Wiking Manila Fibres - Danish Fibres
Wiking® Manila

Wiking® Manila are highly refined polypropylene fibres, especially developed for stabilising subsoil under heavy load-bearing surfaces, e.g. indoor riding arenas, golf courses, football pitches and grass-covered parking spaces.

When Wiking® Manila Fibres are mixed with soil, the pore spaces and air-filled porosity of the soil will increase. As a result, the flexibility and bearing capacity of the soil will improve, and water will be able to drain more quickly.

Advantages
Increased soil porosity
Improved grass root growth
Faster drainage of water
Improved shock-absorbing qualities
Greater resistance to wear and tear
Easy maintenance
Increased soil porosity
Faster drainage of water
Greater resistance to wear and tear
Improved grass root growth
Improved shock-absorbing qualities
Easy maintenance
Applications
  • Indoor riding arenas
  • Football pitches
  • Golf courses
  • Grass-covered parking spaces
  • Indoor riding arenas
  • Football pitches
  • Golf courses
  • Grass-covered parking spaces
Product description

Wiking Manila® is a unique product on the market; a highly refined polypropylene fibre, especially developed for stabilising subsoil under sports pitches, indoor riding arenas and grass-covered parking spaces.

Increased wearability of sports grounds
When added to the soil, Wiking® Manila Fibres will improve the weather resilience of sports pitches. In the case of heavy showers, water will drain more rapidly off the pitch, because the fibres will increase the level of porosity in the ground.

Improved qualities of riding arena footing
Wiking® Manila Fibres can also improve the conditions in indoor riding arenas. When mixing the fibres with the footing, the shock-absorbing qualities and the resilience of the footing will improve. As a result, dressage horses can achieve a more impressive stride and are reportedly less like to get injured.

Wiking® Manila Fibres also reduce the accumulation of dust and mud, and makes the footing more resilient to frost. Hence, Wiking® Manila Fibres can extend the riding season by several months.

The fibres are easy to employ. Simply spread Wiking® Manila Fires all over the riding arena and harrow afterwards so that the fibres mix well with the clayey subsoil.

Improved grass root growth
Wiking® Manila is also an easy and effective way of improving grass root growth on a sports pitch. Simply mix the fibres with the soil before sowing the grass. The fibres will increase the poor spaces in the soil, so that water and air can flow more freely to and from the grass roots; creating the ideal environment for the grass to grow.

Also, the bearing quality of grass pitches will improve. Wiking® Manila Fibres will naturally weave together with the grass roots, creating a network structure, which can absorb any heavy impacts and bumps.

Easy, low-cost maintenance
Once added to the soil, the fibres require minimum maintenance. In actual fact for grass pitches no maintenance is required. For riding arena footing, it is necessary to harrow and rake the footing material on a regular basis, and we recommend that extra fibres are added to the footing every two years.

Specifications
  • Rawmaterial: Polypropylene C₃ H₆
  • Fibre length: 12 and 18 mm – more if requested
  • Fibre diameter: 35 x 250-600 μ
  • Density: – Wiking® standard: 0.91g/cm3
    – Wiking® special: 1.01g/cm3
    – Wiking® special: 1.01g/cm3
  • Maximum load*: 340 – 500MPa
  • Elasticity conversion*: 8.5 – 12.5GPa
  • Maximum tension*: Max. 8 – 10%
  • Softening temp.*: Approx. 145°C

* Measured in accordance with Danish Fibres test procedures.

Data sheets

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Wiking® Manila
Wiking® Manila
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CEO/President
Palle Kuntz
+45 24 65 96 15
pku@danishfibres.dk
Vice. Pres, Sales & Marketing
Bo Gyldenberg
+45 20 58 05 99
bgy@danishfibres.dk
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