The secret to reinforcing almost any construction material is historically simple: add fibers throughout the material to add strength, toughness, and durability. FORTA® Corporation, following 30 years of research and successful product introduction, improved its products and launched in 2009 the FORTA-FI® fiber mix giving 3D reinforcement to both conventional and modified asphalt mixtures. FORTA-FI family of products are patented (No.: 8,142,889B2 & 8,114,514B1).
The proprietary blends contain Aramid and Polyolefin fibers and other materials known for their strength, durability, and binding properties. These chemically-inert synthetic fibers mix quickly and distribute uniformly in all asphalt mixtures offering proven and measurable improvements to stability-related problems occurring in traditional asphalt pavements.
By controlling thermal, reflective, and fatigue cracking as well as rutting, FORTA-FI is a cost-effective way to improve the durability and longevity of a wide variety of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) and Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA).
Add it to your asphalt mix and SAVE!
FORTA-FI fibers are a must to protect against your problematic road infrastructure conditions.
Easy to Use
Extremely easy to mix in both Batch and Drum plants; No modifications needed to asphalt plants;
Mixes thoroughly in seconds, and distributes uniformly and completely; No modifications needed to current asphalt mix;
Completely transparent to the operators and workers at the job site: No modifications needed to standard placement or compaction practices;
Compared to other products
No other product on the market comes close to providing the engineering advantages FORTA-FI does nor do they give the substantial savings associated with their durability and strength.
Competing products either completely melt in the mix thus only improving chemically the liquid bitumen without offering 3D isotropic reinforcement of the asphalt mix; or they don’t melt but rather their fibers are brittle, breaking up during the mixing stage and greatly reducing the ability to strengthen the liquid bitumen mechanically and holding the aggregates together.
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