When are Container Markings Needed?
Large containers (e.g. skip container for waste disposal) are often found in places that are frequented by people and motor vehicles and present high risks for accidents. For this reason, correct marking of containers in public spaces is important and mandatory according to sec. 32 (1) StVO. Containers of various types therefore require corresponding red and white chevron safety markings. This marking is intended to increase the visibility of containers in the dark and in poor visibility conditions.
Also, private persons who rent a container for removal or waste disposal are obliged to make sure the container is marked accordingly. Non-compliance can result in a fee (fine catalogue acc. to StVO).
Our Product Tip: Orafol® ORALITE® Container Markings 5951
Our shop offers a range of retroreflective container markings from premium manufacturers 3M™ and Orafol® that are approved according to DIN 67520 and DIN 6171.
The container marking kit made of Orafol® ORALITE® 5951 reflective film consists of 8 pre-cut microprismatic film sheets (4 left-hand, 4 right-hand) with a reflectivity class corresponding to RA2/C. The red and white chevron markings have a standard size of 145 x 709 mm. The set includes the markings for one container and is available as self-adhesive for permanent application or magnetic version for temporary application.
How are Container Markings Applied Correctly?
Inside of built-up areas, containers not exceeding a size of 2.5 m in width and 8 m in length have to marked accordingly. Each side of the container has to be marked with two vertically applied reflective sheets. The markings should not be applied lower than 40 cm or higher than 1.55 m. If vertical positioning of the sheets is not possible, the markings might be applied horizontally.
Before applying container markings, please make sure the substrate is clean. In order to increase pressure and eliminate air bubbles trapped in the film, the use of a squeegee is recommended.
For cleaning container 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.