Line markings on roads, parking lots, and other special purpose spaces are being utilised for various reasons. The primary importance of road surface markings is that they provide both guidance and information. In addition to conveying pertinent information to both pedestrians and drivers, line markings in industrial spaces enhance safety and organisation, thus reducing the incidence of accidents and injuries.
If you’re thinking of acquiring line marking services for your property, be it residential, commercial, or industrial in nature, it is important to have basic knowledge on the most common types of markings; their features and benefits.
Paint is one of the most common types of non-mechanical line markers used on Australian roads and special purpose places. The major selling point of paint is that it is cost-effective compared to other non-mechanical and mechanical markers in the market.
Paint line markings are used for symbols on roads and applied either by trucks with air-pressure machines that apply paint uniformly on the road surface or by manual use of paint guns or sprays paired with stencils.
Thermoplastic is a prevalent line marking type used all over Australia due to is affordability and longevity features. Thermoplastic binder systems are typically made using a combination of hydrocarbons, resins, glass beads and plasticisers. The demand for thermoplastic systems as line markings for factories, roads, and parking spaces is greater than that of paint due to its excellent retroreflectivity and longevity.
Line marking services from a reliable company using thermoplastics can last for 3 to 6 years.
Cold-applied plastic is yet another popular road marking application in Australia. Mainly used for special areas to indicate direction and create awareness of certain locations, cold-applied plastic colours road surfaces faster and more effectively than other line marking types.
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