FORTA Corporation invests in educational funding

GROVE CITY, PA, August 25, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — For decades FORTA has led the fiber reinforcement industry in research and development. Now, through a newly announced professorship at Arizona State University, researchers in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering will work with FORTA Corporation to continue to advance and develop stronger pavement materials that make roadways safer and more durable.

FORTA has a long history of alliance with ASU, in particular with Kamil Kaloush. Kamil, a professor of civil, environmental, and sustainable engineering is the first FORTA Professor of Pavement Engineering states,

“It’s critical to have pavements that are less susceptible to deformation, cracking and damaging temperature effects,” he says. “This will translate into road-user benefits such as better ride quality, lower maintenance costs and safer roadways.”

This partnership will play a critical role in advancing pavement reinforcement for years to come. Kamil and his team will continue expanding knowledge of pavement design, fiber composition, and extending pavement life cycle. Throughout its product history, FORTA-FI® has been involved in a considerable amount of pavement research. This high tensile strength synthetic fiber blend has reinforced asphalt projects all over the world, ranging from municipal streets and interstates, to commercial and industrial parking lots, and even the autobahn in Germany.

FORTA’s commitment to research and development will help fund updates to lab facilities, provide scholarships, and add support to curriculum and community development. FORTA-FI is part of a legacy of innovation with FORTA products having played an important role in improving the performance and durability of asphalt for many years, creating a history of “Reinforcing the Future – Worldwide”.

For more information on this partnership, read Joe Kullsman’s full article. To learn more about FORTA products, services, or decades of research and development, contact FORTA Corporation at [email protected]rp.com or visit forta-fi.com.


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