The History (Invention) of Road and Pavement Striping

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History of Road Stripes

Road stripes, you see them every day and night on almost every paved road you travel on. These white or yellow lines run down the center of the road and mark the edges to keep us in our own lane and safe from accidents.  The question is, who first thought of putting stripes on the road, and why? History reflects two true stories that lay claim to the invention of the painted line in the center of the road.

The first account is that of Edward Hines, the chairman of the Wayne county Board of Roads in Michigan.  In 1911 he was following a leaky milk truck and noticed how the creamy substance created white lines on the road.  Observing this gave him the idea of painting a centerline down the middle of Wayne County roads to separate two-way traffic. His thinking was that if a line designated a lane, people would stay in theirs and accidents would be reduced.  And he was right, and by the way, for his idea, Hines was inducted into the Michigan Transportation Hall of Honor in 1972.

The second account states that in 1917, Dr. June McCarroll came up with the idea of putting white lines in the center of roads as a safety measure. In fact, she painted the first line herself. Historical accounts tell us that almost being run off the road by a large truck inspired June to dedicate many years of her life to road safety for others. When she finally achieved her goal in California, other states soon followed suit.  Years later, on April 24, 2002, the state of California honored June’s contributions to road safety by naming a stretch of Interstate 10 near Indio east of the Indio Boulevard and Jefferson Street exit “The Doctor June McCarroll Memorial Freeway.”

Regardless of who is credited with the inventing the road stripe, the idea quickly took off, with Michigan, Oregon and California adopting the practice of striping roads by 1924, and the country following soon thereafter.  Across America, road stripes to delineate traffic were becoming the norm, and this simple invention was saving countless lives.

Meanwhile in 1918 in the United Kingdom, white road marking lines began to be used for auto safety. More specifically, the idea of painting a center white line was experimented with in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, when after complaints by residents over reckless driving and several collisions, the Sutton Coldfield Corporation decided to paint lines on Maney Corner as an experiment.   The lines proved to be so successful in reducing accidents, that the whole country adopted it as a standard road safety device in 1926.  Other countries copied the idea and soon road lines were showing up all over he world.

The Function and Use of Road Lines Expands

In the 1930s, before stop signs and traffic lights, lines were used for much more than simply telling you how much of the road was yours. Solid white lines served as road dividers, stop signs and other cautionary signals and were often manned by policemen to help direct traffic.  It was during this period of time that painted lines and symbols began being viewed as more than just delineation.  Automobiles were becoming more and more popular, and traveling state to state at faster speeds.  To accommodate this development, an entire language was being developed using solid lines, colored lines, dotted lines, stop bars, painted arrows, legends, and more.  By necessity, this language had to be consistent across the entire country.  It was for this reason that during the 1930’s, the first MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Devices) was published. The MUTCD guide began developing this new language of traffic and implemented its regulations nationwide.  Today the very same guide regulates every imaginable aspect of highway safety.  Lines, legends, logos, arrows, reflective sheeting, signs, and so much more are regulated and made uniform across the country for the benefit of drivers and their safety.   And with more regulation, came more road striping.

History of Yellow Road Lines

On April in 1917, a yellow centerline was painted across the Columbia River Highway. Deputy Peter Rexford, the sheriff of Multnomah County at that time, spearheaded this project. They decided to use yellow paint after seeing that white paint was not as visible during dark and stormy nights.  

So from 1917 until 1954, both yellow and white paint was used for striping roads, with cities, counties and states constantly debating which color was more appropriate.  Finally in 1954, the  longstanding debate on which color to use finally ended.  47 states finally agreed to use white as the standard color for highway center lines. Oregon was the first and last state to use yellow painted lines.

Surprisingly, 17 years later, this ruling changed when the 1971 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices was released.  The manual announced that the use of yellow lines would be the standard for all centerlines across the nation for opposing traffic.  For dividing traffic going the same direction, white would be used.  The changeover took place from 1971 to 1975.  Yellow made a comeback mainly because it had been established as the color for warning signs, and crossing over into opposing traffic definitely warranted a warning.

Dashed Lines  

Initially, dashed lines were simply used to save money on paint.  However, it was quickly found that dashed lines did more than just save dollars.  They could also convey a message.  In 1956, dashed lines began being used, and with them came a whole new set of rules for passing other cars on the road.   These dashed lines also added more complexity to the existing language that guided traffic across America.  But it was a needed addition.  As double lines were being implemented across the county for two way roads, dashed lines were combined with solid lines as both a way to keep automobiles on their side of the road and to let cars know when it was or when is was not ok to pass. 

Road Lines Today

Lines, Legends, Arrows and other markings, combined with raised pavement markers, are used more today than they ever have.  Almost every major road in America, and most of the world, is well marked by white and yellow lines, directional arrows, interstate legends, school zone markings, stop bars, and so much more.  Even bike lanes have their own set of logos and stripes, all in green.  In parking lots, red designates fire lanes where cars are not allowed.  Blue designates handicapped parking.  Lines are everywhere, and will be a part of our lives for decades to come.

