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FORTA-FI® Asphalt Reinforcement
Stronger Pavement – For Longer Life

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 act as reinforcement in both conventional and modified asphalt mixtures, delivering improvements to stability-related problems often occurring in unreinforced asphalt pavements.

Cost effective, easy to use and proven – FORTA-FI enables you to get the most out of your pavement dollar increasing safety and durability for years to come!

Made In the USAAllianceGeo is the single source for FORTA-FI® products in States to the west of the Mississippi River.

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.

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Cost Effective
Up to 35% decrease in asphalt thickness or up to 50% increase in asphalt life = $avings and Quality!

No modifications to equipment or placement and compaction practices required!
*Based on case studies designed using the mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG).

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There is also the option for designers to reduce the thickness of the asphalt just enough to offset the cost of the FORTA-FI itself. In this way, the pavement owner is able to realize life extension at no additional cost.

Proven
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)


Whether it’s a road, airport, or parking lot, FORTA-FI® has been successfully proven as an effective method of extending pavement life!