FORTA-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. 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!
Realize savings down the road by extending the life of the asphalt.
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. Case studies developed by Arizona State University utilizing pavement design software [Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)] detail pavement longevity. This program calculates that the longevity increase would be 50% or more, beyond the same thickness of non-FORTAfied asphalt. Only FORTAfied asphalt provides savings through extended life.
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.