PLANTAGO BASED MULCH TACKIFIER
R-Tack™ is a tackifier that is manufactured from psyllium or plantago husk powder. Plantago husk powder contains a naturally evolved mucilloid that is an effective adhesive when applied as a slurry with fiber or paper mulch or as an overspray to bond straw fiber. Every manufactured lot of R-Tack™ is tested by Rantec Corporation to meet a minimum specific adhesive strength, guaranteeing a consistent quality plantago product.
The following are general guidelines only. Consult your distributor for specific site related recommendations.
GENERAL USEAGE RATES PER ACRE
|Straw Over Spray||Fiber Mulch|
Fill the tank so the lower agitator blades are covered with water. Add the required amount of R-Tack™ while operating the agitator at high speed. Add water while adding mulch, fertilizer, and seed.
|Minimum Value Allowed|
|Specific Adhesive Strength (SAS)||500|
SAS value measured by producing a 4 inch diameter by ¼ inch test pad from standard virgin wood fiber source. The SAS value is the amount of force in grams required to produce tensile failure in the pad sample divided by dry pad weight.
R-Tack™ is packaged in 50 lb polywoven/polylined bags, 40 bags per pallet with stretch-wrapped cover and pallet liner.