The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) just outside of Auburn, Alabama, is a world leader in asphalt research. NCAT is most commonly known for their renowned test track that utilizes accelerated pavement testing (APT). During each testing cycle 10 million ESALs (about 10 years’ worth of traffic) can be applied to the track in only 2 years. FORTA-FI® is featured in a Porous Friction Course (PFC) mix in section E9B which was sponsored and funded by the Alabama DOT when it was placed in 2012.
In 2021, Fan Gu presented at the NCAT conference regarding the FORTA section on the test track. After three full test cycles and 30 million ESALs (30 years’ worth of traffic) this section has remained STRONGER LASTINGTM with zero cracking.
- Extended Pavement Life
- Reduced Rutting & Raveling
- Reduced Cracking