Construction workers, traffic officers, cross walk guards. Millions of people in North America alone will end up working by and on road sites each year. With traffic and other work place hazards a foot, it is obvious why reflective clothing is especially important to the men and women working in such environments. Reflective gear reduces work place fatality and saves lives every year.
Reflective vests worn by roadside workers need to be of the highest reflective grade possible, so that they are as visible as soon as possible, to motor vehicle operators. They need to be visible through dust, stormy weather, night, and other low visibility conditions. Depending on the use, they may only need to be fitted for home wash, or may be required to withstand vigorous industrial washing procedures, and still retain its reflective properties. For reflective material that is visible and prepared for any number of harsh weather and low visibility conditions, any of our highly reflective 3M™ Scotchlite™ tapes or trims serve as excellent choices, but specifically for roadside safety we recommend 7187 and 8712.
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – 7187 Fluorescent High Gloss Lime Yellow Trim is designed for use on safety garments and when properly used, help enhance the visibility of the wearer in nighttime or low-light conditions when illuminated by headlights. Scotchlite reflective material – high gloss products consists of highly retroreflective microprisms formed on flexible, glossy and UV-stabilized polymeric film. A flexible vinyl film sealed on the backside of the 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – High Gloss Trim, encapsulates the microprisms and protects the reflective product from dirt and moisture penetration. Fluorescent lime-yellow high gloss colors enhance conspicuity under daytime conditions, particularly at dawn or dusk or on cloudy days.
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material – 8712 Silver Transfer Film can be used for safety garments. This retroprinted silver transfer film is composed of wide angle, exposed retroreflective lenses bonded to a heat activated adhesive and has a “3M” logo imaged on its surface. 8712 is certified to the current editions of ANSI/ISEA 107 and CSA Z96 high visibility safety apparel standards.
Davey Textile Solutions has been specializing in reflective tape distribution since 1986. Our innovative technologies and dedication to customer service make us an excellent choice to service your reflective garment needs. As a leading Authorized Distributor of 3M™ Scotchlite™ Material, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge and one on one customer care.