About Forta

Informations about our construction products and our philosophy


OVERVIEW

FORTA® ECONO-NET® is an easy to finish, fully oriented, 100% virgin homopolymer polypropylene fibrous reinforcement in a collated fibrillated (network) form.

FORTA® ECONO-NET® is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, increase fatigue resistance and concrete toughness. This medium-duty fiber offers good-bonding power, long-term durability, and true secondary/temperature control by incorporating a fibrillated pattern and long length option. Non-corrosive, non-magnetic, chemically inert, and 100% Alkali Proof!


APPLICATIONS

FORTA® ECONO-NET® is mainly used in concrete applications such as slab-on-grade, overlays/toppings, curbs, slope paving, driveways, sidewalks, basement floors, garage floors, architectural/colored concrete, precast, mortar, grout, water tanks, and sewage treatment facilities – anywhere that superior fiber performance is desired and where the objective is to control temperature/shrinkage cracking while improving basic durability properties.

Requires No Mix Design or Placement Changes!


INSTALLATION

Recommended dosage rate of FORTA® ECONO-NET® is 1.5 lbs. per cubic yard (0.9 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