Preformed & Bagged Thermoplastic
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 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 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
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.
- Improved temperature retention in applied material
- Improves bonding/durability when material is applied in marginal application conditions
- Allows for precise thickness control
Centerline, Edge-line, Skip-line, Legends, Symbols and Crosswalks
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.
- 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
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.
- Dries quickly
- High application speed
- Great surface bond