VG 03.23.10 SPECIFICATION
USE: A durable, high skid resistant, retroreflective pavement marking material suitable for use as interstate shields, route shields, bike path, roadway, intersection, airport, commercial or private pavement delineation and markings.
The markings must be a resilient white, yellow or other color thermoplastic product, the surface of which must contain glass beads and abrasives in an alternating pattern. The markings must be resistant to the detrimental effects of motor fuels, lubricants, hydraulic fluids etc. Lines, legends and symbols are capable of being affixed to bituminous and/or Portland cement concrete pavements by the use of the normal heat of a propane torch.
The markings must be capable of conforming to pavement contours, breaks and faults through the action of traffic at normal pavement temperatures. The markings shall have resealing characteristics, such that it is capable of fusing with itself and previously applied thermoplastic when heated with the torch.
The markings shall not have minimum ambient and road temperature requirements for application, storage, or handling.
MANUFACTURING CONTROL AND ISO CERTIFICATION: The manufacturer must be ISO 9001:2008 certified and provide proof of current certification. The scope of the certification shall include manufacture of reflective highway markings.
MATERIAL: Must be composed of an ester modified rosin resistant to degradation by motor fuels, lubricants etc. in conjunction with aggregates, pigments, binders, abrasives, and glass beads which have been factory produced as a finished product, and meets the requirements of the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The thermoplastic material conforms to AASHTO designation M249-79 (98), with the exception of the relevant differences due to the material being supplied in a preformed state.
Graded Glass Beads:
The material must contain a minimum of thirty percent (30%) intermixed graded glass beads by weight. The intermixed beads shall be clear and transparent. Not more than twenty percent (20%) consists of irregular fused spheroids, or silica. The index of refraction shall not be less than 1.50.
The material must have factory applied coated surface beads and abrasives in addition to the intermixed beads at a rate of 1/2 lb. (± 20%) per 11 sq. ft. The surface beads and abrasives must be applied in an alternating arrangement across the surface of the material so that the surface is covered in what is best described as a “checkerboard” pattern of glass beads and abrasive materials. The abrasive material must have a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale). These factory applied coated surface beads shall have the following specifications:
Minimum 80% rounds 3) Minimum SiO2 Content of 70%;
Minimum refractive index of 1.5 4) Maximum iron content of 0.1%;
0 - 2%
98 - 100%
0 - 6%
94 - 100%
1 - 21%
79 – 99%
28 - 62%
38 - 72%
62 - 71%
29 – 38%
67 - 77%
23 - 33%
86 - 95%
5 – 14%
0 - 3%
White: The material shall be manufactured with sufficient titanium dioxide pigment to meet FHWA Docket No. FHWA-99-6190 Table 5 and Table 6 as revised and corrected.
Red, Blue, and Yellow: The material shall be manufactured with sufficient pigment to meet FHWA Docket No. FHWA-99-6190 Table 5 and Table 6 as revised and corrected. The yellow pigments must be organic and must be heavy-metal free.
Other Colors: The pigments must be heavy-metal free.
Heating indicators: The top surface of the material (same side as the factory applied surface beads) shall have regularly spaced indents. These indents shall act as a visual cue during application that the material has reached a molten state so satisfactory adhesion and proper bead embedment has been achieved and a post-application visual cue that the installation procedures have been followed.
Skid Resistance: The surface of the preformed thermoplastic material shall contain factory applied non-skid material with a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale). Upon application the material shall provide a minimum skid resistance value of 60 BPN when tested according to ASTM E 303
Thickness: The material must be supplied at a minimum thickness of 90 mils (2.29 mm) or 125 mils (3.15 mm).
Retroreflectivity: The preformed retroreflective marking materials upon application shall exhibit adequate and uniform nighttime retroreflectivity. The marking materials shall have the following retroreflectivity as measured using a Delta LTL 2000 or LTL-X Retroreflectometer:
White preformed reflective marking materials–minimum of 275 mcd·m-2·lx-1
Note: Initial retroreflection and skid resistance are affected by the amount of heat applied during installation. When ambient temperatures are such that greater amounts of heat are required for proper installation, initial retroreflection and skid resistance levels may be affected.
