Blog - Reflective Solutions

  • 3/15/17 7:00 am PDT
    Sebastián Laflor, Sales Executive
    Argentina’s national road authority, Dirección Nacional de Vialidad, struggled for years to prevent traffic sign theft - it’s a serious issue that jeopardizes the safety of all motorists, and placed a serious strain on their annual maintenance budget. Even with the help of local law enforcement, when stolen signs were recovered, proof of ownership could not be easily obtained, so the recovered property ended up in scrapyards across the country for recycling.more...
  • 2/27/17 6:00 am PST
    2017 ATSSA Convention
    Scott Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    This year’s highway safety industry gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, provided proof that digitally printed traffic signs are becoming mainstream and account for a growing portion of production. Highlighting this year’s ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) convention was the digital print workshop sponsored by the organization’s Sign Committee, chaired by yours truly.more...
  • 1/23/17 6:00 am PST
    Visibility for Renault Emergency Vehicles
    Linda Andersen, Marketing Coordinator
    One problem that brightly decorated emergency fire fleet vehicles do not have is standing out in a crowd.  But what happens when that crowd is not the ordinary mix of private cars and commercial vehicles, but rather a gathering of other emergency vehicles at one of France’s largest Firefighters exhibitions?more...
  • 1/17/17 6:00 am PST
    Clearview Cleveland
    Scott N. Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    Clearview is proving to be a hard font to kill. In June of last year, I described the ruckus created by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) decision to rescind the 2004 approval allowing the use of a new highway font, Clearview™, for lettering on certain types of highway signs in the United States. The rescission was not received happily by the 30 or so state highway transportation departments and numerous local transportation agencies that converted signs to this style of letteringmore...
  • 11/22/16 7:00 am PST
    OL-2023 Purple Cuttable Overlay Film
    Scott N. Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    Do you drive any of our nation’s tollways on a regular basis? If so, you’ve seen purple signs - the newest color introduced on the US highway system - and the newest product offering of Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions, OL-2023 Purple Cuttable Overlay Film. more...
  • 10/10/16 9:16 am PDT
    St. Helena
    Johan Winterbach, Business Manager
    In the South Atlantic, 1200 miles from the nearest major landmass, sits St. Helena island, the most remote populated place on earth. If you are a history buff, you’ll know that in 1815, the British exiled Napoleon Bonaparte to the island where he spent the remainder of his years until his death in 1821. Today it’s the site of one of Avery Dennison Reflective Solutions most remote traffic sign projects.more...
  • 9/20/16 8:28 am PDT
    Linda Andersen, Marketing Coordinator
    I’ve just visited with Eddy Speelman, a well-known professional vehicle graphics installer in the Netherlands with more that 20 years experience. Eddy not only specializes in car, truck and trailer wraps, but he also trains and certifies other professional installers in the industry. We discussed his experience with VisiFlex™ V-8000, our new emergency vehicle reflective sheeting film. As one of the first experienced specialist installers, Eddy was looking forward to trying this new prismaticmore...
  • 9/12/16 8:15 am PDT
    Scott N. Chapman, Global Marketing Communications Manager
    The latest statistics from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) reveal an increase in the number of deaths on US highways in 2015, up by 7.2%, for a total of 35,092 individuals.  As we pass the midway mark in 2016, the numbers get worse.  The National Safety Council estimates that the first six months of 2016 showed an 18% increase over the same period two years ago - a staggering 19,100 deaths on our highways.more...
  • 8/15/16 8:05 am PDT
    Marco van der Linden, Segment Manager
    Here in Europe, our Reflective Solutions team is well into the launch of our new emergency vehicle reflective sheeting, VisiFlex™.  During the product’s design stage we always believed it would more...
  • 8/10/16 9:06 am PDT
    Arun Kumar, Shraddha Pandey, Regional Sales Manager, Asst. Marketing Manager
    After nearly 8 years of delay, the Palwal Manesar stretch of KMP Expressway opened to the public on April 5th of this year.  And according to the Road Transport and Highways Minister, this connector demonstrates the Indian government’s focus on policies designed to improve the conditions of villages, poor people, farmers and laborers in the region.more...