ASTM-D6628 Standard Specification for Color of Retroreflective Pavement Marking Materials

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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.

1.2 This specification applies to all retroreflective pavement markings (markings that include retroreflective optics residing on the surface) except structured pavement markings as defined in 3.2.5.

1.3 This specification is not applicable to pavement markings that do not include retroreflective optics on the surface.

1.4 This specification does not address any requirements other than the color of retroreflective pavement markings.

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 an 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.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


color of pavement markings; daytime color of pavement markings; nighttime color of pavement markings; pavement markings; reflective pavement markings; retroreflective materials;

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.03 (Road and Paving Materials; Vehicle-Pavement Systems)

To find similar documents by classification:

93.080.20 (Road construction materials Including asphalts, road pavements, etc.)

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Nov. 8, 2023

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