Preformed thermoplastic is a type of material that companies use in various industries. It is known for its versatility, durability, and ease of application. The team at D2 Striping uses it to mark roadways and parking lots with unique symbols and legends, including crosswalks, stop bars, and other specialized markings that require higher durability than standard striping methods. Made of a component that adheres to the pavement or road when heated, this material outlasts paint and other similar substances, making for one of the most efficient marking solutions.
Providers manufacture the unique material in a pre-cut shape, hence the name. Though it has a fancy title, it is a straightforward process. The first step is melting thermoplastic resin as the base. Then, the provider adds pigments or reflective beads to create the desired color and visibility. They pour the material into molds or extrude it into sheets, which are subsequently cooled and cut into the desired shapes and sizes. We store these preformed thermoplastic shapes and transport them to the installation site. Once on site, our striping experts design the initial layout, use a primer, and then burn the product onto the surface.
When we apply preformed thermoplastic, it offers several advantages over traditional methods like paint.
Preformed thermoplastic is only one of our many pavement marking options. We also offer general striping, including permanent and temporary options, specialty and custom painting, and parking lot striping. If you want to learn more about our options, check out our services page. Get in touch with us today for more information!