Exclusive Type III high-performance glass beads are engineered to provide outstanding visibility in airfield markings, enabling the utmost safety on runways and taxiways at airfields around the world.
Recommended by the ICAO and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for enhanced runway and taxiway markings, Type III (1.9) glass beads offer superior retro-reflectivity, utilizing high index bead technology, resulting in the maximum return of light.
Bright glass beads for a safer runway
By constantly improving our product, Potters Industries Type III high-performance airfield glass beads are now whiter, brighter, better, and make runways and taxiways much safer than ever before. Type III airfield glass beads have a much higher index of refraction (IOR) compared to Type I glass beads, with an IOR of 1.5.
Potters Industries high-performance Type III airfield glass beads increase the visibility of critical markings and pilot reaction time while enhancing night-time safety. They reduce pilot anxiety and lower fatigue. With five to seven times the retroreflectivity of Type I beads, Potters Industriesâ€™ Type III airfield glass beads help reduce runway incursions by providing the most optimal visibility available.
Pilots navigating airfields are tasked with safely transporting passengers in an environment where a catastrophic error is potentially only seconds away. Potters Industries Type III airfield glass beads help reduce runway incursions by providing the optimal visibility available on runway and taxiway markings.
Committed to airfield safety
The professional team at Potters Industries is committed to helping airfields around the world achieve the highest levels of safety. We truly believe and are dedicated to our slogan 'Brighter Lines Save Lives.'
Pilots, passengers, and flight and ground crew rely on airport operators to provide the safest environment possible on their airfields. Airport operators around the world rely on Potters Industriesâ€™ superior line of airfield glass beads to provide safer, brighter and bolder lines and surface signs on their runways and taxiways.
At Potters Industries, we're committed to excellence. We strive to constantly improve our products through hard work, dedication, and research and development. Potters Industriesâ€™ primary goal is to stay the industry leader and utmost innovator in airfield glass beads, not just for our sake, but ultimately to ensure the safety of every man, woman, and child that boards a plane.