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MMA vs. Thermoplastics for Pavement Marking

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 8:58:41 AM by Aexcel


MMA vs. Thermoplastics for Pavement Marking


Highly trafficked highways, roads, intersections, dedicated bike lanes and paths require durable lines to guide the flow of traffic, which cannot be achieved with traditional waterbased paint. Due to the high cost of maintenance, state and local agencies have looked for other options. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) and thermoplastics have both become popular for painting lines and markings on paved surfaces.

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MMA (Methyl Methacrylate), Two-Component Traffic Paint

Posted on Jan 12, 2021 4:36:43 PM by Aexcel


MMA (Methyl Methacrylate), Two-Component Traffic Paint

MMA Two-component traffic paint is a highly versatile, durable option for line striping high-traffic areas such as roadways, parking lots, crosswalks, bike paths and bus lanes. Two-component paint is formed by mixing a pigmented base resin with a polymer curing agent. When mixed and applied immediately, these two elements polymerize to form a strong, long-lasting compound.

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A Brief Guide to Waterborne Traffic Marking Paint

Posted on Dec 10, 2020 11:51:12 AM by Aexcel


A Brief Guide to Waterborne Traffic Marking Paint

Traffic markings—the yellow and white lines on roadways, parking lots, and other similar areas—are critical to keeping motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians safe. Today, these markings are typically made from paint, which, after undergoing numerous modernizations and improvements, offers high visibility and durability. Both of these qualities are essential to an effective roadway safety improvement material. 

Traffic marking paint is available in many variations. Below, we provide an overview of waterborne traffic marking paint, including what it is and key considerations when using it.

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A Brief Guide to Solvent-Based Traffic Marking Paint

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 3:15:00 PM by Aexcel


A Brief Guide to Solvent-Based Traffic Marking Paint

At Aexcel, we manufacture traffic marking paint for use on roadways and in parking lots from Alaska to Florida and every area in-between. Our paint products are engineered for superior performance in demanding applications, ensuring the formation of visible and durable traffic markings. Our two traffic marking paint offerings are waterborne and solvent-based products. Both serve as effective roadway safety improvement materials when applied and dried properly. Below, we discuss some of the key surface and temperature considerations to keep in mind when using our solvent-based paints.

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Things We Do For Free at Aexcel

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 3:38:48 PM by Aexcel


Things We Do For Free at Aexcel

We were in a staff meeting, talking about rushing a full truckload, 22 pallet shipment later that day. Our customer requested a last-minute change to this order and needed immediate replenishment of another paint.  They wanted us to switch out the products on their truck. Okay, let’s see what we can do about this!

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A Guide to Road Marking Paint Selection

Posted on Jun 17, 2020 1:02:24 PM by Aexcel


Road marking—also known as line marking—refers to the application of paints and other high-visibility materials on roads, highways, runways, and other vehicle and pedestrian pathways to communicate important information. While the standardized system of colors, lines, and symbols employed can vary depending on the current federal and state guidelines, the underlying goal is always the same - ensuring the safety of the users (e.g., drivers, bikers, and walkers). 

There are many types of road marking paints available, each of which offers unique characteristics that make it suitable for different purposes. Below we discuss the various paint classifications and how to choose the right one for a road marking project. 


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Aexcel LowVOK and Toughline® at Mayo Clinic Heliport in Phoenix, AZ

Posted on May 12, 2020 3:32:37 PM by Aexcel


When durability and color retention in a low VOC product are needed the most, Aexcel’s Low VOK and ToughLine® are your products of choice.

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Benefits of Custom Coating Formulations

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 11:17:07 AM by Aexcel


In the manufacturing industry, creating and delivering a new product necessitates considerable strategizing when it comes to shape, size, weight, materials, manufacturing processes, and aesthetics. As the global manufacturing supply chain gets increasingly competitive, planning out every small component of the overall product design is crucial for those that want to stay lean and competitive.

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Industrial Coating Suppliers: Key Considerations

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 10:26:38 AM by Aexcel


Industrial coatings are used to provide protection or improve specific properties on a substrate.  For example, coatings may be used to enhance conductivity, durability, or flame resistance among other attributes.

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Coatings Failure Analysis: Causes and Process Improvements

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 9:25:36 AM by Aexcel


After investing significant capital into facilities and/or equipment, most business owners commit themselves to preserving their investments. Applying the right protective coating can have a considerable effect on the longevity of the facilities and equipment. However, choosing the right coating requires a critical analysis of the challenges and hazards presented by the substrate’s end use environment and ensuring the coating’s formulation is designed to address these problem areas.

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