Forta expands fiber portfolio in Helix Steel transaction

Sources: Forta LLC, Grove City, Pa.; CP staf Forta, a fixture in synthetic reinforcing fiber, has acquired Helix Steel LLC, whose Micro Rebar twisted steel reinforcement products suit a variety of concrete applications. “Helix has an incredible portfolio of intellectual property, including several patents and a robust new product development pipeline. Our synthetic fiber and Helix Micro Rebar products will…

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Concrete Products examines polypropylene, nylon, acrylic and other synthetic products for secondary concrete reinforcement, plus steel fibers, which continue to show potential for replacing conventional rebar or mesh. Most of the products and technologies here will be exhibited at 2018 World of Concrete.

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Forta acquires VM fiber dispenser technology

Source: Forta Corp., Grove City, Pa. 

In conjunction with recently acquired VM Fiber Feeder Inc. assets, Forta will build out synthetic fiber concrete reinforcement offerings to include a patented fiber dispenser line. VM Fiber Feeder was established in 2003 with a goal of producing cost-effective and user-friendly fiber feeders and fiber for the volumetric concrete market. It quickly expanded with additional dispensers for synthetic fiber dispersion in concrete and asphalt production.

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