Project Description

Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting For Traffic Signs


EN12899 RA1 & CE Certified & ASTM D4956 Type I

  • Engineer grade reflective sheeting
  • Engineer grade reflective sheeting for traffic signs
  • Engineer grade reflective sheeting for barriers
Face Film 30 mics PMMA
Film Thickness 130 mics
AVG(RA) ≥70 CIL/㎡ 
Durability 7 years Outdoor
Width up to 124cm, can be customized
Release Liner 150 gram poly-coated paper liner
Feature Traffic signs, barriers

Enquiry

Reflective Sheeting Production

XW Reflective manufacturer is a leading reflective material supplier, reflective tape sheeting factory, mainly provide & manufacture top-quality reflective fabric for kinds of reflective material distributors all over the world. Whether quality control or reflective sheet production time, XW Reflective always does it best, serves every reflective self adhesive vinyl customers well according to their requirements.

Reflective sheeting is one of the reflective product of XW Reflective, made by PVC / acrylic / PET or mix face film, our reflective material customers can choose the suitable reflective vinyl according to their product, reflective PVC films are good for digital print, reflective acrylic film is suitable for screen print, PET reflective film can accept plotter cutting, and all of them can be used to do UV printing.

Of course, if you have strict requirements about reflection value, we also provide different reflective sheeting with kinds of reflective value.

Engineering Grade Reflective Sheeting Description

Engineer Grade reflective sheeting is a premier quality, durable, enclosed lens beaded, this retro-reflective sheeting intended for using on many non-critical traffic signage and commercial application. Such as temporary road traffic signs, graphic signs, commercial applications, and barriers.

XW Reflective offers exceptional value and meets applicable requirements for Type I retroreflective sheeting in ASTM D4956 Type IEN12899 RA1GB/T 18833-2012 type III and CE.

For cold weather condition which can’t apply reflective films under the correct operating environment, we suggest our  Acrylic Coating Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting XW5104 which similar to XW7200

Technical Data

  • Retroreflective Sheeting Elements: enclosed glass beaded
  • 7 years durability outdoor passed ASTM D4956 colorfastness (Artificial accelerated weathering based)
  • Roll Sizes: 1.24M (W) x 45.7M, 48” (W) x 50 yards
  • Minimum Coefficient of Retroreflection (cd/lx/m2)
Color White Yellow Orange Red Green Blue Brown
0.2/4 90 60 30 14 6 1.5 0.5

* Test by Roadmaster according to ASTM D4956

  • Film Thickness: 130mic
  • Face Film: Acrylic
  • Adhesive: 30 mics permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Release Liner: 150 GSM Poly-coated paper liner (white or yellow)
  • Application Surface: Flat surface only such as aluminum
  • Application Temperature: 18-28℃ by any of the following methods:
    • Mechanical squeeze roll applicator
    • Hand squeeze roll applicator
    • Hand application is recommended for copy only

Engineer Grade Reflective Film Screen Printing Process

Engineer Grade Reflective Vinyl Production Process 

Engineer grade reflective sheeting

  • *White films no need printing.
  • *Extra beads will cause the production of defective products

Material of Reflective sheeting

Reflective material categorizes into reflective fabric and reflective sheeting. The application are road safety and personal safety. Reflective Sheeting Signs is a reflective material dedicated to the traffic signs and license plate, made of a reflective layer formed by glass beads and some polymer materials like PVC, PET, Acrylic, PC, etc.

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Features of Reflective Material

Reflective material always shows in our daily life as we all know, like car license plate application, the isolation barriers on both sides of the road, and some traffic reflective signs. And reflective material has 4 points features as below:

Diversity of reflective material

In order to match the characteristics and uses of other products, reflective material is manufactured as different reflectivity, flexible, durability reflective vinyl for daily necessaries application, usually divide into road safety and vehicle registration security. Such as construction safety sign, permanent traffic sign, barricades, traffic cones, car license plate, etc.

