FORTA Corporation's first patent for asphalt-reinforcing fibers was 1982, and our products have been successfully used in projects around the world. Over that time, we have continued to fund additional scientific research projects to optimize our products, and to better quantify the value provided by these products. Our 2008 research project was conducted by Arizona State University and showed remarkable results.
The secret to reinforcing almost any construction material is historically simple: add fibers throughout the material to add strength, toughness, and durability. FORTA capitalizes on this three-dimensional certainty by providing strong and chemically-inert synthetic fibers and materials — FORTA-FI® — that mix quickly and distribute uniformly in asphalt mixtures. Once distributed, FORTA-FI fibers act as reinforcement in both conventional and modified asphalt mixtures, offering improvements to stability-related problems often occurring in unreinforced asphalt pavements.
Though the millions of distributed fibers are easily detectable in the asphalt mixture, they become virtually invisible on the pavement surface, and they require no modifications to normal lay-down and compaction practices. 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 HMA, WMA and PAT asphalt applications. FORTA-FI family of products are proprietary blends containing aramid and polyolefin fibers and other materials, known for their strength, durability, and binding properties.
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