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 shop offers a range of retroreflective container markings from premium manufacturers 3M™ and Orafol® that are approved according to DIN 67520 and DIN 6171.
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.
Our self-adhesive safety markings for permanent application are available as pre-cut and ready-to-use application sets.
Before applying container markings, please make sure the substrate is clean and dry. For professional results, the use of a squeegee is recommended. Remove the carrier film and carefully position the sheet. Do no strain the film and do not touch the adhesive side. Use the squeegee to apply pressure moving from the centre to the edge of the film. To remove air bubbles, prick the film with a sharp object and press out the air.
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.