What Is Glitter?

What Is Glitter?

Glitter powder

Glitter powder (glitter), also known as flash film, flash powder, large size is also called glitter sequins, it is electroplated from PET, PVC, and OPP metal aluminum film materials with high brightness and different thickness, and the coating is precision cut made. Glitter powder particle size can be produced from 0.004mm-3.0mm.

The environmentally friendly one is made of PET. Its shape has various shapes such as square, hexagon, rectangle, prism, and circle.

Glitter powder series are divided into silver and white series, gold series, color series, holographic color series, aluminum series, neon color series, colorful series, matte series, fluorescent series, etc. (including red, blue, green, purple, pink, black and other colors).

Each color system is added with a surface protective layer, the color is bright, and it has certain resistance and temperature resistance to mildly corrosive chemicals in climate and temperature.

basic introduction

As a surface treatment material with unique effects, Glitter powder is widely used in Christmas crafts, candle crafts, cosmetics, the screen printing industry (cloth, leather, footwear --- shoe materials, New Year pictures series), decorative materials (Craft glass art, polycrystalline glass; crystal pattern glass crystal ball), paint decoration, furniture spray painting, packaging, Christmas gifts, toy pens, and other fields. It has a three-dimensional effect. And its high flash characteristics make the decorations bright and dazzling.


There are also cosmetics, as well as eye shadows in the field of cosmetics, as well as nail polish, and various nail products.


Glitter powder is widely used in the food packaging industry because it has a bright effect formed by a plastic film and a coating. However, it is strictly forbidden to add glitter powder to food.

With the continuous development of science and technology, the application of glitter powder in various fields will become more and more extensive.

Quality Product Standards

There are many types, colors, and specifications of glitter powder on the market. High-quality glitter powder is reflected in the following indicators:

  1. High brightness: Judging from the brightness of the surface layer, high-quality glitter powder has high shimmer, high brightness, and an obvious mirror effect.


  1. Unified shape: high-quality glitter powder, the shape of the glitter powder is seen under a microscope, the shape is uniform, and it is a standard hexagonal shape, and there is no difference in size or powder.


  1. Resistant to strong acid and alkali: high-quality glitter powder, soaked in strong acid and alkali liquid for a long time, keeps the color bright.


  1. High-temperature resistance: It can be steamed and cooked. After the glitter powder is steamed at a high temperature, it is the top grade without fading or partial fading. This method is mostly used to identify powdered glitter used in glue and nail polish.


Glitter powder quality is divided into:

Ordinary glitter powder (not resistant to acid and alkali, not resistant to solvents)

General solvent-resistant glitter powder (resistant to weak acid and weak alkali)

Fully solvent-resistant glitter powder (resistance to higher acids and alkalis, higher concentrations of solvents)

Temperature resistance:

PET glitter powder: general temperature resistance 180°C

Aluminum glitter powder: general temperature resistance 260°C-280°C (pay attention to the length of stay in high temperatures)


main type

PET, PVC glitter powder

This product is composed of vacuum metal polyester plastic film, and its color layer is a thermosetting cross-bonded epoxy layer. It can produce a wide range of colors and can be used for wood, paper, cloth, and metal by silk printing, coating, and spraying. , leather goods, ceramics, and other materials. Form special and eye-catching effects such as decoration or reflection. Glitter powder made of PVC is not resistant to high temperatures (60°C), acids, and alkalis. Glitter powder made of pet material is resistant to high temperatures (190°C), acid, and alkali resistance.

Metallic glitter powder

The product consists of an extremely thin aluminum foil with a colored outer layer of thermoset cross-bonded epoxy. Glitter is suitable for many soluble materials and can also be applied dry. Metallic glitter powder is an ideal material for plastic products, with a temperature resistance of 250°C and acid and alkali resistance.

Neon Series Glitter Powder

This product is a unique illusion glitter powder, which does not contain metal components, but due to the optical properties of the polymer film that makes up the product, the product has metallic color changes and luster and has obvious color changes. Especially suitable for printing, the craft industry, cosmetics, and jewelry, so that the product has a color-changing appearance.

Laser Holographic Series Glitter Powder

The product is made of imported high-brightness and high-color laser original film, which is coated and colored at high temperatures, and cut by professional precision machinery to form sequins with uniform specifications and shapes. The original film is generally an environmentally friendly PET laser film, and the price of the laser glitter powder produced is relatively high. Because the reflective effect of the laser glitter powder is better than that of the general glitter powder, it is generally used in injection molding, glass building materials, and other industries to make it shiny. show through the surface.

Production Process

The entire production process of ordinary glitter powder is specifically divided into five parts,

PET transparent film (vacuum aluminized), environmental protection iridescent film, high-temperature laser film---- high-temperature coating printing----material slitting----cutting Divide into shape ----- sieve filter ----- weigh ----- pack and ship.

The core process that determines product quality is the production link of high-temperature coating and printing. This process will determine the brightness, high-temperature resistance, and solvent resistance of glitter powder.

Product specifications

Four corners: 0.1mm, 0.3mm, 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 3.0mm

hexagon: 1/500(0.05mm), 1/360(0.07mm), 1/256(0.1mm), 1/170(0.15mm), 1/128(0.2mm), 1/96(0.3mm), 1/64(0.4mm), 1/40(0.5mm), 1/32(0.6mm), 1/24(0.8mm), 1/20(1.3mm), 1/12(2.0mm), 1/10 (2.5mm), 1/8 (3.0mm) 1/6 (5mm) 0.175 1/4 (6.0mm) 0.20

Filament: 0.3x1.5mm, 0.3x3mm, 0.3x4.7mm, 0.2x1.5mm \ 0.2X1mm \ 0.1X0.8mm

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