Australia’s Leading Experts in Mining Friction Testing

As the country’s foremost Mining Friction Testing specialist, RETEX follows four core principles:
Service. Dedication. Experience. Passion. 

We understand the complex challenges that clients in our sector often face. That’s why RETEX stays at the cutting edge of technology to ensure we have the latest, most effective solutions for our customers. Using integrative project management strategies and ecologically responsible methods, our solutions guarantee matchless success.


Rubber Removal

RETEX uses Cleanstar technology for ultimate high-pressure water blasting. Rubber is seamlessly removed without using harsh or toxic chemicals. Water waste recovery completes the effective, eco-friendly outcome.

Retexturing & Rejuvenation

Road pavements are rigorously restored using RETEX’s Cleanstar technology. High-pressure blasting corrects wheel rutting, flush bitumen and spray seal. Skid resistance and macro texture depth are reinstated for long-term resilience.

Friction Testing

Using ICAO and CASA approved SARSYS testing units, RETEX carries out certified, real-time electronic reporting of airport runway friction properties. Quick and efficient measurement of an entire runway yields results within hours.

Audio Tactile Rumble Strips

Rumble strips save lives. RETEX’s specialist machine, OzRumble, cuts audio tactile grooving into road pavement surfaces. Self-propelled, it operates in all weathers, meaning less downtime on site due to bad weather.



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Latest Project FRICTION TESTING Canberra Airport

Mining friction testing projects

Runway Safety is one of the aviation industry’s largest ongoing compliance thresholds, specified by CASA and ICAO as being crucial to passenger and user safety. Built up rubber from landing aircraft can create friction hazards in wet weather, and regular friction audits allows all major airports to keep ahead of this ongoing maintenance issue. In March 2019, Canberra Airport engaged Roadline Removal to provide friction testing by continuous wet wheel methodology, and provide an electronic report showing any areas of concern. The SARSYS Friction Testing unit, a vehicle driven trailer is very efficient and provides real-time data to a vehicle mounted computer.



Canberra Airport - Runway Friction Testing

Why choose RETEX? We’re the leading Mining Friction Testing experts

We provide the most up-to-date technology in aviation and road infrastructure pavement, including the world’s largest and most effective water blaster. We constantly evolve our integrative solutions to address the challenges faced by this sector. We seek to stay at the forefront of market development and product design.

RETEX is Australia’s largest, most recognised specialist in Mining Friction Testing and road retexturing, boasting over 20 years’ experience servicing the aviation and road infrastructure industries.

Servicing all major and regional airport, mining, defence,
and large-scale road infrastructure projects.



Retex - Experts In Mining Friction Testing

To discuss future requirements, or to book an appointment with one of our team, please contact us today and find out more about our wide range of Mining Friction Testing services.  Retex has offices in all states and territories.


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