Horizontal marking material is made visible by the addition of Drop-on glass beads. These spheres (retro)reflect the lights from a vehicle in various weather conditions: Rl for dry conditions, RW for wet conditions and RR for rainy conditions.
Sovitec developed various type of beads with different types of surface treatments suitable for various paint systems:
- SBP ECO for solvent based paint without aromatic solvent
- SBP for solvent based paint with aromatic solvent
- TRM for thermoplastics
- BCP for 2 or 3 components , cold plastic or reactive paint
- WBP for waterborne paints
In general Sovitec Drop-on beads are CE-certified according to the European norm EN1423 and respect the internationals standards. The aforementioned grades can also be supplied with anti-skid properties (SRT). Sovitec’s Drop-on beads are divided into three performance classes: