Reflective Powders

Return reflection is an optical phenomenon. When exposed to light lens like objects, reflective powder pigment uses the second half special surface of high refractive index glass beads as a reflector to the light source.
The return reflection creates reflection brightness that will enable the driver and the night-time operation personnel with the light source at night or in case of poor vision clearly see the pedestrian and the barrier goal, ensuring both security.
The reflective powder pigment is used for road signs, traffic safety goods and reflective paint, coating, fabric, leather, film, clothing, road traffic and so on. Reflective powder can be added to the ink, made reflective ink, screen printing or brushed to fabric or other items.

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Reflective Powders Applications

Reflective Powders Applications for Road Signs and Markings

Road Signs and Markings

Reflective Powders Applications for Safety Gear and Apparel

Safety Gear and Apparel

Reflective Powders Applications for Outdoor Sports Equipment

Outdoor Sports Equipment

Reflective Powders Applications for Footwear


Reflective Powders Applications for Traffic Cones and Barricades

Traffic Cones and Barricades

Reflective Powders Applications for Reflective Tapes and Decals

Reflective Tapes and Decals

Reflective Powders Applications for Marine and Boating Applications

Marine and Boating Applications

Reflective Powders Applications for Camping and Outdoor Gear

Camping and Outdoor Gear

Reflective Powders Applications for Signage and Displays

Signage and Displays

Reflective Powders Applications for Emergency and First Responder Equipment

Emergency and First Responder Equipment

Reflective Powders Applications for Automotive Accessories

Automotive Accessories

Reflective Powders Applications for Personal Safety Products

Personal Safety Products

Reflective Powders Applications for Construction and Industrial Applications

Construction and Industrial Applications

Reflective Powders Applications for Bicycle and Motorcycle Accessories

Bicycle and Motorcycle Accessories

Reflective Powders Applications for Fashion and Design

Fashion and Design

Reflective Powders Applications for Photography and Special Effects

Photography and Special Effects

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Gray, White


SiO2 - CaO -Na2O -TiO2 - BaO

Refractive index

>1.90Nd, >1.93Nd, >2.2Nd

Heat resistance

200-300 degrees Celsius


High-refraction glass beads, sensitive at the directly light exposure, stable chemical and physics,Inorganic Pigments.


Injection molding,Ink, Paint.(Powdered water oil universal)


Suitable for injection molding materials PP, PVC,ABS, PS, PU, TPU, TPR, EVA, PMMA, Silica gel, VinyI, etc. Silk screen, pad printing, transfer printing, gravure printing, offset printing, roller coating, spraying, etc. (paper\ cloth\ metalglass\ ceramic\ plastic, etc.).
Resin, paper, leather, wood, floor, wall, hardware, glass, ceramic, plastic, cloth, etc.


It is recommended to use a layer of silver-white substrate before use to make the product more effective Reflective powder is harmless to human body, comply with SGS, such as the European toys EN71 certification toys and food packaging safety standards. The product is not suitable for offset and gravure printing

Reflective Powders FAQ

Reflective powder, also known as refractive powder, reflective pigment, reflective material, and reflective glass bead, is produced from a type of glass bead powder material. It is divided into three types by the refractive index: ND21.90, ND21.93, and ND22.2. Specifications from 100 to 500 meshes are available. Silver and white colors are optional. The reflective brightness changes with the amount of reflective powder used.

Light irradiated on the microbead surface will focus on the special reflective layer at the center due to high refractivity. The reflective layer reflects the light back to the vicinity of the light source through the transparent microbeads. Therefore, bright reflected light can be seen at the light source. Through calculation by the complex optical formula, when the refractive index of microbeads is greater than 1.9, good retroreflective effects will be generated. Reflective powder is a core component in the production of new luminescent composite l materials such as reflective cloth, reflective leather, reflective film, and reflective coating. It has retroreflective effects and intense reflection effects.

Reflective powder is produced from glass-based powder. It is mainly composed of SiO2, CaO, Na2O, TiO2, and BaO

By reflection of light in different colors, reflective powder is divided into purple reflective powder, purple red reflective powder, blue reflective powder, green reflective powder, white transparent reflective powder, yellow reflective powder, orange yellow reflective powder, rosy reflective powder, orange reflective powder, silver gray reflective powder, silver white reflective powder, and golden reflective powder.

It is divided into dedicated reflective powder by the medium used: oil-based reflective powder, waterproof reflective powder, printing reflective powder, silk screen reflective powder, spray reflective powder, stamping reflective powder, ink glass bead, and coating reflective powder.

