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Conspicuity Tape - Contour Markings

What You Need to Know About Conspicuity Tape

Conspicuity tape, as the name says, attracts the attention of other car drivers to the contours of the marked vehicle. So the tape helps people to recognise the vehicle’s dimensions correctly, which can be hard in poor light conditions, for example at night or when there is rain or fog.

The tape is conspicuous because it reflects incident light from other road users or street lights. In the world of reflective films, contour marking tape has the greatest reflectivity values. This is due to mirrored microprisms that are incorporated into the film and cast back light with very high intensity.

There is continuous tape and gap tape for marking the outlines of tankers, trucks and emergency vehicles. “Gaps” means that the line is interrupted and hence consists of many single stickers (also called segments). Since our gap tapes are always fitted with an application tape, it is really easy to apply them.

In general, you can distinguish between conspicuity tape for trucks with rigid sides, for trucks with curtain sides, for tankers and for emergency vehicles. Between the different countries however, livery can vary significantly.

Contour Markings Required by European and National Law

In order to enhance road safety, the UN regulation 104 has been implemented in 2011 in the European Union. This means that vehicles of certain dimensions have to be equipped with contour markings. Regulation 48 defines the specifications for these markings.

You can rest assured that all our conspicuity tapes (except for the fluorescent colours) meet the requirements of said regulations.

An E-mark indicates that the reflective tape fulfils the minimum requirements of the law and is thus a guarantee of quality and top performance.

How to Clean Conspicuity Tape

Please use lukewarm water and common detergent only. Avoid any abrasive or aggressive cleaning agents as well as brushes with hard bristles since they can damage the film surface.

For more information, please refer to the detailed application and care instructions in the respective information sheet of each product.