Color-Safe® Durable Pavement Marking Material

Transpo Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes a variety of innovative products and materials designed to improve road safety. Transpo’s reputation as an expert in roadway safety has made Transpo a leading supplier of the transportation industry since 1968. Color-Safe® durable pavement marking material is Transpo’s most versatile, durable, and color-stable material, and is the preferred choice of transportation and safety officials as the optimal material for a variety of special-use lane marking applications.

Durable Pavement Markings for All Road  Safety Marking Needs

Complete Streets

Transportation authorities around the world are placing a greater emphasis on improving safety for vulnerable road users and pedestrians and are finding Color-Safe® methyl methacrylate (MMA) durable pavement marking is an ideal solution. By creating visual awareness for all road users, Color-Safe® can play a key role in helping reduce pedestrian, bicyclist, and motor vehicle crashes, creating bright, long-lasting pavement markings and helping to bring greater safety to cities and communities.

Safety

Color markings are being used around the country to delineate bike lanes, bus lanes, crosswalks, and pedestrian safety areas. As more cities and state municipalities are creating complete streets and anticipating the addition of autonomous vehicles on the roads, the sustainability of the material used for color lanes needs to be considered. Markings must remain vibrant to be a safety feature!

Durability

Transpo’s Color-Safe® MMA marking material is not only one of the most durable markings on the market, but it can be applied in cold weather, extending the marking season. Due to their high durability and color stability, MMA road markings cost less in maintenance and material costs over the extended life cycle of the markings.

Application Flexibility

Municipalities, education institutions, airports, industrial, and other sectors use Color-Safe® pavement marking for its high visibility colors that increase vehicle and pedestrian awareness, also helping to advance Vision Zero strategies and policies, which require multi-disciplinary approaches. Such a diversity of sectors using Color-Safe® can do so because of its application flexibility.


Here are the highlights:

  • The addition of various aggregate types and sizes can be used to add friction and wear resistance to different applications and specifications.
  • Cold weather applications extend the marking season and with the long life cycle of Color-Safe®, transportation officials look at methyl methacrylate (MMA) as the optimal material for special-use lane marking material. It is capable of full cure in a wide range of temperatures—down to 40°.
  • Color-Safe® adheres to both concrete and asphalt surfaces.
  • MMA symbols and striping develop a strong bond to existing MMA, making Color-Safe® easy to refresh and a viable alternative to thermoplastic markings.
  • Color-Safe® can be manually applied with no special equipment or heat sources required.
  • Color-Safe® can also be machine applied.

Features and Advantages

  • Variety of standard and custom colors, aggregate types and sizes available
  • Durable skid-resistant surface
  • Excellent color retention
  • Easy application
  • Fast cure time
  • Wide application temperature range temperatures (40° - 100° F)
  • Low life cycle cost
  • Strong adhesion to concrete and asphalt surfaces
  • Resistant to snowplow abrasion
  • No special or external heat source required for installation
  • Machine application available

The Complete Discussion

As you see from the information above, Color-Safe® is a highly versatile product, meeting the needs of a variety of project sizes; application installations; durability, quality, and safety requirements; and positive ROI results. Below, we’ve compiled more specific information about the many uses of Color-Safe®. For your convenience, if you see a section that is of particular interest to you, simply click on it to be taken directly to that section.

Color-Safe® Bike Lanes

Safer Streets for All Road Users Is a National Effort!

Vision Zero strategies aim to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. This has become a global mission, and we are proud that our products support effective strategies that help keep people safe.

Green-colored bike lane surfacing is a safety feature that communicates to road users that a portion of the roadway has been set aside for preferential or dedicated use by bicyclists. It also serves as a continuous reminder to drivers of the possibility of the presence of bicyclists as they merge or change lanes.

Color-Safe® Durable Pavement Markings are the most cost-effective, high-definition color markings on the market today. This innovative system can be combined with various aggregates according to application needs, making application easy and the green surface durable—able to withstand bike traffic and vehicular traffic when in multi-use areas.

Color-Safe® MMA resin component is capable of full cure in a wide range of temperatures, therefore extending the marking season and increasing productivity.

Color-Safe® is applied in a single application. No special spray, mixing equipment, or heat is required for installation. MMA symbols and striping develop a strong bond to existing MMA, so look to Color-Safe® as a viable alternative to thermoplastic markings on both concrete and asphalt surfaces.

