After an initial boom in the 80's that led to their use in many areas such as traffic signs and safety, these paints have been re-evaluated due to its ability to make original and brilliant an endless variety of surfaces.
Cromas paints are water and solvent-based, suitable for all uses, primarily for industry and handicrafts.
Typical characteristic of fluorescent colors is the high duration of the effect when used indoors (fluorescent colors are not suitable for use outdoors).
Normally the fluorescent paint is proposed in an opaque finish because this is the version required by the market and the one that produces the best results of coverage and homogeneity on large surfaces.
A version (layed over with transparents) to make the fluorescent effect glossy or soft to the touch is also available. This version has direct cohesion on many supports such as polyurethane bases, epoxy primers, and common plastics such as ABS and ABS-PC.
For maximum effect, the fluorescent paint requires a white background.
Colors available are:
The product leads to results of high strength and repeatable. This paint is suitable for supports and various applications such as:
motorcycle helmets, bicycles and skis
horizontal or vertical signs for warehouses
electronic instruments and lamps
furniture and wood panels, MDF and HDF
A new water and solvent based formulation suitable for indoor walls decoration is also available.
The product is not suitable for outdoor application.
The colors on screen are indicative only.
In order to permit evaluation of the effect, and for small surfaces, a test kit of the product is available; for information please do not hesitate to contact us.
The effect can be layed by the use of a primer on:
metal (iron, aluminium, brass etc ...)
plastics (ABS, ABS-PC, etc ...)
version applicable for interior walls
Difference between fluorescent and phosphorescent paint.
Often these two paints are confused by those who have not used them previously because internet information about them are poor of quality and imprecise. We want to explain in simple terms what are these two types of colors:
fluorescent paints: paints with bright colors, such as those typical of highlighters used in office phosphorescent paints: also called photoluminescent, are those that after taking the light, when placed in the dark emit light captured.
Phenomenon of fluorescence: what is physically?
Fluorescence, in the "visible spectrum" to the human eye, is the property of certain substances to emit the light radiation received, in particular to absorb radiation in the ultraviolet (not visible to the human eye) and emit it in the visible
For this reason, fluorescent colors are so "alive" and appear almost unreal, just because they take their energy from the light we can not see.
With the evolution of the physics knowledge of the light and the organic chemistry, pigments with chromophore groups increasingly evolved and specialized in "take" energy in the ultraviolet and re-emit it in the visible have been created.
For more information about fluorescence we recommend visiting the following links: Fluorescence - En Wikipedia Fluorescence-phys.educ.ksu.edu Fluorescence - Google books
Difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence
Without going into detail, we can say that fluorescence and phosphorescence are very similar phenomena that manifest themselves for different times of release the light after a luminous exicitation.
The distinction between the two processes depends on the release time: in fluorescence the luminescence ends almost immediately after removing the light source, while in phosphorescence the light continues to be emitted, at least for a short period, even after removing the exciting source.
Both phenomena start from a molecular excitation with luminous radiation, more effective in the ultraviolet.
For more information about the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence we recommend visiting the following links: Molecole - yahooAnswer What is the difference between Fluorescence and phosphorescence
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