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TN Tape Takes Bizarre Twist

Traffic markings on a Tennessee road took an unexpected turn when faced with adverse weather conditions.


Expansion Approved for NC Paint Maker

Traffic paint manufacturer Ennis-Flint will get $500,000 to expand its Thomasville, NC, operations by reusing vacant buildings, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority announced.


WI Pilot to Have Drivers Seeing Orange

What road marking color do motorists see best? Traditional yellow and white, or maybe something else? That's the question that Wisconsin is putting to the test.


Delhi's Pink Has Some Seeing Red

Seeking a "new look" in the heart of India's 22-million-person capital city, local officials have thrown off conventional black, white and yellow for traffic markings in favor of pink and gr...


3 Hurt When Paint Truck Overturns

One man almost drowned in paint and two others were injured when the line painting truck they were in rolled off a narrow road outside of Pittsburgh, PA, officials said.


Beer Promo Leaves Town Blue

Residents in a Colorado town were left seeing red after a beer company paid the town a lot of green to paint it blue for a weekend.


Report: Road Paint Revenues to Climb

The need for safer roads will drive the traffic paints and coatings market in North America and Europe, boosting revenue 17 percent by 2020, according to a new report.


New Traffic Paint Made for Versatility

Dunn-Edwards has launched a new line of fast-drying traffic paint for a variety of substrates and applications.


The Art of Street Maintenance

Black is a bore. Or so the city of Madison, WI, thinks, which is why City Council is currently mulling over an ordinance that would allow approved groups to decorate intersections and roads ...


‘Stupid,’ ‘Bizarre’ Lines Draw Laughs

It was both confusing and amusing when a contractor in a UK town painted double yellow lines in an alleyway, leaving only 13 inches of space between them. But the fix was what really set peo...


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


IL EPA Seeks Order at Paint Blast Site

A Chicago-area paint factory that was the scene of two explosions and a fire earlier this month will not reopen until state authorities know what caused the accident and how the cause is bei...


2 Paint Plant Explosions Injure 3

Two explosions and a massive fire at a coatings plant near Chicago this week injured three people and sparked panic in the surrounding area.


Safety Firm Fined $448K in Fatal Shock

One of the nation's largest highway marking and safety contractors is facing $448,000 in fines and a list of egregious federal safety citations after an employee was electrocuted on an inter...


The Robotic Future of Repainting Roads

Robots guided by visual systems could be the future of transportation maintenance, particularly for the endless repainting of pavement markings on the nation's roadways, a new project sugges...


Fluorescents Offer High-Visibility Help

Five new eye-popping aerosols from PlastiKote may help reduce hazards around doors, railings, barriers and other safety-sensitive features of industrial and commercial settings.


Hapless Paint Rig Loses Load in CO

A tractor-trailer headed for a highway striping job with a full load of paint overturned on one of Colorado’s biggest interstates, dumping half its load—and the other half when authorities t...


Rig Plunge Spews Paint in National Park

A tractor-trailer loaded with barrels of road striping paint plunged down a New Mexico mountainside this week, injuring the driver and coating an acre of national park.


Truck Flips 3,700 Gallons of Road Paint

An overweight tractor-trailer with bad brakes ended up losing its paint load on a steep New York road this week, smashing totes filled with traffic paint across the street and into a ditch, ...


PennDOT Treats Roadkill to New Coat

Neither rain, nor snow, nor dead raccoons can stay the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's painters from their appointed rounds.


‘WalkPad’ Coating Gives Roof Traction

Roofing systems supplier Gaco Western has developed a silicone-based coating alternative to conventional rooftop walkway mats.


Crews Give Baffling Bike Lanes a Spin

Street marking seems a fairly straightforward task, but two freshly painted bike lanes in the UK have locals scratching their heads.


Painters Roll Out a Parking Ticket

Parking tickets are irritating enough—but getting nailed for a forbidden zone painted underneath your parked car? That’s going too far.


Forecast: Coatings’ Fortunes Mixed

Inching its way back from the nosedive it took after 2006, the U.S. coatings market is still struggling in the architectural sector but faring better elsewhere, according to a first look at ...


Pro-Park Designed for Pavement Marking

Sherwin-Williams has introduced Pro-Park Pavement Marking Paint for marking and striping parking lots, freshening traffic lanes, and enhancing curb appeal on all types of properties.


Lucite Still Rationing MMA to Customers

Lucite International Inc., the world’s largest single producer of Methyl Methacrylate, is five months into rationing the critical coatings chemical to customers worldwide and will continue t...


ASTM Revises 2 Traffic Paint-Related Standards

ASTM International has revised two standards relating to traffic paint: D868 - Standard Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Bleeding of Traffic Paint and D1155 - Standard Test Met...


 
 
   

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