With increasing drivers on the roads, highway safety is becoming more important especially during poor conditions.
The benefits of glass beads are seen everyday by drivers whenever allowing markings to be visible at night, rain, and fog. Similar to DOT markings with prisms, glass beads work as the medium on road paint for light to reflect back to the driver.
Hillcrest manufactures beads for drop-on and intermix applications; and has the flexibility to meet specific requirements for all customers.
Additionally, glass beads are used in other industries including thermoplastic additives, filtration, lubrication, coatings and blast media.
See Bead Blasting for examples of how glass beads can be an effective blast media for surface finishing.