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What is Reflective Tape?

Friday, July 12, 2013 By: admin

reflective sheetingReflective tape is usually used in the traffic safety industry to make the products easier to be seen during the day and night.  The reflective collars as they can be called, are usually at the top of the product and can be seen on traffic cones, traffic barricades and more.

I would also like to point out there is reflective sheeting like what is pictured to the left, where it is an orange and white stripe and this is typically seen on a barricade.  Now a straight orange or straight white colored reflective collar is something you will see on traffic cones or delineators.

There are also different grades: Engineer grade is the most basic but works for most applications.  Hi Intensity sheeting is one step above, will reflect more and costs more.  Diamond grade has the highest amount of reflective and will cost the most.

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Reflective Tape on Everything

Friday, May 21, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

reflective tape, reflective bands, traffic control sheeting, refletive tapes, reflective band, reflective sheeting rollsReflective tape is usually bought in rolls or single bands, and it is primarily used in traffic safety products.  These products include traffic barrels, traffic drums, traffic cones, delineator posts, traffic safety vests and a lot more.

It is typically cheaper to buy the reflective tape in rolls, and then cut it yourself, but if you don’t want to cut it yourself the single bands may be a better choice.  Try adding up how many feet or yards are in a roll and then comparing prices to see if it is worth it.

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Reflective Tape

Monday, April 26, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

reflective tape, reflective sheeting, EG sheeting, HI sheeting, DG sheeting, EG reflective tape, DG reflective tapeMany people may not know what reflective tape is exactly, and that is what this post is for.  Reflective tape is used in many different applications, but I am most familiar with how it is used in the construction industry.  It can be found on traffic cones, reflective safety vests, and more.

The idea is that light reflects off the tape and makes it easier for pedestrians to see whatever the tape is on.  Traffic barrels on the side of the highway, traffic cones, traffic barricades, these all commonly have reflective tape.  Remember that there is also different ‘grades’ of reflective tape, such as HI intensity, Diamond Grade, and Engineer Grade.

reflective tape, reflective stripes, engineer grade reflective, construction tape, reflector tapeWhen choosing how much reflective tape you want on your traffic barricades or your traffic cones, think about the cost it will add.  One side of a type III traffic barricade versus two can add at least $20, depending on where you buy it from.  Of course, we shouldn’t overlook the advantages of having tape on both sides.

For example, lets say you are closing down a road on both sides, but don’t have enough barricades to close both ends of the road.   If the road is small, put a few cones on both ends, then stick 3 barricades in the middle between the two roads, with road closed signs.  People should get the point.  Of course, if you have the money, it is always safer to use as much blockage as possible to not cause any accidents.