EPOXY STRIPING FOR IMPROVED DURABILITY

A new series of fast-curing, solvent-free epoxy and urethane compounds for traffic lane markings of improved durability were developed in the laboratory and limited field tested. Of this series, three epoxy formulations (E-3, E-10, and E-26) gave, compared to alkyd-based and thermoplastic striping materials, excellent visibility and durability on either aged or fresh portland cement concrete and bituminous surfaces in film thicknesses from 7 to 60 mils. These three epoxies were two-component, solvent-free systems with no track times of less than three minutes on ambient roadway surfaces starting with safe and relatively low mixture temperatures of 70 to 85 Deg C. Durability was determined by outdoor exposure panels, by a new type of laboratory-simulated wear tester developed during the program, and by examination of stripes applied to highways in Massachusetts and Maine. Simulated laboratory tests wre correlated with actual highway tests to demonstrate the effects of weather, temperature, tire, tire stud, and snowplow on stripe durability and bead loss. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Amicon Corporation

    25 Hartwell Avenue
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Authors:
    • Lysagth, M J
    • Rich, T R
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-156 Final Rpt., FCP 3112-112
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8577
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM