN ISO 9863-1]: 0.90mm
Tensile Strength md/cd
[EN ISO 10319]:
3kN/m
Elongation md/cd
[EN ISO 10319]:
>40%
Water Permeability
[EN ISO 11058]:
125 l/m²/sec
Shade Factor: 95%
UV Resistance
[UK climate]:
50% strength loss
after approx 5 to 6 years
Biodegradability
(Half life MW; 20°C - 70% RH):
max 1000 days
Compostability
[EN ISO 13432]:
Fully certified
Fossil Energy Usage
(PLA resin):
34 MJ/kg
CO2 Emission
(PLA resin):
0 kg CO2/kg PLA
Smouldering Cigarette Test
[EN ISO 12952 - 1/2]:
No ignition
Roll Sizes: 1.00 x 100.00m
2.00, 3.00 and 4.00m x 50.00m
Tree Mats: 0.50 x 0.50m
and 1.00 x 1.00m cut to centre

Features/Benefits

  • Organic weed suppression
  • Fully biodegradable
  • Breaks down in 3-5 years
  • Fire resistant
  • Plastic free
  • Effective weed control
  • No chemicals - made from PLA with added hemp
  • Strong and robust
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Environmentally friendly

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Guidance

  • Pins and pegs to suit also available (see below)
  • We suggest 5-6 pins per mat
Ecotex™ Tree Mats supplied by Hy-Tex (UK) Ltd. Tel: 01233 720097
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