High Friction & Coloured Surfacings
Genuine high friction or anti-skid surfacing provides highway engineers with one of the most effective road safety surfacing measures with a proven technology to reduce accidents and save lives.
High friction surfacing is a highly effective measure for preventing skid-related vehicle accidents and the associated financial and human costs. Many evaluation studies have demonstrated the link between Type 1 surfacing and consequent casualty reduction. The extent and consistency of these reductions over a wide number of areas provide further evidence of this link, which equates in real terms to countless lives saved.
High-Friction And Coloured Surfacing Products
Type 1 High Friction Surfacing
Hitex thermoplastic, MMA and epoxy Type 1 materials are accredited by the British Board of Agreement (BBA) certification scheme covering products and approved installers and regulated in the UK under the Highways Agency BBA/HAPAS scheme.
Type 1 is the highest level of certification applied to high friction products. Numerous evaluation studies have demonstrated the link between Type 1 surfacing and consequent casualty reduction; the extent and consistency of these reductions over a wide number of areas provide further evidence of this link, which in real terms equates to countless lives saved.
In addition to standard buff and dark material, all Type 1 certified products are available with red, blue, yellow and green pigmented bauxite for specific safety schemes.
Coloured High Friction Surfacing
The application of coloured surfacing material is a simple and effective way to visually delineate specific areas of the highway to reinforce the message of conventional road markings or signs and reduce dangerous traffic contraventions into specific areas. It enhances the skid resistance value of the road surface giving lower breaking distances; ideal for bus lanes, cycle paths, busy junctions, pedestrian routes and rail crossings. Coloured high friction surfacing is suitable for safety schemes where Type 1 is not specified.
Hitex International Group manufactures premium quality, colourfast hot and cold-applied surfacing material suitable for use in a diverse range of projects, including specialist formulations for export.