Coloured Surfacing Systems

Looking for coloured surfacing for your cycle path, bus lane, road or car park demarcation? Then look no further! HMS provides surfacing systems to meet your colour requirements, from smooth vibrant finishes to high-friction surfacing.

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Coloured Surfacing With High Friction

Coloured surfacing that includes anti-skid properties was adapted from high friction surfacing in the mid to late 1990’s.

These products are made from pigmented calcined bauxite, which is naturally grey or buff after the calcining process during mining.

Pigmentation is achieved using coloured resins, which is then applied to the bauxite either before or during the installation process.

BBA Certification

Coloured surfacing using high friction standard components should be used predominantly where the highest PSV is the primary design consideration and the colour is secondary. 

An example of this is the use of red high friction surfacing on the approach to a pelican or zebra crossing.

Coloured high friction surfacing is available from HMS with certification for any class of highway in the UK under the BBA (British Board of Agrément) standard.

HMS is also a BBA ‘Approved Installer’ (Installer Number 5020). The performance of any surfacing product is enhanced when a coloured resin binder is used.

Coloured Surfacing

This type of surfacing outperforms ‘Coloured High Friction Surfacing’ in colour retention, using high PSV naturally occurring coloured aggregates. 

These systems are the preferred choice where colour is the prime consideration and PSV is secondary.

It not only minimises colour fade when in service, but due to the special texture of these resin systems, their SRV skid resistance is typically far higher than the SRV of normal asphalts and other bituminous surfacing which uses natural coloured aggregates.

At HMS, we offer a wide range of quality systems from a number of manufacturers to ensure you can choose the best possible system for your application. There is a choice of colours and aggregates, designed for use in many situations where there is a requirement to segregate road users, parking or any other type of traffic, such as pedestrians or cyclists.

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