It’s no secret that MMA is the future of line striping paints. MMA, or methyl methacrylate, has been around for decades and is still considered one of the best options on the market today. MMA outperforms thermoplastic paint due to its longevity and cost-effectiveness. But don’t just take our word for it. Read this blog post in full to find out how MMA trumps thermoplastic paint.
What is MMA (Methyl-Methacrylate)?
MMA is a type of paint, and it out performs other paint types when it comes to durability and its application properties for line striping purposes. MMA is used for line striping because of its resistance to weather, fading, and wear. MMA has the benefit of being superior to thermoplastic in terms of longevity. MMA also offers a much wider color selection including opaque colors, fluorescent colors, and translucent colors for optimal visibility under any lighting conditions, whether during daytime or nighttime.
MMA Bonds Better with the Surface
MMA allows for a stronger bond to the street’s surface than conventional hot-applied thermoplastics, which means that MMA can resist wear better and more effectively repel water on roadways for longer periods.
MMA Lasts Longer
The qualities of MMA are especially important on high traffic roads, where MMA can reduce the need for restriping for a long time. MMA’s UV resistance also reduces the risk that road markings will fade over time, which is especially important given their use as navigational tools by drivers and cyclists alike.
MMA is Cost-Effective
MMA is more cost-effective as it requires only a single coat, whereas thermoplastic lines often need two coats. MMA is also less expensive than conventional line striping paint.
MMA Offers a Variety of Colors
MMA offers a variety of colors and can be customized to virtually any color, offering state-of-the-art safety and visibility for the road. MMA is compatible with all asphalt types, allowing its use on highways or inner roads alike. MMA is also UV stable and completely safe to use around traffic, lowering the risk of accidents while increasing safety. MMA can be sprayed onto the road using a line striping machine or applied by brush and roller for short-term jobs such as construction sites and festivals.
MMA Paint Cures Quickly
MMA paint cures quickly and can dry within 15 minutes of application, and typically does not require baking like thermoplastic lines.
When it comes to line striping paint, MMA is the better option. Not only does it last longer and resist fading in sunlight, but you can use less of it to get a better application! That means more money for your business. Get a free estimate on how much time and money Powersurge will save you by switching from thermoplastic paints today. Our Line Striping & Pavement Marking services are ideal for commercial and residential customers in Philadelphia, PA.