How does Glow in the dark coating work?

How does Glow in the dark coating work?

Glow in the dark coatings are materials that emit visible light after being exposed to light. They contain a photoluminescent substance that absorbs energy from a light source and releases it slowly over time in the form of visible light. This process is called phosphorescence.

The most common photoluminescent substance used in glow in the dark coatings is strontium aluminate, which is a type of phosphor. This substance is mixed with a binding agent, which is typically a clear or translucent material that can be applied to a surface. When the coating is exposed to a light source, such as sunlight or artificial light, the phosphor particles in the coating become excited and absorb the energy from the light. When the light source is removed, the phosphor particles release this energy in the form of visible light, which causes the coating to glow.

The glow in the dark effect of these coatings can last for hours, depending on the quality of the coating and the amount of light it has absorbed. Glow in the dark coatings are often used for safety and decorative purposes, such as marking exit signs, emergency exits, or for adding a decorative touch to artwork or clothing.

We offer two products that are glow in the dark:

WL9-1000 waterbased coating

UFO-3382 UV coating