The Need for Longer Lasting Road Markings

From the very beginning, simple single part paints were used for road striping.  But as automobile traffic increased around the world, the longevity of striping became an issue. In other words, painted lines were of no use when they wore off.  And in high traffic areas, they wore off very quickly.  This created very dangerous driving conditions for drivers who were very much dependent upon lines guiding their way.   To add durability and reflectivity , glass beads by Potters Beads were often applied to lines as they dried.  However, this did not improve durability nearly enough for heavy traffic.    For this reason, alternative products were developed to solve this problem.  

Plural Component Paints

Two part paints (epoxy) or Plural Components as they are also know, began to be used.  These paints were harder and more durable than standard paint.  As a reference, and to understand how tough this type of paint is, fiberglass boats are made from plural components.  (Epoxy, combined with a hardener or catalyst.)  These new hybrid paints, combined with glass beads, provided longer lasting stripes and pavement markings, as well as improved visibility.  This type of coating is still widely used today.

Thermoplastic

A third and even more durable class of road markings are thermoplastics.  This durable plastic material was originally developed during World War II as a way to deal with solvent shortages. Thermoplastics are unique in that they can be heated to form a liquid and then cooled to form a solid.  This can be done repeatedly.  It is easy to envision how this heating and cooling process lends itself to road striping.  Apply the thermoplastic hot, let it cool, and while it’s hot, apply glass beads to increase visibility at night and add to longevity.  An important feature of thermoplastics and one that makes them last so long is the thickness in which they can be applied.  125 mils is a standard thickness, which is many times that of standard paint.

On a  more scientific level, thermoplastic resins are typically based on modified esters from gum or tall-oil rosins or aliphatic C5 synthetic hydrocarbons.  In other words, from tree resins, or from oil. Thermoplastics in general must be heated to above 200 ºC for road application and can be sprayed on pavement or extruded as a ribbon. They solidify almost instantaneously as they cool, which makes traffic disruptions minimal, a big advantage over paints. When applied in a thickness of 1 mm, thermoplastic markings last about three years. When applied 3 mm thick, they take longer to dry after being applied, but will last for five years.

Preformed Thermoplastic

Preformed thermoplastic pavement markings (sometime called “tape”, but not to be confused with preformed polymer tape) is simply thermoplastic cut into the final shapes by the manufacturers and ready to position onto an asphalt or concrete pavement surface.  This eliminates the need for metal stencils and on site melters.  The ability of thermoplastic to be melted or extruded, allowed to cool, and melted again, makes Preformed Thermo possible, and very practical.

Preformed thermoplastics are put into place on the road surface and applied using a propane heat torch with a large head to spread out the heat. Some types of preformed require heating the road surface prior to the placement of the preformed thermoplastics, and others can be top heated only with no preheating of the surface.  (Other than to dry it out and remove moisture) Preformed thermoplastic markings are used primarily because of their ease of application, durability and cost-effective service life. Since the plastics are melted into the surface, they are not easily damaged by snowplows. Typically, the preformed thermoplastic markings can last 3 to 6 years, and much longer in low traffic or parking lot environments. The most common applications of preformed thermoplastic pavement markings are found at intersections as transverse markings such as stop lines, legends, crosswalks, arrows, bike lane symbols, and accessibility symbols.

HOW TO ORDER “Premark” Preformed Thermoplastic (OFFLINE Method)

To place an order for our Premark preformed thermoplastic simply following the steps below –

  1. Click Here to pull up our Premark price list.
  2. Either create an email or if you prefer, fill out this form.
  3. List the items you wish to purchase either in your email or on the form you printed. Include the prices and also include the shipping amount on this form.  (see below)  
  4. Shipping will be on a pallet coming from North Carolina.  Prices are as follows.

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  • Yellow – $150
  • Brown – $200
  • Green – $250
  • Burgundy – $300
  • Orange – $325

6.  Add 5% for sales tax to the order.  Tax applies to products and shipping.

7. Email your order to us at steve@reflectivestore.com or fax it to 888-789-5422.  You can also call us at 850-934-3157.  You can include your credit card information or we can call you for this information and run the order.

PREMARK Preformed Thermoplastic Lines / Flats

PreMark Preformed Thermoplastic Lines

Click for Instructions or Video

125 Mils

Cases of 3 Foot Sections

Reflective and Nonskid

*PreMark Sealer Required for Concrete but is not required on asphalt applications*

Shipping – Pallet / Freight Line

Lead – 5 to 7 Business Days



  • 4″ x 3′ Lines
  • 90 linear feet per case (30 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case –  WHITE

$235.00 / case – YELLOW

$235.00 / case – BLUE


  • 6″ x 3′ Lines
  • 60 linear feet per case (20 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case – WHITE

$230.00 / case – YELLOW


  • 8″ x 3′ Lines
  • 45 Linear feet per case (15 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case – WHITE

$235.00 / case – YELLOW


  • 12″ x 3′ Lines
  • 30 Linear feet per case (10 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case – WHITE

$230.00 / case – YELLOW


  • 16″ x 3′ Lines
  • 30 Linear feet per case (10 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$295.00 / case – WHITE


  • 18″ x 3′ Lines
  • 30 Linear feet per case (10 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$330.00 / case – WHITE


  • 24″ x 3′ Lines
  • 15 Linear feet per cases (5 pieces)
  • 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case – WHITE

$230.00 / case – YELLOW


  • PreMark BLACKOUT Material
  • Available in BLACK or GREY
  • 125 mils
  • 3′ Lines
  • 3 Case Minimum

$150.00 / case – 4″ x 3′ (60 Linear Feet – 20 pieces)

$210.00 / case – 6″ x 3′ (60 Linear Feet – 20 pieces)

$210.00 / case – 12″ x 3′ (30 Linear Feet – 10 pieces)

$210.00 / case – 24″ x 3′ (15 Linear Feet – 5 pieces)


*PreMark Sealer required for concrete applications, NOT required for asphalt applications.

$95.00 – Gallon (approximately 150 sf coverage)

$400.00 – 5 Gallons (approximately 750 sf coverage)


$1,200.00 – 5″ Flint 2000EX Heat Torch (cylinder not included)

$300.00 – Flint 2000EX Trolley (For 20-40 lb. cylinder)

*Propane cylinder can be purchased at a local welding supply company.


Freight – Estimated shipping to U.S. continental destinations only.  The following information is provided as a courtesy for general estimating purposes.  The number of pallets and weight of each pallet, as well as, the delivery location will determine the actual shipping cost.  Please contact Reflective Store, Inc. for firm shipping quotes.

Pallet – 2000 lb capacity

Lead time – 5 to 7 Business Days

  • $150.00 – $175.00 – States in the Eastern Time Zone (except Florida)
  • $150.00 – $175.00 – States in the Central Time Zone that are east of the Mississippi River (except Florida)
  • $175.00 – $200.00 – States in the Central Time Zone west of the Mississippi River
  • $200.00 – $225.00 – Florida (FL is very expensive to ship to)
  • $250.00 – States in the Mountain Time Zone
  • $250.00 – $300.00- States in the Pacific Time Zone
  • Call for Quotes – AK and HI


For assistance please call:

Steve Cole or

Staci Cole

Reflective Inc.

1610 Guam Lane

Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Tel:  850.934.3157

Fax:  888-789-5422

steve@reflectivestore.com




HOW TO ORDER – Hot Tape Preformed Thermoplastic

Hot Tape Preformed Thermoplastic Melt-down Lines – 90 mil material – Sold by the CASE in Yellow, White or Blue. (3 case minimum)

Hot Tape is different from Premark in that it is applied by first heating the surface to 300 degrees and then laying the material down and continuing to heat.  (Premark is a top heat only product)  Hot Tape is also sold in rolls versus Premark which is sold in 3 foot strips or flats)  Hot Tape is 90 Mils thick and is available in standard or non skid (for pedestrian areas). Cases of 30 Foot Rolls are shipped on a pallet via freight line. Lead time to shop is from  3 to 5 Business Days.  Prices and instructions on how to order are below.

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HOW TO ORDER

To place an order for our Hot Tape Preformed Thermoplastic simply following the steps below –

1. Either create an email or if you prefer to fax your order print out this form.
2. List the items you wish to purchase either in your email or on the form you printed. Include the prices and also include the shipping amount on this form. (see shipping prices below)
3. Shipping will be on a pallet coming from North Carolina. Prices are as follows.
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Yellow – $150
Brown – $200
Green – $250
Burgundy – $300
Orange – $325
4. Add 5% for sales tax to the order. Tax applies to products and shipping.
5. Email your order to us at steve@reflectivestore.com or fax it to 888-789-5422. You can also call us at 850-934-3157. You can include your credit card information or we can call you for this information and run the order.