Additional Applications

  • Intersections
  • Roundabouts
  • Walking Paths
  • Pedestrian Plazas
  • Toll Lanes
  • Speed Zones
  • Turns and Curves


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Color-Safe® Bus Lanes

Red Color Now Approved by FHWA for Bus Lanes!

Transpo is proud to announce that Color-Safe® is being used for bus lane demarcation in both New York City and Chicago. These are two major cities that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved for optional use of red color markings on city streets to signify bus priority lanes. Given the positive track record the bright green bike lanes have had in the past decade, this is a welcomed advancement for cities and towns that want to improve traffic movement and deter bus accidents. These dedicated lanes will also help make service more efficient and increase reliability.

“APTA believes in innovation, and implementing new technologies is vital to helping ensure public transit riders, pedestrians and drivers remain aware and safe—the use of different color lanes is one of those innovations.” – Chad Chitwood, spokesperson for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), interview with Smart Cities Dive

Color-Safe® Durable Pavement Markings are the most cost-effective, high-definition color markings on the market today.

Cold weather applications extend the marking season, and with the long life cycle of Color-Safe®, transportation officials look at methyl methacrylate (MMA) as the optimal material for special-use lane marking material. It is capable of full cure in a wide range of temperatures—down to 40°F—and adheres to both concrete and asphalt surfaces.

MMA symbols and striping develop a strong bond to existing MMA, making Color-Safe® a viable alternative to thermoplastic markings.


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Color-Safe® Colored Crosswalks

An Effective Measure in Vision Zero Strategies

Crosswalks exist in distinct and dynamic environments, sometimes requiring special treatment for safety and visibility reasons. There are many factors that impact pedestrian safety, and effective Vision Zero strategies require a comprehensive approach for safe mobility. Color-Safe® products provide a foundational safety measure in a multi-faceted Vison Zero approach, even allowing for a variety of colors and patterns in each installment. The versatility of Color-Safe® and the wide choice of vibrant, long-lasting multi-colors allows for a diversity of applications, including:

  • Artistic
  • Brick Patterns
  • Zebra Stripes
  • Solid Colors
  • Multi-Colors
 

Safer Roads

Known for high durability, increased wet/retroreflectivity, skid resistance, and optimal color stability, MMA-based area markings are commonly being used to apply brightly colored crosswalks to high-traffic areas. The contrasting colors of these crosswalks alert drivers and can significantly reduce the number of pedestrians injured due to vehicular accidents at crossings. Assistive technology systems in vehicles are helping decrease instances of distracted driving incidents. With clearly marked lines and crosswalk markings already an effective strategy to combat distracted driving, lane departure warning alerts will be even more successful.

Durability

Due to their high durability and color stability, MMA road markings cost less in maintenance and material over the extended life cycle of the markings.

Markings must remain vibrant to be a safety feature!

This is the material agencies turn to for easy, high-durability applications that can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, extending the marking season.


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Color-Safe® Durable Airfield Markings and Landside Applications

Conforms to FAA Regulations for Taxiway and Runway Markings

Transpo Industries’ Color-Safe® is a methyl methacrylate (MMA) resin system used to produce the most durable, cost-effective, high-definition color airfield markings on the market today. Color-Safe® Durable Airfield Markings are user-friendly, have excellent color retention, and will strongly adhere to asphalt and concrete surfaces. With the addition of glass beads or skid-resistant aggregate, this innovative product can be easily modified to suit the specific marking needs of any airfield.

Color-Safe® conforms to FAA regulations for taxiway and runway markings: FAA AC 150-5370-10H - Standards for Specifying Construction of Airport.

Color-Safe® markings are available in standard, custom colors, and multi-colors, including white, red, yellow, black, and pink. You can enhance the conspicuity of the markings by adding MMA-compatible glass beads to the Color-Safe® surface.

Throughout the aviation industry, Transpo’s Color-Safe® Durable Airfield Markings are widely recognized for their quality, performance, and reliability. Transpo’s dedication to ensuring safer and more forgiving airfields is reflected in the outstanding reputation our airfield markings and safety products have earned at airports around the country.

Are you ready to move on from waterborne paint to brighter, more durable MMA markings? Contact the professionals at Transpo so we can assist you in creating a tailored solution for your project.

