Preformed Thermoplastic

Preformed Thermoplastic, Ozark Materials

Ozark Materials, LLC manufactures and supplies pre-cut lines, legends, and symbols as a system primarily for roadway delineation and marking areas directed at pedestrian and bike lane usage. These preformed thermoplastic markings offer numerous benefits to contractors and construction professionals who want to enhance the safety of their roadway projects as well as helping to improve with turnaround on projects.

The material used in our preformed thermoplastics can be manufactured to provide increased skid resistance when compared to standard thermoplastics. Our material is a highly durable, polymer-based marking that retroreflectivity throughout the life of the marking. Meaning our product will provide maximum safety for its entire lifespan and won’t need to be replaced due to failing safety features that makes this product so beneficial.

The preformed thermoplastic marking is heat-applied to both asphalt and concrete surfaces. This gives it a strong bond with surface materials that can easily withstand high heat, freezing temperatures, and daily use from motor vehicles including bicycles, semi-trucks, and passenger cars.  

Specifications

Ozark Materials, LLC’s preformed thermoplastic markings conform to standards required by the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways as issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, or MUTCD defines the standards used by road managers nationwide and ensures the uniform installation and maintenance of traffic control devices on all public streets or roadways, highways, bikeways, and private roads that are open to public travel. The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F. The MUTCD, which has been administered by the FHWA since 1971, and it compiles the national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals. It is updated periodically to accommodate the nation's changing transportation needs and address new safety technologies, traffic control tools, and traffic management techniques. For more information on the MUTCD or to get more information on the uniform product specifications set by the Federal government, please visit https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

Preformed thermoplastic markings are available in white, yellow and other colors meeting MUTCD specifications. We offer bead contents from 30% to 50% and our preformed thermoplastic markings have a minimum bond strength of around 300psi. Thickness varies by product, but it averages between 60 to 124 mils. All thermoplastic markings pass the Mandrel Bend Test and have skid resistances. Other specifications are available upon request and we guarantee the quality and consistency of our preformed thermoplastic markings.

Application

Preformed thermoplastic markings are fusible to both asphalt and portland cement concrete with, or without, the use of preheating of the pavement surface, and is open to traffic within 15 minutes of application.

Application is relatively simple as all the surface area needs is to be clean and dry. Apply any necessary primer, layout the markings, and apply heat if applicable. As well, apply any grains to the preformed plastic and apply heat again.

For more in-depth application instructions or to get more information on the thermoplastic application processes, See our application instructions for more information.

 

Flexibility

The supplied markings are designed to be very flexible to maintain integrity of the product in transit delivery and handling during installation. These markings are highly durable and are known for providing a long service life without degrading performance. 

 

Appearance

The material will conform to contours, faults, and breaks of the pavement surface. Markings come available in several colors, binder content, retroreflectivity, thickness, and skid resistances. Custom thermoplastics are available upon request. For more information or for custom orders, please visit our contact us page and fill out our form. 

 

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture, when stored properly. The ideal indoor temperatures for storage are between 35 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and ‘in a dry area. As thermoplastics can be heavy, we do not recommend stacking more then 20 packs on top of each other as over time, this can warp the thermoplastic.