PRICE LIST

* 4″ x 30′ Rolls
* 3 Rolls per case
* 90 linear feet per case
* 3 Case minimum order

$220.00 / case – WHITE

$230.00 / case – YELLOW

$230.00 / case – BLUE


* 6″ x 30′ Rolls
* 3 Rolls per case
* 90 linear feet per case
* 2 Case minimum order

$335.00 / case – WHITE

$345.00 / case – YELLOW


* 8″ x 30′ Rolls
* 3 Rolls per Case
* 90 Linear feet per case
* 2 Case minimum order

$440.00 / case – WHITE

$455.00 / case – YELLOW


* 12″ x 30′ Rolls
* 2 Rolls per case
* 60 Linear feet per case
* 2 Case minimum order

$440.00 / case – WHITE

$460.00 / case – YELLOW


* 18″ x 30′ Lines
* 1 Roll per case
* 30 Linear feet per case
* 2 Case minimum order

$330.00 / case – WHITE

$345.00 / case – YELLOW


* 24″ x 30′ Lines
* 1 roll per case
* 30 Linear feet per cases
* 2 Case minimum order

$460.00 / case – WHITE

$500.00 / case – YELLOW

 


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For assistance please call:

Steve Cole or

Staci Cole

Reflective Inc.

1610 Guam Lane

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Tel: 850.934.3157

Fax: 888-789-5422

steve@reflectivestore.com


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6″ Yellow Hot Tape Roll


PREMARK Preformed Thermoplastic Words / Legends / Letters

PreMark Preformed Thermoplastic Lines

Click for Instructions or Video

See Product Drawings Below

125 Mils (90 mil for smaller letters)

Reflective

ViziGrip nonskid for pedestrian areas upon request

*PreMark Sealer Required for Concrete but is not required on asphalt applications*

Shipping – Pallet / Freight Line

Lead – 5 to 7 Business Days



“AHEAD” – $455.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“BUMP” – $335.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“BUS” – $270.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“CLEAR” – $380.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“EAST” – $325.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“EXIT” – $325.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“KEEP” – $360.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“LANE” – $336.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“LEFT” – $325.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“MERGE” – $465.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“MPH” – $270.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“NORTH” -$445.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“ONLY” – $327.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“PED” – $270.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“RIGHT” – $355.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“R x R” Kit FHWA – $627.00

  • 20′ x 8′ kit size
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“R” – $189.00

  • 6’6″ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 2 per pack
  • Narrow

“R x R” Kit Narrow – $627.00

  • 20′ x 6’6″‘ kit size
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“SIGNAL” – $455.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“SCHOOL” – $656.00

  • 10′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“SCHOOL” – $510.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“SCHOOL” Yellow – $530.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • YELLOW
  • 1 per pack
  • CALTRANS

“SLOW” – $325.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“SLOW”  Yellow – $340.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • YELLOW
  • 1 per pack
  • CALTRANS

“SOUTH” – $445.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“STOP” – $325.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“WEST” – $339.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“XING” – $342.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

“XING” – $350.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • YELLOW
  • 1 per pack
  • CALTRANS

“YIELD” – $355.00

  • 8′ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

Curb or Fire Lane Size Letters

“NO PARKING” – $168.00

  • 12″ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • Series B letters

“Fire Lane” – $148.00

  • 12″ letter height
  • WHITE
  • 1 per pack
  • Series B letters

Individual Letters (see picture below)

6”,12” and 24″ numbers and letters – FHWA (90 MIL)
48” and 96” numbers and letters – FHWA/Complies with MUTCD (125 MIL)

6” Letters A thru Z – $16.00 each
12” Letters A thru Z – $20.00 each
24” Letters A thru Z – $43.00 each
48” Letters A thru Z – $74.00 each
96” Letter A thru Z – $94.00 each
120” Letter A thru Z – $120.00 each


6” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $16.00 each
12” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $20.00 each
24” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $43.00 each
48” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $74.00 each
96” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $94.00 each
120” Numbers 0 thru 9 – $120.00 each


*PreMark Sealer required for concrete applications, NOT required for asphalt applications.

$95.00 – Gallon (approximately 150 sf coverage)

$400.00 – 5 Gallons (approximately 750 sf coverage)


$950.00 – 5″ Flint 2000EX Heat Torch (cylinder not included)

$200.00 – Flint 2000EX Trolley (For 20-40 lb. cylinder)

*Propane cylinder can be purchased at a local welding supply company.


Freight – Estimated shipping to U.S. continental destinations only. The following information is provided as a courtesy for general estimating purposes. The number of pallets and weight of each pallet, as well as, the delivery location will determine the actual shipping cost. Please contact Reflective Store, Inc. for firm shipping quotes.

Pallet – 2000 lb capacity

Lead time – 5 to 7 Business Days

* $150.00 – $175.00 – States in the Eastern Time Zone (except Florida)
* $150.00 -$175.00 – States in the Central Time Zone that are east of the Mississippi River (except Florida)
* $175.00 – $200.00 – States in the Central Time Zone west of the Mississippi River
* $200.00 – $225.00 – Florida (FL is very expensive to ship to)
* $250.00 – States in the Mountain Time Zone
* $250.00 – $300.00 – States in the Pacific Time Zone
* Call for Quotes – AK and HI


 For assistance please call:

Steve Cole or

Staci Cole

Reflective Inc.

