Hitex Type 1 | Thermoplastic High Friction Surfacing

BBA/HAPAS Approved Hitex Type 1 thermoplastic high friction surfacing is quick and easy to install over both old and new road surfaces, keeping traffic disruption and traffic management costs to a minimum. The system dramatically improves skid resistance by reducing braking distances and improving vehicle control.

Hitex Type 1 hot applied high friction surfacing is manufactured using 100% road grade calcined bauxite delivering a uniquely sustainable and durable surface. It is ideal for use at heavily trafficked, high stress areas such as motorway slip roads, sharp bends, roundabout and pedestrian crossing approaches and accident black spots.

Why Hitex Type 1?

  • Suitable for old and brand new asphaltic surfaces
  • Rapid curing, typically 15-30 minutes
  • Can be laid all year round
  • Can regulate existing surface defects such as wheel ruts
  • Long term SCRIM/SRV levels improve through wear

Typical Uses

Hitex Type 1 is suitable for all classes of road where the highest levels of skid resistance are required. It is particularly suitable for use on asphaltic surfaces with texture depths of between 0.5mm and 2.0mm. Hitex Type 1 is used to improve safety in such locations as:


  • Highly trafficked, high stress areas
  • Sharp bends, junctions and motorway slip roads
  • Roundabout and pedestrian crossing approaches
  • Accident black spots


Hitex Type 1 is a BBA/HAPAS Approved product. Hitex Type 1 system must only be installed by BBA approved operatives.

The management system of Hitex Traffic Safety Ltd has been assessed and registered as meeting the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001 and BS EN ISO 14001.

Application Methods

Hitex Type 1 thermoplastic high friction surfacing is hand-applied using specialist equipment. Please request the full Installation Method Statement for more details.

Hitex Type 1 Case Studies

View our case studies illustrating projects in which Hitex Type 1 Thermoplastic High Friction Surfacing has been a used to create a safer road environment.

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