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How Glitter Is Made

How Glitter Is Made

The glitter that we sell is made from two totally different types of film. The Craft Glitter is made from PVC film and the Polyester Glitter is made from PET films. The iridescent line combines both PET and acrylic together.

The metallic glitters are made from film that is a single stable color.

The holographic glitter is made from film that already has the holographic quality. The identical goes for iridescent. The films are colored and treated earlier than they are cut.

There are completely different types and sizes of machines which are used for slicing glitter. Most machines have blades that lower the glitter into both hex form items or square form items relying on how the film is fed into it. Different machines die-reduce shapes from the film. With some machines, the hex shape flakes are fed in at an angle and square flakes are fed straight in. Different blade configurations are used based on the scale of the flake.

There are totally different applied sciences utilized by completely different corporations of course.

his is an finishless subject as there are such a lot of variations between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film matters a whole lot. High-high quality film is going to offer you great glitter.... or is it?

You may take nice film and run it by way of a badly set up machine and you'll not get a clean cut. In the event you take a look at low-cost glitter, you'll not only see that the flakes aren't uniform in shape, however you will note little flecks of film that should not be there at all.

Lots of bad glitters come from outside the US the place they use cheap film and operate machines that aren't well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from different international locations are additionally a wild card- is it really non-toxic or are they just saying so? Fact in advertising shouldn't be the identical around the world as it is right here in the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For instance, in case you purchase a cheap metallic glitter it in all probability does not have an epoxy coating (ours does). This may not matter an excessive amount of in case you are utilizing it for simple crafts. Nonetheless, it matters lots if you're using it for flooring, boats and in solvents!

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