Techno Glow provides exclusive glow-in-the-dark powder suitable for personal, commercial, and industrial purposes. You can make a statement with the most brilliant and long-lasting glow powders available. Whether you plan to build a luminous driveway or design a birthday card, Techno Glow is committed to delivering superior products, competitive pricing, speedy delivery, and exceptional customer support.
On this page, you will find extensive information about our glow powder comparisons, types, and characteristics, documentation, applications, mixing ratios, safety guidelines, and frequently asked questions.
Our standard powder is anything, but ordinary. Strontium Aluminate doped with Europium & Dysprosium with glow times up to 50 times longer than conventional glow products.
This exceptional product has become the new benchmark for glow-in-the-dark powder, being extensively utilized by theme parks, theaters, governments, aviation and aerospace, green developments, and manufacturers.
You won't regret investing your time and resources in this superior-quality product. When it comes to glowing powders, the Ultra Glow PRO-Series is the brighter and better option.
Our aim is to provide you with limitless possibilities for using glow powder. Therefore, we offer a wide range of particle sizes, from ultra-fine 15 microns to larger 0.5-millimeter diameter particles suitable for almost any application. Discover unique and rare phosphorescent powders.
We recommend mixing ratios between 15% and 33% glow powder. In general, ratios with more than 33% powder to the mix don’t achieve a more drastically bright glow to justify the cost of more glow powder.
20% = 1:5 = 1 ounce powder to 5 fluid ounces clear medium
25% = 1:4 = 1 ounce powder to 4 fluid ounces clear medium
33% = 1:3 = 30 grams powder to 90 milliliters clear medium
1 Kilogram of powder is perfect for mixing with 1 gallon of clear-drying wall paint. For resin and epoxy, the 20% ratio works well. The pigment will settle to the bottom, leaving you with a nice clear top that can be sanded and buffed to your liking. Most clear resins will not block much of any light.
Generally, the higher the ratio of glow-in-the-dark powder to the medium, the brighter the glow and potentially a longer, more solid glow. It is also true for multiple layers when possible. Use plastic, ceramic, or glass mixing containers and utensils.
Testing various ratios is recommended for commercial and manufacturing purposes.
Techno Glow primarily utilizes acrylic latex paint medium for our glow-in-the-dark paint. The following instructions focus on acrylic latex paint medium unless otherwise indicated.
Our photoluminescent pigment can be mixed into various resins or rubber for molding. Nevertheless, photoluminescent pigment is made from hard crystals, which might cause the vessel's internal surface to abrase when resins are added. These actions would cause a decrease in light emission performance or discoloration of the resins when the scraped metal particles combine with the luminous powder. For this reason, we recommend that ceramic, glass, and resin vessels be used. For rubber, synthetic silicon rubber is recommended.
Application In Plastic
Master Batch Manufacturing
Use Flow Chart
Application In Plastic
Master Batch Manufacturing
It is difficult to inject mold resins containing a stabilizer, hygroscopic resins, or water.
We have tested our pigments thoroughly, but the afterglow properties depend on the pigment quantity and manufacturing processes. The efficiency of phosphorescent pigment-containing articles can only be observed when appropriately installed and excited under correct lighting conditions as required by the proper authorities. Therefore, we can not guarantee that the end product containing our pigment will conform to your company's expectations.
This document is intended to aid the use of the photoluminescent pigment and be used for general information. Techno Glow will not be responsible for the damage to machines, loss of products, or labor due to the misuse of the photoluminescent pigment.
Photoluminescent glow powder (pigment) strontium aluminate is a new type of environmentally friendly alkaline earth aluminate. It is non-toxic and non-radioactive. Pigment particles are charged (excited) by almost any visible light or instantaneously by ultraviolet light. Photo luminescent pigment then releases energy through visible light (glowing in the dark) for as long as 24 hours, depending on the color. Photo luminescent pigments provide a duty-cycle operation with a very high ratio of glow time to charging time required. The glow intensity (luminosity) and after-glow time are over 30 times greater than traditional ZnS (zinc sulfide) or commonly sold retail store products.
