Everyday road markings don’t exist to look pretty (although, with our thermoplastic products, they certainly do). Instead, they serve a very practical and potentially life-saving purpose, one that we don’t take lightly: promoting the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Without road lane markings, our highways and roads would be dangerous places. These markings form our boundaries, blocking off areas where vehicles aren’t able to cross and carving out clear spaces for people to walk.
When seeking out materials to use for road lane markings, there are a few different reasons why our thermoplastic products are go-to options for governments and contractors all over the world.
To start, our thermoplastic products are thicker and more durable than your average marking paint, which also makes them very cost effective overall.
Rather than requiring, in most cases, annual repainting, Gentem thermoplastic lasts significantly longer, which limits the project management, time and materials spent as well as the road closures associated with this maintenance activity. Ultimately, this keeps traffic on our roadways moving and reduces frustration delays or downtime.
Unlike paint, tape and cold plastics, all Gentem thermoplastics contain high quality retro-reflective glass beads intermixed within. This means that as the surface applied glass beads wear, fresh beads are exposed and Gentem pavement markings are still reflective, allowing drivers, riders, and pedestrians to see clearly at all hours of the day regardless of the age of the marking. Whether it’s a bike ride at dawn or a ride home after an evening football game, public safety is prioritized when our products are leading the way.