ECONO-NET®

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ECONO-NET® 2017-03-30T16:01:55+00:00

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).

Physical Properties

Materials: Virgin Homopolymer Polypropylene
Form: Collated Fibrillated Fiber
Specific Gravity: 0.91
Tensile Strength: 83-96 ksi. (570-660 MPa)
Length: 3/4″ (19mm), 1-1/2″ (38mm)
Color: White
Acid/Alkali Resistance: Excellent
Absorption: Nil
Compliance: A.S.T.M. C-1116

 

What makes FORTA® ECONO-NET® special? 2016-12-28T14:09:36+00:00

FORTA® ECONO-NET® is a fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber that mixes well in the concrete and acts as an economical alternative to conventional non-structural steel reinforcement.

What are the benefits of this fiber? 2017-03-21T14:26:11+00:00

FORTA® ECONO-NET® is a fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber that mixes well in the concrete and serves as a viable alternative to conventional non-structural temperature steel reinforcement.

What are the features of this fiber? 2016-12-28T14:09:06+00:00

The FORTA® 4-C’s Fiber Characteristics for FORTA® ECONO-NET® 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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