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Preformed & Bagged Thermoplastic

pavement

An exciting and durable alternative to traditional traffic markings.

Studies have shown that properly applied thermoplastic can provide up to 8+ years of service life at 1/3 the life cycle cost of other marking binders. Today‘s formulations and application techniques have evolved to provide enhanced safety benefits to the motoring public. These safety benefits include improved wet-night reflective solutions, audible profile solutions and economical thin-line spray solutions.

Hydrocarbon

  • Hydrocarbon thermoplastic pavement markings are made from petroleum derived resins which provide heat stability and ideal application properties
  • Hydrocarbon based materials are readily soluble in oil drippings, fuel and other petroleum based products, they are not recommended for high traffic areas where cars are stationary
  • Hydrocarbon based markings are ideal for any centerline, edge-line and skip-line applications with superior performance on both asphalt and concrete
    Alkyd
  • Alkyd thermoplastic contains a naturally occurring resin that is resistant to petroleum products making them ideal for inner city markings and other high traffic areas where oil drippings are common
  • Alkyd is a great product for intersection markings such as crosswalks, legends and symbols, Alkyd thermoplastic is also ideal for centerline, edge-line and skip-line markings

Application Methods
Screed
Thermoplastic material is forced through a dispensing shoe that rides directly on the road surface. A continuous line is formed by a three sided die with a control gate set to a predetermined thickness.

Advantages

  • Improved temperature retention in applied material
  • Improves bonding/durability when material is applied in marginal application conditions
  • Allows for precise thickness control

Recommended Applications

Centerline, Edge-line, Skip-line, Legends, Symbols and Crosswalks

Ribbon
This method of application involves using a gun that rides just above the pavement surface. Thermoplastic is forced through the die and from there it flows onto the pavement.

Advantages

  • Produces sharp edges
  • Easily marks rough surfaces
  • Faster than screen application while still considered an extrusion process
  • Recommended Applications
  • Centerline, Edge-line, Skip-line, Legends, Symbols and Crosswalks

Spray
Spraying combines air and hot thermoplastic under pressure depositing it onto the pavement through a nozzle. The primary advantage to this application method is that striping can occur at higher speeds.

Advantages

  • Dries quickly
  • High application speed
  • Great surface bond

Recommended Applications

  • Centerline
  • Edge-line
  • Skip-line