Starglow light (retro) reflecting powders / additives are high-index microscopic glass spheres, which when hit by a beam of light, reflect the light back at the source to create an effect like thousands of tiny cats-eyes. This ‘frost-like’ characteristic also makes this product suitable for other artistic, creative or more imaginative uses. Reflective materials are traditionally been used mainly in Reflective Traffic Signs and Reflective Clothing Applications. See ‘Important Notes‘ tab for more details.
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Powder colour: Grey / Opaque-Grey
Reflective colour: As per light source
Refractive Index: 1.93
Specific Gravity: 4.2
Compatible mediums: Spirit or water based clear surface bonding agent.
Particle Sizes (mesh): 400
Particle Sizes (mic): 40
Weights available: 30g – 1Kg
Before adopting commercially, prospective users of our products are advised to firstly purchase a sample in order to fully evaluate the product’s suitability for purpose.
It is not possible to guarantee this kind of powder will be suitable for your application. The reflective nature of this powder when used correctly is a given, what varies is how it is applied and used etc. We therefore strongly recommend you order a sample first to check if it is suitable for your particular application.
Starglow Reflective Powder is best applied as a surface ‘powder coating’ applied over a suitable clear bonding agent. This method is particularly simple and effective for fine detailing and artistic customisations etc.
Starglow Reflective Powder may be used in clear or opaque spirit and water-based mediums, however it is important you test the compatibility of powder and medium before use. We recommend you order a sample of the powder first to allow you to do this.
Reflective powder is in fact a microscopic glass sphere which is usually suspended in a clear medium. The weight (specific gravity) of these crystals is quite high so they will naturally settle due to the effects of gravity
Will this powder do what I want?
Almost impossible to answer this question with absolute certainty as every situation is different from the next and every customer has different expectations and needs.
The only way to know for sure is to try it and see. To this end we do have small sample packets available to buy on this web site.
Please note: Due to the simple nature of this product, it can never equal the performance of manufactured reflective materials, such as those used on safety jackets and metallised multi-layered reflective traffic signs, but its still good, and as close as you can get in a powder form! (particularly Ultra Reflective).
Reflective coatings work best when reflecting from a distance rather than close up. In much the same way as a distant road sign reflects when driving towards it at night.
Under normal light conditions the powder coating should be clear and unobtrusive, so to see the reflective effect yourself, try taking a flash-photo from around 4 or 5m away and you’ll see the reflection in the photo. The end-result will depend on light / flash strength and relative distance etc, but you get the idea.
Do not allow children to use this product unsupervised.
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