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 could be a single solid color.

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

There are totally different types and sizes of machines which are used for reducing glitter. Most machines have blades that minimize the glitter into both hex form items or square form items relying on how the film is fed into it. Different machines die-cut shapes from the film. With some machines, the hex form 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 totally different applied sciences used by totally different corporations of course.

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

You may take nice film and run it by way of a badly arrange machine and you’ll not get a clean cut. When you check out low-cost glitter, you’ll not only see that the flakes are usually not uniform in form, however you will see little flecks of film that shouldn’t be there at all.

Loads of bad glitters come from outside the US where they use low-cost film and operate machines that aren’t well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from different nations are also a wild card- is it really non-toxic or are they just saying so? Reality in advertising shouldn’t be the identical around the globe as it’s right here within the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For example, should you buy an affordable metallic glitter it most likely doesn’t have an epoxy coating (ours does). This may not matter too much in case you are using it for simple crafts. However, it matters a lot if you are using it for floors, boats and in solvents!

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