Road marking samples, blue line, marathon course, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, metal/thermoplastic/glass aggregate, made by Zaganite Industries Pty. Ltd, Sydney 2000

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000.

In August 2000, the Road and Transport Authority applied a blue thermoplastic material to Sydney’s roadways to mark the marathon course for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These samples of powdered and hardened thermoplastic were used to test the road- marking material prior to its application. Specifically, these tests examined durability, friction, retroflection and adherence. Termed the ‘blue line’, the road mark became a distinctive and ubiquitous symbol of the Sydney Games.

The blue line...

Summary

2001/84/612
Road marking samples, blue line, marathon course, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, metal/thermoplastic/glass aggregate, made by Zaganite Industries Pty. Ltd, Sydney 2000

Blue marathon line sample. This sample consists of thermo plastic material that has been coloured blue and adhered to a piece of metal and a bag containing the thermo plastic blue line material in powder form.

Production

Manufactured from extruded thermoplastic and glass aggregate, the blue line was developed to provide a non-slip and non-reflective surface for marathon runners and motorists alike. In addition, it was designed to sustain heavy ware almost immediately after its application and to retain a fresh appearance throughout the Games.

The blue line was made from thermoplastic and glass aggregate that were heated into a molten state. This substance was then extruded onto a dry and cleaned road.
2000

Source

Part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection Gift of the New South Wales Government, 2001
5 October, 2001

Cite this Object

Road marking samples, blue line, marathon course, Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, metal/thermoplastic/glass aggregate, made by Zaganite Industries Pty. Ltd, Sydney 2000 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 June 2017, <https://ma.as/501091>
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