First generation reinforcement fibers for concrete have been used in precast burial vaults for nearly 30 years. These fibers, intended as crack-control reinforcement, were typically used at relatively low dosages of 1.0 - 1.5 pounds per cubic yard of concrete.
FORTA improved upon these fibers, offering second-generation structural synthetic fibers that combine heavier filaments, special chemistries, long lengths, and higher dosages to allow for a higher replacement of conventional steel reinforcement. These second-generation fibers, FORTA-FERRO, have been used around the country to improve the overall performance of burial vaults while eliminating the need for most traditional steel reinforcement.
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