Ask any highway engineer about the problems of using temporary road marking products for road works or other temporary route delineation. Chances are that top of his/her list would be the lengthy and complex installation, causing disruption and/or costly road closures, poor levels of durability and a difficult removal process often causing damage to the road surface.
Current temporary solutions also have associated problems such as a lengthy drying/curing process, a need for very high installation temperatures which pose a danger to operatives and a requirement for large machinery.
Yet temporary road markings are an integral part of ensuring that traffic on the UK’s roads continues to flow as smoothly as possible.
Now Promain has come up with the answer; a new and unique system that resolves all the previously predictable problems. The internationally established road safety products manufacturer has introduced the first (and only) pre-formed, cold applied road paint, marketed under the Paintmark (patents pending) brand.
Paintmark is incredibly simple to use and is set to revolutionise the temporary road markings market. It is quick and easy to apply by hand thus minimising costly road closures, it can be trafficked immediately and its removal (causing no damage to the road surface) is virtually effortless. Due to the innovative manner in which the new temporary marking is manufactured, it can be produced in a wide selection of shapes, lines, colours and designs, including symbols and company logos.
Paintmark, which is workable even at low temperatures, comprises three core components. The trafficked surface is Promain’s ‘High Build’ durable waterborne traffic paint, into which high index glass beads can be incorporated to provide appropriate levels of retro-reflectivity, if required.
The system bonds to the road surface via a natural bitumen with excellent adhesive qualities. Between the paint and the adhesive is a layer of specially developed high strength fabric, which binds the two together.
Eventual removal is achieved by simply warming the product with a gas torch or steam hose. The need for hydroblasting, scabbling, or the use of a heat lance, is completely eliminated, and no residue is left on the road surface.