Saint-Gobain ADFORS Asphalt Reinforcement Systems for Road Surfaces
Saint-Gobain ADFORS is an industry-leading company focused on the manufacture and processing of glass fibres and the distribution of a wide range of reinforcement fabrics, including pavement reinforcement solutions for the road industry.
A global company within the Innovative Materials Branch of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, Saint-Gobain ADFORS offers some of the world’s best-known reinforcement brand names.
These include GlasGrid® asphalt pavement reinforcement, VERTEX® mesh fabrics, FibaTape® dry wall tapes, Novelio® wall coverings and the TWINFAB® reinforced glass veil. We also offer non-woven glass fibre products for industry applications.
Our worldwide manufacturing plants ensure reliability, quality and cost-effective material supply while our research facilities and global sales offices deliver a world-class service. We are committed to providing innovative solutions to our customer’s challenges and to developing breakthrough products.
Asphalt pavement reinforcement for roads and highways
ADFORS GlasGrid is specially engineered for the anti-cracking and structural reinforcement of asphalt layers for roads, highways, airports, parking lots, bridges and tramlines.
It is used as a self-adhesive grid for application on new or existing surfaces and can be offered as a CompoGrid system for milled surfaces.
ADFORS GlasGrid is also ideal for small local area repair of asphalt layers on critical areas of potholes, joints superstructures, utility trenches and around manholes. The product is also suited for special repairs of all types of surfaces covered by mastic asphalt.
Increased road lifetime with asphalt reinforcement grids
ADFORS GlasGrid increases the lifetime of a road by three times. It also provides a 50% reduction in future investment costs, a 25% reduction of the downward rut depth, and a 10% improvement in waterproofing and road drainage.
Other benefits of the ADFORS system include traffic jam reduction, safer roads, a quick and efficient installation, flexible delivery and high-quality service.
A portfolio of geogrids for asphalt pavement reinforcement
The ADFORS GlasGrid product line offers several types of geogrids, including:
- GlasGrid GG, a self-adhesive geogrid for application on flat surfaces
- GlasGrid CG, a heavy non-woven CompoGrid acting as a moisture membrane for application on milled surfaces
- GlasGrid CGL, a lightweight non-woven CompoGrid for optimal asphalt retention on milled surfaces
- GlasGrid PG, a patch grid with bitumen layer for fast application on all surfaces
- GlasGrid PM, a patch manhole with bitumen layer cut to a special half-ring shape for fast and easy application around manholes
- GlasGrid TF, a self-adhesive geogrid containing a patented, highly engineered film designed to replace the need for a tack coat
These products are available at several tensile strengths (50kN, 100kN, 200kN) and roll widths (between 1m and 3m) and can be delivered worldwide.
Durable waterproof seal for pothole repairs
Saint-Gobain ADFORS is also a distributor of the American Road Patch™. The Peel & Seal Pavement Patch embeds into the roadway, forming a waterproof seal for protection and the life extension of local pothole repairs.
Features and benefits of this patented technology include:
- Easy application, with no special trucks or equipment required
- Bonds to both asphalt and concrete
- Complete road repairs without shutting down roadway
Products and Services
ADFORS GlasGrid was used for the reinforcement of poured asphalt applied between tram tracks in Moskevska Street, Prague, Czech Republic.Read more
Due to the traffic on the Memmelsdorf Main Street near Bayreuth in Germany, between 2009 – 2011, it was necessary to repair the street in 2011.Read more
In July 2020, American Road Patch was applied to repair a pothole on Hemus Highway near Sofia, Bulgaria.Read more
In July 2013, 11,500m² of self-adhesive GlasGrid was used on the modernisation of roads II/324 and II/322 in Paradubice, the Czech Republic.Read more
American Road Patch (ARP) was applied in Nové Město na Moravě, the Czech Republic, using infra-red heating technology.Read more
Self-adhesive GlasGrid has been utilised in Ukraine on the South Bridge across the Dnieper River.Read more
ADFORS GlasGrid improves asphalt's natural ability to reduce cracking by up to three times and provides 50% reduction in future investment costs.Read more