. .
Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Search
Print Page | Sitemap | Email

Oshima FAQ

What is Thermoplastic Road Marking?
What is Thermoplastic Road Marking?

Thermoplastic Road Marking is generally formulated using hydrocarbon resin, fine aggregates, pigment and glass beads, and is packaged in dry powder form.  However, this composition may vary according to the different grades of materials.

First introduced in America, Thermoplastic Road Marking is now used widely throughout the world.  The powder is generally heated in a boiler to a liquid form, and applied on to road surfaces via an application machine. 

It is recommended that glass beads be dropped onto the applied Thermoplastic Road Marking materials for greater visibility.   
 

What are the benefits of Thermoplastic Road Marking?
What are the benefits of Thermoplastic Road Marking?
High Durability

Thermoplastic Road Marking materials is less prone to wear and tear from vehicle tyres, resulting in high durability.

Cost Effectiveness

With high durability, road markings will not need to be replaced as frequently as paint markings, hence in the long run, this results in high cost savings. 

Quick drying time

Thermoplastic Road Marking material is able to dry within a few minutes.  This helps to increase the efficiency of road marking specialists, minimize traffic disruption and prevent vehicle tracks. 

Skid resistance

Thermoplastic Road Marking materials contain fine aggregates which creates friction, making the markings less slippery and safer for vehicles. 

Environment Friendly

As Thermoplastic Road Marking materials is formulated using 100% solids, no solvents are diffused into the air.

Other Benefits
  • High retro-reflectivity
  • Enhanced day and night visibility
  • Good flow properties
  • Excellent Adhesion
How do I apply Thermoplastic Road Marking?
How do I apply Thermoplastic Road Marking?
  1. Switch on the boiler and pour in Thermoplastic Road Marking Material.
  2. Monitor the heating process until the material softens.
  3. Start stirring mechanism to ensure uniform heating and prevent discoloring.
  4. Once the mixture reaches 180 oC to 200 oC, control the heating element to maintain the temperature as such.  
  5. Transfer the mixture from the boiler to a pre-heated tank of the application machine.  
  6. The road markings are hotly applied by gravity through the application machine which can be hand-operated or self-propelled.
  7. For optimum reflectivity, it is recommended to apply glass beads simultaneously over the road markings through a dispenser while laying the road marking.

Is surface preparation needed before laying Thermoplastic Road Marking?
Is surface preparation needed before laying Thermoplastic Road Marking?

To ensure better adhesion for durability of road markings, it is necessary to ensure that surfaces of pavements should be kept dry and clean from dust particles, grease and loose materials before application. For concrete pavements, primer is recommended for enhanced adhesion.