Spectrum UltraLine is a methyl-methacrylate (MMA) cold plastic for line markings. UltraLine consistently outperforms traditional thermoplastic as it is extremely hardwearing and has excellent adhesion to asphalt and concrete surfaces; this includes monoblocks & pavers. Can be applied by hand or using specialist application equipment for larger applications.
Features and Benefits:
- Very hard wearing - lasts at least 3 times as long as thermoplastic
- Excellent adhesion to concrete and cementitious 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.