Environmental Resistance: The material must be resistant to deterioration due to exposure to sunlight, water, salt or adverse weather conditions and impervious to oil and gasoline.
Abrasives: The abrasives and surface beads must be applied in an alternating arrangement across the surface of the material so that the surface is covered in what is best described as a “checkerboard” pattern of glass beads and abrasive materials. The abrasive material must have a minimum hardness of 7 (Mohs scale).
Asphalt: The materials shall be applied using the propane torch method recommended by the manufacturer. The material must be able to be applied without minimum requirements for ambient and road temperatures and without any preheating of the pavement to a specific temperature. The material must be able to be applied without the use of a thermometer. The pavement shall be clean, dry and free of debris. Supplier must enclose application instructions with each box/package.
Portland Concrete: The same application procedure shall be used as described under Section 4.1. However, a compatible primer sealer may be applied before application to assure proper adhesion.
PACKAGING: The preformed thermoplastic markings shall be placed in protective plastic film with cardboard stiffeners where necessary to prevent damage in transit. Linear material must be cut to a maximum of 3' long pieces. Legends and symbols must also be supplied in flat pieces. The cartons in which packed shall be non-returnable and shall not exceed 40" in length and 25" in width, and be labeled for ease of identification. The weight of the individual carton must not exceed seventy (70) pounds. A protective film around the box must be applied in order to protect the material from rain or premature aging.
TECHNICAL SERVICES: The successful bidder shall provide technical services as required.
PreMark Preformed Thermoplastic MSDS Sheet
Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Flint Trading, Inc. Company Phone Number: (336) 475-6600
115 Todd Court 24-Hour Emergency Phone: 1-800-424-9300 CHEMTREC
Thomasville, NC 27360
Product Name: PreMark®
Issue Date: 12/11/1998 Revised Date: 02/16/2010
Product Use: Intended Use: Pavement Marking
Specific Use: Pavement Marking
Section 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview: Form: Solid plastic sheet Odor: No distinguishable odor
Immediate health, physical, The environmental properties of this product present a low environmental hazard.
and environmental hazards: This product, when used under reasonable conditions and in accordance with the Flint Trading, Inc. directions for use, should not present a health hazard. However, use or processing of the product in a manner not in accordance with the product's directions for use may affect the performance of the product and may present potential health and safety hazards.
Potential Health Effects: See Section 11 for more information
Primary Route of Entry: Not Applicable
Skin Contact: Not relevant for cold product. Molten or heated thermoplastic material can cause serious burns to unprotected skin. Immediately immerse in or flush area with large amounts of cold water. Do not attempt to remove product from skin. Get prompt medical attention.
Eyes: Not relevant for cold product. For contact with molten material or if exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Inhalation: Not relevant for cold product. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes,
Remove to fresher air and get medical attention if symptoms develop.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give milk or water. Get medical attention.
Chronic: None known
Section 3: COMPOSITION INFORMATION
Component CAS # TLV STEL PEL CONTENT.
Pigments Unknown 1 – 12%
Alkyd Resin 68333-62-0 5 – 15%
Polymers Unknown 5 – 15%
Fillers Unknown 20 – 55%
Glass beads 99439-28-8 ≥ 30%
Section 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: If exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining or fumes, remove to fresher air and get medical attention if symptoms develop.
Eyes: For contact with molten material or if exposed to excessive levels of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Skin: For contact with molten material, immediately immerse in or flush area with large amounts of cold water. Do not attempt to remove product from skin. Get prompt medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Give milk or water. Get medical attention.
Section 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point: 500º F
Auto-ignition Temperature: Not Determined
Limits of Flammability: LEL: Not Determined UEL: Not Determined
Extinguishable Media: Water, Water Spray, Dry Chemical, Foam or CO2
Special Fire &
Unusual Hazards: Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus in the positive pressure mode with full-face piece when there is the possibility of exposure to smoke, fumes or hazardous decomposition products. The application of high velocity water will spread the burning material. May emit toxic fumes when burning.