1610 Guam Lane

Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Tel: 850.934.3157

Fax: 888-789-5422

steve@reflectivestore.com


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TORCHES for Melting Down Thermoplastic

Installing preformed thermoplastic is not difficult.  All that is needed is a broom to clean the surface and a propane torch to melt the product.  The torch should be the wand type and should have a tip that is at least 2″ in diameter.  The larger diameter head spreads out the heat and makes the job go quicker. These types of torches are commonly used for installing melt on roofing or for weed burning.  We use the one in the picture to the left.  It has an adjustable flame and a turbo blast trigger.  An automatic ignitor is nice but bring a lighter just in case.


PREMARK Preformed Thermoplastic Arrows

PreMark Preformed Thermoplastic Arrows

Click for Instructions ,Product Drawings and Video

125 Mils

Reflective and Nonskid

*PreMark Sealer is Required for Concrete but is NOT required for asphalt applications*

Shipping – Pallet / Freight Line

Lead – 5 to 7 Days



Basic Arrows

  • 9’10” x 3’3″ Straight Arrow Standard
  • White
  • 2 per pack
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • FHWA Std / Caltrans Type I (California)

$395.00 per pack – Straight Arrow Standard


  • 8’2″ x 6’3″ Turn Arrows
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beaded
  • 2 per pack
  • FHWA Std / Caltrans Type IV (California)

$457.00 per pack – Turn Arrow Standard Reversible
(reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)

$457.00 per pack –  Turn Arrow Standard Left

$457.00 per pack – Turn Arrow Standard Right


  • 8’2″ x 11’6″ Combination Left / Right Arrow
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beaded
  • 1 per pack

$422.00 per pack – Combination Left / Right Arrow


  • 13’1″ x 7’4″ Combination Straight / Turn Arrow Standard
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Std / Caltrans Type VII (California)

$413.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Straight  / Turn Standard Reversible –                                (Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)

$413.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Standard – Straight / Left Turn

$413.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Standard – Straight / Right Turn


  • 13’2″ x 11’6″ Combination Left / Straight / Right Arrow
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • 1 per pack

$510.00 – Combination Left / Straight/ Right Arrow


  • 12′ x 1’8″ Straight Arrow Elongated
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • 2 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$398.00 per pack


  • 12′ x 3′ Elongated Turn Arrows
  • White
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • 2 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$459.00 per pack – Turn Arrow Elongated Reversible
(Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)

$459.00 per pack – Turn Arrow Elongated – Left Turn

$459.00 per pack – Turn Arrow Elongated – Right Turn


  • 20′ x 3’7″ Combination Arrow Elongated
  • WHITE
  • Reflective Glass Beads
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$402.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Elongated Reversible
(Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)

$402.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Elongated – Straight / Left Turn Arrow

$402.00 per pack – Combination Arrow Elongated – Straight / Right Turn Arrow



Specialty Arrows

  • 18′ x 5’8″ Lane Reduction Arrow Reversible
  • (reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$590.00 per pack Lane Reduction Arrow Reversible


  • 10’4″ x 7’9″ U-Turn Arrow Left
  • 1 per pack

$436.00 per pack – U Turn Arrow Left


  • 24′ Exit Ramp (Wrong Way) Arrow
  • 2 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$448.00 per pack – Exit Ramp (Wrong Way) Arrow


  • 20′ x 8’7″ Roundabout Fish-hook Arrow
  • 1 per pack
  • FHWA Standard / 2009 MUTCD

$603.00 per pack – Roundabout Fish-hook Arrow


  • HOV Designated Lane
  • 5 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$531.00 per pack – HOV Designated Lane



Caltrans Specialty Arrows

  • 24′ x 6′ Caltrans Turn Arrow Reversible
  • (Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)
  • 1 per pack
  • Caltrans Type III (California)

$604.00 per pack – Caltrans Turn Arrow Reversible


  • 18′ x 3’6″ Caltrans Straight Arrow
  • 2 per pack
  • Caltrans Type I (California)

$753.00 per pack – Caltrans Straight Arrow


  • 24′ x 6’9″ Combination Arrow Reversible
  • (Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)
  • 1 per pack
  • Caltrans Type II (California)

$640.00 per pack – combination Arrow Reversible


  • 24′ x 3’6″ Straight Arrows Elongated
  • 1 per pack
  • Caltrans Type 1 (California)

$477.00 per pack – Straight Arrows Elongated


  • 17’6 x 5’6″ Lane Reduction Arrow Reversible
  • (Reversible arrows do not have surface glass beads)
  • 1 per pack
  • Caltrans Type IV (California)

$590.00 per pack – Lane Reduction Arrow Reversible



Mini Arrows

  • 6′ x 2’4″ Mini Straight Arrow
  • 2 per pack
  • FHWA Standard

$177.00 per pack – Mini Straight Arrow


  • 5’6″ x 4’2″ Mini Turn Arrow
  • 2 per pack

$213.00 – per pack – Mini Turn Arrow


  • 6′ x 2’1″ Mini Combination Arrow
  • 2 per pack

$323.00 per pack – Mini Combination Arrow



*PreMark Sealer required for concrete applications, Not required for asphalt application.

