What is high friction surfacing?
High friction surfacing (HFS) is a highly effective surface treatment proven to increase the skid resistance of asphalt roads and other high transportation areas. The high level of skid resistance is created by the use of Calcined Bauxite, the optimum aggregate for anti-skid applications. LKAB Minerals supply calcined bauxite to the HFS industry, with optimum properties for use in hot or cold applied anti-skid systems.
Calcined Bauxite for high friction surface coating
LKAB Minerals calcined bauxites originate from China or Guyana and are aggregates formed from aluminium ore which has been subjected to calcination, a heat treatment process. When calcined, Bauxite has exceptional physical hardness and stability, leading to excellent resistance to abrasion caused by the vehicle's tyres and a high resistance to polishing making it ideal for HFS applications.