Brighter signs for safer roads
3M has provided some of the leading traffic safety solutions around the world. Retroreflective technology is one of them, and was pioneered for development by 3M some 80 years ago. Explore the light return efficiency of 3M™ Engineer Grade Sheeting, 3M™ High Intensity Sheeting, and 3M™ Diamond Grade™ Sheeting to determine the visibility requirements when designing safer roads.
3M retroreflective sign sheeting solutions exceed MS 1216 : 2003, LLM T1/07, JKR ATJ 2E/87 (Pindaan 2011) JKR 21300-0033-12 and ASTM D4956-17 minimum retroreflectivity requirements.
Different road types and usage require a suitable level of retroreflective sheeting for better road visibility. Discover the right reflective sheeting for your project and learn more about the different retroreflective sheeting grades below:
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3M™ Engineer Grade Sheeting
3M™ High Intensity Sheeting
3M™ Diamond Grade™ Sheeting
|ASTM Type||Type I
|Type IV||Type XI|
|Percentage Light Returned to Driver||14%||32%||58%|
|Sign Position||Suitable for non-critical signs and devices||Suitable for shoulder mounted signs||Suitable for all sign positions|
|Day & Night Views|
|Warranty||No warranty||8-year warranty||10-year warranty|
*For complete warranty information, contact a 3M representative
Find the right retroreflective sheeting for traffic signs that suit your project's visibility requirements. Make an informed decision by learning more about the components needed and the installation process.
Location: State of Maine, USA
Owner: Maine Turnpike Authority
Learn how the state of Maine best serve the many elderly drivers and a large tourism industry with 3M Diamond Grade DG³ Retroreflective Sign Sheeting. This innovative solution increased the visibility of the 109-mile toll highway and was cost-effective.
Download the full case study: Maine Turnpike Authority Addresses Driver Needs with 3M Diamond Grade Retroreflective Sheeting (2.1 KB)
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