ADFORS | Your innovative partner for technical textiles

ADFORS

The global leader in technical textiles designed for use in construction and industrial markets, ADFORS offers a complete range of textile and coating technologies using fiberglass and synthetic yarns.  Our research team pushes the limits of textile technology to develop new products for applications that range from road construction to building products, and from insect screens to sports equipment.

 

We focus on hiring curious and practical problem solvers who listen closely to the needs of their customers, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, seek expertise from different disciplines, and drive to deliver inventive, cost-effective, and high quality solutions.

 

Applications

Adfors fibertape fiberglass joint tape
Adfors fiberglass pool and patio screen
Adfors fiberglass sun screen insect screen
Adfors esf composite surfboard
ESF composite snowboard and polymeric
Adfors geotextile
 
 
 

 

 

 

Products

Sun Screens

 

Adfors sunscreens

Insect Screens

 

Adfors insect screens

Complex Laminates

 

Adfors complex laminates

 

Dry Wall Tape

 

Adfors dry wall type

Custom Coatings

 

Adfors custom coatings

Off-angle carbon reinforcement

 

Adfors off-angle reinforcement

 

Laid Scrim

 

Adfors laid scrim

Non-woven Glass

 

Adfors non-woven glass

Woven Mesh

 

Adfors woven mesh

 

Complex Laminates

 

Adfors complex laminates

 
 

 

We're focused on building the ADFORS brand in the minds of our customers and potential customers by holding true to our core brand promises. ADFORS is the reference for Quality and Service Reliability, the Preferred Business Partner, and an Innovative Company.

 

 

Want to learn more?

Visit the ADFORS website for additional information.

 

 

Focus on: PaveLife

Life Prediction Software

 

Adfors glasgrid asphalt road reinforcement geogrid
Adfors glasgrid asphalt reinforcement with built-in truck
Adfors glasgrid asphalt reinforcement geogrid

PaveLife is an advanced software tool designed to predict the reflective crack growth rate of an asphalt pavement after rehabilitation. The software tool illustrates the relative change in life due to both thermal and traffic loading of the pavement when using GlasGrid® interlayer systems compared to no reinforcement.

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Milan Zahalka

Meet Milan 

Research Engineer

 

 

"The ADFORS R&D team is a multicultural team that is inclusive of all and is challenging me to expand my capabilities.These newly developed skills will allow me to return to the Czech Republic in a few years to take on an expanded role in the global Geotextile team."   

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