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 stable 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 totally different types and sizes of machines which are used for cutting glitter. Most machines have blades that reduce the glitter into either hex form pieces or square shape items depending on how the film is fed into it. Different machines die-lower shapes from the film. With some machines, the hex form 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 different technologies used by completely different companies of course.

his is an endless topic as there are such a lot of differences between really good glitter and really bad glitter. First the film issues a complete lot. High-high quality film is going to give you great glitter…. or is it?

You possibly can take great film and run it through a badly arrange machine and you’ll not get a clean cut. In case you check out cheap glitter, you will not only see that the flakes aren’t uniform in shape, however you will notice little flecks of film that should not be there at all.

Quite a lot of bad glitters come from outside the US where they use low cost film and operate machines that are not well set up or have poor blades. Glitter from other countries are also a wild card- is it really non-toxic or are they just saying so? Truth in advertising will not be the identical world wide as it is here within the USA.

Finally, there are coatings on films. For example, when you purchase an inexpensive metallic glitter it in all probability does not have an epoxy coating (ours does). This may not matter too much in case you are utilizing it for easy crafts. Nonetheless, it matters loads if you’re using it for flooring, boats and in solvents!