$95.00 – Gallon (approximately 150 sf coverage)

$400.00 – 5 Gallons (approximately 750 sf coverage)


$950.00 – 5″ Flint 2000EX Heat Torch (cylinder not included)

$200.00 – Flint 2000EX Trolley (For 20-40 lb. cylinder)

Propane cylinder can be purchased at a local welding supply company.



Freight – Estimated shipping to U.S. continental destinations only.  The following information is provided as a courtesy for general estimating purposes.  The number of pallets and weight of each pallet, as well as, the delivery location will determine the actual shipping cost.  Please contact Reflective Store, Inc. for firm shipping quotes.

Pallet – 2000 lb capacity

Lead time – 5 to 7 Business Days

  • $150.00 – $175.00  – States in the Eastern Time Zone (except Florida)
  • $150.00 – $175.00 – States in the Central Time Zone that are east of the Mississippi River (except Florida)
  • $175.00 – $200.00 – States in the Central Time Zone west of the Mississippi River
  • $200.00 – $225.00 – Florida (FL is very expensive to ship to)
  • $250.00 – States in the Mountain Time Zone
  • $250.00 – $300.00 – States in the Pacific Time Zone
  • Call for Quotes – AK and HI


For assistance please call:

Steve Cole or

Staci Cole

Reflective Inc.

1610 Guam Lane

Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Tel:  850.934.3157

Fax:  888.789.5422

steve@reflectivestore.com




PREMARK – Specifications and MSDS Sheet

VG 03.23.10 SPECIFICATION

PreMark with Vizigrip (optional)

PREFORMED THERMOPLASTIC PAVEMENT

MARKINGS

 

1.

USE: A durable, high skid resistant, retroreflective pavement marking material suitable for use as interstate shields, route shields, bike path, roadway, intersection, airport, commercial or private pavement delineation and markings.

 

1.1.

The markings must be a resilient white, yellow or other color thermoplastic product, the surface of which must contain glass beads and abrasives in an alternating pattern. The markings must be resistant to the detrimental effects of motor fuels, lubricants, hydraulic fluids etc. Lines, legends and symbols are capable of being affixed to bituminous and/or Portland cement concrete pavements by the use of the normal heat of a propane torch.

 

1.2.

The markings must be capable of conforming to pavement contours, breaks and faults through the action of traffic at normal pavement temperatures. The markings shall have resealing characteristics, such that it is capable of fusing with itself and previously applied thermoplastic when heated with the torch.

 

1.3.

The markings shall not have minimum ambient and road temperature requirements for application, storage, or handling.

 

2.

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 reflective highway markings.

 

3.

MATERIAL: Must be composed of an ester modified rosin resistant to degradation by motor fuels, lubricants etc. in conjunction with aggregates, pigments, binders, abrasives, and glass beads which have been factory produced as a finished product, and meets the requirements of the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The thermoplastic material conforms to AASHTO designation M249-79 (98), with the exception of the relevant differences due to the material being supplied in a preformed state.

 

3.1.

Graded Glass Beads:

 

3.1.1.

The material must contain a minimum of thirty percent (30%) intermixed graded glass beads by weight. The intermixed beads shall be clear and transparent. Not more than twenty percent (20%) consists of irregular fused spheroids, or silica. The index of refraction shall not be less than 1.50.

 

3.1.2.

The material must have factory applied coated surface beads and abrasives in addition to the intermixed beads at a rate of 1/2 lb. (± 20%) per 11 sq. ft. The surface beads and abrasives must be applied in an alternating arrangement across the surface of the material so that the surface is covered in what is best described as a “checkerboard” pattern of glass beads and abrasive materials. The abrasive material must have a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale). These factory applied coated surface beads shall have the following specifications:

                         

Minimum 80% rounds 3) Minimum SiO2 Content of 70%;

 

Minimum refractive index of 1.5 4) Maximum iron content of 0.1%;

 

Size Gradation

Retained, %

Passing, %

US Mesh

Um

12

1700

0 – 2%

98 – 100%

14

1400

0 – 6%

94 – 100%

16

1180

1 – 21%

79 – 99%

18

1000

28 – 62%

38 – 72%

20

850

62 – 71%

29 – 38%

30

600

67 – 77%

23 – 33%

50

300

86 – 95%

5 – 14%

80

200

97-100%

0 – 3%

 

3.2. Pigments:

 

3.2.1.

