How Glitter Is Made

How Glitter Is Made

The glitter that we sell is made from two 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 strong color.

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

There are different types and sizes of machines which are used for chopping glitter. Most machines have blades that lower the glitter into either hex shape pieces or square form pieces depending 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 sq. flakes are fed straight in. Different blade configurations are used based mostly on the scale of the flake.

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

his is an finishless topic as there are such a lot of differences between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film matters a complete lot. High-quality film is going to offer you nice glitter.... or is it?

You possibly can take great film and run it by means of a badly arrange machine and you'll not get a clean cut. Should you check out low cost glitter, you'll not only see that the flakes usually are not uniform in shape, however you will notice little flecks of film that should not be there at all.

A variety of bad glitters come from outside the US where they use low-cost film and operate machines that are not well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from different countries are also a wild card- is it really non-poisonous or are they just saying so? Fact in advertising is not the identical around the world as it is here within the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For example, if you purchase a cheap metallic glitter it in all probability doesn't have an epoxy coating (ours does). This might not matter too much if you're utilizing it for simple crafts. Nevertheless, it matters so much if you're using it for floors, boats and in solvents!