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 is a single solid 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 before they are cut.

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

There are completely different applied sciences used by totally different companies of course.

his is an endless matter as there are such a lot of differences 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 can take great film and run it by way of a badly arrange machine and you will not get a clean cut. If you check out cheap glitter, you will not only see that the flakes will not be uniform in shape, however you will notice little flecks of film that shouldn't be there at all.

A variety 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 other countries are also a wild card- is it really non-poisonous or are they just saying so? Fact in advertising isn't the same world wide as it is right here within the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For instance, in the event you purchase an inexpensive metallic glitter it most likely doesn't have an epoxy coating (ours does). This might not matter too much in case you are using it for simple crafts. However, it matters loads if you're using it for flooring, boats and in solvents!