Click here to see other applications of Color-Safe®, including:

  • Crosswalks and Intersections
  • Toll Lanes
  • Speed Zones
  • Bus Lanes
 


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Color-Safe® for Industrial Safety Marking

Durable, Skid, and Chemical-Resistant, Bright Color for Your Safety Program

Safety markings at industrial sites are used to delineate aisles and safety areas. They must clearly define the space and they must be durable and remain visible to fulfill their safety purpose. Color-Safe® is a methyl methacrylate-based (MMA) material that when mixed with the various aggregates creates a durable, skid, and chemical-resistant, bright color for your safety program.

Color-Safe® is an alternative durable material to products that have not worked in the past.

A global manufacturer—one of the world’s largest in its industry—needed to remedy a facility-wide safety issue when their yellow safety walkways and lines began to wear prematurely. They replaced these worn walkways using Color-Safe® MMA with the unique “No Track” coating on top of the yellow Color-Safe® material. It provides the highest protection against forklift traffic, pallets, and repelling dirt. No other material used in heavy-use production or warehouse facilities can compare.

“The paint and warehouse tape were not lasting very long, so we were looking for something more durable. It has to be non-skid because it is in an area where all the workers walk. It also has to hold up to concrete floor cleaners. There is a lot of water used to keep the floor clean!” – Plant Manager
Color-Safe® is the product plant managers and owners look to for safety and sustainability!

Additional Applications

  • Intersections
  • Roundabouts
  • Walking Paths
  • Pedestrian Plazas
  • Toll Lanes
  • Speed Zones
  • Turns and Curves


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Guide Markings

Horizontal Signage: Cost-Effective and Unlimited Design

Way-finding signage often requires unique and flexible design needs. With Color-Safe® MMA, you can choose your color, and stencil or free paint your signage without restraints—no preformed material to limit your options or requirements. Our Color-Safe® guide markings are the most cost-effective choice for horizontal signage.


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Color-Safe® Pavement Marking for Dynamic Envelope

Safety Warning!

There are more than 212,000 highway-rail grade crossings in the United States. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), deaths resulting from highway-rail grade crossing collisions and trespasser events account for approximately 95 percent of all rail-related fatalities each year.

A joint study with U.S. DOT and other safety organizations evaluated the effectiveness of roadway pavement markings placed within the dynamic envelope, the region between and immediately adjacent to the tracks at a highway-rail grade crossing. The results of their study indicated that the addition of the dynamic envelope pavement markings and modified signage reduced the number of vehicles that stopped within the dynamic envelope zone and increased the number of vehicles that stopped properly—safely behind the stop line.

Dynamic envelope pavement markings are an effective way to increase safe stopping behavior and safety for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic at highway-rail grade crossings.


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Color-Safe® Unique Applications

Street Art for Pedestrian Islands, Crosswalks, Parks, Race Track Applications, and Autonomous Vehicle Tracks

Color-Safe® can be used with stencils or rolled on to create unique design elements.

Pedestrian areas, artist renderings, university or business logos—there are no limitations on potential applications.

 

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Color-Safe® vs. Thermoplastic

Curious about how Color-Safe® compares to thermoplastic? We’ve covered it in our comprehensive eBook, “Why Choose Color-Safe® MMA over Thermoplastic?” Curious about the problems thermoplastic can cause you for your next pavement marking installation … and how to avoid them with Color-Safe®? Download it now to find out.

 

 

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Color-Safe® Portfolio

As the name suggests, Color-Safe® employs the use of bright, highly visible colors—which can be custom-created to make unique, vibrant designs, specialty markings, or logos—to increase appeal while improving safety. This durable pavement marking material fits into Transpo’s portfolio of state-of-the-art safety products with its wide-spread use on any high-traffic areas where safety, visibility, durability, and longevity is vital. Download our portfolio to see some of the vibrant, custom-designed Color-Safe® installations around the country!

 

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Transpo Industries is a transportation infrastructure safety and materials company, founded in 1968. Its executive management has over 130 years of collective industry expertise and has been working together for decades. Transpo’s influence extends far beyond its sales and engineering operations.

 

Contact Info

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New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: 914.636.1000
Toll Free: 800.321.7870

Fax: 914.636.1282

E-Mail: info@transpo.com