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How Glitter is Made
The glitter that we sell is made from 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 may 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 handled before they are cut.
There are different types and sizes of machines that are used for cutting glitter. Most machines have blades that cut the glitter into either hex form items or sq. shape pieces 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 sq. flakes are fed straight in. Totally different blade configurations are used based on the size of the flake.
There are totally different technologies utilized by different firms of course.
his is an finishless topic as there are so many variations between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film matters a complete lot. High-high quality film goes to present you great glitter.... or is it?
You may take nice film and run it by a badly set up machine and you will not get a clean cut. For those who check out cheap glitter, you will not only see that the flakes should not uniform in shape, but you will notice little flecks of film that shouldn't be there at all.
Lots of bad glitters come from outside the US the place they use low-cost film and operate machines that aren't well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from other international locations are also a wild card- is it really non-poisonous or are they just saying so? Truth in advertising just isn't the same around the world as it is here within the USA.
Finally, there are coatings on films. For instance, if you buy an inexpensive metallic glitter it probably does not have an epoxy coating (ours does). This could not matter an excessive amount of in case you are utilizing it for simple crafts. Nonetheless, it issues lots if you're utilizing it for floors, boats and in solvents!
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