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:
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.
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.
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.