What You Need to Know About Safety Markings
In the following text you will learn the basics about safety markings like what they consist of and how to differentiate between the various types of markings.
What Are the Different Types of Safety Markings?
According to their individual purpose, you can differentiate between vehicle markings, container markings, hazard tape and safety markings for construction sites.
Depending on the marking type, there are reflective and nonreflective markings.
You can also choose between designs for long-term or temporary application: Whereas marking films with permanent adhesive can be used for several years, safety markings with magnetic base are the perfect choice for short-term usage.
Depending on the direction of the Chevron pattern, there is left-hand and right-hand tape:
What Are Safety Markings Made Of?
All our safety markings consist of high-quality livery films or tape made by 3MTM or Orafol®. Both manufacturers are specialists when it comes to safety products and reflective material.
Safety marking films for skip containers as well as most vehicle markings correspond to retroreflectivity class RA2, while vehicles for special purposes – fire engines, rescue services etc – provide even more visibility at night and correspond to class RA3.
Some reflective films are equipped with integrated microprisms which reflect incident light between various mirror surfaces before casting it back to its source. This type of construction is called type C and offers wide-angle reflectivity. Construction types A and B have glass beads instead of microprisms, making the film more flexible.
How to Apply and Clean Safety Markings
Before applying safety markings, please make sure the substrate is clean. In order to increase pressure and eliminate air bubbles trapped in the film, you may want to use a squeegee.
For cleaning safety markings, 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.