STARMIST Glitter is especially designed to meet the requirements of manufacturers
of decorated fabrics, adhesives, vinyl sheeting, plastic molding, inks, paints, and many other products which require glitter
of outstanding physical and chemical properties.

 
 
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Specifications
STARMIST Special Effect Glitters
Shapes and Sizes
Available in:
Hexagonal : .008”, .010”, .015”, .025”, .032”, .040”, .062”, .094”
Square : .01, .05, .004” x .004”, .008” x .004”, .008” x .006”, .006” x .006”, .008” x .008”,
.025” x .025”, .062” x .062”, .004” x .002”, .006” x .003”
Fiber : .062” x .0125”, .025” x .004”

TECHNOLOGY JOURNEY INTO THE NEW MILLENIUM

STARMIST GLITTERS
POLY ETHYLENE TETRAPATHALATE
EPOXY COATED
PRECISION CUT
WATER RESISTANT
SOLVENT RESISTANT
HEAT RESISTANT
LIGHT RESISTANT
CHEMICAL RESISTANT
TECHNICAL DATA - WATER AND SOLVENT RESISTANT
STARMIST Glitter is especially designed to meet the requirements of manufacturers of decorated fabrics, adhesives, vinyl sheeting, plastic molding, inks, paints, and many other products which require glitter of outstanding physical and chemical properties.
We are pleased to list below some of the extensive tests STARMIST has been exposed to:

TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE
Although STARMIST has endured exposure to 350 degree Fahrenheit with no apparent loss of color or reflective quality, the actual limit of resistance is dependent upon dwell time, mixing abrasion, and ambient process temperature.

SUSPENSION PROPERTIES
Because STARMIST has a significantly lower specific gravity than most liquid or gel mediums where it is incorporated, it will remain in suspension more uniformly during process application.

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
STARMIST has proved highly resistant to most commonly used commercial solvents such as painter's naptha. Starmist glitter can be used in most solvent, acrylic, vinyl and aqueous systems. Test before use.

LIMITATIONS
1. Each chip of glitter has a minute edge of exposed aluminium created when the particle is cut from the sheet. Therefore, caustics and all chemicals normally affecting pure aluminium could react with this exposed edge. This does not preclude use of this glitter with these chemicals, however, since, the short duration of most industrial processes may not afford enough time to cause significant damage to the finished product. It is advised that contact be checked before use.
2. Concentrated sulfuric acid will cause separation of the coating from the foil.
3. STARMIST should be experience tested prior to application.

COLOR ADHERENCE
The coatings used to produce STARMIST are formulated, applied and thermo set to create a superb coating strength with excellent adhesion to film.Standard tests applied to the coated foil are: Cellophane tape strip test, 180 fold and crease test, and wrinkle test. Under all of these examinations, no separations occurred between the coating and the foil.
In addition to excellent adherence of the coating to the foil, it is equally important that the colors are resistant to migration or bleeding into surrounding medium. Because the finest available transparent pigments are used, the colors are highly resistant to migration.

COLORS
A beautiful spectrum of brilliant colors is available in STARMIST. Samples are available on request.

TOXICITY
STARMIST is a coated aluminum moralized polyethylene Tetra phthalate, and is formulated to be Non-Toxic.

QUALITY
STARMIST undergoes thorough quality control in all stages of production. The vacuum moralized polyester film and coating are checked for gauge, brightness, color match, solvent resistance and coating adherence.
The glitter is then precision cut on specially developed high-speed machines with extreme accuracy. Size and shape of the glitter is checked at frequent intervals. After cutting, the glitter is carefully sifted through screens, two or more times to remove any oversized or unrepeated pieces.
Note: The above information is given for guidance only and is based on scientific evaluation.

GLITTER, GLITTER, EVERYWHERE
For the average person, not a day goes by without seeing glitter in one form or another. Many paints, plastics, boats, bicycles, signs and other objects too numerous to mention use glitter to make them more appealing. If you are a fisherman, many of your lures probably contain glitters to catch fish.

THE ALLURE OF GLITTER
Glitter, like so many other eye-catching and visually/objects, involves a subtle ever-changing motion.
The visual allure of a crackling campfire or a burbling brook exhibits a variable in-place motion that is different from the inanimate objects we humans normally experience. Our senses are drawn toward motion.
The apparent motion of glitter is due to its ever changing sparkle which occurs with the slightest eye, body or object movement. Like a fine cut diamond, an imperceptible change in the viewing angle results in a different visual picture, and a myriad of ever-changing reflections captures our attention.
Just as no photograph of a diamond could ever truly represent its beauty, glitter must be experienced in the real world to be appreciated.
We know that all glitter is not created equal, however, and we do know what it takes to produce the best material, with optimized reflections? and color purity.
Unlike a lot of glitter in the market today, STARMIST material is precision cut on state of the art equipment to optimize visual effects, and our reflective coating and colors are carefully engineered to yield maximum color purity and intensity.
It is easy to find manufacturers producing glitters from .01 thick films about 200 G image in 50 mil, but AMERICAN GLITTERS is the only one making STARMIST in the following thicknesses.
.01 microns of 200G ---------- 50 mil
.005 microns of 92G ---------- 25 mil
.0025 microns of 48G ---------- 12 mil
There are many more particles in a thin film per kilo in comparison to a thicker film. So when you use STARMIST you get a lot more per kilo because you get a lot more fine particles of STARMIST in a kilo compared to other thicker glitters available in the market. Use STARMIST to save money

 
     
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