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 an 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® RAPID, a patch grid with bitumen layer for fast application on all surfaces without tack coat
- GlasGrid® PM, a patch manhole with bitumen layer cut to a special half-ring shape for fast and easy application around manholes
These products are available at several tensile strengths (50kN, 100kN, 200kN) and roll widths (between 1m and 3m) and can be delivered worldwide.
Products and Services
SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS offers reinforcing geogrids as a solution to extend the life of asphalt pavements.Read more
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
The use of geosynthetics in asphalt overlays has gained widespread acceptance since their introduction more than 50 years ago.Read more
Roads damaged by winter weather cause billions in damage every year, and their repairs are often very expensive for investors.Read more
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