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05 April 2016

 

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Swarco highlights Eurotac guidance system

First publishedIntertraffic
2016
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Richard Neumann of Swarco with the Eurotac product

As usual at Intertraffic Amsterdam, Swarco will have two stands – in Hall 4 and also in Hall 10, traffic management.

On stand 04.310 Swarco is displaying its latest road marking systems and high performance glass beads, such as the unique super-reflectors SolidPlus, which boast retroreflectivity readings beyond 1000 mcd and have been proven in long-term tests to be far more durable.

A major innovation being highlighted is Eurotac, a novel, easy-to-apply, preformed coldplastic guidance system for pavements to support mobility and orientation of visually impaired and blind people in public space. Eurotac is the practical alternative for all situations where a later installation of conventional pavement markings made of concrete would be a time-consuming and costly construction measure.

“The combination of dots and grooves made of two-component coldplastic with a flexible, self-adhesive polymer carrier creates a novel, universally usable and robust marking system for longitudinal tactile guidance and spots requiring special attention,” says Swarco’s Richard Neumann.

“Eurotac’s impeccable manufacture and perfect design make it an interesting solution not only for public traffic-related spaces, but also for indoor application on smooth high quality flooring such as granite or marble. Black dots and grooves on a white surface create a high optical contrast and improve the marking's perception. Importantly, there is no risk of stumbling thanks to the flat and flexible edges of the white base plate,” Neumann adds.

Other features of the extremely robust Eurotac for indoor or outdoor use is that it is self-adhesive on all smooth surfaces; is self-cleaning; resistant against frost, snow, salt and oil; and features an anti-skid material surface (R11).

Another significant innovation being demonstrated by Swarco is a transparent snowflake marking which is invisible most of the time but, as soon as temperatures drop towards 0°C, it turns to blue to warn drivers of icy or slippery road conditions.

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