All-new in Road Markings

Road marking manufacturers have many innovative new products either currently being used on major highways or set to be made available within the next couple of years. A Dutch construction and infrastructure firm is developing intriguing new products for the road markings market. One innovation involves how to develop painting road markings with glow-in-the-dark paint into a viable product. Glow-in-the-dark lining absorbs energy during the day and glows in the dark, for as long as 10 hours, as a safe and sustainable alternative to routes without lighting. The glow-in-the-dark paint road markings are now in laboratory testing and will soon be tested along a short stretch of roadway. Testing aspects will include skid resistance and the ability to withstand salt. Glow-in-the-dark paint can be used to mark roads where there is no public lighting. It’s a simple, cost-effective measure, compared to using a combination of existing road markings and street lighting. While putting glow-in-the-dark paint on existing urban and rural road markings would have an initial cost, long-term cost savings would be realized through the removal of road signs and markings that require costly electric-powered lighting to be visible at night. In order to save money, governments are shutting down street lights at night. More sustainable things are needed.


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  • Accession Number: 01491800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2013 1:09PM