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Röhm Advances Sustainable Road Markings

July 8, 2024

Röhm advances sustainable road markings. Röhm is collaborating with SWARCO to introduce eco-friendly road markings in urban areas, with a successful implementation in Darmstadt, Germany.

This initiative supports Darmstadt’s goal to increase its cycling population from 20 percent to one third.

SWARCO, a global leader in road marking systems, developed the new marking material using Röhm’s DEGAROUTE® and DEGAROUTE® proTerra binders. These binders, noted for their durability and lower CO2 emissions, include recycled methyl methacrylate, boosting their environmental advantages.

The new marking material was applied to a 100-square-meter bike lane in Darmstadt, curing quickly and allowing cyclists to use the lane shortly after. The bright red markings enhance cyclist safety and visibility.

Röhm and SWARCO aim to produce road markings that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, using recycled and eco-conscious materials. The success in Darmstadt represents a significant step towards more sustainable urban mobility.

Röhm is dedicated to reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and achieving climate-neutral production by 2050. The company hopes other cities will adopt similar sustainable marking systems.

The introduction of these eco-friendly road markings in Darmstadt highlights a growing trend towards greener urban planning and transportation infrastructure.