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ROADS COULD BECOME POLLUTION ABSORBING TUNNELS

ROADS COULD BECOME POLLUTION ABSORBING TUNNELS Highway Maintenance Innovative new ways to cut pollution on the strategic road network Roads Could Be Covered In Pollution-Absorbing Tunnels in bid to cut pollution in the UK. In March 2017, it was revealed by the World...

8 WAYS TO GREATLY IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CAR PARK

8 WAYS TO GREATLY IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR CAR PARK Asset Maintenance Learn how to make the most of your car park assetCar parks are an underrated system within any industry – public and private. They provide an organised, safe, and easy way to park when...

5 STEPS TO EFFECTIVELY UTILISE YOUR CAR PARK ASSET

5 STEPS TO EFFECTIVELY UTILISE YOUR CAR PARK ASSET Asset Maintenance Learn how to make the most of your car park assetIn the UK there are an estimated 20,000 Car Parks, and to the UK Government, car parking and fines equate to over half a billion in revenue. Car...

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARING FOR WINTER

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARING FOR WINTER Road Repair What are the differences between overbanding and infill crack repair As Winter is fast approaching, road repairs will be at their annual peak. Potholes and road imperfections are at a higher risk of forming due to a...

5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A ZIROCCO

5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A ZIROCCO Road Preparation Tools How to save, time and get the perfectly prepared surface As the Winter time fast approaches and the weather gets colder, windier, and wetter, line marking jobs are slowing down. This is due to the inability to...

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR ANTI-SKID SURFACE

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR ANTI-SKID SURFACE Road Maintenance How to maintain an anti-skid surface Anti-skid surfaces play a vital part in road safety, especially around the Winter season. Anti-skids surfaces are either painted on with a specialized paint that contains a...

OVERBANDING VS INFILL

OVERBANDING VS INFILL Road Repair What are the differences between overbanding and infill crack repair The Winter weather is making road surfaces more brittle and susceptible to damage. One of the first signs of damage in most cases is cracking in the road. This can...

IMPROVE ON LEAN MANAGEMENT WITH THESE QUICK FIXES

IMPROVE ON LEAN MANAGEMENT WITH THESE QUICK FIXES Facility Management Three quick fixes within your facility The British winter weather is, more often than not, to thank for the more downtime within a warehouse or distribution centre. Dangerous weather conditions...

PRODUCTS TO AID FACILITY MANAGEMENT

PRODUCTS TO AID FACILITY MANAGEMENT Facility Management The Best Way to Prepare Your Surface for Remarking In order to aid facility management performance, it is very important to ensure your surface and its markings are kept to the highest standard possible. You must...

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE AN AUTOMATIC?

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE AN AUTOMATIC? The LineLazer family of stripers has constantly been improved to meet the changing needs of the surface marking industry, each time delivering substantial benefits to the professional striping contractor. The LineLazer V system...

HOW AUTHORITIES PLAN TO TACKLE THE WINTER ROADS

HOW AUTHORITIES PLAN TO TACKLE THE WINTER ROADS Road Maintenance How Authorities Plan To Tackle The Winter Roads Although we have just begun the official Winter season, the weather has already dropped drastically. Parts of the UK have reached below -8°C before we've...

PATCHMASTER RECEIVES HAPAS APPROVAL RATING

PATCHMASTER RECEIVES HAPAS APPROVAL RATINGRoad Maintenance Patchmaster Receives HAPAS Approval Rating Meon's well-known pothole repair material, PatchMaster, is the latest highways innovation to receive the highly respected HAPAS certificate. The Highways Authorities...

POTHOLES ON BRITAINS ROADS

POTHOLES ON BRITAINS ROADS Road Maintenance ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT OUR ROADS? At the time of writing this Britain is in the midst of one of the worst storms of recent times. With snowfall hitting the majority of the country roads are susceptible to damage due...

FLOOR MARKINGS AND YOUR FACILITY

FLOOR MARKINGS AND YOUR FACILITY Lean Management Facilities Line Marking About Can you imagine walking outside to find there were no line or surface markings, an absence of signs or direction, and the chaos this would result in? Neither can we... We’re all aware of...

MEON LAUNCHES NEW FACILITY SURFACE MARKING SYSTEMS

MEON LAUNCHES NEW FACILITY SURFACE MARKING FloorCote and SureStripe Internal Markings The facilities industry is fast-growing, with over 2.1 billion square foot of warehousing being used in the UK as of last year, and that number increasing rapidly. Therefore, it is...

RAIL CROSSINGS

RAIL CROSSING Effective Line Markings for Rail Crossings Polyaspartic paint About THE CHALLENGE: Railway crossings have always been a hard ask, especially when it comes to a long-lasting, quick drying durable line marking. Level crossings have a high volume of mixed...