The Techno Glow series includes photoluminescent pigment and paint. We have the best-performing luminous powder and paint lines in the United States and worldwide. Techno Glow can supply pigments in a wide range of colors and specifications. Our rigorous quality control system ensures our products have highly stable characteristics and quality. We welcome customized orders manufactured to client specifications.
Mix glow-in-the-dark powder with clear or transparent mediums such as resin, epoxy, paint, plastic, glass, ink, nail polish, clay, rubber, cement, silicone, glue, powder coating, spray paint, or road paint.
Glow-in-the-dark powder and paint can be used for sidewalks, street numbers, coffee tables, countertops, floors, fishing lures, watch dialers, gun sights, costumes, paintings, pools, jewelry, nails, tape, paper, toys, screen printing, ink, and much more!
Our pigments and paints have been used at hospitals, shops, schools and universities, stadiums, mines, hotels, harbors, ships, amusement parks, movie sets, Broadway shows, parks, highways, airports, restaurants, retirement homes, night clubs, farms, warehouses, and factories. Make your school or workplace safe! Apply a photoluminescent safety exit strategy. The international building code has already adopted the idea, and such measurements by code are now being accepted as law in many countries.
Use our pigment to set the mood for special events such as holiday parties, raves, hunting, hiking, weddings, and more! Techno Glow pigments and paints can create an ambient environment where direct lights cannot. Make a memorable impression on guests by giving them an experience they won't soon forget!
Techno Glow powder can be charged and discharged indefinitely, making it very economical. They are the basic ingredient for most glow-in-the-dark products. They are used by consumers, businesses, education, and government agencies for products, art, scientific purposes, safety, and green applications.
What is Photoluminescence?
Photoluminescent materials (commonly called "glow-in-the-dark") can absorb and store direct light energy (sunlight, fluorescent, incandescent, etc.) and emit that light energy when there is no longer a direct light source. When ambient darkness occurs, it becomes highly visible, lasting from a few hours to several days, depending on the quality and color.
The stored light is gradually released after removing the light source. The brightest glow is produced during the first 30 minutes of darkness, the most critical period following a power failure or other emergency. It then fades over a period until it reintroduces a direct light source so that it may store energy again. This means the photoluminescence process is "circulatory"
The bases of most photoluminescent products are photoluminescent pigments that can be incorporated into powder coat, paint, ink, fabric, ceramic glaze or porcelain enamel, glass, and flexible and rigid molded plastics. Typical products include self-adhesive elastic vinyl tapes, rigid PVC marker strips, and silk-screened signage. Photoluminescent fabric, enamel-coated sheet metal, and ceramic tiles are also available.
How bright are these glow products?
Many manufacturers refer to their products' extinction time, which is the time required for the afterglow to diminish to one masb (0.032 mcd/m2, or about 100 times the limit of human perception). In practice, this is only possible to see if your eyes are fully dark-adapted and you are in a completely dark environment.
For practical purposes, a luminance of one to two millicandela per square meter is the more appropriate limit for life safety applications, and even this assumes a smoke-free environment. Thus, zinc sulfide products are helpful for perhaps only 30 to 45 minutes after their excitation source has been extinguished. On the other hand, the afterglow of strontium aluminate products can be visible for several days, sometimes more.
All Techno Glow powders are strontium aluminate-based unless otherwise specified. Strontium aluminate products can provide surprising amounts of initial afterglow. For example, a four-inch square of excited material held a few inches away from a magazine page can provide enough light to read by for the first minute or so of afterglow. Micro-prismatic retro reflectors and other brightness-enhancing techniques can increase the material's luminance several times.
Can Photoluminescent products replace traditional emergency lighting?
Light lead photoluminescent materials were initially designed to complement existing emergency lighting systems. Still, continuous improvements in luminance performance mean that in certain circumstances, such as a power outage, high-quality photoluminescent products may replace emergency lighting. They can be sited at the waist or skirting level, so they can still function if the ceiling lights become obscured by smoke. Similarly, lifesaving appliances and firefighting equipment become more visible and are easily located in an emergency. Some emergency lighting can take up to 15 seconds to activate. In these instances, photoluminescent products will light up immediately.
How do the materials work?
