Hot applied thermoplastic is used for road markings on asphalt and bituminous surfaces and possesses a high certified lifetime of up to 48 months, or one million wheel rollovers.
Hot applied thermoplastics create an anti-skid (high SRT coefficient) surface due to its roughness. They also have a high resistance to atmospheric agents and good retro-reflection, through the incorporation of specially treated glass beads. This makes them an ideal long-lasting solution, particularly in areas with high traffic and extreme weather.
Hot-applied thermoplastic is heated to around 200°C on application, but cools and sets in just a few minutes. This is particularly useful for application in built-up areas as the road can become trafficable within a short period of time, causing minimum disruption to road users.