TCS are a distributor of DuPont™ Plantex® & Terram Weed Barriers.
The DuPont™ Plantex® Terram Weed Barriers ranges are high quality, chemical-free landscape fabrics and root barrier membranes, offering complete solutions for professionals tackling invasive root and weed issues like Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hog Weed & Himalayan Balsam.
DuPont™ Plantex® Gold is an aesthetically appealing bi-coloured, non-woven Polypropylene weed control barrier for long lasting, highly effective and chemical-free weed control even against tough weeds such as couch grass, horsetail and bindweed.
This brown and black fabric allows air, water and nutrients to pass through and thereby lets the soil and plant roots breathe while keeping the weeds at bay.
Plantex® Gold is ideal for application on slopes where it can be used covered as well as uncovered. The brown/gold colouring gives the fabric a more natural look.
Plantex® Gold weed control barrier is very strong, light and versatile and Dupont predict that it will be durable for at least 4 years when exposed to sunlight in the Central European climate zone, so potentially longer in the UK. When fully covered and protected from UV the fabric is guaranteed by Dupont to last for at least 25 years. Applications include any area where weed suppressant is required but Plantex® Gold is particularly helpful on slopes where mulch will not stay in place and adjacent to ponds and other bodies of water where chemicals are particularly undesirable.
Key benefits of Plantex® Gold:
- No harmful chemicals
- Effective against some of the toughest weeds
- Allows air, water and nutrients to reach the soil (and roots of any cultivated plants)
- Robust and durable – with extra UV resistance
- Easy to cut and install – installation guides available
- Aesthetically attractive, giving a natural look to the landscape
Standard roll sizes:
DuPont™ Plantex® Gold is available in 4 standard roll sizes:
- 1 m x 100 m, 2 m x 100 m
- 4 m x 100 m, 5.2 m x 100 m
Please refer to the installation guide for details. Note that contact with herbicides and pesticides should be avoided.
With its performance enhanced intrinsic strength, DuPont ™ Plantex® Platinium is resistant to the most aggressive weeds. Whether its Japanese knotweed, couch grass, reed, giant reed, giant hogweed, marestail, horsetail, bamboo or Himalayan balsam, Plantex® Platinium will deliver the resistance required. Following numerous test by DuPont’s R&D team over several years in natural environments, no perforation or regrowth through the fabric has been observed.
Once correctly installed on an area contaminated by invasive plants, Plantex® Platinium does not require any maintenance, unlike alternative solutions like periodic chemical treatment or physical removal.>
EXCELLENT WATER & AIR PERMEABILITY
While providing an effective barrier against invasive plants, Plantex® Platinium crucially still remains permeable to air and water. This permeability prevents trapped water and associated issues, as can occur readily with a closed impermeable membrane system allowing Plantex® Platinium to be installed horizontally without these concerns. The water and air permeability is ecologically sympathetic as it ensures respect for the natural balance of the soil by maintaining its biodiversity. The trapped moisture will be able to evaporate naturally through the Plantex® Platinium thus preventing condensation under the fabric which can lead to mould and degradation of the soil. Furthermore, the soil temperature will not be affected (less greenhouse effect).
FAST & EASY INSTALLATION
Plantex® Platinium is available in widths of 2.5m and 5m. The 5m width is especially important when covering large areas as it requires fewer joints. The material is simply rolled out and covered and, if required, jointing can be undertaken relatively simply by taping or welding. A Plantex® Platinium Installation Guide is available
DURABLE & ROBUST
Plantex® Platinium has a very strong tear resistance and is highly resistance to damage, which is clearly particularly important during installation. Due to the fibre structure and manufacturing method even cuts that are introduced intentionally will not propagate to a larger tear. Dupont predict that Plantex® Platinium will be durable for a minimum of 8 years when exposed to sunlight (UV) in the Central European climate zone.
Proper and effective use of DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium nonwoven fabric requires that the installation recommendations are followed. It may be installed horizontally either on flat land or on sloped embankments, in which case additional considerations may be required. Please ask for a copy of the installation guide before commencement of any works. Avoid Plantex® Platinium coming into contact with any herbicides or pesticides.
A COMPLETE SOLUTION FROM DUPONT
Experts know how difficult it is to eradicate Japanese knotweed. This is why DuPont has gathered its best products and expertise to provide a complete solution against the nuisance of invasive plants: Plantex® Platinium for control of the plant above ground, Plantex® RootBarrier to confine the root and rhyzomic system below ground.
DuPontTM Plantex® Platinium Solar by virtue of its durability and resistance to degradation by UV prevents any kind of vegetation from growing up and shadowing the solar collectors or other technical installations. Thus, the maintenance of the solar plant equipment is considerably reduced, and solar energy can be maximised.
8 Year life span uncovered. Supplied in a standard roll size of 5m x 50m.