What are Thermoplastic Road Markings?
Thermoplastic road markings are mainly composed of synthetic resin and premix glass beads and are a durable, long term solution. Thermoplastic paint is a solid powder before being heated and needs specialised machines during construction. The paint is melted before being transferred to the marking machine which applies the hot paint at the control of the operator. Thermoplastic coating sets quickly and will adhere strongly to the surface.
The biggest advantage to using thermoplastic road markings is the enhancement to road safety that comes with them. Thermoplastic markings can be extremely reflective making them easier to see at night or in bad weather conditions where visibility is poor. Thermoplastic markings can be used on any road or car park and the application of extra surface glass particles increases skid resistance. The strength and durability of thermoplastic materials offer important benefits to the road marking infrastructure.