Standard Highway Safety Marking Spheres (Glass Beads)

Product Description:

Retroreflective pavement markings deliver continuous roadway guidance to drivers and have been proven to increase highway safety, especially in conditions of poor visibility at night.  Applying Highway Safety Marking Spheres is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase highway safety in these conditions.  Our standard glass spheres are highly durable and consistent in quality and composition.  Strict quality control produces truly round spheres that optimize retroreflectivity. Proprietary coatings are available to resist agglomeration, ensure flotation for ideal embedment, and improve adhesion for greater durability.

Standard Highway Safety Marking Spheres meet or exceed every adopted highway safety marking sphere standard in effect today.  They are consistent in quality and composition and exhibit excellent durability.

Standard Highway Safety Marking Spheres can be applied as drop-on spheres in all commercial applications-latex/water-borne paint, alkyd/solvent paint, epoxy and thermoplastic.  Please contact us if you require assistance in determining which bead is best for your application.

Application Guidelines:  To ensure optimum retroreflective performance and durability, the bead/binder system needs to be applied in the proper manner: Apply the spheres immediately following the binder application.  Apply the spheres evenly over the width and length of the marking.  Embed the spheres to a level of 60%.  Apply Standard Highway Safety Marking Spheres at the rate of 6-8 pounds per gallon of latex, 20-24 pounds per gallon of epoxy, or 10-12 pounds per 100 square feet of thermoplastic.

Facts and Figures: Available sizes include 20-80 mesh (850-150 microns); a range of sizes offsets the effects of traffic and binder degradation. 

Standards: Spheres can be supplied to meet provincial specifications for gradation (size), roundness, and coatings. Standard Highway Marking Spheres meet or exceed every standard in effect in Canada today.