DUBLIN AIRPORT

DUBLIN AIRPORT LineLazer 250 DC COMPACT MACHINE REQUIRED FOR RUNWAY MARKINGS About SITUATION: Dublin Airport went out to tender for a runway marking machine. They wanted a smaller/more compact unit compared to what they had been using previously i.e. a Hoffman Ride In...

PUBLIC AUTHORITY ROAD MAINTENANCE

PUBLIC AUTHORITY ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD MAINTENANCE NATIONAL About SITUATION: With the ongoing fight to ensure Britain’s roads are safe and usable for all users, the need for innovative products are vital to achieve this. One of the major problems faced by authorities...

6 Reasons Why You Need a Graco LineLazer ES 1000

One of the latest innovations in the surface marking and airless paint sprayer industry, the Graco LineLazer ES 1000, presents many benefits to a line marking job that regular petrol-fuelled line markers cannot provide. It's the first of its kind in the industry,...

DekorGrip Rubber Mulch a Natural and Safe Solution

Manufactured from 100% premium recycled tyres, free from fibres and wires, this will allow creation of a unique, low maintenance surface. This is a superb alternative to organic mulches and adds fade resistant colour to play and landscape areas all year round. Being...

How Much Would all of England’s Road Repair Cost?

It's no secret that our roads aren't in the best condition - Potholes are being reported hourly, and millions are being paid out for damaged cars every year due to the lack of road repair. We've had a look at how to prevent them, but what about all the existing...

How Is Road Safety Affected By Technology?

It recently emerged that, worldwide, around 1.25 million road deaths occur every year. This number will just continue to increase if measures aren't taken to improve road safety. In fact, as Huffington Post reported, it is feared that if no noticeable action is...

What are the Top 5 Road Innovations for the Future?

Reactive Line Markings Designed by Studio Roosegaarde, a 500m stretch of road located in the Netherlands has removed its' streetlights and painted the line markings with a specially formulated glow in the dark paint. The idea is that the paint would ‘charge’ during...

How Long Does MMA Last Compared To Thermoplastic?

A very commonly asked question about MMA (Methyl Methcrylate) paint is - How long does it last? Unfortunately, this question does not have a short and simple answer; it completely depends on many different variables as listed below: Traffic volume The surface type The...

What is the Future of Cycle Routes?

Cycling has been an extremely popular form of transport for over a century, and today hundreds of millions of people around the world travel using a bike. In the UK alone, more than 2 million people cycle at least once a week, so it is vital that the cycling...

The Importance of Correct Preparation

Why do we keep doing the same thing and expecting different results? Decades of using relatively long-suffering lining paints and coatings have tended to result in bad practices. The general thought was ‘it was only a cheap product anyway’, so if it fails, flakes or...

Improve Your Docks Safety with These Tips

Docks are a valuable and important aspect of the industry; there is a consistent loading, unloading, building, and repairing of ships, with many seeing hundreds of arrivals and departures every day. For this reason it can become very easy for the surface to wear down...

The Importance of Using a High Solids paint

There is rarely a time when a line marking job is in progress, and the finished results are deliberately dull and indistinct lines. Bright, clear line markings are a must in order to improve safety and efficiency within the area. To achieve this, it is no secret that...

Cycle Superhighway Routes Trial

On Tuesday the 17th January 2017, Meon visited London to aid trials for a new Cycle Superhighway. Cycle Superhighways were announced in 2008 by then-mayor of London Ken Livingstone, as a large part of London's plan to give cyclists safer, faster, and more direct...

5 S Lean Management: Sort and Set in Order

THE FIRST 2 S' OF THE 5S METHOD ARE CRITICAL STEPS TO INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY AND IMPROVING SAFETY, THE FIRST BEING ‘SORT’, AND THE SECOND ‘SET IN ORDER’. Sorting is the first phase of 5S. When you sort, you remove items from the work area that aren’t needed for...

5S Lean Management: Shine, Standardise & Sustain

We have previously looked at the first 2 S’ of the 5S method, now we are going to delve further into the final 3 S’. If you missed the first article you can read it here. After you have completed the steps ‘Sort’ and ‘Set in Order’ you then need to ‘Shine’. Shining...

How To Maximize Roi With Your Zirocco

The Zirocco Surface dryer is an innovation that is taking the line marking industry by storm at the moment. As the Winter weathersweeps over the UK, snow and rainfall are slowing down marking jobs due to being postponed and cancelled. The Zirocco can change this. Not...

How a Better Surface can Improve Customer UX And Safety

How Your Surface Could Be Affecting Your BusinessThe surface is one of the most important - yet often overlooked - areas of a facility.   Even as a customer yourself, the condition of an area's ground will, consciously or sub-consciously, have a direct impact on...