Highway markings have always played an important role in safety and efficiency of roads and highways. Highway markings allow riders and drivers to use the entire road while maintaining optimum distance. These markings manage traffic and complement other signs as well. However, these markings need to be customised. Every highway has different requirements thus you’ll need experts who can efficiently mark the areas. Along with that, they’ll also decide the appropriate materials that are required for specific areas. Here are some materials that are pertinent to highway markings.
Water-based Highway Marking Paint
This paint is low-profile and is ideal for areas similar to airfield runways and race tracks. The paint is anti-slip so it prevents vehicles and individuals from accidents. These paints are available in a variety of colour palettes to choose from. So, it can also be used for car parking areas, block paving areas and warehouses. The paints are 100% acrylic. So, it incorporates a quick-set chemical mechanism for drying. This variety of paint is commonly used for highway markings as it can be applied without diluting or stirring. The solvent-based materials make it kinder for human health and the environment.
Cold Plastic Highway Marking Paint
This cold plastic paint is Methyl Methacrylate-based and includes properties of both paint and thermoplastic. Its solvent free nature makes it durable and ideal for extremely low temperatures. Therefore, these paints are preferred for highway markings where heavy traffic is expected. Your road marking expert may also suggest these paints for roundabouts, junctions and walkways and zebra crossings. MMA paints take lesser duration to dry thereby accelerating the process. The expert might also combine it with glass beads for surface application according to their discretion. However, it is essential to note that the prices may vary with this inclusion.
Thermoplastic Highway Marking Paint
This variety of paint is often preferred over others due to its highly reflective feature. The paint is applied after a rigorous heating process. It requires expert supervision as the paint needs to be sprayed while it’s hot. You can also choose to add fillers like glass beads to enhance its reflectivity and surface friction. Its abrasion and climate properties make it ideal for road and highway markings. Thermoplastic paints are highly adhesive and therefore last longer than the other varieties. So, make the ideal choice with the help of an expert and get marking!