Glass Beads

Small Beads, Great Effect

SWARCO has been manufacturing reflective glass beads for road markings since 1969. There have been drastic changes in mobility over those five decades. Having said that, the vision we had back then is more true now than ever. Ensuring safety and comfort for all road users is fundamental to every road around the world.

"High-grade reflective glass beads increase the visibility of road markings significantly. This makes driving at night and in wet conditions much safer and easier. Adding a touch of quality to all our lives."

Philipp Swarovski, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Road Marking Systems

Drop-on Beads that fit.

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EACH BEAD IS UNIQUE.

The combinations are varied and individual.

There are different types of reflective glass beads. Our smallest micro glass beads only measure a few thousandths of a millimeter, while the maximum diameter is 2 millimeters. Our product range consists of five different types of beads to satisfy all requirements.

OUR GLASS BEADS

Enhanced road safety.

Our high-performance glass beads, the SOLIDPLUS | DURALUX, achieve excellent retro-reflective values of over 1000 mcd/m2*lx.

The standard values are also exceeded a number of times over after several years of exposure to traffic. Suitable for all road marking materials.

Features

Diameters from 212 to 1400 µm

Excellent retro-reflective values

Special durable glass composition

High-index beads for airports

Our high-index glass beads PLUS9BEADS act as  top-quality reflectors for airport markings.

 

Features

Diameters from 200 to 1000 µm

Refractive index ≥ 1.9

Especially for airport markings

Larger beads for enhanced wet night visibility.

Diameters from 600 to 1400 µm

Increased retroreflecive values under traffic load

Enhanced wet night visibility

Heavy-duty bead mix.
 

Diameters from 100 to 1400 µm

Exceptional reflective power

The standard
in reflective glass beads.

Diameters from 100 to 850 µm

Very good retro-reflection

Glass Beads Production

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