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If you are the manager of a car park, a road network, or even highway management – have you thought about thermoplastic line marking? This technique has gained popularity in the transport and facilities management sector, and is becoming recognised as a superior solution to many traditional painting techniques. It can be used on a wide range of concrete surfaces, as well as asphalt.

So in this blog, we run through three quick fire benefits associated with thermoplastic line marking:

– Long lasting

There is no doubt that outstanding durability is one of the reasons why thermoplastic line marking has picked up popularity. As long as it is applied correctly, there is no reason why thermoplastic lines can’t last for many years, offering a great return on investment to customers. There is no reason why the lines need any maintenance once they have been applied, providing a cost effective product.

– Adaptability

Whenever lines are needed on a road, in a car park, or on a highway, thermoplastic marking can be used. That means the full spectrum of road users can benefit from them – from drivers and motor cyclists to pedestrians and those on push bikes.

– Safety first

One of the primary objectives of thermoplastic line marking is to make roads safer, and because of the durability we mention above, as well as the reflective qualities, thermoplastic lines are able to perform their safety role for longer.

It is absolutely vital to have a trained professional with the right equipment to do thermoplastic line marking, whether for car park line painting or road markings. The equipment used is able to heat and melt the special mixture, and there are also specialist tools which are needed to apply it. After it has been applied, the substance cools and is affixed to the surface rapidly. There are different types of thermoplastic line marking products on the market; some of them with their own special properties such as pigments which make them different colours, and glass beads which offer a reflective quality.