THE Sustainability Solution For Asphalt…
The secret to reinforcing almost any construction material is simple: add fibers throughout the material to increase strength, toughness, and durability. FORTA capitalizes on this three-dimensional certainty by providing strong and chemically-inert synthetic fibers and materials that mix quickly and distribute uniformly in asphalt mixtures. Once distributed, FORTA-FI acts as reinforcement in both conventional and modified asphalt mixtures, delivering improvements to stability-related problems often occurring in unreinforced asphalt pavements.
How FORTA-FI® Works
FORTAfied ® asphalt builds stronger asphalt surfaces, and stronger roads are safer roads. FORTAfied asphalt reduces maintenance, thereby reducing future costs and extending the service life of a pavement. Asphalt reinforced with FORTA-FI has improved tensile strength, resilient modulus, Marshall Stability and Flow.
FORTI-FI materials have been extensively tested in both the lab and in the field with phenomenal results. In laboratory tests conducted by Arizona State University, FORTAfied asphalt materials demonstrated:
- Higher crack propagation resistance
- Higher fatigue life
- Higher strength (150%)
- Higher tensile strain at failure
- Higher fracture energy at failure
- Lower thermal cracking, even at 14°F (-10°C)
Contact Pacific GeoSource to find out more about using FORTA-FI® in your next project.