Armater is a flexible geocell made of geotextile
fabrics connected to each other reciprocally to form a hexagonal honeycomb structure. The
resulting cells can be filled with fertile topsoil, sand, flint or gravel,
depending on the specific application.
The factors of rigidity and permeability are decisive criteria in the selection of the
geotextile fabric used for the production of Armater. They are taken into account to ensure that the finished product can ideally fulfil the requirements of its specific application.
Armater RC 20-20/10 is our standard product type. The sides of the hexagonal cells are 20 cm long and 10 cm high. A
panel covers an area of approximately
10 m x 8 m. The panels are supplied in manageable packages with dimensions of
2.5 m x 0.6 m x 0.10 m. Each package does not weigh more than approximately
Colbond also offers supply of the buckles required for the installation of the Armater
The steel pins that are used to fix the Armater (together with the buckles)
should have a diameter greater than 8 mm and a typical length of approximately
350 mm. The specific length of the pins should be adapted to the given geological conditions. For this reason,
the pins should be purchased separately from a builders merchant.
The number of anchoring pins of Armater is determined by a great variety of
parameters. Our Application Engineering department would be pleased to be of
assistance at any time with regard to the exact calculation of these points and
for advice on the necessary embedment depth of the pins.
A great variety of plant species can be seeded into the Armater geocells to
achieve fast growth and attractive greenery of the slope concerned.
Advised Armater product type:
Armater RC20-20/10 -
Data Sheet (pdf)
For Armater, you can download a product brochure below (click right mouse
button, then "Save Target As", or click left mouse button to open in a new window):
Product Brochure (.pdf file, file size approx. 2 MB)
Product Brochure - German (.pdf file, file size approx. 2 MB)
Design Guide (.pdf file, file size approx. 2 MB)