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Thermoplastic Pavement Marking

Teniseal Corporation is the best choice for exceptional asphalt application, restoration, and maintenance. Our team of state-certified pavement marking technicians uses an environmentally safe compound known as thermoplastic to ensure long-lasting results. This pavement marking material is an excellent choice for roadways, parking lots, crosswalks, bike lanes, and other asphalt surfaces due to its impressive durability and enhanced visibility.

Is thermoplastic pavement marking the right choice for your next project? Contact us today to learn more about the benefits and uses of this material. Our expert team will provide top-notch guidance on your project and guarantee strict attention to detail from start to finish. Your experience is our top priority, and we will always go above and beyond to ensure optimal customer satisfaction.

The Building Blocks of Thermoplastic Pavement Marking

If your pavement marking is faded, cracked, or difficult to see at night, it might be time for an upgrade! Thermoplastic is an excellent pavement marking material with a multitude of advantages for bike lanes, crosswalks, parking lots, roadways, and other asphalt surfaces. Teniseal Corporation offers top-notch installation and optimal quality control for all thermoplastic pavement marking services.

So, what is a thermoplastic pavement marking and what are the benefits? In comparison with standard pavement marking materials, thermoplastic maintains superior durability and lasts up to 8 times longer. It is a 100% solid compound that transforms into a liquid when it is heated and is composed of the following 4 key ingredients:

  • Glass beads
  • Pigments
  • Binder
  • Fillers

Thermoplastic maintains an illuminated appearance at nighttime due to the retro-reflectivity of the glass beads. Similarly, the pigments provide opacity and color to the pavement marking, making it an ideal material for a variety of projects. The compound’s bright visibility, day and night, helps to improve pedestrian and driver safety. The binder, a combination of plasticizer and resins, holds all the components together and provides flexibility, strength, and longevity to the material. The fillers generate bulk and include inert substances like calcium carbonate or sand. Each material serves a valuable purpose and helps thermoplastic thrive in many environments.

Hydrocarbon Versus Alkyd Thermoplastics

There are two main types of thermoplastic material – hydrocarbon and alkyd – and each variation has distinct characteristics based on its binder ingredient. Our expert team of state-certified pavement marking technicians will help you choose the best thermoplastic option for your project.

Hydrocarbon thermoplastic is built from petroleum-based resins and is more heat-stable than alkyd thermoplastic. However, this material is more susceptible to breakdown if it’s exposed to oil drippings or other contaminants often found in automobiles. Experts recommend using hydrocarbon thermoplastic for skip lines, long-lines, and edge-lines, but advise against using this product for high-traffic areas.

Alkyd thermoplastic is composed of wood-derived resins. In comparison with their hydrocarbon counterpart, alkyd thermoplastics retain superior retroreflective properties and better durability. This compound is impervious to oil and recommended for high-traffic areas, such as crosswalks, turn arrows, stop bars, and other inner-city markings.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) Bike and Bus Lane Coating

At Teniseal Corporation, one of our top services is Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) coating. This is ideal for lanes with low or high traffic, including bike lanes, bus lanes, or parking lots. Our advanced MMA resins promise enhanced durability, flexibility, color longevity, and skid resistance for your project. The MMA color treatments help amplify the visibility of the lanes and prioritize the safety of all pedestrians, drivers, and bikers. To learn more, please contact us today!

Contact Teniseal Corporation Today!

For more information on thermoplastic pavement marking, please contact Teniseal Corporation today! Our team has 50 years of valuable experience and a commitment to high-quality customer service. Give us a call today to speak with our state-certified pavement marking technicians and get started on your next project.

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