An epoxy resin system is described which has a good balance of cure time and wetting action as well as the desired durability and color retention. Comments are made on the equipment to handle and place it on a production basis, as well as on maintenance work. In a 1975 demonstration project, 3 variables--temperature, sky cover and surface conditions--were investigated (none of these affected durability), and several problems (coning, adhesion, reflectivity) which were encountered were solved. In a 1976 demonstration project, the following were investigated: bead types and treatment, film thickness variations, surface cleaning, and restriping and overlaying the previous years epoxy with a 10 mil stripe to renew reflectivity. The study concludes that the epoxy will adhere to both portland cement concrete and bituminous pavements, can be placed (with little traffic interuption) as a 20 second hot paint, can withstand heavy traffic and a Minnesota winter season, is economically justifiable, can be placed under a condition (wet pavement) in which other products cannot, and can be cleaned easily.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Highways

    408 Highway Building
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Authors:
    • Gillis, H J
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM