THE NEXT GENERATION OF GLASS BEADS
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE
As a premium reflective glass-bead product, SWARCO SOLIDPLUS are particularly durable, simply to apply, and ensure increased road safety thanks to the exeptional retroreflection.
SWARCO SOLIDPLUS set 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
Higher retroreflection means lower accident risk
The study “Investigation of longitudinal pavement marking retroreflectivity 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 bring 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 surpass 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.
VERY DURABLE SWARCO SOLIDPLUS
SWARCO SOLIDPLUS impress also in the abrasion test. This test was conducted on a rotating machine with three different bead types under identical conditions.
SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads are not only more durable than standard and high-index beads, but also measurably more durable. SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads therefore not only increase the safety of road users over a longer period, but also offer clear economic benefits.
The test also shows that SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads have practically no defects, flaking, or signs of wear. All factors that underline the exceptional durability of SWARCO SOLIDPLUS beads. They are far tougher than other bead types.
Roadmarking professionals can be certain that they will achieve the required values, and sustainably increase road safety thanks to the higher retroreflection.
Standard glass beads
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