Macro Fiber Pervious
Jan 01, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
Micro synthetic fibers have been used in pervious concrete projects for many years, though they lacked the capacity to noticeably add toughness and durability to these porous applications. After extensive research at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Missouri @ Kansas City, FORTA® has introduced a unique fiber blend of high-strength macro filaments and recycled polypropylene micro fibers to dramatically toughen pervious pavements and projects. FERRO-GREEN® fiber lengths range from 1 ½” to 2 ¼”, with dosages of 2.5 to 7.5 lbs/cy. The UMKC research included control and fiber-reinforced comparisons in spalling, surface abrasion, and freeze/thaw durability, revealing impressive contributions to durability courtesy of the heavy-duty macro fibers. See research details and photos on the FERRO-GREEN® Pervious Page at www.forta-ferro.com and at the FORTA® exhibit # 4235.
FORTA Corporation, the synthetic fiber reinforcement pioneer in 1978, has developed an entire family of fibers to offer a variety of concrete crack-controlling performance. The newest fiber technology is FORTA FERRO® - a long-length, high-strength, high-dosage macro fiber to allow for a higher replacement level of conventional temperature/shrinkage steel reinforcement. FORTA leads the market in technical and engineering project assistance, and offers a long history of project applications and successes.
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