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
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
|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|