Thermoplastic is a hot-applied road marking compound for the creation of highly reflective stripings with long-term performance. Thermoplastic is based on either alkyd or hydrocarbon resins and contains a significant portion of premix glass beads.
The material is available as powder or in preformed blocks. Due to the necessary melting process when applying thermoplastic to the road surface, more sophisticated road marking equipment is required. Different methods are available, depending on the requirements of the final marking. The PE bags in which thermoplastic is packaged are part of the formula and therefore no waste is produced during the application process.
Thermoplastic markings are of high quality and excel through improved durability, excellent reflection properties at night and day and in wet conditions. Moreover, thermoplastics can be used to achieve additional security features like delineation with an acoustic and rumbling effect.