Our guiding principle
As a premium reflective glass-bead product, SWARCO SOLIDPLUS is particularly durable, simple to apply, and ensures increased road safety thanks to its exceptional retroreflection.
SWARCO SOLIDPLUS sets the economical and technical benchmark worldwide for the next generation of reflective glass beads, with maximum performance in wet and dry conditions.
Innovation, Sustainability, Reliability
SWARCO SOLIDPLUS The next generation of glass beads
The study “Investigation of longitudinal pavement marking retro reflectivity and safety” (Carlson, Park & Kang, 2013) verifies that every 100 mcd /m²*lx increase in retroreflection reduces the risk of accidents by up to 8.6 percent.
The SWARCO SOLIDPLUS bead brings the results of this study to the road. Thanks to its excellent retroreflectivity, this bead substantially increases road safety and can save lives. Particularly at night and in foggy or rainy weather, road markings can be
seen much more clearly – precisely when they are most important to road users! The reflectivity (RL value) of SWARCO SOLIDPLUS is outstanding.
The chart proves impressively that the reflectivity of SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads far surpasses even the strictest requirements of EN 1436 Class R5 over a period of 28 months. A first measurement was carried out one month after marking with SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads. Further tests were performed after eight months, 14 months, and 28 months. They show clearly that the SWARCO SOLIDPLUS bead still has excellent retroreflection values even after several winters.