White: The material shall be manufactured with sufficient titanium dioxide pigment to meet FHWA Docket No. FHWA-99-6190 Table 5 and Table 6 as revised and corrected.

 

3.2.2.

Red, Blue, and Yellow: The material shall be manufactured with sufficient pigment to meet FHWA Docket No. FHWA-99-6190 Table 5 and Table 6 as revised and corrected. The yellow pigments must be organic and must be heavy-metal free.

 

3.2.3.

Other Colors: The pigments must be heavy-metal free.

 

3.3.

Heating indicators: The top surface of the material (same side as the factory applied surface beads) shall have regularly spaced indents. These indents shall act as a visual cue during application that the material has reached a molten state so satisfactory adhesion and proper bead embedment has been achieved and a post-application visual cue that the installation procedures have been followed.

 

3.4.

Skid Resistance: The surface of the preformed thermoplastic material shall contain factory applied non-skid material with a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale). Upon application the material shall provide a minimum skid resistance value of 60 BPN when tested according to ASTM E 303

 

3.5.

Thickness: The material must be supplied at a minimum thickness of 90 mils (2.29 mm) or 125 mils (3.15 mm).

 

3.6.

Retroreflectivity: The preformed retroreflective marking materials upon application shall exhibit adequate and uniform nighttime retroreflectivity. The marking materials shall have the following retroreflectivity as measured using a Delta LTL 2000 or LTL-X Retroreflectometer:

 

White preformed reflective marking materials–minimum of 275 mcd·m-2·lx-1

Note: Initial retroreflection and skid resistance are affected by the amount of heat applied during installation. When ambient temperatures are such that greater amounts of heat are required for proper installation, initial retroreflection and skid resistance levels may be affected.

 

3.7.

Environmental Resistance: The material must be resistant to deterioration due to exposure to sunlight, water, salt or adverse weather conditions and impervious to oil and gasoline.

 

3.8.

Abrasives: The abrasives and surface beads must be applied in an alternating arrangement across the surface of the material so that the surface is covered in what is best described as a “checkerboard” pattern of glass beads and abrasive materials. The abrasive material must have a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale).

 

4.

APPLICATION:

 

4.1.

Asphalt: The materials shall be applied using the propane torch method recommended by the manufacturer. The material must be able to be applied without minimum requirements for ambient and road temperatures and without any preheating of the pavement to a specific temperature. The material must be able to be applied without the use of a thermometer. The pavement shall be clean, dry and free of debris. Supplier must enclose application instructions with each box/package.

 

4.2.

Portland Concrete: The same application procedure shall be used as described under Section 4.1. However, a compatible primer sealer may be applied before application to assure proper adhesion.

 

5.

PACKAGING: The preformed thermoplastic markings shall be placed in protective plastic film with cardboard stiffeners where necessary to prevent damage in transit. Linear material must be cut to a maximum of 3′ long pieces. Legends and symbols must also be supplied in flat pieces. The cartons in which packed shall be non-returnable and shall not exceed 40″ in length and 25″ in width, and be labeled for ease of identification. The weight of the individual carton must not exceed seventy (70) pounds. A protective film around the box must be applied in order to protect the material from rain or premature aging.

 

6.

TECHNICAL SERVICES: The successful bidder shall provide technical services as required.

 

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PreMark Preformed Thermoplastic 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: PreMark®

Issue Date: 12/11/1998 Revised Date: 02/16/2010

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 – 15%

Polymers Unknown 5 – 15%

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.

Measures:

 

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. Material Safety Data Sheet Page 3 of 3

 

Section 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Boiling Point: Not Applicable Solubility in Water: Not soluble

Melting Point: 226º F – 248º 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.

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.

 

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MSDS Sheet for the PreMark Sealer

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Transparent Acrylic primer

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HMIS(1)

Health 1

Fire 3

Reactivity 0

 

(1) Hazardous Materials Identification System

0 = Mínimum danger To 4 = Maximum danger

Date : Jan-06 MSDS N° 133

SECTION I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Trade Name FTI LOW-VOC SEALER Date Issued: January 18, 2006

Code 23-220 Date Revised: January 19, 2006

Emergency Telephone Number 1-800-424-9300 (Chemtrec)

Telephone Number for information 336-475-6600

Company Flint Trading Inc. – 115 Todd Court, Thomasville, NC 27360

Synonyms Transparent Acrylic Primer

Formula N/A

Chemical family Modified acrylic resins in aromatic and oxygenated solvent.

N° CAS N/A

Category IMO 3 UN 1263

SECTION II COMPOSITION

Use Primer – Low VOC

Characteristics Modified acrylic resins in aromatic and oxygenated solvents.

