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This specification covers the daytime and nighttime color of retroreflective pavement marking materials, both painted and tape lines, including thermoplastic, epoxy and other types, used for traffic control lane markings and symbols on road surfaces. This specification is not applicable to the testing, for quality control purposes, of marking material without added drop-on beads. The performance requirements for which the marking materials shall be tested on and conform accordingly to are the daytime and nighttime chromaticity limits, retroreflectance, and daytime lightness limits (Y tristimulus coordinate).
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1.1 This specification covers the daytime and nighttime color of retroreflective pavement marking materials used for traffic control lane markings and symbols on road surfaces. It is intended to apply throughout the service life of the material.
1.2 This specification applies to both painted and tape lines, including thermoplastic, epoxy and other types.
1.3 This specification is not applicable to the testing, for quality control purposes, of marking material without added drop-on beads.
1.4 In addition, it does not describe requirements other than color such as retroreflectance.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5.1 Exception—This specification is noted to be a SI document, where angles are generally expressed in radians. However, as angles used in retroreflection have historically been identified in degrees, the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM, Comité International des Poids et Mesures) accepts the use of degrees with SI units, and European Normatives and documents from the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) use degrees for retroreflection geometry.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D4061 Test Method for Retroreflectance of Horizontal Coatings
D7585/D7585M Practice for Evaluating Retroreflective Pavement Markings Using Portable Hand-Operated Instruments
E284 Terminology of Appearance
E308 Practice for Computing the Colors of Objects by Using the CIE System
E811 Practice for Measuring Colorimetric Characteristics of Retroreflectors Under Nighttime Conditions
E1349 Test Method for Reflectance Factor and Color by Spectrophotometry Using Bidirectional (45:0 or 0:45) Geometry
ICS Number Code 93.080.20 (Road construction materials)
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ASTM D6628-16, Standard Specification for Color of Pavement Marking Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.orgBack to Top