Finn Corporation introduced its TRU-Mulch line, consisting of six mulches specially designed to meet the demands of various erosion control and hydroseeding projects. The wood fibers used throughout the line originate from virgin poplar and pine wood chips from forests of the eastern United States. Finn performs extensive quality-control tests on each variety, so every product yields the high quality deserving of the company’s name.
All TRU-Mulch products undergo an advanced “double refining” process that uses high-pressure steam to create fiber from wood chips. A non-toxic green dye is also added to the fibers to increase visibility during application and to enhance aesthetic appeal. After a final drying and baking stage, the mulches are packaged in UV-resistant, 50-pound bags designed for easy handling and quick loading. The finished products are ideal for mixing into homogeneous slurries and will not dewater during difficult hose work. TRU-Mulch products are backed by a limited warranty.
The following six products are included in the TRU-Mulch line:
TRU-Wood provides an effective solution for basic erosion control and hydroseeding needs. The mulch is consistent in fiber size and texture to ensure maximum performance. It can be used on slopes up to 30 feet long with a horizontal length to vertical rise ratio of 3:1 or less.
TRU-Wood with HydroStik enhances the effectiveness of TRU-Wood by adding Finn’s HydroStik tackifier. This increases erosion protection by allowing a stronger binding of fibers to the soil. Because the solution is premixed, it eliminates the need to mix a tackifier in the tank. The product can be used on slopes up to 35 feet long with a horizontal length to vertical rise ratio of 2:1 or less.
TRU-Blend combines the superior holding strength of wood fiber with a clean, recycled paper product. It features the same holding strength as TRU-Wood.
TRU-Blend with HydroStik increases the erosion protection of the standard TRU-Blend product by adding Finn’s HydroStik tackifier. Its capabilities are similar to TRU-Wood with HydroStik.
TRU-Max SMM is a stabilized mulch matrix designed for 3- to 6-month soil stabilization and erosion control projects in construction areas where the soil has been disturbed. The product consists of a proprietary, cross-linked, non-toxic tackifier blended with long wood fibers. It retains integrity through repeated rains, yet does not interfere with germination and growth. TRU-Maxx SMM is biodegradable, so it adds organic material to the soil and aids future vegetation while decomposing over time.
TRU-Bond BFM provides superior holding power on the toughest slopes. The bonded fiber matrix consists of long wood fibers mixed with a proprietary, non-toxic, hydrocolloid-based binder, which stays in place even after repeated rains. This completely biodegradable blend provides a quicker, safer and cheaper erosion control solution than installing blankets. It can be used on slopes up to 70 feet long with a horizontal length to vertical rise ratio of 1:1 or less.
To help each customer achieve ideal erosion control or hydroseeding results, Finn offers an extensive dealer network with experienced consultants. They can identify the best TRU-Mulch product to accommodate any slope.
A leader in the green industry since 1935, Finn Corporation designs and manufactures innovative, quality equipment for the landscape and erosion control markets. For more information on Finn’s complete line of consumable products, contact Finn Corporation, 9281 LeSaint Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014, call 800-543-7166, fax 513-874-2914, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.finncorp.com.