New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Glasform’s fiberglass-reinforced composite utility marker posts and highway delineators are designed to withstand multiple vehicle impacts and return to an upright position. Markers come in lengths of 62, 66 and 72 inches and come in several colors. According to Glasform, fiberglass combines a blend of strength and flexibility for easy installation and a long service life. Being a naturally rust-, rot- and corrosion-resistant material, it can withstand temperature extremes.
Dow Coating Materials
Dow Coating Materials (DCM) FASTRACK HE-5030 Binder Technology traffic paints are formulated with FASTRACK HE-5030 acrylic polymer, providing equivalent levels of visibility and durability in waterborne road marking with 50-percent less TiO2 and 30-percent less latex.
Highly-visible targets from any angle
The re-engineered Snow Post Model 2549, from Pexco, part of Davidson Traffic Control Products is made out of the same engineering thermoplastic as the company’s Flexi-Guide FG 400 and 500 Series roadside delineator. Snow Posts provide advance warning to plow operators of the locations of fixed objects such as guardrails, guiding the operator where to plow. Snow Posts can also be used to mark culverts and drains, locate junction boxes, support banners and signs, secure snow fencing and delineate lift lines.
Corrosion-resistant polyethylene hoppers
SnowEx introduces two ground-drive spreaders designed to tow behind compact tractors, ATVs and utility vehicles. The SP-725G and SP-1225G offer 7- and 12-cubic-foot capacities respectively. They feature corrosion-resistant polyethylene hoppers and 12-inch, adjustable stainless-steel spinners. The spreaders can handle bagged rock salt and ice melters. They spread up to 30 feet wide at 5 miles per hour, and are available with a deflector skirt kit for narrowing the spread width on sidewalks. The ground drive system is comprised of a heavy-duty transmission and large, narrow pneumatic tires for maximum traction on snow and ice.
MicroStrate from Image Microsystems is a line of traffic safety and signage products made from 100- percent consumer e-waste (electronic equipment waste) plastic, allowing users to install what the company says is truly “green” signage. MicroStrate is durable, with one-quarter of the carbon footprint of aluminum, according to the company. The signage can be coated with high-intensity prismatic or engineering-grade reflective sheeting for stop signs. It can be printed on directly for use as a quality fine art substrate and can function as a sign core for outdoor signage.
Titan’s Speedflo PowerLiner 850 line striper is company-recommended for light, periodic-duty on small parking lots. Featured with the unit is the removable LX-40 spray gun with in-handle filter and reversible striping tip. Pressure rated at 3,000 psi (20.7 MPa), the LX-40 uses a tungsten carbine ball valve. The 850 has a folding handle for easy transport and storage, carries a 5-gallon paint pail (not included) with a 37.7-cc, 4-stroke engine. A reversible gun mount allows stripe off on either the front or rear tire, and the tires are made of a formulated poly for smooth riding.