The author reviews the plastic coatings that are used for street furniture and compares them with alternative finishes. The benefits listed are attractive seam free finish, insulation, low maintenance, edge protection and resistance to corrosion, ultra-violet light, acid, abrasion and weathering. Pvc, nylon, epoxy, fluidized-bed coating and electrostatic spraying are considered in turn. Reasons for choosing plastic coatings are next discussed, followed by a brief account of alternative finishings, namely zinc spray paint and galvanized finishes and alternative materials for the street furniture, that require less maintenance (concrete, aluminium and fibre glass). After a brief discussion of possible future trends the author concludes by making reference to current developments with plastic coatings, the implications arising from the common market, thermaset materials, and the possible use of polyurethane and polyethelene. It is concluded that the best solution appears to be in the use of a pvc coating over galvanizing. An appendix gives a specification for the protective plastic coating of street furniture. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Public Lighting Engineers

    78 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
    London SW1E 6PF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Green, A C
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Public Lighting
    • Volume: 39
    • Issue Number: 167
    • Publisher: Association of Public Lighting Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM