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Versatile Retro-Reflective Additive



Retro-Reflective Powder Range
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A new range of light-reflecting powders / additives, made using high-index microscopic glass beads, which when hit by a beam of light, reflect the light back at the source to sparkle back like thousands of tiny cats-eyes. This  'frost-like' characteristic also makes this product suitable for other more creative artistic uses.

Reflective materials have traditionally been used mainly in Traffic Signs and Safety Clothing Applications, but as people have become more craft orientated and resourceful, STARGLOW Reflective Powders are now being used for many new and innovative applications.




How does it work?

An ultra-thin layer of reflective micro-beads, held in a clear coating will retro-reflect the incoming light directly back to its source.





STARGLOW Clear  Reflective (white) Powder

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STARGLOW ULTRA Reflective (Grey) Powder

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 These Powders can be generally used with...
 Clear Solvent Paints

Clear Resins
 Clear Acrylic Paints

Clear Adhesives




Reflective Pigment Specification

  Refractive Index Specific Gravity Particle Size
  White Reflective Powder



30-40 mic
  Grey Reflective Powder



30-40 mic

Reflective powders are non-soluble in water and solvent mediums. Avoid use with acids and strong alkalines.




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 coating should be clear and unobtrusive, so to see the reflective effect yourself, try holding a torch (flashlight) up at eye-level and point it directly at the painted surface or take a flash-photo and see the reflection in the photo.  The end-result will depend on light / flash strength and distance, but you'll get the idea.






Important note:

Please Note:  It is not possible to guarantee this powder will be suitable for your application. The reflective nature of this powder when used correctly is a given, what varies is where and how it is used, which is of course different for each and every application. We strongly recommend you order a sample to check if it is suitable for your particular application.

STARGLOW Reflective Powder can been safely used in a suitable clear medium, however it is important you test the compatibility of powder and medium before use. We recommend you order a sample of the glow powder first to allow you to do this. 

Reflective powder is in fact a microscopic glass sphere which is usually suspended in a compatible clear medium. The weight (specific gravity) of these crystals is very high so they will naturally settle quickly due to the effects of gravity.

Loose powder products are non-returnable.








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