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Reflective Material

Reflective Material

The reflective materials are mainly applied in two large fields, i.e. the special planned market and the civil planned market. The experts specially pointed out that 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing was the optimum chance to attract the foreign tourists and exhibit our image for Beijing and other large and medium cities as well as the tourist cities in China. One of the feasible methods is to set the proper road signs, well-marked street names, vivid tourist attraction signs, shining traffic signs and proper bus stop signs.

As China’s traffic construction accelerates in the coming years, even several decades, the urbanization strategies are carried out gradually, 2008 Olympic Games was held in Beijing, China’s opening degree further enlarges, the “cake” of tourist industry becomes larger and larger and the people pursuit for the colourful and fashionable life, reflective materials has a bright development future in China, even in the world. The reason of retro-reflection for the reflective materials is that the overwhelming majority of these materials contain a kind of glass microballoon with high index of refraction, which reflects the incident light by the coming path, to cause the retro-reflection phenomenon. For it almost focuses the light ray into a small angle range to reflect, the brightness is far higher than any common substance. For that the glass microballoon has different locations in the retro-reflective materials, reflective materials are classified into the exposed type and hidden type. The exposed materials mean that the glass beads are on the surface of the materials to directly contact the air. It features the simple structure and sound reflection. But it only reflects the common achromatic light and the surface easily attracts the dust and the reflection capability in the rainy days declines. The main products produced are the retro-reflective cloths and retro-reflective paints. Most dresses use this type of retro-reflective material. The hidden type means that the glass beads are buried in the transparent resin, and the resin contacts the air. It features sound weather resisting property. It can reflect the chromatic lights and the dust are not easily collected on the surface and it will not be affected in the rainy days. But it is complicated with high equipment process requirements with the main products of the retro-reflective pad pastings, and those used in the highways. Currently, the reflective materials are mainly applied in two fields, i.e. the special planned market and the civil market. The planned market has been developed into a large scale and the civil market has huge potential. The special planned market refers to the fields which must adopt the retro-reflective materials according to the national rules and regulations, i.e. the work uniform of public security, traffic, and public sanitation department, road signs, sign plates, marked lines, mining, railway and the outdoor workers uniforms and shoulder straps, etc. The retro-reflective sheet, retro-reflective marking paint, retro-reflective paint and retro-reflective security silk fabrics are mainly applied in the civilian market, among of which, the application of the retro-reflective sheet has been included in the legally provisions by China’s Public Security and Transportation Departments. As required, the annual consumption of the retro-reflective sheet is about 2,500,000 square meters and the annual sales amount reaches as high as RMB 600,000,000. According to the comprehensive analysis, the traffic accidents in large cities in China at nights are greatly higher than that during days. The accident peak time is from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. One of the reasons is the low visibility of the roads. The use of the retro-reflective materials solves the traffic problem at night of clearly seeing other vehicles and clearly seen by other vehicles. The experts specially pointed out that 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing was the optimum chance to attract the foreign tourists and exhibit our image for Beijing and other large and medium cities as well as the tourist cities in China. One of the feasible methods is to set the proper road signs, well-marked street names, vivid tourist attraction signs, shining traffic signs and proper bus stop signs. It not only brings the concept of the safety warnings to anywhere of the city, but also correctly guides the drivers in the complicated traffic lines, and brings the good social effects to effectively exhibit the appearance and management of the city. Moreover, it is inevitable to bring the development of the reflective materials and become the new economic growth point. The civil market refers to the fields of the light industry, mining, railway, student uniform, dresses, clothing and bags. As the safety consciousness of the people enhances and the civil market enlarges gradually, the apparel industry annually demands the retro-reflective cloths, the retro-reflective leathers, the retro-reflective fabrics, totally 15 million square meters, but China’s existing capacity is less than 2 million square meters, among of which, near 1/3 are exported to other countries and regions with huge potential. It is known that the study of retro-reflective materials in China was initiated at the beginning of 1970s, and the Security Dept, the Traffic Dept and the Ministry of Railway listed this project in their plan and organized in tackling the key problems in the 7th five plan and the 8th five plan.

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