Forta-Fi® is a family of three synthetic fiber blends formulated to reinforce Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA), and hot/cold Asphalt Patch (PAT). By controlling thermal, reflective and fatigue cracking, as well as rutting, Forta-Fi® provides the benefit of immediate cost savings through reduced asphalt thickness or extended asphalt life, or both. The proprietary blends contain aramid and polyolefin fibers and other materials, known for their strength, durability, and binding properties.
Forta-Fi® is designed to three-dimensionally reinforce all asphalt mixtures. 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® may be used in overlays, surface or base and courses of asphalt pavements. Specific application areas include streets, roadways, commercial and industrial parking lots, and residential driveways.
Forta-Fi® mixes well in both batch plants and drum plants at all production speeds. It is added to the mixture, while still in the bag, at any point in the mixing process after the fines collection and before the addition of liquid asphalt. While the fibers disperse uniformly and completely in seconds, it’s best to leave as much mixing time as is practical within your typical mixing process.
Length: 3/4” (19mm), 1-1/2” (38mm)
Form: Twisted Fibrillated & Monofilament Fibers
Color: Yellow, Black, Tan
Specific Gravity: 0.91/1.44
Acid/Alkali Resistance: Inert
Tensile Strength: 70,000 p.s.i./400,000 p.s.i.
Melt Temperature: 212o F / 800o F (100o C / 427o C)