The history of polymer geocell products (sometimes mistakenly referred to as "geogrid" products) is rife with low-quality imitations which look alike, but they are not the same.
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Fact: the product known by the brand name "hoof grid" was originally the product ECORASTER®; the product sold by that brand name is no longer the same product, it is a low-quality imitation.
Fact: the American brand name "hoof grid" is owned by Purus Plastics GmbH of Arzberg, Germany; the American company which is fraudulently using that brand name is doing so in direct contradiction to international court orders, and has lost all authority to do so.
Fact: the product known by the brand name "HIT-Grid" was originally the product ECORASTER®; soon after the product ECORASTER® was used to build the reputation of the "HITGrid" brand, that company substituted a low-quality similar product while continuing to use the reputation which had been built by the product ECORASTER®.
Fact: the product sold under the brand name as "Stable Grid" was never ECORASTER®. The person who created this low-quality imitation "Stable Grid" purchased various existing brands of similar products — with the explicit intention to create a cheaper knock-off — which would allow her to sell her knock-off at a competitive price but keeping all of the profit margin to herself.
One of the existing products which she purchased was branded as HIT-Grid. She contacted HIT-America and purchased it under false intentions: she told the American representative of HIT that she wanted to become an American distributor of HIT-Grid.
When she first contacted the American representative of HIT, the product they were selling under their proprietary brand HIT-Grid was actually Ecoraster® E-30.
At that time HIT was an authorized distributor of the ecoraster® grid products to the equine industry within Germany.
By the time that the person who created the "cheap knock-off" which she named as stable-grid — the company HIT was in the midst of introducing their own Polish-made knock-off, while continuing to rerpresent to their customers the same proprietary brand name "HIT-Grid" whose reputation for quality had been built by the use of the ecoraster® E-30.
The person who created the cheap, low-quality knock-off "stable grid" was unaware that the original ECORASTER® product which was first introduced to her under the brand name "HIT-Grid" was not the product which she received — it was the HIT knock-off made in poland, but sold to her under the same brand name "HIT-Grid."
In other words: The product which the creator of "stable grid" received from Germany — which was delivered to her under the proprietary brand name HIT-Grid — had already been replaced with the Made-in-Poland knock-off of the original ecoraster® e-30.
This American knock-off artist never knew what happened to her: although it was her intention to create a knockoff of the original ecoraster® which had been marketed to her under the brand name HIT-Grid
... she in fact ended up creating a knock-off of the knock-off (completely unaware of what she had done).
Summary: Let the buyer beware.
Below are some examples of the original ECORASTER®, which is also known by the registered tracemark ECOGRID® in the U.K. and Canada.
Compare those examples of das original ecoraster® to the examples of some American-made, and European-made, low-quality knockoffs which were made by companies which used the original ECORASTER® product to create their brand name — and then created their own low-quality knockoff and sold it to unsuspecting Americans using that American brand name of product.