Techno Glow photoluminescent materials contain purpose-designed inorganic phosphor compounds energized in seconds by the ultraviolet and blue light wavelength energy in nearly all light sources. This high-energy source is converted into a lower-energy source of light. The lower energy light source is yellow-green, the color most readily perceived by the human eye and as specified by safety signs standards.
Techno Glow photoluminescent materials are non-radioactive, non-toxic, and provide a vital light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed.
Photoluminescent materials differ from reflective materials, which amplify and increase relative brightness when light is applied. Fluorescent materials are different from photoluminescent materials. Fluorescent materials (such as the 3M fluorescent work zone film or a "hot pink" tag) borrow light energy in nearby wavelengths and concentrate the amount of light returning to the viewer in a particular wavelength (for example, day-glow orange). Fluorescent films are beneficial in dawn and dusk viewing times when they appear exceptionally bright. Photoluminescent materials require prior exposure to a light source to glow in the dark.
Is it environmentally friendly?
Photoluminescent materials are non-toxic, non-radioactive, and contain no phosphorus, lead, or other hazardous chemicals.
The most difficult thing about glow powders is that they not all glow the same. Every color and micron size have its unique glow time and brightness. Green. aqua and blue are the strongest colors with purple and red being the hardest colors to satisfy some. Each powder description and specifications tab will explain the glow time.
Techno Glow also create custom colors for businesses small and large. Contact us for more information.
Natural glow powders are also called invisible by some. It is usually light of color or an off-white in normal daylight. It glows either green, aqua, blue, purple or white in the dark. If mixed at a low ratio it can appear invisible in transparent products. These glow longer and brighter than fluorescent glow powders that are tinted for a colorful look in daylight. Shop natural glow powders.
Fluorescent daytime colors derived from natural glow powders that are tinted for a colorful look in daylight. Because these are tinted it does not glow as bright and as long as its natural powder counterpart. Shop daytime fluorescent powders.
Europium and dysprosium doped strontium aluminate is the latest generation of glow powders, It glow longer and brighter than previous types of glow powder such as the zinc sulfide. The most widely used glow powder today. Shop strontium aluminate glow powders.
Invisible red and orange glow powders that are white in daylight and glows a unique orange and firehouse red in the dark and under a uv black light. Shop yttrium oxide glow and uv powder.
The first generation of glow powders. Quick charge and short glow. The only kind that is FDA approved for limited cosmetic and novelty use. Shop zinc sulfide glow powder.
The deepest red glow in the dark powder available. But before you get to excited be aware, this powder is called the stinky red for a very good reason. Due to its chemical composition it has a very strong sulfur odor; that of rotten eggs! It charges quickly and the short glow is definitley worth the experience. Shop red calcium oxide glow in the dark powder.
Not-encapsulated glow powder is resistant to most strong solvents and glows a little brighter than its waterproof counterpart. Best choice for resin and epoxies, solvent based mediums or any medium that will encpasulate the piment from absorbing water over time. If exposed to water for more than a couple days it might absorb the moisture, crystalize and become damaged. This is rarely the case though. If mixed with high water content mediums, only mix enough for what can be used within hours. Once mixed and dried with a water base it should then be fine to use indoors or outdoors depending on the type medium you use. Shop not-encapsulated glow powder.
Waterproof powders should only be used in mediums that contain a high level of water or when there is a concern of water reaching the glow particles over time. The waterproof series is coated with a silica layer making it ideal for exposing to water. It is also used by paint companies for making acrylic glow paints that will be stored in liquid form. Available in micron sizes of 35, 50 and 85. Shop waterproof glow in the dark powder.
DISNEY'S PANDORA - WORLD OF AVATAR
Glow powder and paint are often used in theme park design to create a unique and immersive experience for visitors. The materials are typically made from photoluminescent pigments that absorb light during the day and emit it at night, creating a glowing effect. This can be used to create a range of effects, from subtle accents to dramatic visual displays.
In the case of Pandora at Disney, Techno Glow worked closely with the Disney team to come up with ideas for incorporating glow powder and paint into the park design. This involved consulting with the designers and engineers to understand the overall vision for the park and how the glow materials could be used to enhance the visitor experience. The process of working with the Disney team involved multiple stages, from initial concept development to testing and final installation. The end result, however, is a truly unique and captivating experience that visitors are sure to remember for years to come.