METHYL METHACRYLATE is a nonhazardous, two-component, durable pavement marking material. The material exists as a solid that is mixed in a static mixer immediately prior to application. MMA can be sprayed or extruded onto the pavement. The material forms a strong bond to the pavement surface by exothermic reaction (release of heat) that occurs during the mixing process.
Methyl methacrylate was originally marketed as an environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-borne paints. However, MMA has been shown to provide much longer service life than standard traffic paint. A service life of greater than three years is common. In addition, the material is designed to be resistant to oils, antifreeze, and other common chemicals found on the roadway surface. MMA reportedly bonds well to concrete pavements. MMA materials are usually applied at thicknesses of 40 mils. Because MMA does not rely on the addition of heat to cure, it is an attractive material in cold-weather climates. Research in cold-weather climates has shown very good performance for MMA. Costs for methyl methacrylate have been reported to be comparable to those of epoxy materials.
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Pavement Marking Equipment Division:
95 Blessing Drive
Muncy, PA 17756
Western Technical Specialist:
Salem, OR 97302
Cell Phone: 503-510-8664