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January 1990


Introduction: Manufacturers in the developed countries of the world continue to formulate new and better products for controlling soil erosion. Only by careful comparative testing of such products is it possible to determine their relative merits. In the test facility at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL), the variables of wind, sunlight, soil, hillslope, and rainfall rate and duration can all be independently controlled, thus providing an ideal location for determining the actual effectiveness of various kinds of erosion control products. Many companies are availing themselves of the opportunity to accurately compare their products at the UWRL with other similar ones on the market. Central Fiber Corporation contracted with the UWRL to evaluate two of its products along with products from two of its competitors. This report contains the test results.