HUESKER Inc.
3701 Arco Corporate Drive
NC 28273 Charlotte
USA

Fortrac®

Highly resilient, flexible geogrid with a proven track record in soil reinforcement.

The flexible, high-strength Fortrac geogrid boasts a 30-year-plus track record in soil reinforcement applications. The geogrids are made from high-modulus, low-creep synthetic materials enclosed in a protective polymer coating. Moreover, they are manufactured in such a way as to guarantee high stability at the intersections. High-modulus polyester (PET) has been the standard raw material for our geosynthetics for over 30 years. In some cases, special requirements have prompted the use of advanced polymers, e.g. polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and aramid. While aramid guarantees exceptionally high axial stiffness, PVA offers high axial stiffness in conjunction with extra-high resistance to chemicals - specifically, alkaline substances - in the soil.

Features

  • High tensile strength in conjunction with low strain

  • High available strength up to 2500kN

  • Excellent long-term performance due to low creep

  • High resistance to chemicals and microorganisms in soil, UV radiation and mechanical damage

  • Good interlock due to optimum sizing of geogrid mesh to suit maximum soil particle size

  • Simple installation thanks to low weight per unit area and flexibility/adaptability

  • Wide range of available strengths for both uniaxial and biaxial structures

  • Project-specific choice of raw materials possible

Why choose Fortrac?

Fortrac geogrids can be manufactured from alternative raw materials where these better meet project requirements. The product's high flexibility allows easy handling and problem-free installation. Roll widths of 5 m promote the efficient and sustainable use of raw materials by minimizing losses due to overlapping.

Fortrac® is a registered trademark of HUESKER Synthetic GmbH.

Our Fortrac product family

Fortrac T

The soil reinforcement made of high modulus polyester yarns

Fortrac T soil reinforcement grid is made of high modulus, low
creep polyester yarns with a polymeric protective coating. Fortrac T has been the standard in geosynthetic raw materials for more than 30 years.


Benefits

  • Low creep tendency
  • Elongation at nominal strength: ≤ 10 %.
  • Reduction in excavation and construction costs
  • No loss of strength at the crossing points
  • High interaction flexibility
  • Very good adaptability
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the assessment of the sustainable use of resources and the impact of construction works on the environment

 

 

Fortrac T eco

The soil reinforcement made from 100% recycled PET

The Fortrac T eco ground reinforcement mesh is made from high modulus polyester yarns produced from 100% recycled PET bottles. The sustainable ecoLine product variant has been proven to have the same performance and properties as the classic Fortrac T product made from original fibres. Thanks to the state-of-the-art production process, the PET recycled yarn achieves original fibre quality. With this product variant, we offer you a sustainable solution for the reinforcement of earth constructions using the highest quality German-made geotextile.


Benefits

  • Sustainability and durability perfectly combined
  • Extending the service life of traffic surfaces
  • Particularly resistant to permanent dynamic traffic loads
  • Interaction flexibility for best ground interlocking
  • High tensile strength up to 1,600 kN/m

 

ecoLine product line

Fortrac MDT

The floor reinforcement made of high-modulus alkali-resistant polyvinyl alcohol yarns

The Fortrac MDT soil reinforcement grid consists of high-modulus alkali-resistant polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) yarns with a low creep tendency and a polymeric protective coating. The raw material used makes them particularly economical to install, as local soils with external pH values can also be used. Even soils with hydraulic binders such as cement or lime can be used without any problems thanks to Fortrac MDT.


Benefits

  • Very low creep tendency
  • Elongation at nominal strength: ≤ 6 %
  • High extensional stiffness combined with high resistance
  • Resistant in alkaline and acidic environments
  • Reduction of excavation and construction costs
  • No loss of strength at the crossing points
  • High interaction flexibility
  • Very good adaptability
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the assessment of the sustainable use of resources and the impact of construction works on the environment

 

 

Fortrac A

The soil reinforcement made of extremely high-modulus aramid

The Fortrac A ground reinforcement mesh consists of extremely high-strength and high-modulus aramid yarns with a low creep tendency and a polymeric protective coating. The raw material used makes it particularly suitable for use as sinkhole bridging.


Benefits

  • Extremely high extensional stiffness combined with high resistance
  • Tensile strengths up to 3,000 kN/m
  • Widely used in demanding structures with high requirements on permissible deformations
  • No loss of strength at crossing points
  • High interaction flexibility
  • Very good adaptability

 

 

Interaction flexibility

Good bonding behaviour between soil and reinforcement

Fortrac geogrids in practice

Versatile application possibilities
Technical product data

Type of Material    Raw MaterialUltimate Tensile Strength kN/mStrain at Nominal Tensile Strength (%)Standard Roll Dimensions (m/m)Meshsize (mm)
  MDCMDMDCMDWidthLength 
Fortrac 35TPET≥ 35≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 55TPET≥ 55≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 65TPET≥ 65≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 80TPET≥ 80≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 110TPET≥ 110≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 150TPET≥ 150≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac 200TPET≥ 200≥ 20≤ 10≤ 105,020025x25
Fortrac
R 300/50-30T
PET≥ 300≥ 50≤ 10≤ 105,010030x30
Fortrac
R 400/50-30T
PET≥ 400≥ 50≤ 10≤ 105,010030x30
Fortrac
R 600/50-30T
PET≥ 600≥ 50≤ 10≤ 105,010030x30
Fortrac
R 800/100-30T
PET≥ 800≥ 100≤ 10≤ 105,010030x30

Type of MaterialRaw MaterialUltimate Tensile Strength kN/mStrain at Nominal Tensile Strength (%)Standard Roll Dimensions (m/m)Meshsize (mm)
 MDCMDMDCMDMDCMDWidthLength 
Fortrac
35 MDT
PVAPP≥ 35≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
55 MDT
PVAPP≥ 55≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
80 MDT
PVAPP≥ 80≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
110 MDT
PVAPP≥ 110≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
150 MDT
PVAPP≥ 150≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
200 MDT
PVAPP≥ 200≥ 25≤ 6≤ 205,020025x25
Fortrac
R 300/50-30 MDT
PVAPP≥ 300≥ 50≤ 6≤ 205,010030x30
Fortrac
R 400/50-30  MDT
PVAPP≥ 400≥ 50≤ 6≤ 205,010030x30