Reflective Fabrics – Do You Know Their Origin?

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Reflective Fabrics - Do You Know Their Origin?

Reflective materials have a wide range of uses and as most of us think they are not only meant for commercial and industrial purposes, but they are also used in dresses to enhance the beauty of the attires. For instance, when a group of dancers is going to perform in a large gathering their attires are decorated with UV and reflective sheets and tape roll to reflective material for offering a glow to their dresses in such a way that people watching the show from a distant location can also view their dresses. They are used in cars, buildings, etc.. and even some professionals like road construction workers are offered with uniform with these tapes attached in such a way that vehicles riders can get their visibility and can slow down their vehicles from a few kilometers away.

The most practical application of this equipment can be seen in multi-billion dollar industries in personal protective types of equipment and safety clothing. They are attached to the dresses either with the help of heat press application or sewing.

Reflective technology was first introduced in the early 20th century and initially, they were used in automotive and roadways. Retro-reflective backing material was used by them and these backing materials contained small glass beads that were used for getting and shimmering the light to the source from the light appeared. With the advancement of technology, several improvements were done and the sizes of beads were reduced thereby permitting higher concentration and return of light. Since the size of these tapes reduced, they were begun to be used in clothing and umbrellas as well.

With a view to offering the easiness of usage, two types of reflective materials were introduced; one being the adhesive model and the other is stitching model. As mentioned earlier, glass beads are being used in these materials and in addition, the manufacturers are also using micro-prisms since they have 50% more reflective capacity as compared to glass beads. The arrangements of these micro-prisms are calculated by manufacturers with a view to offering the best reflection.

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