Do you know the difference between DG and EG? And what is HIP? If you thought it was a body part, read our reflective sheeting guide below to determine which option is best for your needs. We make it easy to choose your reflective sheeting (or reflective collars as called on traffic cones). Still have more questions? Contact us here.
ASTM D4956 Sheeting Classifications:
- Type I is an engineering grade, retroreflective sheeting of enclosed-lens glass-bead material. Type I sheeting is an everyday sheeting in low traffic areas.
- Type III is a high-intensity retroreflective sheeting, that is typically encapsulated glass-bead material. Type III uses include light traffic areas.
- Type IV, also known as high-intensity prismatic, is a sheeting typically composed of an unmetallized, microprismatic retroreflective-element material. Type IV uses include construction zone devices and high traffic areas.
- Type VI is an elastomeric, high-intensity retroreflective sheeting typically composed of vinyl microprismatic retroreflective material. Type VI is commonly used for traffic cone collars and high traffic areas.
Engineer Grade (EG)
- Type I
- Brightness Distance: 500 feet
- Recommended Use: Parking lots and private drives
- Products: Drums
Vinyl Super Bright (VSB)
- Type IV
- Brightness Distance: 1,000 feet
- Recommended Use: Low and high traffic roadways
- Products: All Orange Cones
High Intensity Prismatic (HIP)
Diamond Grade (DG)
- Type VI
- Brightness Distance: 1,500 feet
- Recommended Use: High traffic roadways
- Products: Drums, Channelizers