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LUMINESCENT GLOW YARN

Glow yarn is a revolutionary luminous filament yarn, developed by mixing, melting and extruding Polyester chips with photoluminescent pigment
Luminous glow in the dark PET yarn

STRONGLY LIGHT ABSORING-EMITTING LUMINESCENT GLOW MATERIALS



Glow yarn automatically glows in the dark after absorbing sunlight for 3 minutes or luminous light for 20 minutes. One hour of sunlight exposure enable luminous glow yarn to emit light for up to 3 hours continuously. The light absoring process of absoring-emitting-storing-emitting of glow yarn can be repeated infinitely.
 
  • longest glow ever
  • highest luminosity
  • suitable for outdoor life
  • unlimited range of applications


Glow yarn luminescent material is non-toxic, harmless and free from any harmul substances. Glow yarn offers unlimited applications for embroidery or sewing thread, weaving, garments, shoes, ropes, straps, strings, tents, beads, buttons, electric sign boards and even hair spary and nail enamel.

Glow yarn enables a high degree of luminosity, excellent resistance against weather and light as well as stability against both water and other chemicals.

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FILAMENT GLOW YARN

Glow filament yarn, the great invention, plays an important role not only in the textile area but also in various industries as a new functional material due to its unlimited application possibilities.

The new generation luminous pigment added yarn will ensure longer and higher luminosity ever. Also our glow yarn covers various range of deniers enabling to apply in any usages from shoe strings up to the industrial ropes.
 

Available counts

Product line: Luminous GLOW PET filament yarn

Art. desc.

dtex

Fil.

Put up

Bob wt.

Note

br. rd

167

18

Y 68/233

2.0

coloured yarn possible

br. rd

220

24

Y 68/233

2.0

coloured yarn possible

br.rd

330

36

Y 68/233

2.0

-

br.rd

660

72

Y 68/233

2.0

-


Colour

Standard glow yarn is rawwhite and has a yellowish/green luminous glow effect. 

Rawwhite glow yarn with a blue glow effect can be produced upon demand of customer. (Attention: special minimum order quantity of 500 kgs without any possibility of sampling a smaller quantity first).


Coloured glow filament yarn in blue, pink, yellow and violet with a yellowish/green luminous glow effect can be produced upon demand of customer. Exclusively available in dtex 167 f 18 and dtex 220 f 24.

Coloured glow yarn in with a glow effect other than yellowish/green is not available!



Minimum order quantity

Rawwhite glow filament yarn with yellowish/green luminous glow effect:    1 carton of abt. 18 kgs
Rawwhite glow filament yarn with blue luminous glow effect:                           500 kgs
Coloured glow filament yarn with yellowish/green luminous glow effect:     100 kgs per colour

Picture 1
rawwhite glow yarn
Picture 2
glow yarn in the dark
Picture 3
available colours of glow yarn
Picture 4
showing the glow effect
Rawwhite luminous glow in the dark yarn
Activated luminous glow in the dark yarn
Available colours of luminous glow in the dark yarn
Glow effect of luminous glow in the dark yarn

EMBROIDERY GLOW YARN

Embroidery glow yarns for when your stitches need a special something.

Available counts

Product line: Luminous GLOW PET embroidery yarn

Art. desc.

dtex

Fil.

ply

twist

Put up

MOQ

br. rd

167

18

Z 460 x 2

S 460

KS 3000m

2.2 kgs

br.rd

660

72

S 640 x 3

Z 460

KS 500m

200 bobbins

 



glow emrboidery yarn

Colour

Basic colour glow yarn is rawwhite and has a yellowish/green luminous glow effect.

Coloured glow embroidery yarn in various colours can be produced upon demand of customer:
  • light pink has a white glow effect
  • mint (=light green) has a shock green effect
  • pastel brown has a light green effect
  • purple has a light blue effect
  • light yellow has a shock light yellow effect
  • sky blue has a mix light blue/light green effect
PET embroidery glow yarn is available in colours as shown in the picture

Minimum order quantity

Rawwhite glow embroidery yarn:    2.2 kgs (for dtex 167 x2), 200 bobbins (for dtex 660 x 3)
Coloured glow embroidery yarn:     330 kgs per count and colour


GLOW POLYESTER FIBER

Glow fiber for jacquard boas, dumblings or high piles.

Available counts

Exclusively in dtex 9.16 available, with cutlengths of
  • 38 mm
  • 78 mm
  • 100 mm
  • 120 mm
in bales of 200 kgs or 250 kgs.
 

