The importance and uses of airfield traffic and guidance markings and practial requirements for markings and reviewed. Chlorinated rubber-base paint (e.g. alloprene) markings are judged satisfactory on many counts, including: durability in the face of weathering and exposure of de-icing chemicals, easy and rapid application by a variety of techniques (brush, airless spray, air assisted spray), rapid drying, applicability under extreme climatic conditions including topical and subarctic condition, clarity and distinct coloration, and no requirement for pre-mixing. Speed of application is usual for airfield safety (both for marking new and aircraft.) Old markings do not have to be removed for adhesion. Reflectorization of the markings with glass beads to improve night visibility is no problem. Experience in the USA and at Paris and London with chlorinated rubber-base paint markings is reviewed.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ferguson, W D
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

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  • Pagination: p. 29-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM