Erosion Control Products
In hydromulch, ReCell™ HE Series products have a proven track record of providing multiple benefits such as improved mixing, sprayout and fiber bonding characteristics. Contact BPI for a more complete understanding of how these polymers can be integrated into a hydromulch system.
The growing use of Alternative Daily Cover in landfill management is due to the many benefits it offers over other methods. BPI supports the expansion of this technology that utilizes our polymers by continually innovating to increase the value of our offerings.
The performance and consistency of cement-based erosion control products can be improved with the addition of BlockAide™ and ReCell™ HP Series polymers. Please contact us for specific information on the functions these polymers offer and the testing services we provide for certification purposes.
In many situations where reactive materials are mixed with the soil to stabilize it and reduce the PI, the addition of very small levels of ReCell™ HP polymers can help wet out, suspend and retain moisture to improve outcomes in a very cost-effective manner.
In soil grouting and cellular fill systems, ReCell™ polymers serve as rheology modifiers, water retention agents and foam stabilizers at very low usage levels which makes their use very easy to justify. Our certified testing laboratory can confirm the efficacy of using ReCell in a given mix.
Precast concrete products and pour-in-place permeable concrete are frequently used to stabilize soils in ways that reduce storm water runoff and replenish groundwater. Adding BlockAide™ to precast pavers used in permeable systems enables manufacturers to produce stronger products to more exact dimensional requirements. The film-forming and water retention properties of ReCell™ HP 4000 ensures that the open aggregate structure of pour-in-place permeable systems is evenly coated for maximum strength and porosity.
A unique combination of properties of ReCell™ HP polymers is particularly useful for improving water penetration into the soil, retention of that water in a way that is 99% bio-available for plant roots, and for extending these effects over a longer time than other bio-based soil amendments. Other benefits include drag reduction through irrigation pipe to reduce energy costs and extensional viscosity effects that minimize misting and evaporative losses.
Fertilizer Coatings and Binders
In fertilizer coatings, cellulose-based polymers can provide superior performance to synthetic polymers due to their organized macroscopic and molecular structure which provide mechanical strength and bio-compatibility. Higher purity forms of the same polymers in ReCells have been used in controlled release drugs for many years so BPI’s ability to offer polymers of this type at a lower cost provides an exceptional value to manufacturers of controlled release fertilizers.
Granulating & Pelletizing Processes
When granulating various products such as biochar, clays, lime, and other minerals to improve handling and reduce dust, the use of ReCell™ polymers can accomplish these functions very cost-effectively in a variety of processes.
The excellent lubricating and binding properties of ReCell™ make it ideal in many pelletizing and extrusion processes. Pellets formed with ReCell polymers are much stronger and less moisture sensitive that those formed using other binders while their polymeric surfactant property means that no additional wetting agents are needed in products like mulch pellets.
Stabilizing Suspensions & Emulsions
Grass and native species seed treatments