Durability of reflective sheeting

Reflective materials generally have good resistance to outdoor aging, abrasion and adhesion. It shows no appreciable cracking, scaling, pitting, blistering, edge lifting, or curling, or more than 1/32’’ shrinkage or expansion during its outdoor life. Moreover, reflectivity remains more than 50% of original results after outdoor life.

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Reflectivity of reflective material tape

Reflective material tape can reflect original light under the lighting of headlamp light or road light. I think many drivers know that when you are driving on the highway. As the name suggests, reflectivity is one of the most important characteristics of reflective materials.

It is precisely because of the reflective nature that reflective materials can provide the most effective and reliable personal safety guarantee at night or in poor sight environments.

Wide-angle of reflective material

Reflective material usually has a better wide-angle, so that reflective sheeting or reflective fabric also can keep a good reflective effect, reflect light directly even there is a wide-angle between reflective film and lighting.

This wide-angle feature of reflective sheeting is applied to the production of traffic signage and car license plate, which improves safety on your roadway with bright, easy to understand the signage.

Reflective material tape can reflect original light under the lighting of headlamp light or road light. I think many drivers know that when you are driving on the highway. As the name suggests, reflectivity is one of the most important characteristics of reflective materials.

It is precisely because of the reflective nature that reflective materials can provide the most effective and reliable personal safety guarantee at night or in poor sight environments.

The above are the four most common characteristics of reflective materials. When designing, XW Reflective factory must consider these four points into the reflective material, so that these reflective tapes can be used better in our daily necessaries.

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Service life of reflective tape: 1-10 years.

Generally speaking, the service life of the reflective film is range 1-10 years depends on the surface film and weather conditions. For example, PET as top layers, the outdoor durability is 1-3 years, as its nature of PET.

Why different in reflective sheeting signs’ using life?

With the time goes, the reflective sheeting will decrease the reflection value during the usage under the non-protective environment. So XW Reflective divides different standards for this road reflective film according to the reflective value.

Standards of reflective sheeting tape.

The grade of reflective film can usually be followed by diamond grade, high intensity grade, engineering grade, economic grade, and other categories.

Of course, the raw reflective material using and selling price of reflective tape is different due to the different requirements of reflection value and outdoor life. For example, the high intensity grade reflective sheeting can be used for highway reflective signs, with high reflection parameter, asked a high price. But low reflective film is enough to made as reflective street signs.

In a word, you can choose different standards of reflective tape according to your needs.

Storage of reflective material

Road reflective sheeting film is a high-tech reflective product, a new type of functional composite material, with a rapid development in recent years in the world, play an important role at night safety. But reflective vinyl sheeting needs to be maintained well for better express its reflective function. So, we need to take the right measure to storage reflective sheeting vinyl rolls.

The first is the stacking of reflective films.

  1. It is best to be able to stack the carbons with reflective sheeting rolls in the same direction and horizontally in layers.
  2. It is strictly forbidden to stack crosses.
  3. It is strictly prohibited to stack reflective sheeting rolls’ cartons of different sizes together.
  4. Partially used reflective film rolls are required to return to the cartons with polybag protected.
  5. Unprocessed reflective sheets should be store flat.
  6. To avoid direct sunlight and damp storage environment. Reflective films should be stored in a cool, dry area, ideal at 18-24℃, and 30-50% humidity and should be applied within one year of purchase.

In fact, we also need to pay attention to a small detail before stacking, which is to handle lightly when handling to avoid collision. And check whether the package is damaged before handling.

reflective sheeting rolls

Application of reflective sheeting:

Reflective sheeting is mainly used for various road and railway permanent or temporary traffic signs, construction zone signs, vehicle license plates, barricades, helmet stickers, etc.

The operating temperature of the reflective film sheeting:

Generally, reflective sheeting incorporates a pressure-sensitive adhesive and should be applied to the sign substrate, such as metal or aluminum at a temperature of 65°F / 18 ℃ or higher.

