Another commercial photography commission for Hitex International at Ellesmere Port. The company have devised a new product to simplify the marking of parking bays, cycle lanes etc. The text or logo is suppled ready cut and then simply applied on location using a heat gun. I additional the company has produced an incredibly hard wearing specialist surface to use to on parking bays etc. See more blurb below.
HITEX INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO WITH NEW BASt CERTIFIED RANGE OF PRE-FORMED MARKINGS
Hitex International, a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing solutions, has launched HiFlex, a new range of pre-formed thermoplastic markings. HiFlex has achieved full BASt certification, at the highest P7 level of 4 million wheel-overs, demonstrating its compliance with stringent sustainable road building, constructional durability and quality requirements. This follows on from HiFlex being awarded a similar P7 level certification from the Spanish AETEC wear turntable authorities.
HiFlex is quick to apply with a torch or burner without requiring specialist application equipment. It can require less heat to melt, reducing the risk of overheating. Hitex International has formulated the material to ensure that the surface applied glass beads remain suspended throughout the heating process to ensure maximum retroreflectivity and higher road safety attributes.
Hitex International has also produced a comprehensive range of pre-formed symbols and logos. They have been designed to be highly flexible to better maintain their shape during storage or transportation, unlike traditional symbols, which can have a tendency to become brittle and break.
Early HiFlex adopters include Sutton Road Markings, one of Western Canada’s leading providers of road marking and surfacing solutions. According to the company’s President, Phil Sutton-Atkins: “HiFlex does not need to be heated for as long as other symbols we have used and is less susceptible to cracking or breaking when handled. It also produces a more visible road marking in less time to increase productivity and reduce traffic disruption.”
HiFlex can be used for small repairs after localised damage following utility works and small scale applications such as car park, and provides an economical way to carry out smaller marking jobs without the need for specialist application crew or heavy machinery. Available in a full range of lead/heavy metal-free colours and designs, HiFlex is also ideal for educational playground markings for schools and parks, and walking bus routes.
“This new range of easy to apply pre-formed thermoplastic road markings deliver market-leading levels of performance with excellent adhesion, flow and colour stability for smaller repair areas,” added John Lloyd, Managing Director at Hitex Traffic Safety. “We are delighted that HiFlex has achieved BASt certification which further consolidates our leading position in global markets.”
HiFlex can be formulated for use in different climates or individual customer performance specifications.
About The BASt
Established in 1951, the Federal Highway Research Institute or Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt) is the practice-oriented, technical-scientific research institute of the German Government in the field of road engineering. Its mission is the improvement of safety, environmental compatibility, efficiency and performance relating to roads. The BASt is a leading member of the network of national and European research institutes for road engineering and is significantly involved on a worldwide basis in drawing up regulations and standards. All road marking samples are wear-tested to these standards under controlled conditions and the resulting certifications are widely accepted across Europe.
About Hitex International Group
Hitex International is a leading global provider of road safety and surfacing solutions. It offers end-to-end solutions for the manufacture of road surfacing and marking materials, bespoke design and build of road vehicles equipment, specialist contracting services along with vehicle and equipment hire and rental. Hitex is committed to road safety and bringing durable, reliable, cost effective and innovative solutions to clients in both the public and private sector. For more information, please visit www.hitexinternational.com
John Lloyd, Hitex International, Tel: +44 (0) 151 355 4100, Email: [email protected]
Paul Jennings, PJMC Limited, Tel: +44 (0) 1926 312886, Email: [email protected]