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 each PET and acrylic together.

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

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

There are completely different types and sizes of machines which might be used for chopping glitter. Most machines have blades that minimize the glitter into either hex shape items or square form items relying on how the film is fed into it. Other machines die-minimize shapes from the film. With some machines, the hex shape flakes are fed in at an angle and sq. flakes are fed straight in. Completely different blade configurations are used primarily based on the scale of the flake.

There are totally different technologies used by completely different corporations of course.

his is an finishless subject as there are so many variations between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film issues an entire lot. High-quality film is going to present you great glitter…. or is it?

You’ll be able to take great film and run it via a badly arrange machine and you will not get a clean cut. If you take a look at low-cost glitter, you’ll not only see that the flakes aren’t uniform in form, however you will notice little flecks of film that should not be there at all.

A number of bad glitters come from outside the US the place they use low cost film and operate machines that are not well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from different countries are additionally a wild card- is it really non-poisonous or are they just saying so? Truth in advertising isn’t the identical all over the world as it is here within the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For example, in case you buy an inexpensive metallic glitter it most likely doesn’t have an epoxy coating (ours does). This may not matter an excessive amount of if you are utilizing it for easy crafts. However, it issues quite a bit if you are utilizing it for floors, boats and in solvents!

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