About Forta

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FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is an easy-to-finish, fully oriented, 100% virgin homopolymer polypropylene monofilament fibrous reinforcement.

This economy grade fiber offers long-term durability, and functions as a plastic shrinkage reinforcement intended to reduce the formation of shrinkage cracks prior to initial set and to reduce settlement shrinkage. FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is non-corrosive, chemically inert, and 100% Alkali Proof!


FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is used in concrete applications such as slab-on-grade, curbs, driveways, sidewalks, basement floors, garage floors, colored concrete, and small precast products, to control plastic shrinkage cracking while improving basic durability properties.

Requires No Mix Design or Placement Changes!


Recommended standard dosage rate of FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is 1.0 lb. per cubic yard (0.6 kg. per cubic meter) of concrete added directly to the concrete mixing system during, or after, the batching of the other ingredients, and mixed at the time and speed recommended by the mixer manufacturer (usually four to five minutes).

What makes FORTA® ECONO-MONO® special?

FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is a very economical monofilament fiber that finishes well on the surface of most concrete applications.

What are the benefits of this fiber?

FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is a fine-filament fiber that distributes quickly and uniformly throughout the mix. FORTA® ECONO-MONO® is used to reduce plastic-shrinkage cracking that occurs during the early life of the concrete.

What are the features of this fiber?

The FORTA® 4-C’s Fiber Characteristics for FORTA® ECONO-MONO® are:

  • Configuration - a fine hair-like mono- or single-filament shape
  • Chemistry - 100% virgin polypropylene, natural white in color
  • Contents - typically dosed at 1.0 lb. per cubic yard of concrete
  • Correct Length - 3/4″ long