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 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 handled before they’re cut.

There are totally different types and sizes of machines which are used for slicing glitter. Most machines have blades that minimize the glitter into both hex shape pieces or square shape items relying on how the film is fed into it. Other machines die-reduce shapes from the film. With some machines, the hex form flakes are fed in at an angle and sq. flakes are fed straight in. Completely different blade configurations are used primarily based on the scale of the flake.

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

his is an endless subject as there are so many variations between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film issues an entire lot. High-quality film is going to offer you great glitter…. or is it?

You can take great film and run it by a badly set up machine and you’ll not get a clean cut. If you check out low cost glitter, you’ll not only see that the flakes usually are not uniform in form, but you will note 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 nations are additionally a wild card- is it really non-toxic or are they just saying so? Reality in advertising will not be the same around the world as it’s right here in the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For instance, in case you purchase an inexpensive metallic glitter it in all probability doesn’t have an epoxy coating (ours does). This could not matter an excessive amount of in case you are utilizing it for easy crafts. Nevertheless, it matters a lot in case you are utilizing it for flooring, boats and in solvents!