HydroStraw® Straw Lock: Our objective is to produce long pliable straw fibers that have been through our Heat & Mechanically Treated Process HMT™ that allows them to interact with the Cellulose Fiber, organic fibers and glues to lock the blown application of fibers together. The Cellulose Fiber component is added to enhance the locking down of the straw fibers, keeping them in place.
HydroStraw® Straw Lock: The goal is to cover and coat the conventionally blown straw together to reduce its ability to be removed by the wind. The blown straw is in contact with the soil. The HydroStraw Straw Lock is to be applied in a high viscosity slurry to keep the slurry in contact with the blown straw.
|Heat & Mechanically Treated (HMT)™ Wheat Straw||66.0% ± 1.0%|
|Natural Fiber for Matrix Entanglement||10.0% ± 1.0%|
|Cellulose Fibers||10.0% ± 1.0%|
|Moisture||10.0% ± 1.0%|
|Proprietary Crossed Linked Tackifiers||4.0% ± 1.0%|
|Hose Work||60 lbs per 100 gallons||27 kg per 379 Liters|
|Tower Work||75 lbs per 100 gallons||34 kg per 379 Liters|
|500 – 750 lbs/ac||560-850 kg/ha|
HydroStraw® StrawLock uses a proprietary blend of binders and natural fibers that lock down the blown straw treatment. The primary fiber shall be produced from annually renewable wheat straw fiber; all fiber materials should be free from plastic materials or other non bio-degradable substances. Fiber shall be of such character that the fiber will disperse into uniform slurry when mixed with water. Fiber shall be colored green, and shall not stain concrete or other surfaces. Fiber and other mulch ingredients shall be free from growth or germination inhibiting ingredients. Mulch Fiber shall be applied as a slurry solution by means of hydroseeder. It is imperative that the mulch be applied at the specified rate, in addition, too wet of a mixture will cause the fibers to be buried into the blown straw and render the fiber and binders less effective. Mulch Fiber shall be applied at the specified rate per the specifications in a uniform manner. Care shall be exercised to ensure that the mulch application is uniform and even throughout the blown straw area; mulch shall not be bunched or clumped up on the site. Care shall also be taken to ensure that the blown straw treatment is adequately covered to lock it down in place and reduce potential blowing. Mulch applications shall be started on the windward side of the project.