With the increasing volume of road traffic and the need to improve safety, lane highway sign may have the biggest impact on road users in all the various forms of guidance directions and information move, especially at night.
It is less than a hundred years ago that the first road markings officially recognized as an aid to movement on the highway. The original white line is painted palms and it was not until the 1940s that screeded thermoplastics are used, due to lack of fuel for the solvent-based paint.
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Over the years has been a solution for thermoplastic road marking in the UK market with relative easy application in most conditions for 12 months a year.
Thermoplastic road marking material until the late 1990s that is determined to meet the prescriptions of the materials and thickness of the application in the tender documents. In the case of retro-reflectivity performance, met with the percentage and types of glass beads in the mix and originally applied to the new surface marking.
However, the inability to maintain the applied surface glass beads and dependence on wheeled vehicles-overs to expose the glass beads are held inside the material has in some cases resulted in the product fails to provide retro-reflectivity performance was adequate at night.
However, despite the exclusive use of thermoplastics in the United Kingdom for road marking paint remains the number one choice for some 70% of the world market highway sign for high performance in lighting and retro-reflectivity.