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FAQ: Thermoplastic Street Markings

FAQ: Thermoplastic Street Markings
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FAQ: Thermoplastic Street Markings

Thermoplastic street markings can be used for various purposes including road signs, car parks, airport runways, and more. These markings are especially useful because of their high visibility and durability.

At UniPlay, we offer high-quality thermoplastic street markings that effectively communicate with all road users and prevent accidents. Our versatile thermoplastic street markings have high retro-reflectivity which improves visibility at night and in poor weather conditions.

Some common questions we are asked about our thermoplastic street markings include:

What are thermoplastic street markings made of?

Thermoplastic street markings are made from synthetic resin premixed with glass beads. The mix also contains binders, pigment, and filler material. Thermoplastic street markings are ideal for new road construction projects but they can also be used to revive old roadway markings that have faded over time.

How do you apply thermoplastic street markings?

Thermoplastic street markings can be applied on a variety of surfaces including concrete, tarmac, and more. The thermoplastic compound is heated at a high temperature until it becomes a homogenized liquid. This liquid is melted onto the surface where it forms a durable thermal bond.

When applied on porous surfaces such as asphalt or concrete, the thermoplastic liquid will melt into all the small holes creating a mechanical lock which further boosts durability.

What is the cost of thermoplastic street markings?

There are several factors to consider to determine the cost of thermoplastic street markings. Overall costs are affected by pigments, application techniques, and surface preparation, among other factors.

We recommend reaching out to one of our friendly technicians to request a site visit so you can get a free accurate quote. Keep in mind that thermoplastic street markings outlast traditional paint markings by up to 10 years and cost little in maintenance costs. This makes them a worthwhile investment that will help you save money in the long run.

Why choose thermoplastic street markings over line paint?

Thermoplastic street markings are applied using heat in an efficient manner with minimal waste. Line painting is often messy and inaccurate resulting in expensive unplanned repair costs. Compared to line painting, thermoplastic street markings are also more durable outlasting paint by up to 8-10 years.

Unlike line paint, thermoplastic markings remain unaffected by rain or UV rays and retain their vibrance and retro-reflectivity throughout the years. Thermoplastic street markings are also the superior option because of their anti-skid properties which makes them safe for use by all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

Contact UniPlay for Durable Thermoplastic Street Markings

Whether you need minor repairs on an area with low visibility or new markings for a recently constructed area, we are here to help. Our team offers site visits across the UK to help you plan your street markings.

With our experience, we can make recommendations to help comply with all local government regulations. Get in touch with us to find out more about our thermoplastic street markings and request a quote.

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