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Why is hot applied thermoplastic road marking normally used instead of cold applied road paint?

Hot applied thermoplastic road marking appears to be more commonly used than cold applied road paint as road marking materials. For hot applied thermoplastic road marking, it allows the addition of solid glass head which enhances reflectorisation effect. This essentially makes great improvement on the visibility of road markings at night time. Moreover, from past experience the durability of thermoplastic road marking is higher than that of road paint.


This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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