ADDITIVES

Optimizing Road Markings


Additives for road marking systems are primers, thickeners & liquefiers, thinners and additives for 2-component systems.


primer
thinners

Primer



A primer improves / enables the bonding of the marking material to the substrate. Therefore the adhesive power of the primer must be strong. Basically, this is only possible on dry, fat, oil, dust and damage free surfaces.

We have developed the corresponding primers for different surfaces (cobble, concrete, bituminous surfaces), the expected load and the marking materials of choice.


Thickeners/
Liquefiers


Thickeners and liquefiers for cold plastic / cold spray plastic  are used to decrease or increase the viscosity caused by high or low material, air or surface temperature.


Thickeners for cold plastic / cold spray plastic is used to increase in situations with high material, air or surface temperatures in order to avoid trickling off of the material and to prevent the drop on material from sinking in too deep.


Liquefiers for cold plastic / cold spray plastic is used to reduce viscosity in situations wtih low material, air or surface temperatures (e.g. in autumn, spring) in order to ease processing and to optimize the embedding of glass beads.


Thinners



Thinners are solvents specially adapted to the respective marking material. They can be added to marking materials under certain environmental conditions to maintain the required processing viscosity and optimize the application process.




Additives for 2-component systems

Additives for 2- component system are used to increase or decrease the reactivity or to delay the reaction time / curing time of cold plastic and cold spray plastic.


Accelerator for cold plastic  / cold spray plastic is used as additional accelerant to increase reactivity (faster curing) of reactive systems made of cold plastic or cold spray plastic at low temperatures.


Retarder / Inhibitor for cold plastic  / cold spray plastic is used to decrease / increase reactivity / curing time.