Propex Geosoltuions Receives Carbon Footprint Verification

Erosion Control Solutions Promote Environmental Benefits and Maintains a Minimal Carbon Footprint.

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions.

The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.

Erosion Control and Slope Stabilization

PYRAMAT Slope Stability

SCS Global Services, an international leader in third party certification and environmental standards development, evaluated PYRAMAT’s lifecycle to calculate its cradle-to-grave carbon footprint. The carbon footprint was then verified through an independent third-party review by Dr. Tom Gloria, of Industrial Ecology Consultants. To receive verification, PYRAMAT had to meet the following requirements:

  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol: Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Sept. 2011)
  • PAS 2050:2011 Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services. British Standards Institution
  • ISO 14064-3:2006 Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions
Mike Gorey, CEO of Propex Operating Company, LLC, said:

“This verification is another piece of the sustainability puzzle. We’ve known for 20 years that our erosion control solutions support the environment by encouraging vegetation and improving water quality, but now we know that their life cycle produces a small carbon footprint.”


PYRAMAT is used in multiple erosion control systems including ARMORMAX®, SCOURLOK®, and PYRAWALL®. In addition to a minimal carbon footprint, Propex solutions help reduce emissions, increase vegetation and support living shorelines. In 1999 the EPA published a Storm Water Technology Fact Sheet on Turf Reinforcement Mats that recognizes erosion control solutions like PYRAMAT as a Best Management Practice for providing long-term water quality benefits.

Keith Killpack, Technical Director for SCS Global, said:

“Verification of PYRAMAT’s carbon footprint ensures the accuracy and thoroughness of its reported greenhouse gas emissions. Product carbon footprints serve as benchmarks against which product improvements can be measured, and provide customers with information about a product’s climate impact to inform their purchasing decisions.”


About Propex Environmental Vision

Propex believes in being good stewards of the environment, and has adopted a three-pronged approach to our green commitment – reducing our carbon footprint, implementing sustainable manufacturing practices and developing products that have lasting environmental benefits. Through this vision, we hope to not only hold ourselves accountable, but also further the geosynthetic industry’s commitment to sustainability. To learn more about Propex’s environmental commitment, visit:

About SCS Global (SCS)

SCS has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for 35 years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of industry sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a California Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

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Geotextiles for Railway Infrastructure

Propex GeoSolutions is a global leader in manufacturing geosynthetic solutions for erosion control and slope stabilization. Our portfolio of innovative products and systems helps build and rebuild key infrastructure across the globe. Unlike rock riprap and other concrete-based alternatives, our erosion control products are engineered to promote vegetation, yielding a natural look that supports the surrounding environment. Our solutions are easy to transport and install, making them ideal for locations with access challenges. Plus, the ease of installation reduces costs and construction time.

Erosion Control and Slope Stabilization

Our products and systems provide a range of erosion control and slope stabilization support from moderate to severe applications. All Propex erosion control systems are engineered to promote root development and vegetation. PYRAMAT® High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) is a three-dimensional, lofty, woven polypropylene geotextile. Designed with patented X3® Fiber Technology, it is specially engineered for erosion control on steep slopes and vegetated waterways. PYRAMAT offers superior UV resistance for up to 75 years of design life. [gallery ids="28805,28804,28806"]

ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions™

ARMORMAX® Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions™ is composed of PYRAMAT HPTRM and Engineered Earth Anchors™ (EEA) that work together to lock soil in place and protect against hydraulic stresses. This system provides dynamic erosion control and slope stabilization, outlasting other slope reinforcement methods. [gallery ids="28801,28800,28799"]

SCOURLOK® Engineered Bank Stabilization System

SCOURLOK® is a robust Engineered Bank Stabilization System designed to resist extreme hydraulic stresses and protect shorelines while promoting vegetation. It was developed for applications that need underwater scour protection in addition to slope stabilization and erosion control provided by ARMORMAX® and PYRAMAT® Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions. [gallery ids="28810,28809,28811"]

Environmental Commitment

Reduced Carbon Footprint: Improved Water Quality: Supports Natural Habitats:

Tested. Proven. Trusted

Our innovative geotextiles are manufactured in Ringgold, Georgia and shipped to customers in more than 85 countries across the globe. Encompassing nearly 75,000 square meters, the facility boasts the largest global geosynthetic capacity under one roof with the capacity to produce 400 million square meters annually. It also features and onsite testing facility that is certified by the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute/ Laboratory Accreditation Program (GAI-LAP). The plant is also CE certified and ISO 9001 and 14001 certified.

World Class Support

Propex’s team of professional engineers offers full service support throughout the design process. Engineering Services will help create a unique design for your project, select the right solution, and support your installation efforts through onsite training. Contact Engineering Services directly at: +1 423-553-2465 or [email protected]." ["post_title"]=> string(19) "Propex GeoSolutions" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(55) "propex-geosolutions-erosion-control-slope-stabilization" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-10-25 15:36:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-10-25 14:36:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(9) "suppliers" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }