Why FORTAfied Asphalt?

FORTAfied asphalt is stronger asphalt.

Benefits of FORTAfied Asphalt

FORTAfied asphalt is stronger asphalt, and builds tougher roads that are both safer, and more fiscally responsible. Today, more than ever, using time and material resources responsibly is everyone's goal. FORTA-FI is uniquely capable of reinforcing all asphalt mixtures allowing for either less asphalt or longer life, which translates into reduced processing, reduced labor, reduced time and reduced logistics thereby reducing overall project cost.

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.
  • Cost-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

FORTAfied Asphalt vs. Non-FORTAfied Asphalt

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

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




  FORTAfied Asphalt vs. Non-FORTAfied Asphalt
  w/less thickness w/standard thickness w/standard thickness
Strength Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Service Life Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Fatigue Life Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Rutting Resistance Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Shoving Resistance Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Crack Propagation Resistance Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal
Erosion (Pot Holes) Resistance Equal or Greater Greater vs. Equal


Additional Benefits When Using Less Asphalt Thickness

• Fewer trucks needed per job • Extended life
• Fewer man hours to place and compact
• Less resurfacing through life of project
• Less project time
• Fewer interruptions to traffic
• Simpler scheduling
• Less time during interruptions to traffic

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.

Save Now - Stronger than Your Traditional Mix

Save Down the Road

Lasts 50% Longer
Reduce cracking and rutting.

Save Down the Road - Reduces Cracking and Rutting

Calculate Your Savings!

FORTAfied asphalt for Tons of Savings! Use our Savings Calculator to compare material costs between a traditional asphalt mixture and FORTAfied Asphalt.

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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

Street Talk Series

The Street Talk video series is comprised of 13 short videos discussing FORTA-FI Fiber Reinforcement Technology for Asphalt. The two- to three-minute videos will answer frequently asked questions, talk about the benefits and highlight key asphalt projects using FORTA-FI.

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