DUPONT PLANTEX LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS
BRISTOL & BATH SCIENCE PARK
NORTH SOMERSET BS16 7FR
Tel: 0844 406 8722
Fax: 01275 879773
Suppliers of: Landscaping membranes, landscaping geotextiles, ground stabilisation grids, weed control fabrics, landscaping fabrics, landscaping geomembranes, root barriers, plant protection, grass protection.
From high quality, chemical free landscape fabrics, root barrier solutions to surfacing solutions, DuPont Plantex® Landscape Solutions offer a complete range of smart solutions for professionals.
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The DuPont Plantex® Landscape products include:
Plantex® Anchor Pins are ideal for securing Plantex® weed control fabrics before covering with mulch or stones.
Plantex® Bio-Pins made from renewable resources are used for holding down Plantex® weed control fabrics during installation.
Plantex® Cocomat combines the technical advantages of Plantex® weed control fabric with the aesthetics of natural coconut fibres.
DuPont™ Plantex® Geoproma® is a 100 % thermally-bonded polypropylene, rot-proof geotextile membrane. It avoids the loss of bedding into the subsoil, and prevents soil from migrating into the drainage system. Plantex® Geoproma® ensures your construction stays even- for a longtime.
DuPont™ Plantex® Gold is an aesthetic 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, bindweed... .
Plantex® GroundGrid®: innovative, three-dimensional and flexible geocells for gravel stabilisation. Their honeycomb structure prevent the infill from spreading thus avoiding subsidence and rutting.
DuPont launches Plantex® Platinium a new nonwoven weed control barrier specially developed to fight against invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, marestail, horsetail or bamboo.
DuPont™ Plantex® Pro is a non-woven Polypropylene heavy duty weed control fabric for long lasting, effective and environmentally friendly weed control.
This efficient root barrier is ideal for preventing invasive growth and damage by aggressive plant roots, e.g. bamboo.
DuPont launches its latest innovation: DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector, the most efficient water-permeable root barrier in the market.
Installation Guidelines: There are various installation guides, technical details, and consumer advice on the Dupont Plantex website.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1 - DuPont™ Plantex® Landscape Solutions - Guidebook
From high quality, chemical free landscape fabrics and root barrier solutions to surfacing solutions, DuPont™ Plantex® Landscape Solutions offer a complete range of smart products for professionals.
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2. DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium Solar
Protect energy plants and other sensitive technical installations from weeds
Published [01/02/18]File size [1823 KB]
3. DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium 2018
The optimum solution to invasive neophytes and weeds, such as Japanese Knotweed
Published [18/09/18]File size [1394 KB]
4. DuPont™ Plantex® Gold
Superior weed control even against tough weeds
Published [18/09/18]File size [4870 KB]
5. DuPont™ Plantex® Premium
Standard weed control
Published [01/02/18]File size [231 KB]
6. DuPont™ Plantex® RootBarrier
Helps you to avoid uncontrolled spreading of plant roots
Published [01/02/18]File size [2482 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® Pro
Professional weed control.
Published [02/02/18]File size [181 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® RootProtector
The most efficient water-permeable root barrier in the market.
Published [02/02/18]File size [1625 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® Bidding Proposal
Landscaping membranes, geotextiles, goemembranes, geogrids root barriers, civil engineering membranes
Published [07/02/17]File size [132 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® Cocomat
Erosion and weed control in a single fabric.
Published [02/02/18]File size [587 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® Geoproma
An ideal solution to address stabilisation and filtration.
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DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid® Flyer
An ideal combination of ground stabilisation, confinement and drainage.
Published [01/02/18]File size [1200 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid® Installation Guidelines
Landscaping membranes, geotextiles, goemembranes, geogrids root barriers, civil engineering membranes
Published [02/02/18]File size [569 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® Installation recommendations for sloping ground
Plantex® Gold & Plantex® Cocomat: High performance weed and erosion control for steep surfaces.
Published [01/02/18]File size [930 KB]
DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid® ensures the stability of an elegant new gravel driveway design
When Outerspace undertook a project to completely strip out a large residential front garden, removing a traditional linear block-paved drive and side lawn, the landscaping experts knew they needed a high-performance solution to give structural stability to their elegant new design. Plantex® GroundGrid® proved to be the answer to ensuring both the integrity and minimal maintenance of the gravel-laid renovation.
The previous narrow approach and parking space had become a problem for the large extended family that owns the house, making for very tight turns or tricky reversing, especially when other cars were visiting. The family also felt there was no longer any need for a high maintenance lawn to the front of the house, as they enjoy a large garden to the rear. They wanted ample driveway space, together with the smart look of gravel, while keeping a planted barrier of mature shrubs at street front for both privacy and greenery.
The client was keen for a solution that was smart and attractive while offering easy upkeep, and which also gave extra parking, with a bay wide enough for easy turning and unloading. Outerspace came up with a landscape design that met all key criteria, and which also incorporated a circular paved pathway for pedestrians. Gravel was the desirable covering for the inner circle on many levels, not only for the satisfying crunch underfoot/wheel (which also adds to security), but also for its light reflecting properties.
Nevertheless, a firm foundation was needed that would prevent excessive movement and therefore gravel loss, especially as a great deal of manoeuvring would be taking place over the surface. In order to create stability and help keep the gravel layer in place, an advanced system with a robust structure and sufficient depth was required, so that the base would not become easily exposed.
