High Friction surfacing is a highly effective measure for the prevention of skid-related vehicle accidents and the associated financial and human costs.
Antiskid surfacing has a range of safety benefits for both vehicular road users and pedestrians, providing a visual and audible warning for a variety of hazards, and helping to reduce speed and minimize skidding in dangerous conditions. The flexibility of antiskid surfacing makes it useful in a number of environments, for both traffic calming and demarcation purposes. The aesthetics of the products are often preferable for those looking for decorative surfacing, with five attractive colors – Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Black to choose from.
Type 1 is a hot-applied high friction surface dressing which is quickly and easily laid over both old and new road surfaces with smooth riding quality, keeping traffic disruption and traffic management costs to a minimum.
The system dramatically improves skid resistance to saves lives through reduced braking distances and improved vehicle control.
Type 1 surfacing is manufactured using 100% road grade calcined bauxite; an aggregate which re-profiles through wear, delivering a uniquely sustainable and durable surface 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.
Available in its natural aggregate colours of buff and grey, the material can be pigmented to provide enhanced visual segregation if required. It is therefore adaptable for use in projects such as cycle routes, bus lanes, traffic calming schemes, or anywhere Type 1 values are specified.
|1||Skid Resistance||Higher due to greater PSV||Moderate resistance as compared to antiskid|
|2||Maintenance Cost||Maintenance Cost is less||Higher Maintenance Cost|
|3||Noise Level||Less noise caused in the Vicinity||Increased noise levels in the Vicinity|
|4||Weather Effect||No weather effect on the Skid resistance||Raised pavement can be Slippery when wet|
|5||Aesthetics||Highly Aesthetic with Availability of various colors||Low Aesthetics|
|6||Comfort Of Usage||Highly Comfortable for all Type of vehicles||Uncomfortable and dangerous for motorcyclist and bicyclists|
ColourTex is a pigmented skid-resistant thermoplastic surfacing material which is ideal for use in the delineation of areas such as bus lanes, cycle lanes, give-ways and in traffic calming schemes. It is the perfect solution for urban and rural networks, providing a durable, maintenance-free and colourfast surface that can be trafficked 15-20 minutes after application.
The use of skid-resistant coloured safety surfacing helps to reduce accidents through visually reinforcing the message of conventional road markings & signs.
Through enhanced skid resistance:-
ColourTex is a tough, durable material and is suitable for installation all year round. It can be laid on both old and new asphaltic surfaces with smooth riding quality.
The colour can be chosen from Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Black. For specific colour needs, please speak with our specialist in-house chemist
The following locations have the potential of posing high risk
The normal surfacing materials cannot provide the required friction (or PSV) for the said locations. So there is a need of high friction surfacing on these locations.