Section 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Accidental Release Collect or scrape up. Allow molten hot materials to solidify.
Section 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid skin contact with molten or heated thermoplastic material at all times
Practice good personal hygiene.
Avoid breathing of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining. This product is considered to be an article which does not release or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal use conditions.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
Section 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Personal Protection: Leather or equivalent protective gloves are recommended. Protective work
clothes that cover skin and industrial work shoes. Practice good personal hygiene.
Under normal use conditions, airborne exposures are not expected to be significant enough to require respiratory protection. Avoid breathing of dust created by cutting, sanding, grinding or machining.
Use with appropriate local exhaust ventilation. Provide appropriate local exhaust for cutting, grinding, sanding or machining. Use general dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation to control airborne exposures to below Occupational Exposure Limits and/or control dust, fume, or airborne particles. If ventilation is not adequate, use respiratory protection equipment. Material Safety Data Sheet Page 3 of 3
Section 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling Point: Not Applicable Solubility in Water: Not soluble
Melting Point: 226º F - 248º F Specific Gravity: 1.9 – 2.0
Vapor Pressure @ 20C: Not Applicable Evaporation Rate: Not Applicable
Vapor Density: Not Applicable Odor: No distinguishable
Appearance: Solid Plastic Sheet
Section 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability: Material is stable.
Hazardous This product is not a hazardous chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard
Decomposition Communication Standard, CFR TITLE 29 1910-1200. However thermal
Products: processing and decomposition fumes from this product may be hazardous.
Polymerization: Will not occur
Section 11: TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION
This product is not a hazardous chemical as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, CFR TITLE 29 1910-1200.
Section 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
This substance does not leach metals or other RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) listed TCLP (Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure) hazardous substances at concentrations that would make the product a hazardous waste.
Section 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste Disposal Method: Handle disposal of waste material in a manner which complies with local, state,
province, and federal regulations.
Landfill if solidified or incinerate at agency approved waste-disposal facility
Section 14: TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
U.S. Department of Transportation Proper Shipping Name: Pavement Markings
Refer to Bill of Lading and Package Labels
Section 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
Contact Flint Trading, Inc. for more information.
Section 16: OTHER INFORMATION
NFPA Hazard Classification
Health: 0 Flammability: 1 Reactivity: 0 Special Hazards: None
Contact Flint Trading, Inc. for more information.
The information given herein is given in good faith. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy of these data or the results obtained from the use thereof. All materials may present unknown health hazards and must be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.
Transparent Acrylic primer
(1) Hazardous Materials Identification System
0 = Mínimum danger To 4 = Maximum danger
Date : Jan-06 MSDS N° 133
Trade Name FTI LOW-VOC SEALER Date Issued: January 18, 2006
Code 23-220 Date Revised: January 19, 2006
Emergency Telephone Number 1-800-424-9300 (Chemtrec)
Telephone Number for information 336-475-6600
Company Flint Trading Inc. - 115 Todd Court, Thomasville, NC 27360
Synonyms Transparent Acrylic Primer
Chemical family Modified acrylic resins in aromatic and oxygenated solvent.
N° CAS N/A
Category IMO 3 UN 1263
Use Primer - Low VOC
Characteristics Modified acrylic resins in aromatic and oxygenated solvents.
Ingredients Classification Max. Cont. Threshlod Limit Value
Toluene UN 1294 30%
Acetone UN 1090 30%
Acrylic Resins N/A 55%
The product is harmful by inhalation and highly flammable
Inhalation Remove the person to fresh air. In case of general indisposition: the person shall
be kept under surveillance, seek medical attention. In case of severe indisposition
call inmediately medical attention/ambulance.
Skin contact Remove inmediately with water, wash contaminated skin with soap and water
and remove contaminated clothes inmediately.
Eye contact In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes. Remove contact lenses. Call a physician .
