Preformed Thermoplastic Technical Data


Ozark Materials’ hydrocarbon and alkyd-based thermoplastic pavement markings are premium, blended granular materials with long service life, excellent adhesion, and superior color and retroreflectivity retention. The alkyd-based materials provide an array of application and final film properties that make it ideal for city markings, as well as legends or long-line applications. Based on the customer and/or governmental agency requirements, the markings can be designed for varying levels of initial and retained performance properties.


• Long service life   • Excellent adhesion   • Maintains color over time  
• Superior retroreflectivity retention   • Wide range of application thickness     



Ozark Materials, LLC’s thermoplastic markings meet AASHTO M249 specifications, but are adapted for any state, city, or county requirements. Colors meet the MUTCD and ASTM D 6628 requirements as established. These products can be applied via spray, ribbon, or screed extrude methods and provide application thicknesses in the range of 30-120 mils. Thermoplastic can be supplied to provide 500 mil thickness profiled bumps for audible and vibratory enhancement on the roadway.


Ozark Materials’ thermoplastic products are packaged in 50 lb. ready-melt bags, uniformly palletized 2,000 lbs. of product plus packaging (pallet cap and stretch-wrapped).


Ozark Materials’ thermoplastic pavement markings are designed to be stable for 4+ hours at application temperatures of 400° F to 425° F. The surface must be clean, dry, and 50° F and rising to ensure a successful material bond with the substrate. Ozark Materials requires use of sealer/primer on all concrete and older oxidized asphalt surfaces.


Ozark Materials’ thermoplastic products should always be kept dry, and indoors if possible. While outdoor storage is acceptable, some application properties may be affected. The shelf life of the material should not exceed 12 months from the the date of manufacture.


Property Typical: (modified for various specifications)
Binder Content 18 % minimum
Bead Content 30 % - 40 %
TiO2 Pigment Content, White Only 10 % minimum


White Federal 595B # 17886
White Reflectance 75 minimum


Yellowness Index 0.12 maximum
Yellow Federal 595B # 13538
Yellow Reflectance 45 minimum
Softening Point 200° - 230° F
Impact Resistance 10 inch-lbs. minimum
Bond Strength 200 psi minimum
Dry Time Open to traffic in 2 minutes at 50F, and in 10 minutes at 130° F pavement temperature




Ozark Materials, LLC. warrants to the purchaser that this product shall be manufactured without defects. This limited warranty covers material replacement only. The shelf life shall be one year from the date of manufacture when stored properly. Excluded from coverage is labor, any damage to the application surface or any failure of the coating caused other than by defects in the material.