The glitter that we sell is made from 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 strong 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’re cut.
There are totally different types and sizes of machines which can be used for slicing glitter. Most machines have blades that minimize the glitter into either hex form items or square 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 square flakes are fed straight in. Totally different blade configurations are used primarily based on the size of the flake.
There are totally different applied sciences used by different companies of course.
his is an finishless subject as there are so many differences between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film issues a complete lot. High-quality film goes to provide you great glitter…. or is it?
You possibly can take nice film and run it by a badly arrange machine and you’ll not get a clean cut. Should you check out cheap glitter, you will not only see that the flakes are usually not uniform in form, however you will see little flecks of film that should not 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 arrange 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 all over the world as it is here within the USA.
Finally, there are coatings on films. For example, when you buy an inexpensive metallic glitter it probably doesn’t have an epoxy coating (ours does). This might not matter an excessive amount of if you are using it for simple crafts. Nevertheless, it issues lots if you are using it for floors, boats and in solvents!