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SWARCO Standard Glass Bead Products

SWARCO minireflectors with a refractive index of 1.5

Throughout the world, roads are much safer today due to the use of small, spherically shaped glass beads which are added to the freshly striped highway lines as they are applied. Only with glass beads the markings become visible at night. This phenomenon is called retroreflection. SWARCO has been manufacturing highly retroreflective glass beads for almost 40 years now. ISO 9001:2008-certified production processes and pure raw materials ensure that SWARCO glass microspheres are very consistent with regard to their chemical and physical properties.

  • refractive index 1.5
  • high degree of roundness
  • extraordinary clarity
  • wide range of sievings
  • compliance with EN 1423
  • custom-coatings available
  • skid resistance particles available optionally
  • beads / skid resistance particles carry CE mark
  • for optimum retroreflection

Products

  • MEGALUX-BEADS®

    Reflective glass beads from 600 up to 1400 micrometers for road marking materials under wet conditions

  • SWARCOFLEX

    Reflective glass beads up to 850 micrometers

  • SWARCOLUX

    Reflective glass beads from 1 to 1400 micrometers for road marking materials under wet conditions