Hot Tape Specifications
This specification is for furnishing a system designed for providing pavement markings directed at pedestrian and bike path delineation. The applied markings will have significant skid resistant features not typically associated with thermoplastic systems, will be durable, oil and grease impervious, and provide immediate and continuing retroreflectivity. This unique marking system can be adhered to asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements by means of heat fusion, and without the need and requirement for sealers and primers.
2. Materials – General
2.1 The preformed retroreflective marking material shall consist of a resilient polymer thermoplastic (alkyd, no hydrocarbon) with uniformly distributed glass beads and abrasives throughout its entire cross section. Preformed retroreflective markings shall be available conforming to the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways as issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
The preformed marking materials shall not be brittle and will be sufficiently cohesive and flexible at temperatures exceeding 50ºF.
2.3 The preformed marking materials shall be fusible to asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements by means of the normal heat of a propane type torch. Adhesives, primers, or sealers are not necessary prior to the preformed markings application on asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements.
2.4 The preformed marking materials shall conform to pavement contours, breaks, and faults through the action of traffic at normal pavement temperatures. The markings shall have resealing characteristics and be capable of fusing to itself and previously applied hydrocarbon and / or alkyd thermoplastic pavement markings.
2.5 The preformed marking materials shall be capable of application on new, dense, and open graded asphalt wearing courses during the paving operation in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
2.6 The preformed marking materials shall be capable and ready to open to traffic 15 minutes after application.
2.7 The preformed marking materials shall be suitable for use for one year after the date of receipt when stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
3. Manufacturing Control and ISO Certification: The manufacturer must be ISO 9001:2008 certified and provide proof of current certification. The scope of the certification shall include manufacture of preformed thermoplastic pavement marking material.
4. Classification: The preformed marking materials shall be highly durable retroreflective pliant polymer thermoplastic materials designed for transverse, legend, and symbol markings. This system is designed for and subjected to high urban traffic volumes and particularly severe wear conditions including winterized maintenance practices employed by various regions of the US DOT market.
5.1 Composition: The preformed marking materials shall consist of a homogeneous mixture of high quality polymeric thermoplastic binders, lead-free pigments, fillers, and intermix glass throughout the entire composition. The thermoplastic material must conform to AASHTO designation M249 with the exception of the relevant differences due to the material being preformed, and identified herein.
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5.1.1 Intermix Glass: The preformed retroreflective material shall contain a minimum of 30% glass, comprised of approximately 50% glass spheres conforming to AASHTO M247 Type 1 and 50% abrasives uniformly distributed throughout the material. Glass spheres shall have a minimum of 80% true spheres overall.
5.1.2 Top Glass: To provide uniform retroreflectivity and skid resistance, a proprietary glass bead and abrasive combination shall be factory preapplied at a uniform rate. The glass beads shall have a minimum of 80% true spheres overall.
5.2. Retroreflectivity: The preformed marking materials shall upon application exhibit uniform adequate nighttime visibility (retroreflectivity). The applied markings shall have an average minimum retroreflectivity of 250 mcd/lx/m2 for white markings and 150 mcd/lx/m2 for yellow markings.
Note: The initial retroreflectivity values assume proper application. For optimum retroreflectivity, beads must be embedded, upon application, 50% – 60% into the preformed thermoplastic.
5.3 Color Characteristics: Preformed marking materials without preapplied top glass beads shall meet the following:
White: Daytime luminance factor (cap Y) of 80% minimum.
Yellow: Daytime luminance factor (cap Y) of 45% minimum.
The daytime luminance factor shall not change significantly when the preformed retroreflective thermoplastic is properly applied to the roadway surface.
For highway use, the white markings shall contain a minimum of 10% by weight of titanium dioxide pigment. Yellow color shall reasonably match color chip Number 13538 of Federal Standard number 595 and be lead free.
5.4 Skid Resistance: The surface of the preformed marking materials shall provide a postapplied minimum skid resistance value of at least 60 BPN when tested according to ASTM E 303.
