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FORTA Corporation's technical recommendations regarding synthetic fiber characteristics are based on years of engineering research and scores of concrete projects.

FORTA has developed a simple 4 C's formula to help choose the right fiber for any concrete project application. Synthetic fibrous reinforcement shall be used in the areas denoted in plans, and shall comply with the following fiber characteristics:

1. Configuration: Fiber shall be in fibrillated network form.
2. Chemistry: Fiber shall be made of 100% virgin materials in the form of fully-oriented polypropylene, tan in color.
3. Contents: Fibers shall be used at a minimum dosage rate of 1.6 lbs per cubic yard of concrete (1 kg per cubic meters of concrete).
4. Correct Length: Fiber length shall be a minimum of 3/4 in (19 mm). Longer length fibers shall be used based on the top size of the mix coarse aggregate (per ASTM C-33) as follows:

Aggregate Top Size Fiber Length
1/4 in(6 mm)3/4 in(19 mm)
1/2 in(13 mm)1-1/2 in(38 mm)
3/4 in(19 mm)2-1/4 in(54 mm)
1+ in(25+ mm)2-1/2 in(60 mm)

Compliance: Fibers shall comply with ASTM C-1116 "Standard Specification for Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Shotcrete" and applicable national building code. The approved product is FORTA® Ultra-Net® as manufactured by FORTA Corporation, Grove City, PA, U.S.A.




    FORTA-FERRO® - Fiber Reinforcement

is an easy-to-finish, color-blended fiber, made of 100% virgin copolymer/ propylene; consisting of a twisted bundle non-fibrillating monofilament and a fibrillating network fiber, yielding a high-performance concrete reinforcement system.

FORTA-FERRO® is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, increase fatigue resistance, and concrete toughness. This extra heavy-duty fiber offers maximum long-term durability, structural enhancements, and effective secondary/ temperature crack control by incorporating a truly unique synergistic fiber system of long length design.

FORTA-FERRO® is non-corrosive, non-magnetic, and 100% alkali-proof!

ANCHORAGE PROJECT
Participants:
Owner: Cover-All Structures, Inc.
Specifier: Owner Specification
Concrete Supplier: Anchorage Sand & Gravel Co.
Fiber: FORTA FERRO®, 2-1/4" structural synthetic
Fiber Dosage: 7.5 lbs./cu. yd.

One of the first sizeable FORTA FERRO® projects in Alaska occurred in early May 2004. The Anchorage unit floor slab measured 120 feet x 70 feet, and contained a radiant heat component along with several central floor drainage units.

The 5” thick slab required 112 cubic yards of pumped-in-place concrete, and contained 7.5 lbs. of FORTA FERRO® structural synthetic fiber per cubic yard. To minimize future potential forklift/ joint deterioration, only one saw cut was installed, resulting in two 60 feet x 70 feet slab sections.

To date, the machine-trowelled floor remains essentially free of cracks and curling, and has been used as a local reference model as well as a site for technical seminars for specifiers, designers, and contractors on high-volume synthetic fibers.

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    Mighty Mono®

is a finer diameter polypropylene monomilament fiber for a virtually undetected surface finish.
Length of 3/4 in (19 mm) in a dosage of 1.0 lb per cubic yard.




Prod.# DescriptionPackaging
FFULT 38 SMUltra Net1-1/2" Fiber   (3/4" Aggregate 1.6#)18 bags/ box
FFMITY 19 SMMighty Mono3/4" Fiber (3/4" - 3/8" Aggregate 1#)40 bags/ box
FFFER 5425 MRForta Ferro2-1/4" Fiber (3/4" - 3/8" Aggregate 2.5#)12 bags/ box
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GoldenAir® - Flowable Fill



GoldenAir® is a lightweight foam-enhanced cementitious fill material. GoldenAir® is manufactured by mixing Portland cement, sand, and GoldenAir® liquid concentrate in the concrete mixer according to exact pre-engineered mix designs.

Benefits: Applications:
  • Fast; Economical
  • Level seeking
  • Self-compacting
  • Fills any opening
  • Shrink-resistant
  • Easy to excavate
  • Non-conductive; Non-corrosive
  • Sound-deadening
  • Utility trenches
  • Building excavations
  • Pipe bedding
  • Road base
  • Sub-base stabilization
  • Abandoned tank fills; Abandoned mine fills
  • Soil stabilization; Sink-hole fills
  • ICF walls
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