Colours

Glow fiber is rawwhite and has a yellowish/green luminous glow effect. 
 

Minimum order quantity

3000 kgs (for all cutlengths)


Luminous Glow fiber

APPLICATIONS

How and where has luminous glow yarn been applicated up to now?
Filament Glow Yarn: Jacquard, toy fabric, socks, lingerie, stuff toys, ropes, strings, webbing, cloth, hats, gloves
Embroidery Glow Yarn: Caps, hatts, mittens, logos, toys
Polyester Glow Fiber: Jacquard boa, dumbling, high pile


Furthermore, photoluminescent materials can be used for many safety applications, including: 
  • Life saving equipment identification 
  • Fire safety products 
  • Health and safety products 
  • Low location illumination 
  • Directional route marking tape 


These materials have already been successfully applied in sectors suchs as: 
Government
Leisure
Transport
Financial
Navy
Chemicals
Education
Industrial
Hospitals
Marine
Power
Retail

GLOW EFFECT CHARGING TIME AND DURABILITY

How to charge glow yarns and what are their emitting times?
Our Glow Yarn products automatically glow in the dark after absorbing sunlight for 10 minutes or strong fluorescent light (20 minutes at 25 cm distance with 200 Lux). The light absorbing capacity can be repeated indefinitely. Glow effect has complete durability after washing and cleansing and even boiling. Sun light is the best source for absorbing the light.
 

 

Product

Absorbing time
(Exposure)

Emitting Time

Remarks

Yarn

sunlight for

3 minutes

for 3 hours

-

luminous light for
10 minutes

Fabric

sunlight for

3 minutes

from 1 till 3 hours

In case you knit the fabric by using
our Glow yarn 30-35%

  • if you knit dtex 133 or 200 then emitting time is abt. 1.5 hours
  • if you knit dtex 220 and 440 then emitting time is up to 3 hours

luminous light for
10 minutes

 

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Glow effect durability of luminous glow yarn

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS

Can glow yarns be dyed? Are glow yarns UV resistant? Is the luminous pigment in glow yarns toxic? The answers to these crucial questions:
  • Rawwhite polyester glow yarns can be used in products which are piece dyed (or even yarn dyed). Disperse dye stuffs at 130° C should be ok.

    The glow effect has durability after washing, cleansing and even boiling. 
    Note: although over dyeing is possible we recommend only to overdye glow yarn in pastel colors – if you dye the glow yarn in dark shades one may no longer see the glow effect!
     
  • Characteristics of glow yarn are same as normal Polyester yarn, which means finishing temperature of Polyester 160 degree Centigrade.
     
  • Glow Yarn withstands over 1000 hours of UV exposure. UV stability is very excellent.
     
  • No problem of using garments containing glow yarn – it is non-toxic and is not hazardous to human beings.
     
  • The luminous effect lasts almost forever. The luminous pigment is put into the yarn and not just onto the surface. Therefore no problem with peeling off.
     
  • The more after glow yarn there is in one place the better and longer the glow effect. Thicker layers of embroidered glow yarn will perform better than just a knitted or woven in stripe. The glow pigments agitate one another.
     
  • The new quality is a core/sheath construction. The glow pigments are in the core layer.
  •  Q & A
    1. What is photoluminescence?
      Photoluminescence is a special kind of phosphorescence. The energy needed to activate it is supplied by common light sources such as daylight, tungsten filament and luminous lights. 
       
    2. How does photoluminescent material work?
      Photoluminescent materials contain purpose designed inorganic phosphor compounds that are energized in seconds by the ultra violet and blue light wavelength energy that is present 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. Photoluminescent materials are non-radioactive and non-toxic and provide a strong light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed.
       
    3. How is photoluminescent material used?
      Photoluminescent materials can be used for many safety applications, including: 
      • Life saving equipment identification 
      • Fire safety products 
      • Health and safety products 
      • Low location illumination 
      • Directional route marking tape 
         
    4. Is this product toxic or radioactive?
      The powder in the yarns and fibers is non toxic and non radioactive. It is safe for general use. But care must be taken when handling it. Wear gloves and wash with water if comes in contact with skin.

TEST CERTIFICATES

Test certificates regarding antibacterial behaviour, brightness, deodorization and infrared as well as an MSDS.
Glow Yarn Antibaterial Test
Glow Yarn Brightness Test
Glow Yarn Deodorization Test
Glow Yarn Infrared Test
Glow Yarn Medical Safety Datasheet MSDS

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