Ingestion Rinse thoroughly with water. Drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting.
TLV-TWA : 100 ppm
TLV-STEL : 150 ppm
OSHA PEL: 100 ppm
TLV-TWA: 500 ppm
TLV-STEL: 750 ppm
OSHA PEL: 1,000 ppm
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MSDS FTI Low VOC Sealer
If vomiting occurs, keep the head in a low position to avoid material into lungs.
Seek medical attention.
Flammable Class 3 - Flammable liquids
Extinguishing media Use foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemicals. Do not use water.
Special firefighting procedures Self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in
pressure-demand or other possitive pressure mode.
Safety measures Limit the spillage and avoid it to reach the sewer system.
Avoid direct contact with the product, use protective equipment (section 8).
Inform the local authorities. Be aware of risk of fire.
Methods for cleaning up Soak the leakage with nonflammable material, such as sand and put in a sealed
container marked with content. Ventilation is necesary.
Handling Can only be put in labelled containers. Avoid direct contact and inhalation of
vapors. Use protective equipment.
Storage Store the product according to national regulations regarding flammable liquids.
The product must be stored in a dry and cool (<25°C or 75°F) place. The package
must be tightly closed and stored in a well-ventilated area.
SECTION VIII EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Generally applicable control The work-place and -method should be outlined, so that inhalation of vapor and
measures and precautions skin contact can be avoided. Smoking and the use of open fire are prohibited.
The product will dry in 20 minutes.
The Danish Threshold limit value(TLV) for toluene (1996) is 25 ppm.
Eye rinsing bottle shall be placed at the workplace. Sprinkler or other forms of
water spray shall be present at the workplace.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Respiration protection Use protective apparatus, when risk of inhaling vapors.
Hands protection Use protective gloves, when risk of splashes or other forms of skin contact.
Eye protection Use protective goggles, when risk of splashes.
Skin protection Use special clothes. Clothes and gloves have to be replaced when they are
contaminated to a degree in which skin contact can occur.
Demands for special Special training is not required.. Persons working with the product
training must be familiar with the contents of this MSDS.
Odor Aromatic-like solvent
Density 0.95 ± 0.03 g/cc
Density of volatile contents 0.83 g/cc.
Boiling point Initial 56°C (133ºF)
Solubility in water None
VOC content Less than 350 g/l
Flash point -15°C (5°F)
MSDS FTI Low VOC Sealer
Incompatibility with other Avoid contact with oxidizing substances, sparks and heat.
Decomposition When the product is heated, toxic vapors can be released.
Inhalation effects Inhalation can provoke coughing, dizziness, nausea and headache.
Eye effects The product causes irritation.
Skin effects The product can be absorbed by skin contact and give the same symptoms as
Ingestion Ingestion can provoke abdominal cramps, headache and dizziness.
Long term effects By repeated or prolonged skin contact the skin will be degreased.
This causes irritations and redness.
The product contain organic solvents. Repeated or prolonged inhalation of
vapors causes risk of damage to nervous system.
The product contains Toluene, wich may cause fetus damage.
Avoid uncontrolled release of this material into the enviroment.
Spill or leak procedures : normal for clean up. Use good housekeeping practices.
Wear appropiate respiratory protection and protective clothing.
Contain spilled material with diatomaceous earth and transfer to secure containers.
Precautions and ways of Avoid skin contact. Use personal protective equipment.
disposal Waste has to be properly packaged in a tight container.
Labelling The product is hazardous waste.
EAK-code 08 01 02 00
UN number 1263 - Proper shipping name : Paint or paint related materials
ADR class 2 item 2 letter B
IMDG 3.2 Group II Page 3268 (Eng. De.)
Content Toluene USA n° 203-625-9
Hazard symbol Harmful (Xn) Highly Flammable (F)
R-sentences R11 Highly Flammable -
R20 Harmful by inhalation
S-sentences S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking
S25 Avoid contact with eyes
S29 Do not empty into drains
The data in this MSDS relates only to the specific material designated herein and does not relate to use with any
other material or in any process.