Thermoplastic line markings are a long-lasting and highly visible alternative to traditional paint. They are used to add directional markings and signage on roads, parking lots, footpaths, cycle routes, industrial sites and schools. They are often preformed with symbols, letters and numbers to make it easy for road users to identify the correct direction. They are highly reflective allowing optimal visibility even during wet weather conditions.
While regular paint can be applied to paved surfaces with specialized equipment that is engineered to keep the mixture hot, thermoplastic is melted and formed into its final shape before it is shipped to your project. This gives it a higher level of durability that will hold up to heavy vehicle traffic and harsh environmental conditions. It can also be made to contain glass beads for enhanced retroreflectivity, allowing it to meet or exceed strict requirements set by many state highway agencies.
The Science of Safety: Exploring Thermoplastic Line Markings
Thermoplastic comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, from simple line markings to preformed arrows, signs and warnings. It is available in a range of colors to match your brand or facility, and can be customized with your choice of fonts and symbols. In addition, you can choose from a wide selection of pre-cut lines and shapes, to make it easy to create clean, sharp markings every time. This added durability allows your markings to last much longer than traditional pavement paint, cutting down on maintenance and saving you money over time.