Newly launched photoluminescent color concentrates are said to outperform existing glow-in-the-dark concentrates in both indoor and outdoor applications. These light-stable Chroma Glow concentrates from Chroma Colors, McHenry, Ill., are aimed especially at outdoor uses and are tailored for glow longevity and brilliance. Potential applications include rotomolded marine navigation buoys, injection molded Exit signs and profile extruded Exit aisle markers for aircraft. Others include buttons on electronic devices and automotive dashboards, cup holders, and seat-belt releases. Chroma Glow concentrates reportedly were evaluated by an independent laboratory in LLDPE rotomolded samples and found to glow for over 32 hr. Older glow materials reportedly stopped glowing after 100-hr exposure to outdoor light. Initially available with a blue or green glow, Chroma Glow is offered in mini-pellet form. (815) 385-8100 • www.chromacolors.com
3900 W. Dayton St. McHenry, IL 60050
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