Yes, but some precautions need to be taken. Reflective powder should be used when acrylic pigments are about to get dry. They must not be mixed with each other. In addition, reflective powder can be added into paints. Paints with reflective powder has good reflective effects.

Reflective powder can be directly added into coatings or resins to achieve retroreflective effects. It can be applied on complex surfaces. It is a core raw material in production of new optical composite materials, such as reflective cloth, reflective films, reflective coatings, reflective signs, advertising materials, clothing materials, standard racetracks, shoes, hats, backpacks, and water, land, and air rescue supplies.

Reflective powder has strong weather resistance. It has intense reflective effects in the external light and suitable for outdoor engineering construction, road maintenance, safety warnings, traffic clearance, and so on. Red reflective powder is applied in crash bars, height limit bars and directional signs that are often seen in daily life. It features the bright and eye-catching color as well as good reflective performance and warning effect. Bright red reflective powder plays an important role in traffic safety.

Generally, the service life of reflective materials is 3-5 years. Take reflective cloth as an example. After 25 washes for 70min in water of 60℃, the reflective brightness is largely above 100. Certainly, the service life of reflective materials varies depending on the quality.

Reflective powder can be applied on such surfaces. It is commonly used in the following fields:
  1. Reflective powder can be applied on road markings (e.g. zebra crossings, double yellow lines, and no-parking lines) and traffic signs for light reflection at night.
  2. Sandblasting reflective powder can be applied in sandblasting and shot blasting of industrial machinery, including: matte polishing of surfaces of stainless steel products, cleaning of molds, handling of tensile stress of machine parts to extend the fatigue life, cleaning and deburring of semiconductor devices and plastic tubes before tinning, shot blasting and finishing of medical equipment, textile machinery, and hardware products, cleaning and polishing of metal pipes and non-ferrous metal precision castings, and removal of burrs and residues.
  3. Reflective powder can be applied in reinforcing agents, fillers, etc. As a new material, it is extensively applied in nylon, engineering plastics, medical devices, etc.
  4. Reflective powder can also be applied in reflective fabrics, coatings, chemical coatings, advertising materials, reflective films, reflective fabrics, backpacks, shoes and hats, and life-saving equipment. But highly reflective powder should be used to achieve the desired effects.

Water-based silk screen printing

Reflective powder can be directly added into reflective paste and transparent paste. It can be mixed for stamping and printing.

Oil-based screen printing

1: Reflective powder can be directly added into varnishes. It can be mixed for stamping and printing.

2: It can be directly added into inks to produce reflective ink. It can be easily screen printed or brushed onto fabrics or other items.

3: First, apply one layer of stamping primer. Then, apply one layer of reflective paste, followed by drying and curing.

Depending on the dosage, weigh reflective powder and add it into cyclohexanone to prepare the paste. Then, mix it with transparent stamping paste. In the printing process, the adhesive layer should be 30-50 microns in thickness, so that reflective powder is semi-exposed on the surface to produce a reflective effect. Or, the particle size may be selected based on applications to achieve various reflective effects. Unequal particle sizes will lead to better reflective effects.


  1. First, spray the reflective primer. When the reflective primer is dry, spray the reflective topcoat. It is recommended to apply two layers of reflective primer on cement surfaces.
  2. It is recommended to use a W-71 spray gun with a nozzle of C1.50mm. The spray gun pressure should be approximately 2.0kg/cm2 for primer and 3.0kg/cm2 for topcoat.
  3. The spray gun should be kept at a distance of 18cm away from the surface and an angle of 45 degrees during construction. The paint film should be evenly thin to achieve good effects.
  4. Stop construction in case of rain, fog, and snow. Otherwise, the fastness may be affected.

Reflective powder has the advantages of light weight, no toxicity, no flammability, stable performance and low thermal conductivity. It does not contain radioactive elements. It can be recycled in an unlimited manner. It is a kind of environmentally friendly material.

Reflective powder can be widely used in coatings, plastics, rubber, ink, paper, textiles, cosmetics, ornaments, handicrafts, leather, enamel, ceramics, packaging products, printing and decoration, and building materials. However, it must not be used in food.

Reflective powder can be used with transparent dyes or pigment to achieve unique and attractive color effects. If it is used with opaque pigments, the pearl luster will decline. Considering complementary colors, reflective powder must not be used with iridescence series products.

Storage conditions for reflective powder: cool, moisture-proof, ventilated, dry, sealed.

How to use reflective paint?

What is reflective paint? Reflective paint is made by mixing directional reflective materials in a solvent. Acrylic resin is the base material. Reflective paint is

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