Leading Time of Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting

  • We have regular stock of reflective material products for sale in the warehouse, if not, it will take 7-10 days to arrange reflective material production & shipment after deposits receive. Thus, please confirm with XW Reflective maufacturer before ordering our reflective tape material.

OEM & ODM

  • Customized reflective sheeting width available( Can’t over the Maximum width).
  • Customized reflective vinyl sheeting package mark service.
  • For any client’s who want printing LOGO on retro refelctive fabric, please contact with our staff and it request a high quantity.
  • For order less than 100 rolls, we can do OEM Carton and Product mark
  • For order more than 100 rolls, and request your own logo, it needs one more deposit: USD 800 for cylinder cost

Quality Control for Reflective Material 

  • Raw reflective material inspection

XW Reflective has a strict quality control for reflective sheeting material production, from face film to release paper, all the maufcturing material of reflective taple vinyl will be strictly inspected before putting into production.

XW Reflective always check reflective manufacturing materials, and must ensure these raw reflective vinyl sheeting is in line with standard of reflective vinyl stickers production, then take away the disqualified raw reflective material, finally, XW Reflective will arrange reflective sheets manufacturing by the leftover reflective initial material.

  • Reflective material check during production

QC will cut production samples, bring it to our own lab then inspect brightness, stretch, thickness, etc.,also they will bring Brightness detector to production line and check for brightness.

XW Reflective arrange 3 technical staff to inspect reflective fabric tape manufacturing in every reflective material production line, they can take measures quickly and adjust reflective sheets production once reflective pinstripe tape production occurs some quality problem, in addition, they will paste poor quality signs on these problem reflective products, deliver them to QC lab for a quality analysis.

  • Final inspection of reflective fabrics

When Rolling the final product, workers will check and remove the poor quality sheeting and mark the joint. Each joint we arrange extra reflective sheeting for clients.  If the joints out of allowable range, we label the roll as B grade.

We will sample test the final product, and also do inspection under client’s requested.

After Sales

XW Reflective try our best to reduce the quality problem for our reflective glow in the dark heat transfer vinyl, but if you still find quality problem in our heat reflective fabric, please don’t hesitate to contact us for best after sale service, and XW Reflective will provide best after service until you are satisfied with our service.

If you find your product has poor quality reflective fabric – whatever how many they are. Take a picture or video for it, show us, and our team will reply within 24 hours.

Package

  • Inner packing: PET inner film + Plastic Bag + 2 pc Plastic Plug
  • Outer packing: 5 layers carton box with carton sealing nail
Product Name Size (M) Carton (M) N.W.  (KG) G.W. (KG) 20GP  (Roll)
Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting XW7200 1.24*45.7 1.31*0.21*0.24 24.9 28.3 360
  • *This data only for reference
  • *Please contact our staff for customized products.
  • *The data included the pallets size, we recommended to use pallets for protect the engineering grade goods as it’s very heavy.
  • Loading Port:Ningbo/Shanghai or other China port

Storage of Reflective Sheeting

  • Reflective Sheeting should be used in 1 year after you get the reflective sheet tape order from XW Reflective, because the reflection sheeting effect is best in the first year, if you use the reflective sheet after 1 year, the reflection value and other parameters will have some changes different from the lastest reflective sheeting at this year.
  • Please use PET inner film to tightly packed partially used reflective sheeting Rolls, then return it back to the shipping carton. Reflective sheeting package is better to place vertically,  this reflective vinyl sheet placement not only can avoid distortion due to substrate buckling, but also can defend extension due to moisture absorption, in addition, vertically placed reflective sheeting can reduce the pressure to refelctive vinyl during storage, avoid pressure that may damage the reflective layer.
  • Store the reflective sheeting in a clean, dry area at 20 ℃ and 50% relative humidity and away from direct sunlight;

Recourse

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*Certified ASTM D4956 TYPE I & EN12899 RA1 & GBIT18833-2012

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