What You Need to Know About Our Vehicle Safety Markings with Basic Reflectivity
In many countries, safety markings are mandatory on utility vehicles if they are used for specific purposes (e. g. road construction works). The markings differ in appearance, depending on the country and its law. While in Germany you can see striped films in red in white, in other countries like the UK chevron patterns in fluorescent colours prevail (you find these in the section “Emergency Vehicles” in our shop).
In addition, the requirements regarding reflectivity performance vary as well. Some EU countries stipulate basic reflectivity in vehicle safety markings and hence adopt the French standard TPESC-A. This reflectivity grade also corresponds to the UN regulations ECE 70 class 5 and ECE 104 class F.
What is the Vehicle Marking Made Of?
We use the high-quality film ORALITE® 5421 from Orafol® to produce our vehicle safety markings with basic reflectivity. It contains glass beads, which cast back incident light, and is printed to form the typical red and white stripe pattern.
As the reflective film can be removed with heat, it is the perfect solution for temporary vehicle applications.
How to Maintain and Apply Vehicle Markings
Before applying vehicle 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 vehicle 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.