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General distributor: Green Field Co., Inc.
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Weed control fabric 350 G Registration number: QS-190013-A
Installation with weed control washer® using weed control fabric Registration number: TH-080009-VR Technology to compare designs
Installation with planting washer® using weed control fabric Registration number: KK-120059-A (former number)
Description of Xavan® weed control fabric
Xavan® is a four-layer span-bond nonwoven polypropylene fabric originally developed by DuPont™ in the United States. The durability is enough with the use of thick fiber.
With excellent water permeability and weather resistance, this weed control fabric smoothly lets rain (water) and liquid fertilizers through and thus can be used for various applications.
High weed control effect
Since thick fibers are fused together, the durability and dimensional stability are extremely high. This fabric controls the growth of Poaceae plants, such as plants with strong penetration force, such as the field horsetail, Congo grass, and reeds.
Water draining effect
The thin structure reduces clogging and effectively lets water permeate through the fabric. The fabric does not affect the soil condition as it provides good water draining effect and air permeability. This fabric also functions as a filter for underdrains in areas with poor water drainage.
Effect of preventing the subsidence of gravel
Gravel gradually subsides through snow accumulation, snowmelt, needle ice, and being walked on. The installation of this fabric prevents such subsidence and eliminates the need to refill the gravel. Since Xavan® weed control fabric has high durability and elasticity, this fabric prevents the subsidence of gravel, deformation of the base ground, and ruts that usually occur over a long period.
With the special production method of DuPont, Xavan® can remain in good condition for a long period even when it is constantly exposed to UV rays, and its effects are semi-permanent if it is installed in the shade without exposure to UV rays, such as underneath gravel. In addition, hydrolysis would not occur because Xavan® is entirely made of polypropylene.
Environmentally friendly material
Xavan® is not made of chemicals that can affect the environment, such as ones that cause soil contamination.
Xavan® has been employed for many applications, including uses by the government sector.
High resistance against penetration
|DuPont™ Xavan®||Needle punch||Woven fabric (cloth-sheet)|
|Made with extra-thick long fibers
(40 to 50 micron)
Individual fibers are heat-bonded.
|Structured with relatively thin fibers
Fibers are either heat-bonded or point-bonded.
|Weaving of belt-like materials only|
|Durability of the fiber ○
Spreading among fibers ○
|Durability of the fiber ×
Spreading among fibers △
|Durability of the fiber ◎
Spreading among fibers ×
*Fibers tend to penetrate through seams.
|Weed control effect ○||Weed control effect △||Weed control effect ×|
No hydrolysis occurs.
|Constituent element||Carbon (C), hydrogen (H)||Carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O)|
|Acid resistance||Strong||Slightly strong|
Water permeable and deterioration resistant
|DuPont™ Xavan®||Woven fabric|
|Gaps among fibers: difficult to spread||Gaps among fibers: easy to spread|
|Clog resistant||Easily clogged|
|Permeability lasts!||Permeability lowers.
Also, moss and weeds grow on accumulated soil.
The difference is obvious when compared to the low basis weight.
Comparison with the product of company S: Penetration resistance
●Internal method - 1
Product of company S 240 G
454 N 684 - 1014 N
Based on JIS L 1096 bursting strength test method B. The tip is the tool with the shape that is used in the test of JIS P 8134 determination of puncture resistance.
● Internal method -2
Product of company S 240 G
Measured by piercing a nail with a thickness of 3.6 mm (1.2 mm at the tip) into a test board
*The above values are measured values and not warranted values.
Specifications of Xavan® Plantex® weed control fabric
Xavan® 240 Green
|XA-240G1.0||1m×30m||0.64mm||Strong type with specifically improved UV resistance (March 2013 -)|
|XA-240G2.0||2m×30m||0.64mm||Strong type with specifically improved UV resistance (March 2013 -)|
Plantex® 125 Brown/Black
|PT-125BB1.0||1m×50m||0.4mm||Garden type (This product is for installation beneath gravel only.)|
|PT-125BB2.0||2m×50m||0.4mm||Garden type (This product is for installation beneath gravel only.)|
- *The standard type is suitable for controlling relatively short weeds, such as rosette-type psyllium, dandelions, and shepherd's purse.
- *The strong type can control stronger weeds, such as the field horsetails, Congo grass, reeds, sasa, and Canada goldenrod. It can also be used in parking lots by laying gravel over the fabric. Vehicles can of course drive over the fabric.
- *Directly driving over the weed control fabric by vehicles is not recommended for any of the products. When vehicles drive over the fabric, please create a gravel layer of about 10 cm over the fabric.
Auxiliary materials for Xavan® Plantex®
|BOND1.2||1.2 kg||Used for joints and edges of Xavan® Plantex®|
Special glue gun for this glue
|GUN-KJ900||For 1.2 kg||Used for joints and edges of Xavan® Plantex®|
Adhesive tape Green (matte type) for Xavan®
|XT-GR1020N||10cm×20m||Used for joints and edges of Xavan®|
Adhesive tape (brown) for Plantex®
|PT-BR1020||10cm×20m||Used for joints and edges of Plantex®|
Adhesive tape (black) for Plantex®
|PT-BK1020||10cm×20m||Used for joints and edges of Plantex®|
- * Labels of some products may differ from the actual labels due to changes in brand names. (Specifications and properties are the same.)
How to install
Remove weeds from areas to install the fabric.
Leveling of the ground
Prepare the ground by leveling so that the fabric will fit tightly to the ground surface.
Bond edges with Xavan® adhesive tape as necessary.
Securing the fabric
Completion of installation
Installation is complete.
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