Substance

Ingredients Classification Max. Cont. Threshlod Limit Value

Toluene UN 1294 30%

CAS 108-88-3

Acetone UN 1090 30%

CAS 76-64-1

Acrylic Resins N/A 55%

SECTION III HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

The product is harmful by inhalation and highly flammable

SECTION IV FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation Remove the person to fresh air. In case of general indisposition: the person shall

be kept under surveillance, seek medical attention. In case of severe indisposition

call inmediately medical attention/ambulance.

Skin contact Remove inmediately with water, wash contaminated skin with soap and water

and remove contaminated clothes inmediately.

Eye contact In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15

minutes. Remove contact lenses. Call a physician .

Ingestion Rinse thoroughly with water. Drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting.

N/A

TLV-TWA : 100 ppm

TLV-STEL : 150 ppm

OSHA PEL: 100 ppm

TLV-TWA: 500 ppm

TLV-STEL: 750 ppm

OSHA PEL: 1,000 ppm

Page 1 of 3

MSDS FTI Low VOC Sealer

If vomiting occurs, keep the head in a low position to avoid material into lungs.

Seek medical attention.

SECTION V FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES

Flammable Class 3 – Flammable liquids

Extinguishing media Use foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemicals. Do not use water.

Special firefighting procedures Self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in

pressure-demand or other possitive pressure mode.

SECTION VI ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Safety measures Limit the spillage and avoid it to reach the sewer system.

Avoid direct contact with the product, use protective equipment (section 8).

Inform the local authorities. Be aware of risk of fire.

Methods for cleaning up Soak the leakage with nonflammable material, such as sand and put in a sealed

container marked with content. Ventilation is necesary.

SECTION VII HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling Can only be put in labelled containers. Avoid direct contact and inhalation of

vapors. Use protective equipment.

Storage Store the product according to national regulations regarding flammable liquids.

The product must be stored in a dry and cool (<25°C or 75°F) place. The package

must be tightly closed and stored in a well-ventilated area.

SECTION VIII EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Generally applicable control The work-place and -method should be outlined, so that inhalation of vapor and

measures and precautions skin contact can be avoided. Smoking and the use of open fire are prohibited.

The product will dry in 20 minutes.

The Danish Threshold limit value(TLV) for toluene (1996) is 25 ppm.

Eye rinsing bottle shall be placed at the workplace. Sprinkler or other forms of

water spray shall be present at the workplace.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Respiration protection Use protective apparatus, when risk of inhaling vapors.

Hands protection Use protective gloves, when risk of splashes or other forms of skin contact.

Eye protection Use protective goggles, when risk of splashes.

Skin protection Use special clothes. Clothes and gloves have to be replaced when they are

contaminated to a degree in which skin contact can occur.

Demands for special Special training is not required.. Persons working with the product

training must be familiar with the contents of this MSDS.

SECTION IX PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance Liquid

Color amber

Odor Aromatic-like solvent

Density 0.95 ± 0.03 g/cc

Density of volatile contents 0.83 g/cc.

Boiling point Initial 56°C (133ºF)

Solubility in water None

VOC content Less than 350 g/l

Flash point -15°C (5°F)

MSDS FTI Low VOC Sealer

SECTION X STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Incompatibility with other Avoid contact with oxidizing substances, sparks and heat.

materials

Decomposition When the product is heated, toxic vapors can be released.

SECTION XI TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Inhalation effects Inhalation can provoke coughing, dizziness, nausea and headache.

Eye effects The product causes irritation.

Skin effects The product can be absorbed by skin contact and give the same symptoms as

by inhalation

Ingestion Ingestion can provoke abdominal cramps, headache and dizziness.

Long term effects By repeated or prolonged skin contact the skin will be degreased.

This causes irritations and redness.

The product contain organic solvents. Repeated or prolonged inhalation of

vapors causes risk of damage to nervous system.

The product contains Toluene, wich may cause fetus damage.

SECTION XII ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Avoid uncontrolled release of this material into the enviroment.

Spill or leak procedures : normal for clean up. Use good housekeeping practices.

Wear appropiate respiratory protection and protective clothing.

Contain spilled material with diatomaceous earth and transfer to secure containers.

SECTION XIII DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Precautions and ways of Avoid skin contact. Use personal protective equipment.

disposal Waste has to be properly packaged in a tight container.

Labelling The product is hazardous waste.

EAK-code 08 01 02 00

SECTION XIV TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

UN number 1263 – Proper shipping name : Paint or paint related materials

ADR class 2 item 2 letter B

IMDG 3.2 Group II Page 3268 (Eng. De.)

SECTION XV LABELING

Content Toluene USA n° 203-625-9

Hazard symbol Harmful (Xn) Highly Flammable (F)

R-sentences R11 Highly Flammable –

R20 Harmful by inhalation

S-sentences S16 Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking

S25 Avoid contact with eyes

S29 Do not empty into drains

The data in this MSDS relates only to the specific material designated herein and does not relate to use with any

other material or in any process.