Tufflex® TX is a highly flexible, deformation resistant surface course treatment for roads.

Tufflex® TX delivers National Highways’ highest rating wheel track deformation –  level three. It uses a Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) offering excellent wet weather spray reduction, noise reduction and enhanced ride quality.

Tufflex® TX is compliant with EN 13108 – 5 and is suitable for a range of sites from rural to urban to industrial where SMAs are traditionally laid.

Tufflex® TX can be laid by any competent contractor in accordance with  
BS 594987, is available in 10mm and 14mm nominal sizes and can be laid between 30mm and 80mm thick.

By competent contractor in accordance with BS 594987.



  • Achieves Highways England’s highest wheel rutting resistance, level 3
  • Deformation resistance
  • Greater noise reduction compared to Hot Rolled Asphalt (HRA) with Pre-Coated Chippings (PCC)
  • Better spray reduction than HRA and PCC



  • Low speed residential road

  • Highways and motorways

  • Local Authority Networks

  • Roundabouts

  • Industrial and commercial use

  • High stress sites


Tufflex TX technical data

Material property Test specification Typical result
Nominal sizes   14mm; 10mm
Binder   High performance Polymer
Modified Binder (PMB)
Layer thickness (recommended)   35mm – 80mm
Surface texture (sand patch, immediately after laying)   0.8 – 1.8mm
Design void content BS EN 12697-6 Vmin 1.0% – Vmax 5.0%
Binder drainage BS EN 12697-18 Beaker Method < 0.3%
Water sensitivity BS EN 12697-12 Method A (ITSR)
BS EN 12697-23
≥ 80%
Indirect tensile stiffness modulus BS EN 12697-26 Annex C > 3,000 MPa
RTPD (wheel tracking) BS EN 12697-22 Procedure B WTS in Air ≤ 1.0mm/103