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Jerol Traffic Sign

Who and What are Jerol

With close to 30 years’ experience in technical plastics, Rolf Jernström founded Jerol Industri AB in 1999. Today, Jerol is at the forefront of the production and development of composite utility poles through our successful pairing of Swedish concern for safety and technological development. Environmental responsibility and individual safety are the common threads throughout our
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The Benefits of Delineation

Edge and centre delineation treatments help drivers keep aligned with the road, and provide information about conditions ahead. Delineation treatments are extremely helpful when visibility is poor (for example, due to fog, rain or darkness) or on tight bends.
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Speed humps vs Speed bumps

Wherever cars and people are near, safety is of high concern. Near schools and play grounds, in car parks and multi-use areas, aggressive driving is a serious risk for pedestrians. Speed reduction is one key way to protect people in these areas. The slower the traffic speeds the less likelihood of an accident and the
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When were Bollards first used?

Starting in the early 17th century, old cannons no longer useful as weapons would often be utilized and then used as bollards for aiding ships to moor alongside quaysides. They would bury the cannon in the ground muzzle-first, approximately up to two-thirds of their length which would leave the rear end (breach) protruding above the
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History of Mallatite

Mallatite Plastics was formed in 1982 as a small plastic coating business and was acquired as a going concern by John Bowden in the mid-eighties. The business focus turned to the lighting columns and signposts in the late eighties, pioneering innovative products and new  coatings which were becoming available. Alliances developed with Dupont who were offering
Road Safety Week
Once again Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest Road Safety event has arrived and this year’s theme is ‘Speed Down Saves Lives’. Coordinated annually by Brake the road safety charity, the event inspires thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take part and spread life-saving messages during the week and beyond. Supporting Road Safety each year
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HEA Annual Conference & Exhibition

The annual HEA conference & exhibition took place on Thursday (2nd November) and as expected met all expectations! Our England & Wales based Sales Engineers headed to Celtic Manor & Resort Hotel for the event in which they enjoyed a day of networking, innovative conversations, awards and of course the annual HEA evening meal! To our
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Macmillan’s Coffee & Cake Morning

Mallatite enjoyed taking part in ‘Macmillan’s cancer support’ coffee and cake event last Friday! With a wide variety of homemade cakes, it was great to see everyone get involved and donate towards such an important event. We would like to congratulate Emma, sales advisor on her imaginative Central Bollard cake that won first place. A
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Brighter nights for Erskine Bridge

Mallatite has supplied aluminium lighting columns and LED road lanterns as part of the Erskine Bridge Lighting and Electrical Refurbishment Project for Transport Scotland. The project has enhanced night-time driving visibility and reduced energy consumption by up to 80% through the use of dimming. The A898 Erskine Bridge is a 15-span cable-stayed box girder bridge
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An end for traditional road humps?

Recently the government have told councils to ‘optimise traffic flow’ and scrap road humps. In the article, shared online at Highways Industry, ‘speed bumps could be removed from UK roads after Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, told local councils to scrap them as part of plans to reduce pollution. ‘https://www.highwaysindustry.com/speed-bumps-could-disappear-from-uk-roads/.    Current tarmac road humps
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The Association of Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM), have published their most recent guidance document, Sign Savings – Replacing Obsolete Road Traffic Signs. The document, available for download, explains that the statutory “savings” period for many signs revoked by the 1994 Traffic Signs Regulations has now expired. This means that it is no longer
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Dave Franklin, Project Manager and also a key member of our TransCalm design team, recently took part in a charity cycling event for The Christie Charity, cycling from Manchester to Blackpool. The event is attended by over 6000 cyclists each year and this year saw another great turnout. This was Dave’s first time participating in
Traffic Jet News - Mallatite welcome a brand new Traffic Jet Printer
More efficient. More competitive. We’ve just completed the refurbishment of our traffic sign production facility at our Oldbury site and are excited to introduce the Traffic Jet 1638X Printer and Mistral Laminator. The Traffic Jet prints the signs directly onto the reflective material making production more efficient, and enables us to offer you much shorter lead times.* This investment also allows for very
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We are currently in the middle of the Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week. The United Nations is an international organisation, that was founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the UN is to take action on the issues confronting humanity, including peace and security,
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Thank you for visiting us at Traffex2017 This time last week we joined thousands of traffic professionals at our industry’s biggest event, Traffex2017, held at the NEC in Birmingham. For Mallatite, Traffex 2017 kicked off to a great start with many visitors making a beeline to our stand, G40, to experience our innovative range of
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The electricity distribution industry is facing a major problem, as the long-term preservative treatment of wood poles becomes increasingly under threat from legislation. Our Project Manager, Dave Franklin has written the whitepaper offering a solution: “Composite is the best alternative to wooden poles.” The white paper that has been published via Network Magazine explores the
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