ECONO-CAST®

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Overview

FORTA® ECONO-CAST® is an easy-to-place, fully oriented, 100% virgin homopolymer polypropylene fibrous reinforcement. FORTA® ECONO-CAST® is a fiber specifically designed and engineered by FORTA® for the precast industry.

It is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, reduce handling stresses, and increase fatigue resistance and concrete toughness. This medium-duty fiber offers superior bonding power, long-term durability, and sharper edge control by incorporating a fibrillated pattern and long length fiber option. Non-corrosive, chemically inert, and 100% Alkali Proof!

Applications

FORTA® ECONO-CAST® can improve every precast product and is compatible with all precast production manufacturing technologies. It is used to reduce slumping, cracking, and fallouts during precast stripping procedures – it increases production. FORTA® ECONO-CAST® meets all A.S.T.M. C-1116 requirements.

Requires No Mix Design or Placement Changes!

Installation

Recommended dosage rate of FORTA® ECONO-CAST® 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).

Physical Properties

Materials: Virgin Homopolymer Polypropylene
Form: Collated Fibrillated Fiber
Specific Gravity: 0.91
Tensile Strength: 83-96 ksi. (570-660 MPa)
Length: 0.75″ (19mm), 1.5″ (38mm)
Color: White
Acid/Alkali Resistance: Excellent
Absorption: Nil
Compliance: A.S.T.M. C-1116

 

What makes FORTA® ECONO-CAST® special? 2016-12-28T11:02:12+00:00

FORTA® ECONO-CAST® mixes well in the concrete, and is an economical alternate to the non-structural handling steel in precast products.

What are the benefits of this fiber? 2016-12-28T11:02:05+00:00

FORTA® ECONO-CAST® is a fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber that mixes well in most all precast concrete mixing systems. FORTA® ECONO-CAST® is a viable alternate to non-structural handling steel reinforcement in a variety of precast products.

What are the features of this fiber? 2016-12-28T11:01:53+00:00

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

Configuration — fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber
Chemistry — 100% virgin polypropylene natural white in color
Contents — typically dosed at 1.5 lbs. per cubic yard of concrete
Correct Length — available in 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ lengths

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