Tufflex®

High-performance materials deliver a multi-layer crack resisting binder/surface course that is particularly suited to overlaying concrete carriageways.

Performance tests show that it has a low air void content and high deformation resistance compared to traditional asphalt surfacing.

The solution also delivers Highways England’s highest level of wheel rut resistance, level three.

Its design uses specialised bitumens and incorporates best-in-class polymer technology to give it a flexibility that enhances fatigue resistance by absorbing traffic vibration.

With its relatively low surface texture and extreme density, it also effectively protects the surface it covers from water damage.

It is available in 10mm, 14mm and 20 mm nominal sizes and can be laid between 30mm and 150mm thick using a traditional asphalt paver with a minimum 6-10 tonne roller.

Special attention should be given to compaction at the joints, which should be cut and painted with a bituminous joint paint to maintain resistance to the tensile stresses of turning vehicles.

Benefits

  • Higher fines/binder designed material
  • A  best-in-class flexible polymer modified binder
  • Road engineers  will  benefit from the option of a multi-layer crack resisting asphalt solution
  • Cost-effective
  • Highly sustainable and durable and offers improved performance over conventional asphalt materials
Flexible.
Crack resisting.
Prevents water ingress.
Enhanced durability.
Good stiffness.

Applications

  • Overlay of concrete carriageways

  • Urban roads
  • Rural roads
  • Industrial 

Tufflex technical data

Material propertyTest specTypical result
Air voidsBS EN 12697-5, 6 & 8≤5%
Voids at refusalBS EN 12697-5, 6 & 8≤ 2%
StiffnessBS EN 12697-26 Annex C3000 MPa (Tufflex)
7000 MPa (Tufflex HD)
WheeltrackingBS EN 12697-22
SA, Proc. B, in air
Rut depth: 3mm
Wheeltracking Slope:
0.1mm/103 cycles
Water Sensitivity (Duriez)NF P98-251-10.85
Fatigue (ITFT)BS DD ABF≥ 1000000 cycles to failure @ 100µstrain
Surface texture (on installation)
10mm Tufflex-+0.7mm*
14mm Tufflex-Circa 1.0mm*

*Typical value for surface texture.

Tufflex® +

An asphalt solution with fuel resisting properties.

Other products within the Tufflex range:

Tufflex HD and Tufflex HD/+

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Asphalt tonnage calculator.

Hanson Asphalt - a national business with a local focus

From sites across the country, Hanson Asphalt produces quality-assured asphalt designed to suit any application.

North England, North Wales, South Wales and South West
Hanson Asphalt,

Ashby Road East,
Shepshed,
Loughborough,
Leicestershire,
LE12 9BU

Email: asphalt@hanson.com

Contact numbers (North England and North Wales)

Obtain a quote: 0330 123 0693 

 Place an order: 0330 123 0763

Contact numbers (South Wales)

Obtain a quote: 0330 123 0695

 Place an order: 0330 123 5412

Contact numbers (South West)

Obtain a quote: 0330 123 0285

Midlands

Midland Quarry Products Ltd
Leicester Road
Whitwick
Leicestershire
LE67 5GR

Email: sales@mqp.co.uk

Email: orders@mqp.co.uk

Contact numbers

Sales enquiries - 01530 832 244

Place an order: 01530 832 222

South East

St Laurence Avenue
20-20 Industrial Estate
Allington
Kent
ME16 0LL

Email: asphalt@hanson.com

Contact numbers

Obtain a quote: 0330 123 0287

Place an order: 0330 123 0761

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