Terrey Maufe of Outerspace explains, “After doing considerable homework, we found the ideal solution in Plantex® GroundGrid®, which allows the gravel to be separate and yet held together, so decreasing the chance of it being moved or exposed. The product also offered greater design freedom, as it was easier with this system to accommodate the circular design. This is a lovely property in a high-end area so the aesthetics were very important, but also lasting performance mattered too. What’s more this system allows for crucial drainage to take place while being lower maintenance than simply applying a loose layer of gravel.”
“We haven't used the system before and DuPont offered comprehensive info and assistance, but it was also a very useful learning curve. Although we decided to use some hard-core to the initial depths on this occasion, in future we realise the grid is stable enough to completely infill with gravel from the start. The client is delighted with the results and while there’s still some planting to do, the new frontage of the property looks amazing already.”
DuPont™ Plantex® GroundGrid® is a strong, three-dimensional and permeable geotextile with an innovative honeycombed cellular structure, which can be used with a range of infill materials from soil to stone to sand. Ideal for delivering a firm and stabilised gravel surface, it withstands heavy use from vehicles and pedestrians in a much more durable and effective way than loose laying. It also enhances drainage, as the advanced non-woven structure permits rain water to pass through both horizontally & vertically, thereby preventing the pooling of water or localised flooding that can otherwise occur during heavy rain fall.
Minimising gravel migration and wheel rutting, Plantex® GroundGrid® offers high tensile strength, and is also highly suited to uneven terrain or to the passage of wheelchairs, prams, buggies, bicycles, motorcycles, and even high heels! Supplied in tightly packed concertina form, Plantex® GroundGrid® is lightweight and easy to expand, cut to size on site, and install.
DuPont™, Plantex® and GroundGrid® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium: your most reliable ally against invasive weeds
Japanese knotweed, couch grass, giant reed, giant hogweed, marestail, horsetail, Himalayan balsam… the list of aggressive neophytes and all the expensive and ecological damage they can cause can seem like a nightmare. But landscaping professionals can rest easy: newly optimised Plantex® Platinium delivers the long-lasting resistance required, without the need for toxic herbicides or mowing.
A high-performance landscaping fabric that has been thoroughly and extensively tested, DuPont™ Plantex® Platinium now has further enhanced manufacturing technology for even greater protection. Plantex® Platinium forms a highly-effective, chemical-free barrier against weed penetration, while also being permeable to air and water and so enhancing soil health and stability. Easy to install, Plantex® Platinium offers very high tensile strength and comes in two convenient widths for a variety of site areas and needs.
Proven performance against invasive weeds
Invented and manufactured by DuPont, Plantex® Platinium has undergone numerous and rigorous tests by the company’s Research & Development team. Over several years and in natural environments, it has demonstrated powerful resistance to weed penetration, while observations in the field have led to further improvements in its manufacture and application.
“DuPont originally developed Plantex® Platinium with a special focus on Japanese Knotweed, to address the increasing problem of invasive weeds spreading across Europe,” explains Carl Festré, EMEA Marketing Manager, Typar® and Plantex®, “the next phase has been to optimise and diversify the product, tailoring it carefully to more specific requirements or applications.”
In terms of the standard Plantex® Platinium product this has been achieved by:
• Giving the fabric an enhanced surface structure through the addition of a special bonding treatment that generates even greater resistance to Japanese Knotweed
• Adapting the UV resistance of the fabric to 3 years according to the limited product warranty to suit the installation and site requirements for the more typical use of the product. In standard applications, the fabric must be covered with at least 20 cm of gravel or soil and therefore requires only the appropriate UV protection to span the installation process – rather than the kind needed if the fabric will be exposed to direct sunlight over a long period of time.
Advantages of Plantex® Platinium
• Easy, quick and worry-free installation with immediate and long-term results. Lightweight, Plantex® Platinium is available in widths of 2.5m and of 5m which requires fewer joints when covering large surface areas, thus reducing labour time and minimising potential points of vulnerability. (Installation guidelines should be carefully followed.)
• Exceptional resistance to damage or tearing, which is particularly important during installation. Furthermore, the high integral strength of Plantex® Platinium ensures that the strands and filaments of the fabric will not fray or become displaced once installed.
• Excellent water permeability which prevents the build-up of differential hydrostatic pressures, as can occur with a closed membrane system, and eliminates the need for additional drainage systems.
• This highly effective water vapour and air permeability also supports the balance and natural processes of condensation and flow in the covered soil, avoiding mildew growth from trapped humidity beneath the fabric, so reducing any greenhouse effect and improving soil health.
• Offer a vital solution to EU regulations and UK HSE. Both UK and EU regulations will very likely limit or even prohibit the use of pesticides in the near future. Today, there is increasing awareness of the value of Plantex® Platinium as an economical, ecological and aesthetic solution for the protection of sensitive areas such as drinking water zones.
A complete solution from DuPont
Experts appreciate the complex challenges of eradicating Japanese knotweed. Thus, DuPont has combined a premium offering of advanced products and expertise into a complete solution to the nuisance of invasive plants. This consists of: Plantex® Platinium to control the plants above ground, plus Plantex® RootProtector and Plantex® RootBarrier to confine the root and rhizomic systems, together with a clear-cut installation guide to ensure that adjacent runs will be impenetrable to unwanted roots. Only by working with such comprehensive products and guidelines can invasive plants be beaten.
The Future is bright for Solar Farms
Alongside this typical-use offering, DuPont now also offers a specialised version of the fabric called Plantex® Platinium Solar. This product is dedicated to uncovered applications such as solar farms, or other such sensitive technical installations, where weed control presents particular challenges or can cause safety issues. Plantex® Platinium Solar can be left uncovered under UV radiation for 8 years according to the limited product warranty, thus reducing both installation costs and maintenance in the long run.
DuPont™ and Plantex® are registered trademarks or trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.