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Some basic general knowledge of galglitter glitter 

by Steven Brown

The history of glitter: glitter was first created by the United States Glitter Company in 1963, andthere are more than 40 years of history. Glitter is commonly known as glitter film, gold onion film, glitter powder, etc. The silver, gold, color, seven-color film, and laser film are referred toas galglitter glitter’s individual varieties. 

Second, the basic characteristics of glitter: glitter shape has hexagonal, square (four square), round, triangular, five-star, rectangular, and some special shapes, if necessary, according tocustomer requirements to customize other special shapes. The glitter is made of aluminumfoil (aluminum material), PET plastic film, PVC plastic film, polyester film, and so on. Among them, the glitter of aluminum material is high temperature resistant. At about 280℃, the brightness and color will not change; PET plastic film is about 180℃; PVC plastic film is about 75℃. 

Three glitter categories: glitter colors are numerous, but the current market can be divided intofive major categories: silver and white, gold, color, seven and five-color, and laser. The thickness of glitter also varies depending on the industry and the thickness in production. Currently, thereare different thicknesses of 18µm, 25µm, 35µm, 50µm, 188µm, etc. in the market. 

Four, glitter’s basic production process: first of all, the surface treatment of raw materials, thenvacuum aluminizing, on the protective layer, on the color, then slitting, processing cutting

molding, after post-treatment finished products. 

Five glitter product specifications comparison table 

Glitter application: glitter has a wide range of applications, mainly focused on printing and dyeing, textile printing, screen printing, glass, cosmetics, ink, paint, plastic, toys, handicrafts, high-enddecoration, etc. Glitter can be mixed with paint, glue, ink, paint, plastic, pulp, glass pulp, andother types of raw material substrates; it can be natural air drying, high-temperature oven drying, steam drying, and other methods to cure the mixture. 

Seven galglitter glitter application notes. 

1. Plastic industry in the injection molding process, the need for temperature resistance above200 ℃, the need to use aluminum materials; 

2. leather, cosmetics, coatings, and ink industry needs to be solvent and acidity resistant; someindustries also need to pass the ASTM D4236-92 standards and cosmetics industry-standardcertification. 

3. printing and dyeing, textile printing, and screen printing industries require uniformshape fuze, no debris, and fine powder. 

4. all industries require standards of regular shape, good gloss brightness, strong metallic glitter, pure color, and vividness. 

5. In some printing, coating requirements will be thin (thickness) a little, while in the leather, plastic requirements will be thicker. 

About our glitter use, have the following recommendations. 

1, glitter is widely used in the printing industry, which is most widely used in screen printing(circular, flat screen). In gravure printing, because the glitter particles are large, it is difficult toprint on the fabric, and the finest (such as 1/500 class) products, because of their high cost, it is rarely used in gravure. 

2, 1/128 grain size glitter is recommended to use about 40 mesh screen printing (circular printingor flat screen). 

3, our glitter is PET material, temperature resistance of 170 ℃. It is recommended that thebaking temperature should not exceed 170 ℃, and the time should not be too long. 

4、. Be careful with strong alkali and strong acid solvents.

5, more than 1/64 grain size glitter recommended sprinkling gold to arrange production (toocoarse, not suitable for screen printing). Sprinkle gold refers to the large grain size glitter evenly sprinkled on the fabric, and production can be first glue paste (viscous, often refers to clothingprinting paste type) evenly coated in advance on the fabric, and then glitter evenly sprayed(manually or mechanically) on the fabric; for the printing industry, you can first varnish printedonpaper, and then glitter evenly sprayed (manually or mechanically), and then put it in the oven andbake it, and wait for the glitter to stick firmly.

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