Thermoplastic Markings

Thermoplastic Markings

Thermoplastic Markings

Pavement markings and striping are important to ensure that pedestrians, drivers and vehicles navigate paved areas safely. They communicate traffic rules and help keep the flow of traffic moving. Clear pavement markings also ensure that businesses and commercial properties meet local, state and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliancy codes.

Thermoplastic Markings is a durable type of pavement marking paint that can be used to clearly mark lane lines, legends and symbols on roads, highways and parking lots. Thermoplastic is thicker and more wear resistant than paint and can withstand a variety of environmental conditions, including harsh weather.

Unlike typical line marking paint, thermoplastic is applied as a solid that is heated and then applied to the surface to form shapes, letters and symbols. This creates clearly visible and highly durable traffic markings that can withstand a variety of harsh weather conditions.

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While traditional line markings require multiple coats, thermoplastic is only applied once and dries to a smooth, even finish without the need for multiple coatings. This makes it a much faster process than traditional painting. Additionally, thermoplastic pavement markings are up to seven times longer-lasting than paint, which helps reduce maintenance costs and downtime by reducing the need for frequent restriping.

Thermoplastic is available in two forms: a block or bagged version that requires a contractor to melt the material prior to application, and preformed thermoplastic that is already formed into the desired marking and simply needs to be applied. The former is ideal for short line applications and intersections, while the latter can be used to create directional arrows, crosswalks and give way symbols.