Strini Industries have put a glow into an Australian-first project.
Strini industries were engaged in late 2013 by major national infrastructure contractor Downer EDI, under the instruction of Transport for NSW, to develop a similar system used by a United Kingdom company to help transform a 400-metre path in Gosford City Council into a safer and more user-friendly glow-in-the-dark footpath for pedestrians and cyclists.
Company director, Frank Strini, said the hurdles realised with this product posed significant potential health, safety and environmental concerns not meeting Australian standards and regularly requirements.
Traditionally glow-in-the-dark products and coatings have been developed for a novelty nature due to the high costs of pure grade mineral, therefore generally synthetically manipulating the products for economic reasons.
As with any typical Australian company, we believed we can do it better than anyone in the world, and we think we have.
With rigorous research and development and one and off site testing and trials, we have formulated a system that not only meets all environmental, health and safety requirements, but exceeds them.
This has been achieved by engaging a core group of long term commercial relationships of highly specialised personal that include industrial chemists, pigment technicians, coating transfer engineers and skilled applicators.
The commitment from Transport NSW to have the confidence and faith in our company to deliver this system was not only a privilege, but all the motivation needed to make this happen. With this pilot project finally meeting approval from all stakeholders and user groups we were able to start and complete the project.
Endurance of the afterglow properties exceeded our projections.
This initial pilot project has now allowed us to continue to improve system development through onsite evaluation due to the scale of the project.
Positive feedback received from the community highlights the success of the product.
Now being endorsed at local, state and federal government level, we can continue to strategically plan a roll out network.
ACT first Glow in the Dark path
The new path provides visual guidance and direction to cyclists and other path users when it is dark, ultimately providing a safer trip. It will link to sites such as GIO Stadium, the Australian Institute of Sport and Canberra Institute of Technology Bruce campus.
Coles – Melbourne CBD Trial dock linemarking:
Linemarking assisting drivers, adding visibility to loading docks areas.
City of Marion SA - line marking trial and decorative art work on the Coast to Vines Rail Trail Project:
First project using a white base, now known as Luna White. Art worked designed by local artist, Aurelia Carbone.
Brisbane City Council –Full broad cast path - Project: Rochedale QLD
Full path broadcast application and logo insert.
East Gippsland Shire Council - Raymond Island Ferry –
EG Shire Logo on vehicle deck and selected linemarking
Ardennes Community Park - Edmondson Park Sydney-
First application of entire broadcast path using Luna white.
City of Cockburn WA -
Linemarking along coastal shared cycle/pedestrian path and logo-
- McTaggart Cove to Rollison Rd
- Discovery Drive to Bibra Lake Driv
- Rollison Rd Park – Wall an logo
East Gippsland Shire Council- Bairnsdale Regional Aerodrome:
Line marking for path from terminal to runway.
Woodside Karratha WA:
Various trials throughout the Plant – Indoor and outdoor
Logan City Council QLD–
Foot Bridge Landscape Works: application to pedestrian footbridge. Is this the first ‘Glow in the dark’ bridge in the world?
Dyers Transport Bairnsdale:
Assisting Dyers Transport with their ongoing issues of slippery and dangerous tailgate loaders. Problem solved with the application of our high grade, nonslip resin coating for a long service life utilising Moon Deck luminous coatings.
Dept of Transport and Main Roads QLD -Samford Cycle Link Project:
The adoption of using the Moon Deck path coating system as a linemarking and safety symbols trial using various options.