Epoxy Pavement Markings
Epoxy pavement markings are durable traffic paints first introduced in the 1970’s and designed for use in high traffic volume areas where extended service life is desirable. Epoxy is a slow drying, two-component material applied with a 2:1 ratio with the converter using a specialty designed airless application. Epoxy pavement markings are durable markings recognized for exceptional durability on asphalt and concrete surfaces alike. This exceptional durability is a result of tight bonding to the asphalt surface that results from the chemical reaction that occurs when the two components are mixed.
Epoxy one of the economical traffic marking materials on the market today and research has shown epoxy paints are generally less sensitive to application factors than thermoplastic materials. With that being said, Epoxy has exceptional durability under many different road conditions and can provide the highest level of wet night reflectivity. Due to the longevity of the epoxy pavement markings you reduce the potential hazards to the traveling public by eliminating the need to restripe the markings on a yearly basis.
Epoxy is intended for use as highway and auxiliary markings (stopbars, crosswalks, legends, etc.) They have excellent adhesion to both concrete and bituminous surfaces with good abrasion resistance. Epoxies can be applied at surface temperatures as low as 35°F and when pavement surfaces are slightly wet. On low-mid-volume roadways, epoxies have been known to provide service lives in excess of four years. Epoxies require proper cleaning of the pavement surface to achieve the best bond. Application of a primer material is not necessary on any roadway surface. Epoxies are often applied at thicknesses of 15 mils.
Typical Epoxy Pavement Marking Applications:
- Pedestrian Crosswalks
- Pedestrian Legends/Markings
- Stop Bars
- Arrow Legends
- Highway Legends
- Gore Markings
- Short Line Intersection Markings
- Parking Lots