Chapter 8: New REMA Best Practice Guide to Material Specification Available (2021)

Chapter 8 guide update

There are multiple documents, specifications and guidelines to be considered when deploying Chapter 8 reflective safety markings on vehicles, and with a wide range of products available it can be confusing to choose the right material for your vehicle fleet.

As active members of the industry voice for reflective material manufacturers, REMA, PVL has assisted in the production of a new guideline document to help you understand how the relevant guidelines and materials should be interpreted and to select the most appropriate materials for your vehicle fleet.

The REMA Vehicle Conspicuity group have updated and released the REMA best practice guide to Chapter 8 and ECE104 markings and materials. This replaces all previous versions immediately.

What changed

The most significant change is to reflect the increased material performance requirements of the updated Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual. Materials now should meet class R3B (typically this is high grade microprismatic material).

Find the list of suitable materials highlighted in yellow in the table below.

Chapter 8 suitable materials

The original document (PDF) can be accessed and downloaded from the REMA website or we have duplicated it on our online shop

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PVL are dedicated specialists in the production of high visibility livery and corporate branding for your commercial fleet vehicles and one of the leading fleet branding companies in the UK.

Since 1999 we have been supplying specialist reflective livery to the majority of the UK emergency services including Police, Ambulance and Fire services, Highway contractors and major UK blue chip companies.

Through continued re-investment in new technology and equipment, and experienced, committed personnel, PVL has grown steadily to become a major supplier of specialist reflective and printed vehicle graphics to the UK and beyond.

Our experience in supplying and dealing with large, mobile fleets has helped us to expand to meet increased demand for large format digital print for vehicle wraps and larger graphics in house on the latest eco-friendly printers and materials.

Together with our sister company Preview, we can meet all of your needs for innovative design and branding, through to efficient and effective production, with flexible and friendly account and project management.

We are all committed to maintaining and exceeding your expectations. Our team’s combination of years of technical and practical experience with the latest technology and working practices ensure you receive the finest quality, fit and durability from the livery we create whilst receiving personal care and attention at every stage.

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