Bekaert is a global producer of steel wire reinforcement solutions for a wide range of applications. For roads and pavements, Bekaert offers two types of reinforcement solutions for specific road works:
Fortifix® for renovating road cracking
Mesh Track® for structural road problems
Save on the installation time and maintenance costs of your asphalt overlay.
Fortifix® anti-reflective cracking interlayer is an easy-to-use steel cord structure for non-structural road renovations that not only provides a high service-life, but is also 100% recyclable.
Improved anchorage of steel in asphalt
Fortifix® retains its high stiffness and optimal elongation even after installation and continuous, heavy traffic.
The reason for the better performance of steel can be found in the improved anchorage of the steel in the asphalt and
has less to do with tensile strength.
Tried and tested
Fortifix® has been fine-tuned through finite-elements simulations (FEM). Extensive performance tests, including 3-point bending tests, thermal-plate tests, and adhesion tests showed that the interlayer has a high tensile stiffness and increases the fatigue lifetime of roadways significantly.
Millable & 100% recyclable
A perfect separation of steel and asphalt
The magnetic properties of steel ensure a perfect separation of steel and asphalt. As a result, 100% of both materials can be recycled.
Fortifix® enables a quick and correct installation
The interlayer can be easily rolled out, by either hand or machine, on both rough and smooth surfaces. Extra fixation or protection is not needed. The interlocking property of the 3D cord structure improves the adhesion to the tack coat or SAMI.
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Mesh Track® is a steel-based structural asphalt reinforcement solution.
Mesh Track® is completely cradle-to-cradle. The steel can be reprocessed without losing material integrity.
Mesh Track® has been around for more than 30 years. Whereas roads with a typical top layer need renovation every 5 year, Mesh Track® delays this need by 20 years or more. The performance of Mesh Track® has been extensively tested, not just by time, but also by modern research facilities. Working with Mesh Track® enables a sustainable road renovation at a reasonable cost compared to a complete road renovation.
Fast and easy installation
Installing Mesh Track® requires less digging and is very easy to install. This leads to significant overall cost-savings.
Working with Mesh Track® takes less time and is cheaper
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