FORTA ECONO-CAST is an easy-to-place, fully oriented, 100% virgin homopolymer polypropylene fibrous reinforcement. FORTA ECONO-CAST is a fiber specifically designed and engineered by FORTA for the precast industry.

It is used to reduce plastic and hardened concrete shrinkage, improve impact strength, reduce handling stresses, and increase fatigue resistance and concrete toughness. This medium-duty fiber offers superior bonding power, long-term durability, and sharper edge control by incorporating a fibrillated pattern and long length fiber option. Non-corrosive, chemically inert, and 100% Alkali Proof!


FORTA ECONO-CAST can improve every precast product and is compatible with all precast production manufacturing technologies. It is used to reduce slumping, cracking, and fallouts during precast stripping procedures – it increases production. FORTA ECONO-CAST meets all A.S.T.M. C-1116 requirements.

Requires No Mix Design or Placement Changes!


Recommended dosage rate of FORTA ECONO-CAST is 1.5 lbs. per cubic yard (0.9 kg. per cubic meter) of concrete added directly to the concrete mixing system during, or after, the batching of the other ingredients, and mixed at the time and speed recommended by the mixer manufacturer (usually four to five minutes).

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What makes FORTA ECONO-CAST® special?

FORTA ECONO-CAST mixes well in the concrete, and is an economical alternate to the non-structural handling steel in precast products.

What are the benefits of this fiber?

FORTA ECONO-CAST is a fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber that mixes well in most all precast concrete mixing systems. FORTA ECONO-CAST is a viable alternate to non-structural handling steel reinforcement in a variety of precast products.

What are the features of this fiber?

The FORTA 4-C’s Fiber Characteristics for FORTA ECONO-CAST are:

Configuration — fibrillated (net-shaped) fiber
Chemistry — 100% virgin polypropylene natural white in color
Contents — typically dosed at 1.5 lbs. per cubic yard of concrete
Correct Length — available in 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ lengths

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