Fortrac geogrid for soil reinforcement
Now even more sustainable withFortrac T eco
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HUESKER Inc.
3701 Arco Corporate Drive
NC 28273 Charlotte
USA

Fortrac® Geogrid for soil reinforcement

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

 Sample pieces of a Fortrac R 200-30-30 T
Use of Fortrac on a construction site in the SeychellesLaid Fortrac geogrid. In the background you can see a wind turbineFortrac geogrid in the process of laying for soil reinforcement projectsLaying the Fortrac geogrid using a laying traverse

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 soil 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

Black sample Fortrac eco made from recycled PET
Green leaves symbolize the sustainability of the Fortrac T eco geogrid made from 100% recycled PETBird's eye view of the installation of a Fortrac T eco geogrid made of 100% recycled PET for sustainable soil reinforcementVolunteers collect plastic bottles in the forest to make Fortrac T eco geogrids from 100% recycled PETFortrac T eco geogrid for slope stabilization next to a road, made of 100% recycled PETBottom of a plastic bottle with visible recyclable PET logo, used for the production of Fortrac T eco geogrids
Fortrac MDT geogrid made of alkali-resistant polyvinyl alcohol yarns, ideal for soils with extreme pH values and hydraulic binders such as cement or lime
Rolling out Fortrac MDT geogrid rolls for alkali-resistant soil reinforcement, suitable for extreme pH values and hydraulic bindersUnlaid rolls of Fortrac MDT geogrid on the ground, ready for installation in soils with extreme pH values and hydraulic binders.Fortrac MDT geogrid rolls were laid half on the ground, ideal for soils with extreme pH values and hydraulic bindersSoil is tipped onto half-laid Fortrac MDT Geogrid rolls, for reinforcement in alkali-resistant applications and soils with extreme pH values

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

 

 

Fortrac A ground reinforcement mesh made of extremely high-strength aramid yarns, ideal for sinkhole bridging and demanding structures
Earth is tipped onto Fortrac A geogrid rollers, consisting of high-strength aramid, ideal for earthfall bridgingGravel is tipped onto rolled-out Fortrac A geogrids made of high-strength aramid, ideal for soil reinforcement and sinkhole bridgingCompaction of gravel surfacing on rolled-out Fortrac A geogrid with a roller for stable soil reinforcement

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