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What is Methyl Methacrylate Coating (MMA)?

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

What is Methyl Methacrylate Coating (MMA)?

It is always essential to choose the best road paint possible, especially in high-traffic conditions. Methyl methacrylate coating, also known as MMA, is a two-component paint used for road lines, crosswalks, bike lanes, bus stops, and many other applications. A paint with many benefits, MMA is a standard choice for heavy-duty applications and well worth it too. Here is more information on methyl methacrylate coating and how Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation can benefit your Maryland roads.

What Is Methyl Methacrylate Coating?

Methyl methacrylate coating has two components: a pigmented base resin and a polymer curing agent. Mixing these two components together, the resin and the curing agent, one forms a bond that creates one strong paint that adheres to asphalt surfaces very well. This two-component paint is far stronger than one-component paint and can last up to ten years with proper maintenance. One can typically see MMA in at least three possible combinations: 1:1, 4:1, and 98:2. 

How Is It Used?

MMA is most commonly used for high-traffic areas, including roads and parking lots. Application is fairly quick and therefore limits the need for workers to be in a hazardous environment; MMA does not require heating before application and can be applied in practically any temperature. It also only takes around 15-30 minutes to dry and down to 10 minutes in temperate weather, about 77 degrees Fahrenheit. As mentioned, it is a great paint for high-traffic areas, which include inner-city areas, highways, traffic circles, and cyclist and bus routes.

Why MMA?

Methyl methacrylate coating is highly beneficial for several reasons. First, it is quick to apply and lasts a long time. Its speedy application and curing limits workers to road work hazards, and its durability goes beyond any other road paint available. It is so durable that snowplows won’t scratch it up. 

Second, it is effective for long-lasting traffic safety. Teniseal’s advanced MMA coatings provide long-lasting, vibrant colors, skid resistance, and overall durability. One can also add glass beads to it for reflectivity. 

Lastly, MMA is free of toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially when it has cured. This makes MMA an environmentally friendly choice as well. For more information, contact Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation!  

Contact Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation for Asphalt Road and Parking Lot Services!

Teniseal Corporation specializes in the application, restoration and maintenance of all types of asphalt surfaces. It makes sense to trust your asphalt job to experts with the experience and technical know-how to do your project right from the start to provide a long-lasting result. Teniseal offers services for Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, Harford, Carroll, and Montgomery counties in Maryland. For more information, email them at [email protected], or call them at 410-485-5660 or 410-485-0717. Keep in touch on social media through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!