FORTABETON

MACRO SYNTHETIC FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE

Fortabeton, the Macro Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete product of Betonsa, is produced at the Betonsa Ready-Mixed Concrete facilities by using Forta-Ferro macro synthetic fibers.

Particularly offering a complete solution in industrial ground concretes, Fortabeton;

  • Is a composite material consisted from the combination of concrete and reinforcement.
  • Is ductile.
  • Has high resistance against high deflection, impact, and wearing.

Forta-Ferro is consisted from the combination of polypropylene and polyethylene polymers; 6% polypropylene + 94% copolymer (single fiber). Polypropylene fiber is a structure with long service life and with a shape of twisted bunch for reducing the cracks related to shrinkage and temperature, and copolymer fiber is a structure with long service life and with a shape of twisted bunch for increasing the load transfer and the performance after crack.

Characteristic Material Specification
Raw Material %100 Pure Copolymer PP/PE
Length 54mm
Tensile Stress 550-750 MPa
Elasticity Module 4,7GPa
Surface Texture Deformed Surface
No. of Fibers (/kg) 220.000 Parça/kg
Density 0,91 g/cm3
Melting Point 162-168 C
Flashpoint 593 C
Water Absorption Zero
Acid / Alkali Resistance Excellent
Standard ASTM C – 1116

 

  • Length of fibers is 54mm, and the tensile strength is minimum 550 N/mm2.
  • Macro synthetic fibers joins both sides of the crack as a bridge, and ensures that concrete reaches to a higher bearing capacity, as well as reaches to a higher energy absorption capacity.
  • Higher performance is obtained when the quantity of fibers in 1 m3 concrete increases.
  • 1 kg Forta-Ferro (54 mm)=220.000 fibers have an effective usage dose of 2-5 kg/m3.
  • It should be used with minimum C30/37 concrete class.
  • Macro synthetic fibers homogeneously disperses to entire concrete and creates a three-dimensional reinforcement system. As a result, it resists against any kind of external loads and arising internal stresses, and reduces the cracking risk.
  • Forta-Ferro synthetic fiber increases the energy absorption capacity of the concrete. It stops and prevents the crack from growing right from the beginning.

  • Affordable,
  • Saves time,
  • High resistance (deflection, shrinkage, cutting, impact, and wearing)
  • High ductility and energy absorption capacity
  • Shrinkage micro crack resistance
  • Limits the formation and growth of crack
  • Fire resistance
  • No corrosion risk
  • Easily and homogeneously disperses during the mixing process
  • Easy surface finishing, smooth surface

  • Industrial Grounds
  • Field Concretes
  • Concrete roads
  • Screed concretes
  • Ports / Marinas
  • Airports
  • Shotcretes
  • Concrete pipes