The phosphorescent paint allows colors to glow in the darkness.

Photoluminescent paint

The photoluminescent paint contains special pigments that give the surfaces a high degree of phosphorescence. The product is suitable for the industrial as well as for the handmade sector; as it satisfies the requirements of the RoHS legislation, the paint can also be used to paint and decorate electronic equipment.

Until now, Cromas has made special pigments in four colors: yellow-green, blue and violet and white, the design color. Further tones are now being studied. The quality of every photoluminescent paint is very high, as well as the brightness emission. This makes the formulation of every product superior as compared to its competitors.

Types of paint and product application

The photoluminescent paint is available in several versions to meet the different uses: two-component acrylic, one-component and water-based. It is also available the two-component acrylic paint for double layers, ideal to apply several layers and a transparent that can give a soft aspect.

The paint gives the surface an excellent luminescence from the first coat (because of the high pigments concentration). However, it is possible to increase the phosphorescent effect and the brightness applying a further layer.

In ordet to get the maximum effect of this paint, it is recommended to use it on a light background, the white color is recommended. The background color is one of the main factors to be considered: according to it the light emission will be higher. By applying the phosphorescent paint on a black surface, the effect is almost erased.
Quality of phosphorescent paint
Cromas made every photoluminescent paint using only high-quality raw materials. Each product contains a high number of pigments that guarantees a high light emission. A couple of layers, in fact, are sufficient to achieve a remarkable phosphorescence. Even though the pigments are in great quantity, their size (5-15 microns) is such to maintain smooth the paint texture.

Another factor that affects the light emission is the illumination level of the painted surface. The greater is the light absorption, the greater will be its emission. The luminescence can last several hours, but it is important to remember that, already after 10-15 minutes of absence of light, the intensity of the effect tends to decrease. Many companies don't mention this feature to their customers thereby creating false expectations. The standard of our paints, however, is so high that our products are suitable to paint safety devices.
Difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence
It is necessary to point out the difference between these two luminous phenomena. In both cases, the pigments within the color absorb the ultraviolet radiation (not visible to the human eye), and then emit them in the visible spectrum.

The main difference is in the time of release. The effect given by a phosphorescent paint continues even after the removal of the light source (although tends to disappear little by little).

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