Spectrum UltraLine is a methyl-methacrylate (MMA) cold plastics line marking paint.
Spectrum UltraLine MMA line marking paint can be used in many areas where high stress and extreme wear is expected. This includes lines and markings for highways, main trunk roads, facilities, carparks and more. Typical application areas for MMA Line markings would be, busy junctions, box hatchings, mini roundabouts, zebra/pedestrian crossings and high use transverse lines.
When using MMA in areas to increase safety, glass beads should be applied directly after application to increase slip resistance and reflectivity/ visibility.
MMA cold plastic line markings are used in place of systems such as thermoplastic and other paint systems. UltraLine consistently outperforms traditional systems as it is extremely hard wearing. It has excellent adhesion to asphalt and concrete surfaces including monoblocks and pavers.
This MMA Line marking can be applied by hand using a draw box or hand mould. Other specialist application equipment can be used for larger applications.
Recommended thickness for spectrum UltraLine is 1.0 – 3.0 mm.MMA line marking or surface area coating systems are typically more expensive than conventional thermoplastic and paint, but due to the durability and high performance the benefits far out way the extra cost.Features and Benefits:
- Very hard wearing - lasts at least 3 times as long as thermoplastic
- Excellent adhesion to concrete, bituminous and paved surfaces
- BSI approved for highway use
- Very fast cure time to allow rapid re-opening of areas to traffic
- White is retro-reflective; all colours can have reflective beads added
- Solvent-free formula
The application surface should be sound and clean, free from grease, oil, rust, scale, dirt, or any other soiling that might affect adhesion or performance. In any case, but especially in the case of overcoating existing line markings, it is further recommended that test areas be coated to ensure good adhesion and/or compatibility with the substrate.
Asphalt – weathered - It is recommended that asphalt and other similar surfaces be allowed to through harden for up to 6 months before painting. Test trials should be carried out in the first instance on a small area.
Asphalt - new - whilst we do not recommend coating new surfaces, we appreciate that it often has to happen. There is a risk of bitumen "bleed" through the line; if this happens we recommend either priming the area with UltraNuvo asphalt primer, or laying a thin coating of UltraLine, allowing to cure & then laying a 2nd full coat on top, as the bleed is usually contained within the first coat.
Concrete & other cementitious surfaces, including powerfloat, tamped or brushed concrete, monoblocks & pavers – Ensure surface is sound, clean and free from laitance – we recommend a preparation method suitable for the specific location and surface is carried out before application of product, to ensure surface is properly prepared back to clean and sound substrate.
Examples of preparation methods that may be suitable are captive shot blasting, diamond grinding, scabbling or planing. It is critical that utmost attention is paid to cleanliness and good workmanship, whatever preparation method is used, as the presence of any loose material, dust, soiling or previous coatings are likely to reduce adhesion of new coatings.
New concrete should be left to harden before coating, as the curing process and residual moisture content can lead to product delamination if coated too early.
We always recommend priming concrete with UniPrime primer, to reduce porosity and improve adhesion. However, whilst tests have proved that priming gives the best curing, leading to a superior bond, there have been many metres of UltraLine laid successfully on brushed or tamped concrete, where the roughness of the surface provides good "grip" for the UltraLine.
It is essential that UltraLine is properly mixed using mixing paddle & drill, or similar. The resin component should be stirred thoroughly, then mix the Catalyst component into the base component, for minimum of 90 seconds. If the product is not properly mixed it is likely that the chemical reaction will be impeded and the product may not perform properly
Thinning: This product must not be thinned.
We recommend the use of hand moulds to extrude the product. Rollers can be also be used for larger areas such as zebra crossings & stop lines. Alternatively, special application equipment can be used to machine apply - contact Meon for more information
If retro-reflectivity is required, broadcast reflective beads or bead/grain mix onto lines immediately after laying & before curing commences
Touch dry: 5 minutes @ 15⁰C.
Walk on time: 15 minutes @ 15⁰C.
Traffic time: 60 minutes @ 15⁰C.