5.5 Thickness: The thickness of the supplied material shall have a minimum average thickness of 0.090 in. (2.29 mm) (expressed as 90 mils).
5.6 Flexibility: The preformed marking materials shall have flexibility at 50ºF such that when a 1 in. by 6 in. sample is bent through an arc of 90º at a uniform rate in 10 seconds (9º per second) over a 1 in. mandrel, no cracking occurs in the test sample. The sample must be conditioned prior to testing at 50ºF ±2 for a minimum of four hours. At least two specimens tested must meet the flexibility requirements at 50ºF for a passing result.
5.7 Bond Strength: The preformed marking materials must have superior bonding strength of at least 300 psi on portland cement concrete when tested according to ASTM D 4796, except that a 2 in. by 2 in. specimen shall be placed on a preheated brick (15 minutes at 425ºF) and then placed in a 425ºF oven for 15 minutes.
5.8 Tensile Strength and Elongation: The preformed marking materials shall have a minimum tensile strength of 150 lb. per square inch of cross section when tested according to ASTM D 638, except that a sample 1 in. wide by 6 in. long shall be tested at a temperature between 70ºF and 80ºF using a jaw speed of 10 in./min. The sample shall have a maximum elongation of 20% at break when tested by this method.
5.9 Low Temperature Cracking (Stress) Resistance for Extended Period: The preformed marking materials shall be tested according to AASHTO T250 section 7 with section 7.2.3 modified for extended cold temperature (-9.4ºC ±2 (15ºF ±3)) exposure period of 72 hours. Any cracking shall constitute failure of the material for portland cement concrete road surfaces.
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5.10 Environmental Resistance: The applied preformed marking materials shall be resistant to deterioration due to exposure to sunlight, water, oil, diesel fuels, gasoline, pavement oil content, salt, and adverse weather conditions.
5.11 Effective Performance Life: When properly applied, in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, the preformed marking materials shall be neat and durable. The markings shall remain skid resistant and show no fading, lifting, shrinkage, tearing, roll back, or other signs of poor adhesion.
6. Packaging: The flexible preformed marking materials, for use as transverse or bike symbols as well as legends, shall be available in flat form material up to a maximum of 2 ft. width by 4 ft. length. The material shall be packed in suitable shrink-wrapped cartons clearly labeled for ease of identifying the contents. Packaging shall not use plastic liners within to separate material from itself. Product packaging shall identify part number and mil thickness.
7. Material Replacement Provisions: Any properly applied preformed marking materials that shall smear or soften independent of pavement movement or condition within a period of one year from date of application shall be replaced by the supplier.
8. Installation: The preformed marking materials shall be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations on clean and dry surfaces. New portland cement concrete surfaces must be sandblasted to entirely remove curing compound. Marking configuration shall be in accordance with the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” where applicable.
8.1 New Surfaces: Markings specified for newly paved asphalt road
surfaces shall be capable of being applied as the original permanent marking on the day the surface is paved.
8.2 Fusion: The preformed marking materials shall be fusible to the pavement by means of a propane torch recommended by the manufacturer.
9. Technical Services: The supplier shall provide technical services as may be required.
10. Performance: The preformed marking material shall meet state specifications and be approved for use by the appropriate state agency
Hot Tape MSDS Sheet
Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Flint Trading, Inc. Company Phone Number: (336) 475-6600
115 Todd Court 24-Hour Emergency Phone: 1-800-424-9300 CHEMTREC
Thomasville, NC 27360
Product Name: HotTape™
Issue Date: Revised Date: 04/01/2010
Product Use: Intended Use: Pavement Marking
Specific Use: Pavement Marking
Section 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview: Form: Solid plastic sheet Odor: No distinguishable odor
Immediate health, physical, The environmental properties of this product present a low environmental hazard.
and environmental hazards: This product, when used under reasonable conditions and in accordance with the Flint Trading, Inc. directions for use, should not present a health hazard. However, use or processing of the product in a manner not in accordance with the product’s directions for use may affect the performance of the product and may present potential health and safety hazards.
Potential Health Effects: See Section 11 for more information
Primary Route of Entry: Not Applicable
Skin Contact: Not relevant for cold product. Molten or heated thermoplastic material can cause serious burns to unprotected skin. Immediately immerse in or flush area with large amounts of cold water. Do not attempt to remove product from skin. Get prompt medical attention.
Eyes: Not relevant for cold product. For contact with molten material or if exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Inhalation: Not relevant for cold product. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes,
Remove to fresher air and get medical attention if symptoms develop.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give milk or water. Get medical attention.
Chronic: None known
Section 3: COMPOSITION INFORMATION
Component CAS # TLV STEL PEL CONTENT.
Pigments Unknown 1 – 12%
Alkyd Resin 68333-62-0 5 – 20%
Polymers Unknown 5 – 20%
Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) 28553-12-0 0.5 – 10%
Fumed Silica 99439-28-8 0.1 – 5%
Fillers Unknown 20 – 55%
Glass beads 99439-28-8 ≥ 30%
Section 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: If exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining or fumes, remove to fresher air and get medical attention if symptoms develop.
Eyes: For contact with molten material or if exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Skin: For contact with molten material, immediately immerse in or flush area with large amounts of cold water. Do not attempt to remove product from skin. Get prompt medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give milk or water. Get medical attention.
Section 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point: 500º F
Auto-ignition Temperature: Not Determined
Limits of Flammability: LEL: Not Determined UEL: Not Determined
Extinguishable Media: Water, Water Spray, Dry Chemical, Foam or CO2
Special Fire &
Unusual Hazards: Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus in the positive pressure mode with full-face piece when there is the possibility of exposure to smoke, fumes or hazardous decomposition products. The application of high velocity water will spread the burning material. May emit toxic fumes when burning.
Section 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Accidental Release Collect or scrape up. Allow molten hot materials to solidify.
Section 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid skin contact with molten or heated thermoplastic material at all times
Practice good personal hygiene.
Avoid breathing of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining. This product is considered to be an article which does not release or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal use conditions.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
Section 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Personal Protection: Leather or equivalent protective gloves are recommended. Protective work
clothes that cover skin and industrial work shoes. Practice good personal hygiene.
Under normal use conditions, airborne exposures are not expected to be significant enough to require respiratory protection. Avoid breathing of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining.
Use with appropriate local exhaust ventilation. Provide appropriate local exhaust for cutting, grinding, sanding or machining. Use general dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation to control airborne exposures to below Occupational Exposure Limits and/or control dust, fume, or airborne particles. If ventilation is not adequate, use respiratory protection equipment.
Section 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling Point: Not Applicable Solubility in Water: Not soluble
Melting Point: 228º F – 255º F Specific Gravity: 1.9 – 2.0
Vapor Pressure @ 20C: Not Applicable Evaporation Rate: Not Applicable
Vapor Density: Not Applicable Odor: No distinguishable
Appearance: Solid Plastic Sheet
Section 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Material is stable.
Hazardous This product is not a hazardous chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard
Decomposition Communication Standard, CFR TITLE 29 1910-1200. However thermal
Products: processing and decomposition fumes from this product may be hazardous.
Polymerization: Will not occur
Section 11: TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION
This product is not a hazardous chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, CFR TITLE 29 1910-1200.
Section 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
This substance does not leach metals or other RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) listed TCLP (Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure) hazardous substances at concentrations that would make the product a hazardous waste.
Section 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste Disposal Method: Handle disposal of waste material in a manner which complies with local, state,
province, and federal regulations.
Landfill if solidified or incinerate at agency approved waste-disposal facility
Section 14: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
U.S. Department of Transportation Proper Shipping Name: Pavement Markings
Refer to Bill of Lading and Package Labels
Section 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
Contact Flint Trading, Inc. for more information.
Section 16: OTHER INFORMATION
NFPA Hazard Classification
Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0 Special Hazards: None
Contact Flint Trading, Inc. for more information.
The information given herein is given in good faith. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy of these data or the results obtained from the use thereof. All materials may present unknown health hazards and must be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.