forta fi transparantFORTA-FI® high-tensile strength fiber for asphalt pavement helps roadways, airfields, parking lots, driveways and bicycle/walking trails perform better and last longer than traditional asphalt placements. Millions of FORTA-FI® fibers distributed throughout the asphalt paving material increases the strength and durability of the mat, while helping it resist premature cracking and rutting.

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FORTA-FI® can also allow for thinner placement designs, saving money upfront on material costs while still achieving similar design life. Going Longer...Going Stronger with FORTA-FI® is an affordable way to add value to your next asphalt project, and there are many ways in which 100% recyclable asphalt material meets your green building goals!

 

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Stronger, Longer-Lasting Performance


Realize immediate cost savings due to less asphalt being required to meet your design objectives, or savings down the road by extending the life of the asphalt.

  • 3DReinforcementCost-effective – superior performance with less asphalt thickness
  • Extended life – reduces rutting and cracking
  • 3D reinforcement – provides 3D (isotropic) reinforcement throughout the treated layers
  • Material properties – improves tensile strength, resilient modulus, Marshall Stability and Flow, and others

 

Non-FORTAfied Asphalt (Left image)
As a truck stops, the force drives down into asphalt and supporting layers, causing stress and fatigue where the tires meet the road.

 

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FORTAfied Asphalt (Right image)
As a truck stops, the aramid fibers spread the force throughout the treated layer, reducing stress and fatigue where the tires meet the road.

 

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Stronger than your traditional mixture. Reduces cracking and rutting.

While we have known for years that adding reinforcing fibers to asphalt would substantially increase the life of that asphalt, it was very difficult to quantify the years and calculate that value for our customers. Recent research has provided more detail about the benefits provided by FORTA-FI. FORTA-FI allows for substantially reduced asphalt thickness while retaining the designed strength objectives. The thickness of asphalt can be reduced 35% on average while maintaining the same performance requirements of a traditional (full) thickness application without FORTA-FI. Case studies developed by Arizona State University utilizing pavement design software [Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)] detail these savings. This same program also calculates that the longevity increase would be 50% or more, beyond the same thickness of non-FORTAfied asphalt. Only FORTAfied asphalt provides the benefits of immediate savings through reducing thickness or extended life, or both.

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Use 35% Less Asphalt Thickness
Stronger than your traditional asphalt mixture.

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Save Down the Road

Lasts 50% Longer 
Reduce cracking and rutting.

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Specially-Formulated Blend

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Mixes thoroughly in seconds!

Ease of use is critical to the success of any product, even a product capable of providing the cost savings of FORTA-FI. Supplying reinforcing fibers to the asphalt industry since 1982 has taught us that to be effective, the product has to be simple to add to both batch plants and drum plants at all production speeds at a prescribed dosage. FORTA-FI is uniquely capable of meeting all of these requirements.

Easy to Specify

  • A specially-formulated blend that can be used in all working temperatures
  • No changes to mix design needed
  • Engineered to reinforce your specific asphalt mixture

Easy to Produce

  • Add one bag (dosage) per ton of asphalt
  • Mix in batch and drum plants at all production speeds
  • Mixes thoroughly in seconds
  • Distributes throughout asphalt uniformly and completely

Easy to Justify

  • Easy to specify, produce, and construct, and uses 35% less asphalt thickness or lasts 50% longer than your traditional mixture

 

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