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Aluminum (Al) Coating

Aluminum (Al) coatings on microspheres offer advantages in developing retroreflective surfaces for high visibility materials and applications. The hemispherical (half-shell) aluminum coating creates the mechanism for retroreflectivity as the light passes through the clear half of the glass bead and “bounces” off the reflective aluminum-coated back surface, directing the light back to the source or the viewer. Additional surface coatings (silane or fluorochemical) ensure that the spheres remain on the surface of the formulation, thereby enhancing the effect of retroreflectivity.


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Retroreflective Half-Shell Aluminum Coated Solid Glass Microspheres
Product ID: P2453BTA
Retroreflective Half-shell Aluminum Coating on Solid Barium Titanate Glass Microspheres
Density 4.1-4.5g/cc. Particle Size 30-100um. Uncoated, Silane and Fluorochemical Coatings
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Price: $99.00-$550.00


Aluminum-Coated Solid Barium Titanate Glass Microspheres 4.2g/cc - 30-100um Diameter
Product ID: BTGMS-Al
Full Aluminum Coating (~500nm) on Solid Barium Titanate Glass Microspheres. Microspheres with high density and opacity offer a unique high-visibility solution to imaging in ultrasonic systems, optics and x-rays. [more info...]
Price: $125.00


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